Referrals

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) 323-4600 or by e-mail.


Caregiver's ToolKit

To recognize UK employee caregivers, Elder Care is offering a free Caregiver's Kit. Click HERE to request one or more of these guides.

  1. Pathways Guide - a comprehensive senior resource guide to a range of services and senior housing options available in Fayette County and surrounding areas
  2. 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.
  3. Prepare to Care - a publication from AARP giving you information and resources to help you get organized in caring for an older loved one

Area Agencies on Aging (National)

Find an Area Agency on Aging in your area.
Phone: (800) 677-1116

Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living (Local)

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


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 

Greater Kentucky/Southern Indiana Alzheimer's Association Chapter (State)

The Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association provides service and education to 125 counties across greater Kentucky and southern Indiana. Check out the 10 ways to help a family living with Alzheimer's. Click here for events in September.  
Phone: (859) 266-5283

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.


Caregiving thru Love, Life & Death (PDF)

Ways to start the conversation about end of life care.


Dementia Bill of Rights courtesty of The Best Friends Program (PDF)


God's Pantry Food Bank - Commodity Supplemental Food Program

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. 


iKnowExpo

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.


iTN Bluegrass

Providing transportation to seniors and people with visual impairments. Click here to learn how to become a member.
Phone: (859) 252-8685


Lexington-Fayette County Government Aging Services

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.   


Longterm Care Planning

View a video from this UK Elder Care Lunch & Learn held on November 19, 2015 and presented by Robert McClelland, Elder Law Attorney. PDF document used in presentation available here.


National Institute on Aging


Nursing Home Compare

Nursing Home Compare has detailed information about every Medicre and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country.  


Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass

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. 


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Offering courses for adults age 50 and over.


Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

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.