Area Agencies on Aging: A Place to Get Help
This article provides information on area agencies on aging, and how to get help. The information is from the web site of Texas Health and Human Services.
The 28 area agencies on aging (AAA) provide services to help people age 60 and older, their family members and caregivers receive the information and assistance they need in locating and accessing community services. Services include:
- Information, referral and assistance
- Benefits counseling and legal assistance
- Care coordination
- Caregiver support services
- In-home support services
- Legal awareness
- Nutrition services
- Ombudsman Program
Services are provided to people age 60 and older and are targeted to those with greatest economic and social need. Particular attention is paid to people with low incomes, older people who belong to minority groups and older people residing in rural areas. In addition, family members and other caregivers may receive information and services on behalf of the older person for whom they are providing care.