A question frequently asked by those working caregiver jobs and their clients is this - how do I find out what government services and benefits seniors may qualify for? The answer - elderly citizens can access state-provided services through the Area Agency on Aging (AAA), provided through each state’s Department on Aging. The Area Agencies on Aging come out of an amendment to the Older Americans Act (OAA), which localizes elder services and programs. Simply put, there is an Area Agency on Aging specific to every county and that location is in charge of implementing any programs and services that are available to seniors within that specific area.
Some of the benefits for seniors provided through the AAA include:
Assistance with senior benefits programs
Home and community services
Prescription Drug Programs
Healthy Aging Programs
To find your local AAA office, simply select your state. You'll be taken away from this website and directly to the State website to learn more.