The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Its vision is to create a world without Alzheimer’s disease. The local Central Kansas Chapter offers support groups, education programs and books and videos. You can find out more about the Alzheimer’s Association by visiting its website.
The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. It leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fights for those affected by diabetes. Find out more about the American Diabetes Association by visiting its website.
The Arthritis Foundation is the largest national nonprofit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. The foundation helps people take control of arthritis by providing public health education; pursuing public policy and legislation; and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis. Find out more about the Arthritis Foundation by visiting its website.
Medicare is a national social insurance program administered by the federal government that guarantees access to health insurance for Americans ages 65 and older, some people under age 65 with certain disabilities and people of any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant). To find out more about Medicare and its many plans, visit its website.
The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients. If you are interested in learning more about the work of the National Cancer Institute, you may visit its website.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is an independent agency of the federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability and survivors’ benefits. To find out more about the Social Security Administration, you may visit its website.
The foundation offers advance directive documents and information to understand documents and their use. These documents and information are important to many of our elderly clients and their families when planning in-home services or a transition from home into a facility. Find out more about advanced directive by visiting its website.