We know that older adults, and their families, have many questions and concerns when they consider making the move to a senior community. We get it. It can be a stressful process, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when preparing for what feels like a big change.
We want to help. The links below provide many resources that are useful for seniors and their families. Whether you’re looking for information to help you plan for your own retirement years or you are helping an aging parent or other older adult, these websites can connect you with much of the information you may need.
- AARP – A national source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information for adults 50+. Members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel and services.
- Alzheimer’s Association – Extensive information about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, including programs and other resources for Minnesota and North Dakota residents.
- ElderWeb – An award-winning research site for professionals and family members looking for information on aging, eldercare, and long term care, including information on legal, financial, medical, and housing issues, policy, research, and statistics.
- Medicare.gov – The official U.S. Government site for Medicare.
- Mental Health and Aging – A website that assists older adults, their families and caregivers in obtaining mental health services specific to the needs of older adults, including how to advocate to get your needs met.
- Minnesota Board on Aging – A gateway to services for Minnesota seniors and their families, and one of the pioneers in the field of aging policy, information and assistance.
- Minnesota Department of Health – A comprehensive source of information about medical conditions, prevention, health plans and more, including information for older adults on matters such as advance directives, nutrition assistance and nursing home ratings.
- Minnesota Department of Human Services – Information on health care, licensing of senior care providers, economic supports for seniors and other services.
- National Institute on Aging – In-depth information on health and aging, fitness for older adults, Alzheimer’s disease, research on aging and more.
- Social Security Administration – The official Social Security website.
If you have questions about Samaritan Bethany’s living and care options, fee structure, Medicare/Medicaid eligibility, or other matters important to your decision, please get in touch with us. We look forward to talking with you.