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Community Services That Can Help With Care

Adult Day Services
Older adults who require supervised assistance throughout the day can visit adult day centers for services in a group setting. Check out our article on adult day services to learn more.

Faith Communities 
Some religious organizations offer services of many kinds to older people. If your loved one is already connected to a community, inquire within about their programs for seniors. For example, Faith in Action  is a nondenominational network of volunteers who help people stay in their homes.

Disease-Specific Organizations
For those who suffer from diseases such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes or cancer, and their caregivers, disease-specific organizations often provide services that can help both patient and caregiver. The Alzheimer’s Association, for example, has a 24-hour helpline where loved ones can turn with questions or if they need someone to talk to. They also offer a 24-hour emergency response service for those suffering from the disease and their families, and an online support community for caregivers. To learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association’s programs and services, visit their website. The American Cancer Society provides helpful advice on how to be a caregiver to a cancer patient and also offers an online community where cancer caregivers can connect and support one another. Visit the American Cancer Society’s website for more information.

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