Senior Care Resources

senior care resources kansas city
Because many of our sellers have a ton of items on their plate when trying to help their loved ones, we wanted to share some resources on Elder Care here in the Kansas City metro area.

AARP

Enhances the quality of life as we age.  We champion positive social change and deliver value through advocacy, information, and service.

Accessibility Medical Equipment LLC

New, refurbished, and rental durable medical equipment
866-201-3829
accessibilitymedical.org

AgingCare.com
Caregiver support/agency search/caregiver articles.
www.agingcare.com

AgeWise Advocacy & Consulting
913-213-8799
(Offer creative solutions, support caregivers,
improve family communication, provide
mediation, plan for transitioning.)

www.AgeWiseKC.com

Aging in Place – National Council for Aging Care

http://www.aginginplace.org/

Alphapointe Association for the Blind

7501 Prospect Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64132
816-421-5848
www.alphapointe.org

Alzheimer’s Association Heart of America Chapter

3846 W 75th Street, Prairie Village, KS 66208
(913) 831-3888
www.alz.org/kansascity
(800) 272-3900

Alzheimer’s Disease & Memory Disorders
Caregiver Support Group

KU Clinical Research Center
Alzheimer’s Disease Center
4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 1200
Fairway, KS 66205
913-588-6981
www.KUalzheimers.org
(Information for caring for the patient,
promoting health for caregivers, and
insight from other caregivers.)

Alzheimers.gov
Federal site for the people helping
people with Alzheimer’s!
http://www.alzheimers.gov/

The Alzheimer’s Medical Advisor
A caregiver’s guide to common medical
and behavioral signs and symptoms in
persons with dementia. Addresses more
than 50 conditions. Excellent!

1-800-895-4585
www.SunriseRiverPress.com

The American Stroke Foundation

Provides a unique, post-rehabilitation experience for stroke survivors. We offer classes and wellness programs that are designed to address survivors’ physical, cognitive, social and emotional well-being—in a comfortable, welcoming, non-clinical environment. Caregivers also find us to be a valuable resource where they participate in classes and support groups that are designed to address their specific concerns.

http://americanstroke.org/

Area Agency on Aging

The Office of the Area Agency on Aging is responsible for planning, coordinating, funding and advocating for programs and services which meet the needs of Wyandotte and Leavenworth County residents.

https://www.wycokck.org/aging.aspx

 

The Black Health Care Coalition

A Non-Profit, Grass-Roots, organization dedicated to reducing health disparities in the African American community through Advocacy, Access to Care and Health Promotion Activities.

http://www.bhcckc.org/

Budget & Financial Management Assistance

http://bfmakc.org/
(816) 474-2972
Provides assistance to disabled, homeless, and elderly persons.

Care.com
An online community that helps connect families
with caregiving resources. Helps with locating
in-home care, pet care, child care, and more.
A printable Senior Care Guide offers tips on
options for help through the continuum of care.
1-855-490-8675
www.care.com

CareConnection.mymcpl.org
An online database of caregiver resources
in the Kansas City area provided by a
partnership with the Truman Heartland
Community Foundation & the Mid-Continent Public Library.

CareZone.com | Free E-Tool for Caregivers
On-the-go caregivers can safely organize & access files,
contacts, social security numbers, insurance info, blood type,
allergies, medicine details,etc from a
computer, smartphone or tablet.
Encrypts & stores your information in
several physically & virtually secure locations.
https://carezone.com

Caring For A Senior
Online resource assists those seeking senior
home care services.  Offers a variety of
informative articles and a comprehensive
nationwide service provider directory.

www.caringforasenior.com

CarePages
Online support information.
Free personal and private web pages
that help families and friends
communicate when someone is facing illness.

www.carepages.com

Caregiver Action Network
Education, support, empowerment for caregivers.
http://www.caregiveraction.org/

Caregiver Support Services
Johnson County Area Agency on Aging
11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 1300
Olathe, KS 66061
913-715-8861
Caregiver Support
(Services, booklets, brochures, newsletters,
online resources.)

The Caregiver Institute &
KC Caregiver Supportline of
Shepherd’s Center of KC Central

5200 Oak St
Kansas City, MO 64112
816-444-1121
www.sccentral.org
(Promote and support skills, health, and
resilience for those caring for older adults.
Offer metro-wide caregiver support information
and peer counseling for caregivers.)

Caring.com
https://www.caring.com/
Nationwide senior living & in-home care
resource information and options.

(The) Caring Heart
8826 Santa Fe Drive, Suite 308
Overland Park, KS 66212
913-901-8666
www.thecaringheart.net
(Seminars and workshops on caregiving)

Center for Medicare & Medicate Services

Part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). We administer Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

https://www.cms.gov/

Center for Practical Bioethics

(816) 221-1100
Information on end of life issues and advanced directives documents
http://www.practicalbioethics.org

Christian Caregiver Support Groups
www.ChristianCaregiversSupport.com

Christ Lutheran Church
11720 Nieman Road
Overland Park, KS 66210
www.clcop.org
913-345-9700

Overland Park Christian Church
7600 W. 75th St
Overland Park, KS 66204
www.opccdoc.org
913-677-4646

Clay County government

(816) 407-3600
http://www.claycogov.com

Clay County Public Health Center

(816) 595-4200
www.clayhealth.com
Walk-in clinic provides immunizations, blood pressure screening, diabetic screening, health counseling. Dental clinic through Rodgers Health by appointment.

Clay County Senior Services

Clay County Senior Services supports and values the well-being of our senior adults in Clay County, Missouri.

http://claycoseniors.org/

Counseling Connections
Therese McKechnie, MSW, LSCSW
10000 W. 75th St., Suite 200
Shawnee Mission, KS 66204
913-362-0315
www.counselingconnections.com
(Seminars and counseling on caregiving
and life transitions.)

Department of Aging Services

Committed to the needs of seniors in Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties.

http://www.marc.org/Community/KC-Communities-for-All-Ages/Resource-Library/Area-Agencies-on-Agine

Elder Abuse and Neglect Hotline

1-800-392-0210

Eldercare Locator

1 (800) 677-1116
www.eldercare.gov
Sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging. A nationwide service to find local services for seniors

Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri & Kansas

(816) 444-2800
www.efmk.org

Esrey Mediation, LLC
913-226-8000
www.esreymediation.com
(Private non-attorney mediation service
resolves complex, emotional,
or challenging issues/disputes
without litigation in a sane, sensible,
efficient way.)

Home Safety Checklist
(A quick two-page review of actions
you can take to make your home safer
and prevent accidents and falls.)

 

Food pantries – Northland

You can download and print this list: Food Pantries 2018

Funeral Consumers Alliance of Greater Kansas City

816-561-6322
www.funeralskc.org

Johnson County Area Agency on Aging

Advocate for and assist older adults in maintaining their independence and dignity through community-based services. The AAA targets services to older adults with the greatest social and economic need and provides a variety of support services for caregivers.

http://www.jocogov.org/health/senior-services

KC Communities of All Ages

Ensures that older adults are valued, understood, respected and involved in creating and sustaining a high quality of life in their communities.

http://www.marc.org/Community/KC-Communities-for-All-Ages/About/Mission-Vision

KCMO Health Department

Serves residents, workers and visitors in the City, and collaborates with partner agencies, organizations, businesses and coalitions across the Kansas City metro to promote and protect health.

http://kcmo.gov/health/

KC Lift & Elevator

(913) 327-5557
contact Maria or Bill Koch: bkoch@kclift.com
Provides recycled and new accessibility and mobility equipment. www.kclift.com

KCP&L – Economic Relief Program

Lower income Missouri residential customers may qualify for monthly bill credits.
Contact KCP&L for information on this and other programs: 816-471-5275.

KC Water Services – Financial Help

Needs-based program to assist customers experiencing financial hardship.
Call (816) 474-5112 or United Way 2-1-1.

LINK for care

Free online resource to search a variety of services in the greater Kansas City area. It is designed to be a community service for caregivers, individuals needing personal assistance, healthcare professionals, social workers, discharge planners, and mental health professionals. Link for Care is maintained and managed by the Central Plains Geriatric Staff at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Landon Center on Aging.

https://www.linkforcare.org/home/index

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Households meeting income guidelines may be able to receive financial assistance for heating bills. Contact your local Community Action Agency Office; in NKC: (816) 459-9615; in Excelsior Springs: (816) 630-0037; or call United Way 2-1-1.

MARC Aging and Adult Services

816-421-4980
www.marc.org/aging

Medicare – Official U.S. Government site

www.medicare.gov

Medicare Health Insurance Counseling (CLAIM)

1 (800) 390-3330
www.missouriclaim.org
CLAIM provides free, confidential, and unbiased health insurance counseling to Medicare enrollees.Trained volunteers can assist seniors over the phone or in person with Medicare and other health insurance counseling.

Missouri Aging Information Network

A great resource for senior services and information
http://moaging.com

Missouri Assistive Technology

(816) 655-6700 or 1 (800) 647-8557- Main line
(816)655-6711 or 1 (800) 647-8558 TTY
www.at.mo.gov

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

http://health.mo.gov/index/php
7000 Liberty Drive
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 407-5800; automated number for benefit information: 1 (800) 392-1261

Missouri Department of Revenue

Are you eligible for the Property Tax Credit?
http://dor.mo.gov/

Missouri Seniors’ Legal Helpline

A phone line and website for seniors to access information & assistance on legal issues
(800) 235-5503 toll free

Missouri Veterans Commission

www.mvc.dps.mo.gov

National Council on Aging

http://www.ncoa.org

Northland Human Services Directory

Resource guide for human services in Clay, Platte, and Ray Counties
Paper copies available as well as online: www.northlandhumanservices.org

Pension Rights – South Central Pension Rights Project

SCPRP is a non-profit legal assistance program that provides free legal advice and assistance concerning pension plans. They serve individuals who live or worked in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, or Texas.
call toll-free: 1 (800) 443-2528
www.southcentralpension.org

Platte County Senior Fund

Platte County Resource Center
11724 NW Plaza Circle, suite 600
Kansas City, MO 64153
(816) 270-2800
www.platteseniors.org

Prescription Drop-off Locations

Find a location near you to dispose of unwanted medications by clicking here:
Pill Drop-off Sites

Seniorly.com 
Helps find seniors a home to love.
Free website for searching,
comparing and finding care.
Partner with Family Caregiver Alliance
www.caregiver.org.

Social Security

8620 N Green Hills Road
Kansas City, MO 64154
(877) 805-6671
www.socialsecurity.gov
You can apply for benefits, see if you qualify for benefits, get a replacement Medicare card, and more.

The Whole Person

(816) 561-0304
www.thewholeperson.org
Connecting people with disabilities to the resources they need.

Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc.

(816) 468-0400
www.tri-countymhs.org

Turning Point – the Center for Hope and Healing

http://www.turningpointkc.org

UMKC School of Pharmacy

Drug Information Center
Designated academic center that provides drug information to patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.
Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 4:00
Requests for drug information can be made via telephone (816) 235-5490 or umkcdruginformation@umkc.edu.

United Way 2-1-1

United Way 2-1-1 is a free, confidential, 24-hour information and referral service.
You can get information by dialing 2-1-1 or by searching the resource database:
United Way of Greater Kansas City 211

Visiting Nurse Association

http://www.vnakc.com

Visiting Physicians Association

www.visitingphysicians.com

Volunteer Match

Find a volunteer opportunity in your area.
http://www.volunteermatch.org

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