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A List of Resources for Seniors and their Families

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Senior Navigator; A Virginia Navigator Website

Alzheimer’s Association  (Click on the “Local Resources” link to find your area chapter.)

About Assisted Living

Assisted living facilities differ in such details as number of residents, housing style, type of food service, extra amenities, and cost. Licensed facilities provide the basics of all meals, housekeeping, laundry, transportation to errands and appointments, recreational activities, and exercise and wellness programs. About Assisted Living helps consumers understand what “assisted living” while providing a directory for local facilities.

Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging aka Healthy Generations

Eldercare Connections (Fredericksburg, Va. area) is a leading resource for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents. They offer thousands of original articles, helpful tools, advice from more than 50 leading experts, a community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services.

Due to the long latency period of mesothelioma, approximately 20-50 years, about 80% of those who are diagnosed with this terrible disease are seniors. This organization works 1-on-1 with these individuals to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups.