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.)
- 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.
- Elder abuse prevention resources.
- Report abuse, neglect or exploitation.
- 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.
- Help with understanding options and connecting with needed services and support.
- 24/7 helpline.
- Education and training.
- Care consultations.
- Support groups.
- 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.
- Emergency financial assistance.
- Temporary shelter and transportation.
- Meal assistance programs.
- Nationwide online service.
- Connects elders and their caregivers with trustworthy local support services.
- Public service of Administration on Aging.
- 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)
- In-home care.
- Caregiver support.
- In-home counseling.
- Service coordination.
- Money management.
- 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.
- 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:
Shirley Worth (N30) (512) 943-4110 Shirley keeps some medical equipment and baby items at her home and you can borrow from there.
Here are some things to consider:
- 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 before you need it.
- They are working on a list of items at Legacy and Shirley's home, but it is not available yet.
- 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.
- 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.