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Area Agencies on Aging (AAA): Everything you need to know
Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), or as some refer to them, aging area agencies, form an extensive, vital network established to empower and support older adults throughout the United States. These local area agencies offer a variety of programs and services designed to meet the unique needs of seniors, families, and family caregivers within their communities. The goal? To enable our older citizens to age with dignity and grace.
At the heart of AAA's operation lies an exhaustive array of services such as long-term care assistance, counseling, referral services, and even meal provision. These are aimed at improving the quality of life for seniors, whether they reside in their homes, with family members, or in long-term care facilities. Moreover, assistance extends to those with disabilities, facilitating support for some of the most vulnerable members of our society.
Engaging a Care Partner: Benefits and Setting Boundaries in Care Partnering
Taking care: Navigating the complexities of caregiving can be a daunting task for caregivers. Learn how those who receive and provide care need to strike a balance and establish boundaries to foster a healthy care partnering relationship.
Long-distance caregiving: tips for caring from afar
It’s hard to see someone you love struggling with old age or a medical condition – it’s even harder to support them when you live far away. How do you know if they can handle daily chores? Are they taking their meds on time? Do they pay their bills and visit their doctor when needed?
Are caregiver expenses tax deductible? How to claim caregiver medical expenses
Paying for Mom’s or Dad’s prescriptions, doctor’s appointments, or medical monitoring devices can get expensive. You may have had to make home modifications or offer financial assistance to help your older loved ones support themselves.
These expenses can add up; in fact, American families spend almost 26% of their annual income on caregiving, including 17% on medical costs. Fortunately, there are tax breaks available for caregivers that may offer some financial relief.