Elderly / Disabled Resources
Welcome to our Elderly/Disabled resource page made possible by a dedicated group of volunteers. Serving as SAHMA’s Regional Director for Elderly/Disabled Issues, I have the pleasure of interacting with volunteers across the 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, elderly properties without the benefit of a service coordinator, or disabled properties, the need for information, education and assistance becomes more critical each day. Our group of volunteers have researched some links that we hope you find useful and informative and will be beneficial. Naturally, these are not all- inclusive, and this resource page will be updated periodically 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, or you are interested in being a part of our committee, please email us by clicking here. We look forward to your response.
With Gratitude, Glenda G. Leduc, SAHMA Regional Director, Elderly/Disabled Issues
- Administration on Aging (Administration for Community Living) - ACL advocates across the federal government for older adults, people with disabilities, and families and caregivers; funds services and supports provided primarily by states and networks of community-based programs; and invests in training, education, research, and innovation.
- Alzheimers.net - A 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?
- Financial Assistance and Support Service for Individuals with Disabilities
- 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.
- 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)
- Bullying among Seniors - A prevention and surveillance resource guide.
- 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.