Resources for Seniors in Need
Local nonprofits and other social service organizations offer help for families dealing with age-related issues. (Click here for a printer-friendly version.)
RESOURCES FOR SENIORS IN NEED
Local nonprofits and other social services offer help for families dealing with age-related issues.
2-1-1 Texas Dial 211 | www.211texas.org
– Free, anonymous social service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, state-wide. – Search available resources in your community for food, housing, crisis counseling, substance abuse treatment.
Adult Protective Services 1-800-272-3900 | www.dfps.state.tx.us
– Elder abuse prevention resources. – Report abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
AGE of Central Texas 512-451-4611 | www.ageofcentraltx.org
– Caregiver Resource Center – offering information, material, and consultation. – Caregiver U. – educational classes for caregivers offered in Georgetown. – Early memory loss program. – Adult Day Health Centers in Travis and Williamson counties.
Aging and Disability Resource Center 1-888-622-9111 or 512-916-6062 | www.aaacap.org
– Help with understanding options and connecting with needed services and support.
Alzheimer’s Texas 512-241-0420 | www.txalz.org
– 24/7 helpline. – Education and training. – Care consultations. – Support groups.
Bluebonnet Trails Community Services 512-869-2650 | www.bbtrails.org
– Community and mental health resources for Central Texas residents.
Capital Area Agency on Aging 512-916-6062 | http://www.capcog.org/divisions/area-agency-on-aging
– Plans, develops and provides a coordinated system of services designed to promote independence for persons 60 years of age and older. – Services include benefits counseling, caregiver support, care coordination, health and wellness, information, referral and assistance and medication screening.
The Caring Place 512-943-0700 | www.caringplacetx.org
– Emergency financial assistance. – Temporary shelter and transportation. – Meal assistance programs.
Elder Care Locator 800-677-1116 | www.eldercare.gov
– Nationwide online service. – Connects elders and their caregivers with trustworthy local support services. – Public service of Administration on Aging.
Faith in Action Georgetown 512-868-9544 | www.faithinactiongt.org
– Free transportation for medical, dental, and personal care appointments, and grocery shopping (cannot transport wheelchairs). – Handyman services. – Care calling/home visits. – Medical equipment closet. – Community education. (A Matter of Balance fall prevention)
Family Eldercare 512-450-0844 | www.familyeldercare.org
– In-home care. – Caregiver support. – In-home counseling. – Service coordination. – Money management.
Lone Star Circle of Care 1-877-800-5722 | www.lscctx.org
– Medical services located in Georgetown. – Dedicated senior care clinics. – Accepts all patients regardless of insurance status or income. – Low cost, high quality dental clinic in Georgetown. Call direct at 512-864-1445.
Meals on Wheels / Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties 512-763-1400 | www.opportunitiesforwbc.org
– Hot, home delivered meals five days a week. – Congregate meals program at senior centers. – Utility assistance.
Sun City Helping Hands
Here is who to contact if you want to borrow something:
For items kept at the Legacy Hills Storage Area, contact:
-John Viers (512-639-0262) *He prefers a call/text rather than an email
-Kathy Davis (907) 351-8872
-Cle Alexander (316) 990-4245
-Shirley Worth (N30) (512-943-4110); Shirley keeps some medical equipment and baby items at her home that can be borrowed.
Here are some important things to consider when borrowing:
- Don’t wait till your guests arrive or you are bringing your patient home from the hospital to arrange for equipment. You want it at the house and ready to go.
- You don’t have to reserve items, but it may be best to call and make sure they have the item you need available to borrow. You can reserve an item a bit ahead of time but pick it up a couple of days prior to when you need it.
- The items are sanitized when returned… someone donated funds to purchase a sanitizer.
– See the Support Groups page in each month of Sun Rays magazine.
Texas Health and Human Services 1-855-937-2372 | https://hhs.texas.gov/services/aging
– Access to services facilitating independent living. – Help understanding state and federal benefits and legal rights. – Services for caregivers. – Assistance in qualifying for assisted-living facility care, daytime programs or nursing home services. – Guidance for long-term care services.
Veteran's Services Office
https://www.wilco.org/vetservices. Call (512) 943-1900 for appointment Monday through Friday.
The Veterans Service Office, located at 100 Wilco Way in Georgetown provides eligible Veterans, dependents, and survivors direct and general support and assistance in obtaining all benefits they have earned from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.