Aging – General Information
Eldercare Locater– Find 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.
Virginia Department for the Aging – Includes an extensive list of resources available.
SeniorNavigator – A comprehensive source of information relating to aging issues in the Commonwealth of Virginia
GovBenefits – On-line questionnaire to determine benefits that may be available to you.
Care Management Information
Virginia Caregivers Grant – The 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
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Resources
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.
Bridges Senior Care Solutions, Inc. P. O. Box 1310 Fredericksburg, VA 22402 540-899-3404 or 785-4512
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 Center– The 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
Insurance and Public Benefits
My Medicare Matters – A simple guide designed to help individuals learn more about the Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage known as Medicare Part D.
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.
Extra Help– Offers 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.