Helpful Resources

A Guide to Home Modifications When Taking in an Elderly Parent

With flu season around the corner and the pandemic still widespread, the elderly continues to be the most at risk, especially those in assisted living settings. This helpful guide provides information for those who consider bringing their elderly loved one home and need to make their living spaces “senior-friendly.”

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AARP – Livable Communities

AARP Livable Communities supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and rural areas to be great places for people of all ages. We believe that communities should provide safe, walkable streets; age-friendly housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents of all ages to participate in community life.

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Addiction Center

Addiction Center is a free online resource designed to help anyone looking for extensive information on all thing’s addiction. Addiction Center is also a hub for individuals struggling with substance misuse to find rehab centers that best suit their needs. We are partnered with treatment centers across the country to provide an extensive amount of options for those wanting to learn more about treatment. We work with treatment centers with strong reputations, accreditations, success rates, and overall ability to help our site visitors.

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Call us at: 1-855-826-4464
Click on the following for more information:
Drug Rehab, Alcohol Rehab, Drug Detox


Addiction Group

Did you know almost 21 million Americans have at least one addiction, yet only 10% receive treatment? The Addiction Group dedicates its resources to helping individuals suffering from substance abuse and prevent new cases through credible information and spreading awareness to as many as we can reach. Journalists or medical professionals write every fact-based piece of content.

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Addiction Rehab Centers

Addiction Rehab Centers is a private  residential rehabilitation centers for drug addiction & alcohol abuse for men and women. Addiction is a chronic disease – not a personal failure. We help people beat the disease of heroin, opioid and alcohol addiction with dignity in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Call us at: (877) 659-4555 | Read more on our website:


Adult Protective Services

Adult Protective Services is responsible for investigating abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults who are elderly or have disabilities.

Call us at: 1-800-252-5400 | Read more on our website:


Age Well Live Well

The Texas Health and Human Services Age Well Live Well campaign highlights the importance of aging well and promotes increased community preparedness. The campaign outlines the steps we can take today to build a healthier tomorrow. Take a moment to plan your future and start living the life you want now and as you age – you are worth it!

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Alzheimer Support

Alzheimer Support is a free service that assists families who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Through our free search tool and nationwide database of Alzheimer’s care facilities, families who need care for their loved ones can locate licensed care homes and communities best equipped to provide the necessary care for their loved ones.

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American Foundation for the Blind

The American Foundation for the Blind Center on Vision Loss is a unique demonstration and information center specifically dedicated to helping people with vision loss find the resources, help, and support needed to continue living a healthy, independent life.

Call us at: 214-352-7222 | Read more on our website:


Apartment Guide

Senior Living Guide provides a general guideline and a high-level overview of the types of senior living options available. The information will help you understand what distinguishes each type of housing and also provides relevant resources for seniors and local listings with specific filters such as income-restricted, disability access, and assistant or independent Living.



Area Agency on Aging of Dallas County

The Dallas Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) is the department under the umbrella of the Community Council of Greater Dallas responsible for planning, advocating, coordinating resources and providing services for seniors (persons 60+) and their caregivers in the Dallas County area. It is part of a national network administered by the Federal Administration on Aging and funded under the Older Americans Act. The Act provides for grants to states, area agencies and local agencies to ensure the needs of seniors are met through the provision of nutrition and other community services. Funds are passed through the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, the state’s aging organization responsible for contract compliance.

Call us at: 214-871-5056 | Read more on our website: is an advocacy center that provides hope and delivers quality resources and information for patients and loved ones coping with mesothelioma. Our vision is a world where everyone with mesothelioma has free access to information, services and support to overcome this disease and live longer, healthier lives alongside their loved ones.

Phone: 800-615-2270


Caregiver Teleconnection – Toll-free telephone education and support

The goal of Caregiver Teleconnection is to provide caregivers with easy access to helpful information.  The Caregiver Teleconnection is a free, bilingual, and confidential program that connects caregivers and family members to information and support through the telephone or “tele-learning”. It provides learning sessions on a variety of useful topics, hosted over the phone by professional facilitators and experts. Family caregivers have the opportunity to connect and share with others in their situation during the sessions. The program makes learning and support simple.

Call us at: 866-390-6491 | Read more on our website:


Coalition for Aging LGBT

Improve and protect the quality of life of older LGBT adults in North Texas through coordination and collaborations for health, housing, advocacy, financial security and social services. Our mission is to promote personal well-being, dignity and autonomy through the delivery of high quality, affordable and culturally competent home and community-based care from our affiliate organizations. We are working with involved LGBT and Aging organizations, (locally and nationally) to create comprehensive programs to address the unique needs of the LGBT Aging Community.

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Dallas Callier Center for Hearing Disorders

Licensed and certified audiologists at the nationally recognized UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders perform comprehensive evaluations, including diagnosis and recommendations for individuals of all ages. Audiology staff assist people with suspected hearing problems and dispense advanced hearing instruments to meet the needs of those with permanent hearing loss.

Call us at: 214-905-3000 | Read more on our website:


Dallas County Health and Human Services

DCHHS Older Adult Services Program serves residents 60 years and older. Transportation is available to program participants. Click here to download our guide with 14 retirement planning strategies for those 50+ plus a budget sheet to help get on track.

Call us at: 214-819-1860 | Read more on our website:


Dallas Cultural Affairs

Resource website for public art, history, interesting places of what is happening in the city. Office located in the Majestic Theater of Dallas.

Call us at: 214-679-3687 | Read more on our website:


Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind

Mission: To create jobs and to promote the quality of life and independence for the people who are blind and visually impaired in North Texas.
Serving Our Seniors (SOS) helps North Texas seniors develop the adaptive life skills they need when they experience vision changes as part of aging or disease-related processes. The Dallas Lighthouse SOS specialists are able to connect each senior to the services that best fit their requirements to remain independent, to maintain their privacy, and to stay in their homes.  Leadership at the Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind (DLB), announced in February 2018 that it is now offering Aira technology (pronounced EYE-Rah) – or “live” visual assistance via smart glasses – to both the organization’s employees and the seeing impaired community-at-large who visit the facility. The Dallas Lighthouse will be the first of 61 lighthouses for the blind in the country to utilize the technology.

Call us at: 214-821-2375 | Read more on our website:


Drug Rehab Connections

Drug Rehab Connections provide unbiased information reviewed my medical experts so our readers can make an informed decision on the next steps in their, or a loved one’s, drug rehabilitation journey.
MISSION: Our goal is to help these individuals and their loved ones by providing them with information and support on different addiction and recovery resources available to them. 

(888) 307-7010
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Ed-U-Care Dallas

9200 Inwood Rd,, Dallas, TX 75220.
Ed-U-CARE Inc.™ serves professional and personal caregivers through engaging training courses and self-care events. Training focuses on topics including cultural sensitivity and techniques to avoid compassion fatigue. Ed-U-CARE’s purpose is to develop highly compassionate, skilled caregivers with a deep understanding of the needs of those in marginalized communities. This may include the elderly in long-term care facilities, LGBTQ older adults, and veterans.  Ed-U-CARE Inc.™ offers SAGE training, Bridge Building Network, Hearts and Hands, and Compassion and Fatigue Symposium.

Call us at: 214- 263-2826 | Read more on our website:


Elder Locator

Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The Eldercare Locator connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services.

Call us at: 1-800-677-1116 |Read more on our website:


Family Caregivers Online – Help & Information for Caregivers

If you are helping someone aged 60 and older with physical care, emotional support, daily activities, doctor visits, shopping, legal issues, financial matters, or finding resources then YOU are a caregiver. Education and resources for family caregivers, friends, and providers helping older adults.

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Hims & Hers

An essential aspect of health is mental, which is why For Hims and Hers are a great addition to your healing journey. They are the first stop in people’s quest to access treatment or products for a broad range of highly emotional conditions. Learning how your mental health can affect your physical health and improving your mental healthare vital aspects of living a peaceful and prosperous life.

Visit Hers and Hims to speak with a mental health professional today. 


Inspection Support Network

Did you know that 22% of Americans have less than $5,000 saved for retirement, and 15 percent have no retirement savings whatsoever?According to an article on Annuity Org. Three-quarters of Americans agree that the country is facing a retirement crisis, making research around the topic more relevant than ever. “Retirement Guide for Every Age” is a post that emphasizes the importance of a Retirement Plan no matter which stage of life you’re going through currently, it is never too late to start making plans for retirement.


Lift Literacy Program for Dallas

LIFT is reaching into the neighborhoods where people live, work and worship. By teaching adults to read, we increase access to employment, reduce reliance on social services and improve the quality of life for our students and their families. LIFT’s mission is to enhance lives and strengthen communities by raising the adult literacy rate in Texas.

Call us at: 214-824-2000 | Read more on our website:


Meals on Wheels (VNA) – Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Henderson, Kaufman, Rockwall, Tarrant and Van Zandt

Established in 1934, VNA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that helps older adults live with dignity and independence at home. VNA is the community’s most trusted provider of quality healthcare services in the home and is the oldest, most experienced Hospice Care provider in Texas. VNA offers Meals on Wheels in Dallas County, and VNA Hospice and Private Care in Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, Rockwall, Tarrant and Van Zandt Counties.

Call us at:  (800) CALL-VNA | Read more on our


Medicare Durable Medical Equipment Carrier

Bills for medical equipment and provides a list of approved suppliers of this equipment. The website offers Information on Medicare sign up, Medicare costs, drug coverage, (Part D) Supplements & other insurance and more. List of approved suppliers of this equipment.

Call us at: 1-800-MEDICARE | Read more on our website: is a reputable resource for free comprehensive information surrounding mesothelioma and asbestos related diseases.

Call us at: 800-692-8608 | Visit our website:


Mesothelioma Guide

Our patient advocates are available to answer questions about your unique diagnosis, discuss treatment options, provide support and educational resources, offer legal guidance, help file a Veterans Affairs claim, and match you with top specialists. Our goal is to restore hope for mesothelioma patients and their families.

Contact Our Patient Advocates at: 1-855-245-5297 | Learn more about mesothelioma at:
Check out this useful page on the Mesothelioma Guide website.


Mesothelioma Hub

Every year nearly 2,000-3,000 individuals die due to mesothelioma, with symptoms not appearing until 20-40 years after exposure to asbestos. Therefore, we at Mesothelioma Hub are making it our mission to provide our resource to as many people as possible.

Call us at: 720-583-4099 | Visit our website:


Mesothelioma Justice Network at

Every year nearly 2,000-3,000 individuals die due to mesothelioma, with symptoms not appearing until 20-40 years after exposure to asbestos. Therefore, we at Mesothelioma Hub are making it our mission to provide our resource to as many people as possible.

Call us for help at: 855-205-7429 | | Visit our website:


Mesothelioma Lawyer Center

For more than 20 years the Mesothelioma Lawyer Center has been helping families connect with leading mesothelioma lawyers. There are many law firms that handle mesothelioma and asbestos cases.  Choosing the right lawyer for your family care can be overwhelming.  We clear through the confusion and help you connect with only the top lawyers nearest to you.


Mesothelioma Lawyer Center

1125 North Loop West
Houston, TX 77008


Metrocrest Social Services

Our mission is providing programs that lead to self-sufficiency and foster independence for individuals, families, and seniors living in Addison, Carrollton, Coppell, Farmers Branch, and a portion of the city of Dallas in Denton County. Our dedicated group of volunteers, donors, and sponsors are building a stronger community together. Join us.

Call us at: 972-446-2100 | Learn more on our website:


North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center

The NCTADRC provides counseling services to people who live in Collin, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, and Wise counties. Options counseling services help people of all ages who have disabilities – as well as people who want to plan in advance of disability – locate and access community-based services that support independent living. We do not provide direct services, such as attendant care or transportation, but serve as a resource connection. NCTADRC services are made available at no cost to people with disabilities, their caregivers, and people who want to plan in advance of need, regardless of their income.

Call us at: 1-877-229-9084 | Learn more on our website:


Nursing Home Abuse Justice

Nursing Home Abuse Justice was founded with the purpose of preventing nursing home abuse and defending victims. Nursing home neglect is a far too common issue facing many seniors in today’s nursing home environment. This type of neglect can occur for a multitude of reasons such as understaffing, to overworked employees. This can lead to serious harm and health problems to the residence in the nursing home. We at Nursing Home Abuse Justice have made it our mission to give a voice to any victim who may be experiencing this type of abuse.

Call us at: 800-896-7040 | Learn more on our website: | Email Us


Nursing Home Ombudsman Program

Participation at the Keller Senior Activities Center is open to persons who are age 55 or older and their adult guests, unless otherwise designated by the Senior Activities Center Supervisor. Participants are required to complete an information card upon their second visit to the center or before going on their first group trip. 

Call us at: 214-823-5700 Dallas County, | 817-335-5404 Tarrant County | 817-695-9194 Denton/Collin County, for information on nursing homes and help in solving problems in nursing homes | Learn more on our website:


The Palm Beach Institute

The Palm Beach Institute provides a full continuum of care, meaning that clients suffering from substance addiction receive treatment within one seamless experience that smoothly transitions you. And even after our clients graduate from treatment, we’re still here to help with an alumni program that provides a network of resources and support.

Call us at: 855-960-5456 | Learn more on our website: 


REACH Resource Center

REACH which stands for Rehabilitation, Education, and Advocacy for Citizens with Disabilities is a North Texas based nonprofit corporation with the dual mission of providing services for people with disabilities so that they are empowered to lead self-directed lives and educating the general public on disability-related topics in order to promote a barrier-free community.  In order to accomplish this dual mission, REACH operates the REACH Resource Centers on Independent Living in Fort Worth, Dallas, Denton and Plano. The centers are resource agencies, not residential programs.

Call us at: 214-630-5995, Dallas | 817-870-9082, Fort Worth | 940-383-1062, Denton | 972-398-1111, Plano | Learn more on our website:


The Recovery Village: Treatment for the Elderly

With 2.5 million seniors struggling with a drug or alcohol problem in the U.S., elderly substance abuse grows more severe every day, and yet the understanding of and response to this health crisis is seriously lagging. The Recovery Village helps adults of all ages overcome substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions.

Learn more on our website: — National Council on Seniors Drug & Alcohol Rehab

Seniors are developing drug & alcohol addiction at an alarming rate. We provide information, resources and treatment for care providers and seniors battling addiction and related conditions.  Mission: Let’s not forget our seniors and their families. Let’s give them the best support, information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and pursue lifelong recovery. are here to help you and your loved one every step of the way.

Call us at: 877-888-0552 | Learn more on our website: .


Senior Affairs Commissions

The Senior Affairs Commission is a 15-member advisory board appointed by the Mayor and City Council. The functions of the Commission are to: Recommend the role of the City and the Commission in ensuring the provision of services to the elderly | Advise the City Council as requested on elderly issues |Provide access for citizens’ comments on elderly issues | Assist the City in the identification of programs for the elderly that are needed in the community | Perform other duties assigned by the City Council. The Commission holds regular meetings and committee meetings each month. Much of the Commission’s work is accomplished through the following SAC Committees: Elderly Safety, Budget, Communication & Technology, Housing, Health and Transportation.

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Senior Care Giver Alliance

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, older adults will continue to face increased hardships and challenges. Here are some resources to help:
COVID-19 Resources for Older Adults
Debt Management for Older Adults
Staying Connected and Avoiding Social Isolation
Retirement Insecurity in the time of COVID


SENIOR STORAGE GUIDE is an up-and-coming startup that aims to help people all over the United States find the best, most convenient storage options in their communities. Our mission is to provide consumers with our expertise, our data, and our research so they’re equipped with enough knowledge on storage and are able to make the best possible decision for them.

Call us at: 800-214-6805 | Learn more on our website:


Sharing Life Outreach

Sharing Life exists to demonstrate compassion by effectively and efficiently providing dignified, benevolent services to families in need in Mesquite and Southeastern Dallas County. Services offered: food pantry | senior Fridays |medical equipment |exchange clothes closet | Holiday programs that provide food (Thanksgiving) and gifts (Christmas) | Utility assistance for those who are subject to disconnection of water, gas, or electrical services and more.

Call us at: 972-285-5819 | Learn more on our website:


Simmons Hanly Conroy

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we are dedicated to our clients, our employees, and our communities. We make it a priority to give back to the people and communities we represent and are one of the nation’s leading contributors to mesothelioma cancer research. Additionally, we support a wide variety of local organizations in Alton, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri, and national organizations, including the American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club, The United Way and more.

Call us at: (855) 264-6270 | Learn more on our website:


Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration website provides the following services, among others: enroll for Medicare, change your mailing address, replace a lost or stolen Medicare card.

Call us at: 1-800-772-1213 | Learn more on our website:


Sokolove Law

Sokolove Law was founded to help people suffering from asbestos-related diseases such as lung cancer, asbestosis, or mesothelioma. For more than 40 years, our team has helped people in all 50 states learn their legal rights and take action. With Sokolove Law, you are not just another number. You will work with a team that will not rest until you get what you need.

Call us at: (877) 490-3987 | Website:


Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) was created to administer long-term services and supports for people who are aging as well as for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. DADS also license and regulates providers of these services and administers the state’s Guardianship program.

Call us at: 512-438-3011 | Learn more on our website:


Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)

Department on Aging (formerly DADS)

HHSC Program for 60+ provide a range of services to older Texans that help ensure their well-being, dignity and choice. Programs also are in place to support family caregivers.  Experienced staff and paid contractors can help eligible older Texans access services so they can: Live independently in their own homes, Understand their state and federal benefits and their legal rights, Give family caregivers the tools to do their job, Provide meals at home or in group settings, Qualify for assisted-living facility care, Daytime programs or nursing home services, Advocate for people who live in assisted-living facilities or nursing homes, Guide you to the right long-term care services. Some programs, such as those provided by local area agencies on aging, are available to everyone who is 60 or older. But other services, such as care provided in your home or a nursing home, are based on income and resources.  Call 1-855-937-2372 to talk to a trained professional who will guide you to the right service options to help meet your needs.

Visit Your Texas Benefits website to inquire on available services and to apply for benefits.
Call us at:
512-438-3011 | Learn more on our website:


The Senior Source

Since 1961, The Senior Source is a United Way Service provider and has served greater Dallas as the go-to non-profit for aging services.  People cone to The Senior Source for help with job searches, long-term residential care advocacy, money management, volunteer opportunities and counseling on any aging issue. The mission of The Senior Source is to improve the quality of life of older adults in the greater Dallas area.
Call us at: 214-823-5700 | Learn more on our website:


USA Senior Citizen Resources

Find government resources for seniors on money, housing, health, consumer protection, and more.
Call us at: 1-800-FED-INFO | Learn more on our website:


Veterans Administration National Call Center

Provides excellence in patient care, veterans’ benefits and customer satisfaction.
Call us at: 1-800-827-1000


Veterans Service Office

Assists any eligible veteran and/or family member thereof in accessing a comprehensive range of entitlements administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Services provided include securing compensation, pension, hospitalization, burial benefits, life insurance claims, state Veterans Land Board loans, and information and referral.
Call us at: 214-819-1885 | Learn more on our website:


Williamette Life Insurance

Have you ever wondered what an average funeral might cost in your area? This funeral cost guide is broken down into 477 towns and cities throughout the US and gives the average cost in each state. Providing this information gives you the most accurate state estimate possible while simultaneously providing averages in geographical areas throughout the state.

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