A department of aging provides programs and services designed to serve seniors, family caregivers, and adults with disabilities. These departments are financed at the state level by a combination of federal and state funds. A department of aging helps to improve the quality of life for older adults. It works with local hospitals, community councils, and social services agencies to better understand and meet the needs of senior citizens and their families.
The department of aging provides information about health insurance and benefits programs to meet seniors' needs. It also helps senior citizens with legal issues like guardianship and estate planning. For seniors who need it, the agency will also help with finding appropriate employment. A department of aging can also help find suitable senior housing. Some agencies provide transportation services to seniors who need it, so they can attend medical appointments.