TABLE: Care for the Elderly: Resources
ELDERCARE LOCATOR Sponsored by the National Association of Area
(800 677-1116) Agencies on Aging, this information line will
direct you to services in your parents' area.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION These private-care managers may perform a
OF PROFESSIONAL range of services for the elderly, from arranging
GERIATRIC CARE placement in a nursing home to helping balance
MANAGERS a checkbook. Their national trade group will
(602 881-8008) provide you with names.
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF This lawyer's association offers free materials
ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS on how to choose an estate planner or elder
(602 881-4005) law attorney.
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION Finds professionals to take over the burden
OF CLAIMS ASSISTANCE of health-insurance paperwork. One firm,
PROFESSIONALS Claims Security of America (800 400-4066),
(708 963-3500) offers free brochures on the service.