Need caregiving resources for your loved one? Let us do the 'leg' work for you. We can find resources almost anywhere in the United States. Although our office cannot endorse specific services, we can help with the selection process by answering questions and finding additional information. Contact our office at (859) 218-0457 or e-mail Terri Weber, UK Elder Care Coordinator, at email@example.com.
- Pathways Guide - a comprehensive senior resource guide to a range of services and senior housing options available in Fayette County and surrounding areas
- Alzheimer's Care Kit - includes the booklet "Caring for a Person wtih Alzheimer's Disease" along with other information relating to dementia from the National Institute on Aging.
- Prepare to Care - a publication from AARP giving you information and resources to help you get organized in caring for an older loved one
Alzheimer's Association (National)
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association advances research to end Alzheimer's and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease.
Phone: (800) 272-3900
Phone: (859) 266-5283
Area Agencies on Aging (National)
Find an Area Agency on Aging in your area.
Phone: (800) 677-1116
The Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living will promote and provide for the development of community based systems of care which include: planning, access and delivery of services, coordination of activities and programs, as well as advocacy on behalf of and education for older persons, disabled individuals and care givers in the communities of the Bluegrass.
Phone: (859) 266-1116
Bluegrass Care Navigators (formerly Hospice of the Bluegrass)
Whatever challenges you face with a serious illness, Bluegrass Care Navigators guides and provides the right care to improve comfort, quality of life and peace of mind.
Phone: (855) 492-0812
The mission of the Bluegrass Elder Abuse Prevention Council is to aid in the prevention of elder abuse through community education and identifying those at risk. Click here for the brochure, "Red Flags of Elder Abuse."
Caregiving Club realizes that caregivers have precious little time to read, but it felt compelled to create reading lists for caregivers. You may only read a chapter at a time or pick up the book once your caregiving is done. Or if you have not yet stepped into the caregiving spotlight you may read one of these books to help you prepare to care.
Ways to start the conversation about end of life care.
Works to improve the health of elderly people at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods such as juice, cereal, milk, pasta or rice, peanut butter, canned meat, canned fruits and vegetables, and fresh produce.
Family Caregiver Guide: A Family Caregiver's Guide to Electronic Organizers, Monitors, Sensors and Apps (PDF)
United Hospital Fund has released a new online guide to help families sort through organizers, monitors, sensors, apps, and other technology for caregivers.
UK's life insurance carrier, Aetna, has partnered with Everest, a funeral planning and concierge service, to provide pre-planning and at-need funeral assistance. If you are a regular full-time employee, you, your spouse, your children (26 years and younger), your parents, and your spouse's parents are eligible to access this service either on-line or by phone 24 hours a day.
The i know expo is a FREE event for people of all ages and life stages. It empowers us with information about the services, resources, and support available to make the rest of life the best of life.
Providing transportation to seniors and people with visual impairments. Click here to learn how to become a member.
Phone: (859) 252-8685
This UK Elder Care Lunch & Learn was presented on September 19, 2017 by Bluegrass Elder Law and includes the following information:
- What You Don't Know About Gifting, the Annual Gift Exclusion, and Medicaid
- Estate Planning Glossary of Terms
- What You Need to Know About Powers-of-Attorney
Program sites include the Lexington Senior Center, Charles Young Center and the Black and Williams Center. Their mission is to serve the seniors in the community by creating an atmosphere that acknowledges the value of human life, individually and collectively and affirms the dignity and self-worth of older adults. The Lexington Senior Center will host a session on December 9 with Attorney General Andy Beshear about scams and what you can do to protect yourself. Click here for more info.
Longterm Care Planning
View a PDF document here from the UK Elder Care Lunch & Learn held on November 19, 2015 and presented by Robert McClelland, Elder Law Attorney.
- Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet
- Forgetfulness: Knowing When to Ask for Help
- Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease
- Understanding Memory Loss
- Understanding Alzheimer's Disease
Nursing Home Compare has detailed information about every Medicre and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country.
The mission of The Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass, Inc. is to improve the quality of care for residents of long-term care facilities. These are nursing homes, family care homes, and personal care homes.
Offering courses for adults age 50 and over.
Deciding to move out of one's home and into a different type of housing is often a difficult decision for elders or people with disabilities and their caregivers. However, there often comes a time when moving someone to a residential care facility may become the most realistic way to provide the best care, and the only way to relieve a caregiver's overwhelming burden. This information was presented at the UK Elder Care Lunch & Learn on February 28, 2017.
The mission of the SBCoA is to improve the health of the elderly in Kentucky and beyond through research dedicated to understanding the aging process and age-related brain diseases, and education, outreach and clinical programs that promote healthy brain aging.
UK Elder Care Lunch & Learns
Some of the past Lunch & Learns (listed below) are available on the UK Work-Life YouTube Channel.
- Progression and Treatment of Dementia - Click here for PDF of presentation. Additional handouts available here.
- When Is It Time to Consider Placement?
The UK Senior Resource Fair was held on November 10, 2017. Click here for a list of participating exhibitors and here for a copy of Kathy Tuckey's dementia care presentation, "Seeing It from the Other Side." Save the date for the 2018 fair on November 30!