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Community Care for the Elderly provides community-based services to assist seniors aged 60 and older. Case Management is a method used by professionals who work with elders in need of services. They work with the elder and their families to evaluate needs, develop a plan of care and coordinate services to maintain the elder's well-being. You can look in the Yellow Pages or in the Community Directory section of the telephone book for local resources that provide services to elders, those with certain disease conditions or disabilities and people who need transportation. There are support groups for caregivers, those in grief, or with abuse issues. Eligible clients may receive a wide range of goods and services, including: adult day care, adult day health care, case management, case aide, chore, companionship, consumable medical supplies, counseling, escort, emergency alert response, emergency home repair, home-delivered meals, home health aide, homemaker, home nursing, information and referral, legal assistance, material aid, medical therapeutic services, personal care, respite, shopping assistance, transportation, and other community-based services. The total cost of senior care for any family depends on the length of time for which care is required. Medicare, Medicaid and health insurance rarely pay for the costs, long term care insurance might, but most often this is an out-of-pocket cost. The following 4 agencies offer services to meet the needs of seniors, including community resources for elderly abuse. I. The U.S. Administration on Aging is a government agency can be found in communities across the United States. II. Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly provides information on crimes and abuse committed against the elderly. III. The National Center on Elder Abuse offers a helpline for those being abused or for caregivers that suspect abuse on their loved ones. IV. Financial Protection Network provides information on

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