Elderly / Disabled Resources
Welcome to our Elderly/Disabled resource page made possible by our dedicated group of state committee volunteers. Serving as SAHMA’s Regional Director for Elderly/Disabled Issues, I have the pleasure of interacting with a volunteer in every state in our Southeast region whose passion it is to serve our Elderly and Disabled residents no matter what type of property/community they call home. We recognize these residents may be lucky enough to live in a community that benefits from a service coordinator or other in-house features that assist them; however, with so many of our residents now “aging in place” in family properties, the need for information, education and assistance becomes more critical with each day. Our group of volunteers have researched some links that we hope you find useful and informative. Naturally, these are not all-inclusive and this resource page will be updated as new websites and/or information becomes available, so please check back often. Our committee’s passion and commitment to help all SAHMA members be a part of SAHMA’s mission of “informing, educating and connecting” our community of affordable housing professionals has been realized by this resource database. If you have any suggestions or additional information you would like to share, please email us by clicking here.
With Gratitude, Lorrie O’Connor, SAHMA Regional Director, Elderly/Disabled Issues
- Administration on Aging (Administration for Community Living) - The Administration on Aging promotes the well-being of older individuals by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities.
- Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Administration for Community Living) - The Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is dedicated to ensuring that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families are able to fully participate in and contribute to all aspects of community life in the United States and its territories.
- Adoption - The Children's Bureau supports programs, research, and monitoring to help eliminate barriers to adoption.
- Alzheimers.net - community dedicated to education, advocacy and supporting those whose lives have been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
- Child Support Enforcement - HHS partners with federal, state, tribal, and local governments to promote parental responsibility.
- Disabilities (Healthfinder.gov) - Information about disabilities from healthfinder.gov, a government website with information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy. (en español)
- Disabilities (MedlinePlus®) - Information about disabilities provided by the National Library of Medicine at NIH. (en español)
- Discrimination on the the Basis of Disability (Office for Civil Rights) - Learn more about HHS’ role in enforcing non-discrimination requirements related to health care and social services programs.
- Eldercare Locator (Administration on Aging) - A public service connecting you to services for older adults and their families.
- Elder Helpers - a website is for senior helpers.
- FAQ: What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
- FAQ: What agencies advocate for persons with disabilities?
- Foster Care - The Children’s Bureau and its services – Child Welfare Information Gateway and AdoptUSKids – provide resources about the foster care system.
- Get Help: People with Disabilities (Administration for Community Living) - Resources to connect people with disabilities, caregivers, families, and professionals to federal, national, and local programs and information.
- Head Start - Head Start promotes school readiness of children under five from low-income families through education, social, and other services.
- HUD Report Calls for Greater Action to Reduce Injuries to Seniors in the Home
- NIHSeniorHealth (National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health)
- Paying for Child Care - HHS provides access to affordable, high quality early care and after school programs.
- Senior Health (Healthfinder.gov) - Information about older adult health from healthfinder.gov, a government website with information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy. (en español)
- Senior Bullying Doc (will automatically download word document)
- SNAP Supplemental - Nutrition Assistance Program - USDA's SNAP program offers food stamp benefits to eligible low-income people and families.
- TANF: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families - Find out how to get temporary financial assistance (welfare) in your state or territory.