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Resources: Area Agencies on Aging


Every county has an "area agency on aging" which offers information and referral to hospice and support groups, mental health care, community-based long term care, home delivered meals, caregiver support programs and other services.


PENNSYLVANIA


Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

 

642 North Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19130

Senior Helpline: (215) 765-9040

TDD (215) 765-9041


The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging offers information and referral to Hospice and support groups, community based long-term care, senior centers, home delivered meals, family caregiver support programs in home support programs and many other services.

 

Bucks County Area Agency on Aging

30 E. Oakland Ave.

Doylestown, PA 18901

(215) 348-0510


Chester County Department of Aging Services

601 Westtown Road

Suite 130

West Chester, PA 19380

(610)344-6350


Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging

(610) 490-1300 or toll free

1-800-416-4504


Montgomery County Office of Aging and Adult Services

(610) 278-3601

Information on caregiver resources and support groups can also be found on the Montgomery County site.


NEW JERSEY


New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

PO Box 360

Trenton, NJ 08625

(609)292-7837

Caregiver NJ - A newly launched website designed for caregivers provides basic information regarding a variety of caregiving situations, resources and services available in New Jersey to assist caregivers and helps with searches for services and resources by county.

PO Box 360

Trenton NJ 08625

Toll-free in NJ: (800)367-6543


New Jersey Area Agencies on Aging - Each of New Jersey's counties has an agency to serve as the primary entity responsible for developing comprehensive, coordinated systems of community-based services for older adults.


DELAWARE


Delaware Health and Social Services


Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities

The Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD) carries out a broad range of activities to assist older persons and adults with physical disabilities. The Division provides the Adult Protective Services Program, Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, Community Services Program, Delaware Medicare Fraud Alert Program, Delaware Money Management Program, and Joining Generations. In addition, the Division provides services such as information and assistance, caregiver support and health promotion. The Division also contracts with agencies around the State to provide many home and community-based services and advocates on behalf of older persons and adults with physical disabilities to create a broader awareness of the needs of these populations within Delaware.


CARE Delaware - Assistance for caregivers includes needs assessment and care planning, organization of support groups and caregiver training, respite care, and community-based caregiver resource centers.

New Castle County: (302) 453-3820

Kent/Sussex Counties: (302) 422-1386