If you are caring for an elderly loved one, you know that sometimes it can feel like you don’t have all the answers. Where do you go for resources for seniors in Raleigh?
What is the best living situation for mom and dad? How can we help reduce some of their financial burdens? Do they need physical therapy or disability support?
The problems and concerns that you don’t know how to solve can make caregiving overwhelming.
Combine that with your own obligations and you may end up feeling helpless. But, you can make use of the support and knowledge of others in trying times. They can help you overcome what might feel like a daunting task.
Caring for your elderly loved one is no different.
The 21 Essential Resources for Seniors in Raleigh
Essential Support System Items
- A list of valuable services that focus on in-home health care issues
- Tools for tackling almost any problem related to Wake County (Raleigh, Cary, and Apex) in-home care
- Specific resources for seniors in Raleigh, NC that provide expertise on a range of topics
- Connect you to support groups that offer tips, solutions, and encouragement
That’s why Aware Senior Care created the Circle of Support. It is a collection of services, tools, support groups, and resources for seniors in Raleigh. They help provide the best in-home care available.
You don’t have to do it alone and the Circle of Support can help. It takes a village to take care of a loved one!
Resources for Seniors – Blog Resource List
These blogs published by Aware Senior Care will help make life a bit more organized.
- Preparing for a Doctor’s Visit – A great list of items to make the most of your next trip to the doctor.
- Live Well at Home Assessment – An assessment form to gauge your loved one’s ability to self-care. It can help you make a decision on future living arrangements.
- Fall Prevention and Home Modifications – A list of safeguards in the home to prevent falls.
- Aware Senior Care Downloads and Tools – The complete list of Aware resources.
See all the categories in our Blog to see other great articles, advice and tools to help you in your search for great home care.
Printable Community Resources
These documents provide community resources in the Raleigh, NC area. They aim to help elderly residents stay safe and secure.
- Identity Theft Protection – Published by the North Carolina Department of Justice. Great information you need to avoid identity theft.
- Home Safety Checklist – It identifies potential fire and fall risks that are often overlooked.
- Scam Protection – Released by the North Carolina Department of Justice. Provides helpful tips to identify potential scams that target seniors.
- Dorcas Area Resources – Compiled by Dorcas Ministries. A comprehensive list of local resources for a variety of needs. This includes medical, housing, food, and financial services.
- Senior Care Industry Tools and Downloads – Additional resources in the community.
Additional Community Based Services and Resources
Aware Senior Care Community Resources – A list compiled by Aware Senior Care. It contains contact information for a variety of specialized organizations. It includes Dorcas Ministries, the Center for Volunteer Caregiving, and others.
Transportation for Older Adults with Disabilities in Wake County
There are a number of resources for seniors in Raleigh in terms of transportation. This can be especially vital for older adults with disabilities without family or friends able to provide help.
- GoWake Access – Adults 60 and above in Wake County are eligible to use this low-cost shared-ride transportation resource. This service is intended for anyone unable to use the fixed bus routes. Adults under the age of 60 can be eligible if they are authorized for medicaid transportation.
- GoCary Door to Door Service via the Town of Cary – The Town of Cary offers a door to door service for residents 60 and older. This includes those with a disability unable to use GoCary’s fixed route service. The service has three tiers that differ based on the distance away from a fixed route boundary (local to Cary). The longer the route, the higher the cost (with Chapel Hill as the most expensive destination at $9 per trip).
- The Center for Volunteer Caregiving – Volunteers from the Center can provide transportation for eligible seniors. Those who do not qualify include seniors receiving Medicaid (since transportation is provided with other organizations), those confined to a wheelchair (the volunteer cannot transport a wheelchair), and those who cannot take public transportation must be able to demonstrate that.
- For more resources, read our transportation guide on our blog: Wake County Transportation Services: Keeping Seniors on the Move
- Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementials
- Brain Association of North Carolina
- Cary Memory Café
- Power of Attorney (POA) Support Group
A collection of books dedicated to caregiving, Alzheimer’s care, and general health.
- How to Say It to Seniors: Closing the Communication Gap with Elders – By David Solie
- How to Keep Mom (And Yourself) Out of a Nursing Home – By David Fisher, MD
- Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End – By Atul Gawande
- Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power – By Dr. Lisa Mosconi
- Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams – By Dr. Matthew Walker
- Dear Clueless: A Daughter’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s Caregiving – By Sandra Savell
It Takes a Village! Get the Help You Need!
If you are caring for an elderly loved one, start with these resources for seniors in Raleigh. For further information, visit the Circle of Support page or feel free to contact us!