Building a Team & Resource Bank

Building a Team & Resource Bank

Knowing who to call and what services are available to you ahead of time will save you lots of time and worry. We recommend creating a binder to keep all your important information in one place. This makes it convenient for you and also easier for someone else to assist you if needed. Besides information about your doctors, dentist, etc., here are some other ideas you may want to include:

  • Senior moving managers:  These professionals specialize in assisting older adults and their families with the emotional and physical aspects of relocation. For information and a moving manager locator, go to the National Association of Senior Move Managers at www.nasmm.org.

  • Senior concierge services: These service providers help mature adults maintain independence by offering a range of non-medical personal assistance from running errands to providing transportation to medical appointments to participating in recreational activities. Some offer transitional services to facilitate the move between treatment and care facilities. Search the web for elder concierge services in your area.

  • Junk removal: When accumulation or hoarding has overwhelmed a property or homeowner a junk removal specialist may be the answer. These service providers specialize in junk removal from properties like homes, garages, and storage lockers. Some also remove junk autos. Search the web for junk removal specialists in your area.

  • Pet placement: Pet placement services specialize in rehoming pets, including senior dogs and cats, and can help a pet owner through the difficult decision to euthanize an ill dog or cat. Search on the Internet for pet placement services.

  • Foster care:  Adult foster homes are private homes with family-style living, offering room, board, and round-the-clock physical care.

  • Adult day care: Adult day care centers provide social and some health services for adults who need supervised care in a safe place outside the home during the day. They can also afford a respite for caregivers. For information on services, visit the National Adult Day Services Association website at www.nadsa.org.

  • Driver rehab:  Occupational therapists who specialize in driver education can assist in restoring driving skills and evaluating the road-worthiness of elder drivers. Go to the website for the American Occupational Therapy Association at www.aota.org/older-driver or the National Older Driver Research and Training Center at http://driving.phhp.ufl.edu.

  • Medical equipment loan:  These community-based services loan basic medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes, and bathroom safety items. Search the web for the closest medical equipment loan service.

  • Volunteer matching: Volunteer match services connect people who want to offer their time and talent with organizations who need assistance. Go to Volunteer Match at www.volunteermatch.org or search the Web for local volunteer matching services.

  • Energy and utility assistance:  Many communities offer utility payment assistance for low-income seniors. Search the web for senior utility assistance.

  • Bill payment and checkbook balancing:  Many community-based organizations and senior centers offer this service.

  • Senior dating and companion match-up:  A search on the Web for senior dating provides a long list of services that specialize in matching up seniors for companionship, travel partners, or romance. Some of the largest services are AgeMatch.com, SeniorFriendFinder.com, and SeniorMatch.com.

  • Employment services for older workers:  These services specialize in matching older workers with job opportunities and help employers tap the 50+ talent pool. Go to RetiredBrains.com or SeniorJobBank.org.

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