Home Health Community Resources

GENERAL INFORMATION

NATIONAL DIRECTORY OF HOME MODIFICATION AND REPAIR RESOURCES

http://www.homemods.org/

Clearinghouse on home modification to equip professionals and consumers with a comprehensive inventory of resources.

SOCIAL SECURITY ONLINE

https://www.ssa.gov/

The official Web site of the Social Security Administration.

HEALTH & MEDICAL RESOURCES

ALLENTOWN PM OUTPATIENT CLINIC

Address: 3110 Hamilton Boulevard, Allentown, PA 18103

Phone: 484-225-4323

MEDLINE

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

The world’s most extensive collection of published medical information, coordinated by the National Library of Medicine. Originally designed primarily for health professionals and researchers, MEDLINE is also valuable for students and for those seeking more specific information about health conditions, research and treatment.

 

THE CENTER FOR VISION LOSS

http://www.centerforvisionloss.org

Address: 845 W. Wyoming Street, Allentown, 18103

Phone: 610-433-6018

AIR CARE ALLIANCE

mail@aircareall.org

Phone: 918-745-0384, or Toll-Free 888-260-9707

National association of pilots that provide free air transportation of patients and a family member for medical services too far away to drive. Service typically reserved for those with a medical need.

 

DEAFWORKS

http://www.deafworks.com

Products for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing.

 

LEHIGH-NORTHAMPTON COUNSELING SERVICE FOR THE DEAF

Phone: 610-434-3536

RESOURCES FOR VETERANS

LEHIGH COUNTY VETERANS AFFAIRS

Phone: 610-782-3295

Address: 17 S. 7th Street, Allentown, PA 18101

 

LEHIGH VALLEY MILITARY AFFAIRS COUNCIL

Phone: 484-788-0196

 

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY OFFICE OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Phone: 610-559-3199

Address: 45 N. 2nd St., Room 101 Easton, PA 18042

 

GOVERNOR’S VETERANS OUTREACH

Phone: 610-437-5627

Address: 1601 Union Boulevard, Allentown, PA 18109

 

DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS

Phone: 610-776-4303

VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

Toll-free at 1-800-827-1000

Health care is one of the primary benefits former military personnel are eligible for. You might even want to search for the Integrated Service Network closest to you, with special programs designed to increase access to care.

 

VA BENEFITS

Phone: 1-800-827-1000

 

DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS

Toll-free at 1-800-827-1000

The federal government provides a wide range of health, counseling, employment and financial services to assist former members of the armed forces. Use this website to find out about benefits your loved one may be eligible for, and the location of the Veterans Administration office nearest you.

RESOURCES FOR SENIORS

AAA OMBUDSMAN

The Ombudsman Program is designed to support and empower consumers by resolving individual complaints involving long-term care service, while working to improve and enhance the long-term care living system for the residents and their families.

Phone: 610-782-3034

Address: 17 South 7th Street, Allentown, PA 18101

 

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING

Phone: 610-559-3270

 

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY OFFICE OF SENIOR SERVICES

Phone: 570-622-310

 

BERKS COUNTY OFFICE ON AGING

Phone: 610-478-6500

 

CARBON COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING

Phone: 1-800-441-1315

 

LEHIGH COUNTY AGING

Phone: 610-782-3034

 

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION-COMMISSION ON LAW AND AGING:

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging.html

Elder law resources in your area

 

AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING

http://www.asaging.org/

Advocates for those who are aging and their caregivers

 

BROOKDALE CENTER ON AGING

http://www.brookdale.org/

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.

Find information here on living with dementia day-to-day. (Your loved one does not have to have Alzheimer’s for you to use these services. Although they focus on Alzheimer’s Disease, anyone dealing with dementia issues can participate.) In terms of services, the Alzheimer’s Association has a 24 hour helpline, and the ability to help you find appropriate housing for your loved one. From this website, you can find a local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association where there will likely be family support groups offered. As well, you can join their message boards and chat rooms for connecting with others online.

Phone: 610-838-2552

Toll-free, 24 hour helpline: 1-800-272-3900

Address: 399 Market Street, #102 Philadelphia, PA 19106

http://www.alz.org/index.asp

 

CARIE-CENTER FOR ADVOCACY FOR THE RIGHTS & INTEREST OF ELDERLY

Address: 100 S. Broad Street, Suite 1500 Philadelphia, PA 19110

 

ADMINISTRATION ON AGING

http://www.aoa.gov/

Information designed for Older Americans, their families and those concerned about providing the opportunities and services to enrich the lives of older persons and support their independence.

 

HEALTHY AGING FOR OLDER ADULTS

http://www.cdc.gov/aging/

Center for Disease Control – Critical knowledge gaps exist for responding to the health needs of older adults.

 

NIH SENIOR HEALTH HOME PAGE

https://nccih.nih.gov/node/6931

Older adults and the diverse activities they enjoy.

 

SENIOR CITIZEN’S RESOURCES

https://www.usa.gov/features/usagovs-guide-for-seniors

US governments site for general Seniors Citizen resources