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Help for Seniors and Caregivers
Home Help for Seniors and Caregivers

Help for Seniors and Caregivers

Check out the services available:

Services to help Seniors and Caregivers are provided directly by Dallas Area Agency on Aging staff and through agreements with vendors and contracts with public, private and non-profit organizations.

Eligibility for services:

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  • .Must be a Dallas County resident
  • Must be 60 years of age or older or a caregiver of a person 60 years of age or older
  • Some services may have additional eligibility requirements related to ability to perform Activities of Daily Living

Benefits Counseling Program

Helps seniors and caregivers understand public entitlement programs including Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Medicare and Medicaid. Benefits Specialists provide individual counseling and make referrals for assistance by telephone and at designated counseling sites. Training and awareness opportunities are available throughout the year focusing on Medicare and Medicaid related topics. Click Here for more information

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Frequently Asked Questions About Benefits:

Click Here for: 2016 Benefits Counseling schedules & locations

Click here for: 2016 Benefits Training

Click here for: 2016 One-on-One Benefits Counseling

Care Coordination Program

Helps to link seniors with available community services. Activities of Care Coordinators may include screening, assessment, care plan development, arranging, coordinating and following up on services. The agency sponsors seminars in conjunction with other agencies to bring awareness to the impact of caregiving and to provide information about available resources. Click here for more information

Caregiver Education Program

Provides basic caregiver education classes and disseminates information relevant for informal caregivers to increase their knowledge about available resources and awareness of the caregiving experience. The program is offered by Z-Quest. Go to http://familycaregiversonline.net

Caregiver Support Program

Helps link caregivers with available community services. Activities of Caregiver Specialists may include screening, assessment, care plan development, arranging, coordinating and following up on services. The intent of this program is to ease the emotional, physical and financial strain of caregiving. Click here for more information

Chore Services

Performing household chores a senior is not able to handle on their own, such as heavy cleaning, moving heavy furniture, and maintenance such as yards/sidewalks. Click here for more information


Health Intervention and Disease Prevention

Provides self management classes. The two programs currently in place are based on applying scientific reasoning, behavior change theory, and program planning, that have proven effective in reducing the risk of disease, disability and injury.

Benefits Counseling Program

Helps seniors and caregivers understand public entitlement programs including Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Medicare and Medicaid. Benefits Specialists provide individual counseling and make referrals for assistance by telephone and at designated counseling sites. Training and awareness opportunities are available throughout the year focusing on Medicare and Medicaid related topics. Click Here for more information

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