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Agencies

Elders' Helpers works with the following associations and agencies:

Advocates for Senior Issues
Michigan Association For Home Care
Alliance for Health
Council on Aging of Kent County
Disability Advocates of Kent County
Area Agency on Aging of West Michigan
Reliance Community Care Partners(formerly HHS, Health Options)

Michigan Office of Services to the Aging
Provides a wide array of services to meet the many different needs of seniors. It also serves as a vital resource for children, grandchildren and others in their efforts to provide care for a loved one.


Helpful Websites

American Association of Retired Peoples
aarp.org

Alzheimer's Association
alz.org

National Aging Information Center (NAIC)
www.healthinaging.org

Benefits Check-up
benefitscheckup.org

To find programs for people ages 55 and over that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services.


Care Giver Resources
caregiverresource.net

Information on issues related to care giving for aging loved ones.

Elders' Law
elderlawofmi.org 

Information, tools, and resources for seniors.

Kaiser Health News
khn.org

The latest information on health policy.

Law Help
lawhelp.org

A guide to free and low-cost civil legal services in Michigan.


Legal Assistance Center
legalassistancecenter.org

Self-help legal resources and information.

Medicare - 1.800.Medicare
medicare.gov

Information regarding Medicare Benefits and has a section on comparing nursing homes.

Michigan Office of Services to the Aging
michigan.gov/osa

Michigan Poverty Law Program
mplp.org

For issue alerts.

National Association of Insurance Commissioners
naic.org

Watch-Dog organization for health insurance problems.


www.drugwatch.com

Provided and Serviced by:


SafetyNet

Resource list

Alzheimer’s Association .................................. 800.272.3900
For information and services related to dementia.

Area Agency on Aging of West Michigan .............. 616.456.5664
For information and referral on Care Management, MI-Choice Waiver, Older Americans Act, and Kent County Senior Millage funded programs.

Eldercare Locator ......................................... 800.677.1116
Services for older adults nationwide.

Senior Neighbors .......................................... 616.459.6019
Provides Many adult programs, resources and volunteer opportunities.

Reliance Community Care Partners ................... 800.447.3007 

        (formerly HHS, Health Options)
Care management, MI-Choice Waiver, and Kent County Millage funded services.


​​Michigan Dept. of Human Services ..................... 855.444.3911
Adult Protective Services or Medicaid Home Help.

Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors ..................... 866.400.9164
A statewide program that provides free legal advice and information over the telephone to senior citizens age 60 and older in Michigan.

Hospice & Palliative Care Association Of Michigan 
​. 800.536.6300
You can find several local hospices under Hospice in the Yellow Pages; or consult with your physician.


​Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP)

800.803.7174
This program is a free health-benefits counseling service for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and their families or caregivers. Call for information about long term care/supplemental insurance, Medicare or Medicaid billing problems, prescription assistance and program eligibility information.

Social Security ............................................. 800.772.1213
For replacement of a lost Social Security or Medicare card or to sign up for income programs for the disabled or elderly.


​Heart Of Michigan United Way ................. 211 or 616.459.6281
General information and referral.

U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs .................. 800.827.1000


www.recallreport.org

Recall Report was created to provide comprehensive health and safety information relating to dangerous medications and products.


www.mesotheliomaguide.com

Sleep Guide for Seniors