Delaware senior services are readily available – if you know where to look. For most elders and caregivers, the primary place to access resources and get referrals is your local Area Agency on Aging or the Aging and Disability Resource Centers. We have listed those below in addition to other places to access help.
Area Agencies on Aging: What is an Area Agency on Aging?
- AAA services are provided by the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities
- Attorney General’s Office
- Commission of Veterans Affairs
- Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program – established in each state by the Older Americans Act to enhance the quality of life, improve care, protect rights, and promote the dignity of residents in a long-term care facility.
State Associations and Non-Profits:
- AARP of Delaware
- Alzheimer’s Association – Delaware Valley Chapter
- Delaware Aging Network – an Aging-in-Place Initiative
- Legal Services Corporation of Delaware – for low-income residents
Reports and Information:
- Advance Health Care Directive (.pdf)
- Coma Code for Caregivers (.pdf)
- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Resource Book (.pdf)
- Guide to Services For Older Delawareans and Persons with Disabilities (.pdf)
- How to Select Long-Term Care (.pdf)
- State Plan on Aging