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Aging / Elderly Resource Directory

Florida Department of Health - Hillsborough County

State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs provides most direct services through its Division of Statewide Community-Based Services, which works through the state’s eleven Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers to deliver essential services to a vital segment of the population. The Department also directly administers a wide range of programs, ranging from the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Office of Public and Professional Guardians, and Communities for a Lifetime to SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) and CARES (Comprehensive Assessment and Review for Long-Term Care Services)

Alcohol Rehab Help is an informational web guide created for people struggling with alcohol use disorders (AUD) and co-occurring mental health disorders. More than 10 percent of all hospital admissions among the elderly are linked to drug and alcohol use. It’s estimated that more than half of all nursing home residents have alcohol-related problems. is the leading online destination for those seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones.

Drug Rehab USA - Alcohol And Drug Rehab Centers For Seniors Or Older Adults Florida
Substance Use Disorders in older adults is often overlooked, but treatment must address their unique age-related care needs. Many seniors think it’s “too late” or “not worth it” to seek treatment and many have a hard time even admitting they have a problem. Treatment must provide a supportive and affirming environment to help them more readily embrace the care process. While alcohol use disorder is the most common type of addiction issue in older adults, many also struggle with prescription drugs, like opioids and benzodiazepines (benzos), that they take as part of the aging process.

Federal and State Nursing Home & Assisted Living Regulations
Deciding where to spend the golden years is one of the most important decisions anyone will make, and it’s important to know that each state classifies assisted living and nursing homes in a different way, and each state has different rules and regulations to follow to ensure senior health. This guide has detailed information for all 50 states about topics like how each state defines assisted living, admission and retention policies, square feet requirements, and so on.

Senior Connection Center is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to help older adults and persons with disabilities live with independence and dignity. We achieve this by connecting seniors and their caregivers to the community resources, programs and services they need.

Substance Abuse & Addiction in the Elderly
The Addiction Group is dedicated to help individuals (especially seniors) suffering from substance abuse and prevent new cases through credible information and spreading awareness to as many as we can reach. Every fact-based piece of content is written by journalists or medical professionals.

Substance Abuse Among Older Adults: Facts And Resources per

Top 59 Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers In Florida per

Vision Center is an informational web guide created for those seeking LASIK eye surgery and other cosmetic vision correction options. Topics include but are not limited to Aging and Eyesight and Presbyopia (Age-Related Farsightedness) & Seniors.