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.
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
Caregiver support/agency search/caregiver articles.
AgeWise Advocacy & Consulting
(Offer creative solutions, support caregivers,
improve family communication, provide
mediation, plan for transitioning.)
Aging in Place – National Council for Aging Care
Alphapointe Association for the Blind
7501 Prospect Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64132
Alzheimer’s Association Heart of America Chapter
3846 W 75th Street, Prairie Village, KS 66208
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
(Information for caring for the patient,
promoting health for caregivers, and
insight from other caregivers.)
Federal site for the people helping people with Alzheimer’s!
A caregiver’s guide to common medical and behavioral signs and symptoms in persons with dementia. Addresses more than 50 conditions. Excellent!
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.
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.
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.
Budget & Financial Management Assistance
Provides assistance to disabled, homeless, and elderly persons.
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.
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.
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.
Online support information.
Free personal and private web pages that help families and friends
communicate when someone is facing illness.
Caregiver Action Network
Education, support, empowerment for caregivers.
Caregiver Support Services
Johnson County Area Agency on Aging
11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 1300
Olathe, KS 66061
(Services, booklets, brochures, newsletters,
The Caregiver Institute & KC Caregiver Supportline of Shepherd’s Center of KC Central
5200 Oak St
Kansas City, MO 64112
(Promote and support skills, health, and
resilience for those caring for older adults.
Offer metro-wide caregiver support information
and peer counseling for caregivers.)
Nationwide senior living & in-home care
resource information and options.
(The) Caring Heart
8826 Santa Fe Drive, Suite 308
Overland Park, KS 66212
(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).
Center for Practical Bioethics
Information on end of life issues and advanced directives documents
Christian Caregiver Support Groups
Christ Lutheran Church
11720 Nieman Road
Overland Park, KS 66210
Overland Park Christian Church
7600 W. 75th St
Overland Park, KS 66204
Clay County government
Clay County Public Health Center
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.
Therese McKechnie, MSW, LSCSW
10000 W. 75th St., Suite 200
Shawnee Mission, KS 66204
(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.
Elder Abuse and Neglect Hotline
1 (800) 677-1116
Sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging. A nationwide service to find local services for seniors
Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri & Kansas
Esrey Mediation, LLC
(Private non-attorney mediation service
resolves complex, emotional,
or challenging issues/disputes
without litigation in a sane, sensible,
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
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.
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.
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.
KC Lift & Elevator
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.
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
Medicare – Official U.S. Government site
Medicare Health Insurance Counseling (CLAIM)
1 (800) 390-3330
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
Missouri Assistive Technology
(816) 655-6700 or 1 (800) 647-8557- Main line
(816)655-6711 or 1 (800) 647-8558 TTY
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
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?
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
National Council on Aging
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
Platte County Senior Fund
Platte County Resource Center
11724 NW Plaza Circle, suite 600
Kansas City, MO 64153
Prescription Drop-off Locations
Find a location near you to dispose of unwanted medications by clicking here:
Pill Drop-off Sites
Helps find seniors a home to love.
Free website for searching, comparing and finding care.
Partner with Family Caregiver Alliance
8620 N Green Hills Road
Kansas City, MO 64154
You can apply for benefits, see if you qualify for benefits, get a replacement Medicare card, and more.
The Whole Person
Connecting people with disabilities to the resources they need.
Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc.
Turning Point – the Center for Hope and Healing
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Visiting Physicians Association
Find a volunteer opportunity in your area.
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