Did You Know?
Cost to employers for employees who are also caregivers is $29 billion per year or about $3,200 per every employed caregiver as a result of increased leaves of absence, reduced hours and increased health/mental health costs.
89% of Baby Boomers state they want to ‘age in place’ in the same community where they raised their family, worked and retired.
Information & Assistance
To contact an elder care specialist at Senior Resources call: (231) 739-5858 or Toll Free: 1-800-442-0054
www.CALL-211.org This website contains an extensive database of regional community health and human services. Call specialists can be reached 24/7 to answer questions about available services for people of all ages. Simply dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-442-0054.
www.eldercare.gov This website is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. It serves as your first step to finding resources for older adults in any U.S. community. Toll Free 1-800-677-1116
www.GovBenefits.gov This is referred to as the official website of the U.S. government with information on over 1,000 benefit programs.
www.Medicare.gov This is a user friendly website specifically for Medicare beneficiaries.
www.michigan.gov/miseniors The Michigan Office of Services to the Aging is your state resource for information on aging in Michigan. If you're an older adult, family member, or caregiver, here you can easily find and be referred to community programs available in your local area.
www.safeseniors.infoThe Tri-County Protection Team, a group of professionals from Muskegon, Oceana & Ottawa Counties that work to protect disabled & elderly people against abuse, exploitation & neglect, have created a website to provide info and resources to protect seniors.