Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) inUtah reach all geographic areas of the state through twelve AAAs. The goal is to provide services that allow people who are 60 and\or older to remain independent. The AAAs offer a wide variety of home and community-based services. Click here to find an agency near you. Centers for Independent Living in Utah is served by six Centers for Independent Living (CILs), that work to assure that people with disabilities have physical and programmatic access to housing, employment, transportation, recreation, health, and social services. Click hereto find a center near you. Navigating Your Rights presented by the Utah Division of Aging and Adult Services, ‘Navigating your Rights’ is a highly practical and straight-talking book that navigates Utahns 55 and older, through important legal topics. You will discover how to choose a quality long-term care facility, express your end-of-life wishes, prepare a will, and much more. Click here for the website link. National 2-1-1 Information and Referral is a free information and referral service for health, human and community services throughout the state of Utah. Dial 2-1-1 for information about services in your community. Call the 2-1-1 Information & Assistance/Referral (I&A/R) staff Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 2-1-1 staff are knowledgeable and undergo extensive training about issues and resources for people and their families who are aging or have a disability. I&A/R staff provide help over the phone, as well as online at 211utah.org. Utah Caregiver Alliance The Utah Caregiver Alliance was formed to develop and support an effective network of caregiver resources to bring quality and strength-based services to all Utah communities. Click here for their website. Utah Commission on Aging In 2005, the Utah legislature created The Commission on Aging within the Governor's office and began to address how state government and the private sector can prepare for the wave of aging individuals that began in 2006 when the oldest baby boomers turned 60. The Commission is housed at the University of Utah Center on Aging, and is working with State departments and local agencies to assure that all aspects of aging individuals' lives are considered. Click here for their website. Utah Office of Public Guardianship is the state agency responsible for public guardianship and conservator ship services for persons with incapacities and without any other person to serve as their guardian or conservator. Click here for their website. Utah State Courts offers self-help information about guardianship, protection from abuse and many additional resources. Click here for their website. Utah Department of Veteran and Military Affairs (UDVMA) assists former and present members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their dependents in numerous capacities, This includes the preparing of claims for and securing compensation, hospitalization, education, vocational training, and other benefits or privileges which Veterans and our current armed forces may be entitled to under Federal or State Law, or regulation, by reason of their military service. Click here for their website.
Veteran Administration Resources
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website provides information on benefits and services available to Veterans, dependents, and survivors. Click here for their website. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Rural Health has developed information and support for in-home dementia caregivers. This educational series is designed to aid caregivers who are helping a loved one suffering from dementia including home safety, legal matters, dealing with problem behaviors and learning relaxation techniques. Click here for their website. National VA Caregiver Support Line provides information on VA/ community caregiver support resources and "warm" referral to dedicated Caregiver Support Coordinators located in every VA Medical Center; emotional support for the caregiver is an integral component of this service. The National Caregiver Support Line is also available to respond to inquiries about the caregiver benefits associated with Public Law 111-163, Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010.
The support line is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time, the Toll-Free number is 1-855-260-3274.