A department of aging provides care and assistance to seniors and helps them maintain their independence. This department offers adult, senior and elder services in the local community. A department of aging oversees home-based care, housing assistance, transport benefits and health care. It may also provide meal planning preparation. The department also provides free or inexpensive legal help and protective services to reduce abuse, neglect, and abandonment.
What is the National Advisory Council on Aging?
The National Advisory Council on Aging is an advisory and research agency that advises the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It meets three times during each calendar year to offer its funding recommendations.
How can I find out which adult and senior services are available in my local community?
The best way to learn about local adult and senior services is to visit the website of your state's department of aging.
Is there an ombudsman program for senior citizens?
The ombudsman program for senior citizens was created under the Older Americans Act and includes provisions for investigating abuse complaints at senior residential centers for long-term care, such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities.