Area Agencies on Aging - Whether you are seeking caregiving services or home delivered meals, your Area Agency on Aging contracts with local service providers to provide a wide range of support services to seniors in specified regions of the state. Find your Area Agency on Aging
Services for Seniors: Law and Programs for Seniors - This publication reviews laws that specifically affect programs designed to help the elderly in Michigan. Some of the areas covered are taxation issues and tax credits, Medicaid and Medicare, nursing homes and other long-term care options, consumer protection, housing, transportation, employment, and senior discount programs.
Senior Safety: Information to Keep Elderly Safe
Michigan Seniors - Michigan Office of Services to the Aging - The Office of Services to the Aging is committed to the goal of helping people live longer, and live well. This site offers resources on staying active, eating well, keeping healthy and safe and secure.
Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program - This free service helps caregivers make better health insurance decisions by helping them to understand Medicare and Medicaid, enroll in the Medicaid Prescription Drug Coverage program, review Medicare Supplemental needs, and more.
Serving Seniors - Becoming a caregiver can be a very stressful and overwhelming experience. Serving Seniors offer a number of services to help caregivers make that transition, some of which include creating a plan of care, acting as an advisor and advocate for your loved one, coordinating medical care, and finding cost effective solutions to your caregiving needs.
Detroit Area Agency on Aging - The Detroit Area Agency on Aging provides a variety of services and resources for caregivers, including information for grandparents caring for grandchildren.
Area Agency on Aging 1-B - The Area Agency on Aging is similar to the organization listed above, however it offers support services and resources for those living in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties.
The Senior Alliance Consumer Resource Directory - Need a quick and easy way to find the resources near you? The Consumer Resource Directory allows you to search for a wide range of services nationally or locally within the Western and Southern Wayne County area.
Lifeline Medical Alert Service - For most caregivers being with your loved one all day is simply not possible. Lifeline Medical Alert Service can assist you in making sure that in the event of an emergency your loved one gets the help they need when they need it. For more information call 1-800-380-3111.
Alert One - Alert One offers a service similar to Lifeline at a slightly lower cost. They have 20+ years of experience in the medical alert business and are A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau and recommended by Consumer Affairs. For more information call 1-866-581-4540.
Other Medical Alert Services - Finding the right service for your personal situation is extremely important. Here's a list of other medical alert services that may best fit your needs.
- LifeGuardian Medical Alarms
- LifeStation Medical Alert System
- LifeFone Personal Response Services
If you know of other eldercare resources or services that you’d like to share, send an email with the resource information to Energize Your Life at firstname.lastname@example.org.