Resources for the Aging Population and Caregivers

Aging – General Information


Administration on Aging

Eldercare LocaterFind aging services in any area of the United States.

GrandDriver – GrandDriver is an educational resource designed to provide Virginians with information and resources about staying safe and mobile as they age.

National Institute on Aging

Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Virginia Department for the Aging – Includes an extensive list of resources available.

Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging

SeniorNavigator – A comprehensive source of information relating to aging issues in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Alzheimer’s Information

Alzheimer’s Association

Assistance Programs

GovBenefits – On-line questionnaire to determine benefits that may be available to you.

    Care Management Information

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

Mid-Atlantic Geriatric Care Managers Association

Caregiver Information

National Institutes of Health – Caregiver Guide

National Institutes of Health – News in Health

Virginia Caregivers GrantThe Virginia Caregivers Grant Program provides annual grants of up to $500 to caregivers who provide care to a needy relative without reimbursement. Applications are accepted between February 1 and May 1 of each year for care provided in the preceding calendar year.

Project Lifesaver(Currently available in the City of Fredericksburg and the Counties of Caroline, Spotsylvania and Stafford) Project Lifesaver relies on proven radio technology and a specially trained search and rescue team. Clients that are enrolled in the Project Lifesaver program wear a personalized wristband that emits a tracking signal. When caregivers notify the local Project Lifesaver agency that the person is missing, a search and rescue team responds to the wanderer’s area and starts searching with the mobile locater tracking system. Search times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. In over 1000 searches, there have been no reported serious injuries or deaths. Recovery times average less than 30 minutes.

    Commonwealth of Virginia

Attorney General of Virginia

Commonwealth of Virginia

Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

Virginia Department of Social Services

    Deaf and Hard of Hearing Resources

The disAbility Resource Center

Virginia Relay – A free public service that makes it possible for people with speech or hearing loss to carry on a phone conversation with everyone who uses a standard phone.

Dial 711 to use Virginia Relay.

    Emergency Preparedness

Preparing for an Emergency

Preparing Your Pets for an Emergency

Federal Government

Federal Government’s Official Web Site

First Gov for Seniors


Social Security Administration


Bridges Senior Care Solutions, Inc. P. O. Box 1310 Fredericksburg, VA 22402 540-899-3404 or 785-4512

Local Government


City of Fredericksburg

King George



Long Term Care Information

Compare Assisted Living Facilities – The primary purpose of this tool is to provide detailed information about the past performance of assisted living facilities in Virginia. Assisted living facilities (ALFs) are non-medical residential settings that provide or coordinate personal and health care services, 24-hour supervision, and assistance for the care of four or more adults who are aged, infirm or disabled.

Compare Nursing Homes – The primary purpose of this tool is to provide detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.

National Care Planning Council – A Resource Site for Long-Term Care

National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care – Information on Understanding, Planning and Paying for Long-Term Care.

National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource CenterThe National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center provides support, technical assistance and training to the 53 State Long Term Care Ombudsman Programs and their statewide networks of almost 600 regional (local) programs.

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health America of Fredericksburg

Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services

Insurance and Public Benefits

Medicare Information


Medicare Rights Center

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

My Medicare Matters – A simple guide designed to help individuals learn more about the Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage known as Medicare Part D.


Virginia State Corporation Commission Bureau of Insurance

Access to Health Insurance / Resources for Care

Long-Term Care Insurance

Virginia’s Long-term Care (LTC) Partnership – a public-private venture designed to encourage and reward Virginians for planning ahead for future long-term care needs.

Virginia State Corporation Commission Bureau of Insurance

Access to Health Insurance / Resources for Care

Medicaid Information


Medicare Saving Program

Prescription Assistance

Extra HelpOffers help with prescription drug costs. You may be able to get extra help to pay for the premiums, annual deductible, and co-payments related to the new Medicare Prescription Drug Program.

Medicare Part D – Find and enroll in a Medicare Part D Plan. Medicare prescription drug coverage is available to everyone with Medicare, regardless of income, health status, or how you pay for prescription drugs today.

Community Pharmacy – Local resource through the Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic. Low cost prescriptions for low income and/or underinsured people.