New Hampshire Agency on Aging assistance programs
Seniors who need assistance in New Hampshire can contact an Agency on Aging office listed below. The non-profit centers can direct individuals to government programs and they may be able to offer some direct assistance. This is for elderly and senior citizens that meet qualifications. Specialists, volunteers, and other professionals who are affiliated with these New Hampshire centers can provide help and guidance.
Receive information on your medical bills, fraud prevention, and other support from the New Hampshire Senior Medicare Patrol Project. Most of the services and information provided is offered at no cost. It can allow people to protect themselves and the overall federal government Medicare program from abuse, fraud, and waste. There can even be cash bonuses paid out to seniors who report valid instances of fraud that occurs in New Hampshire.
Meals on Wheels is offered in some New Hampshire towns, counties, and communities. What the program does is it delivers free or low cost hot meals to the elderly and homebound senior citizens who are unable to shop or cook food for themselves. Many Agency on Aging offices help coordinate this service, often in partnership with local non-profits, charities, and churches. Meals tend to be delivered seven days per week, with frozen food offered for the weekend. A minimal fee may be required from the recipient.
Caregiver Respite Programs are available from a variety of services that are coordinated by the Office for Aging. It can provide relief, a break, and other support to the caregiver. Some of the other state or federal programs that offer respite include Expanded In-home Services for the Elderly (EISEP), Adult Day Care, and The Senior Citizen Helpers Program.
The NH Family Caregiver Support Program partners with ServiceLink as well as the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services. Resources provide individual counseling and access to support groups, education and training to help develop care giving skills, information about community programs and local resources, and also help in identifying options and accessing local non-profit providers.
These various resources can help caregivers and their immediate families meet the daily challenge of caring for an elderly or disabled spouse or relative. Respite services provide qualified family members with time to pursue personal interests, run errands and allows them an opportunity for a break from the demands of caring for someone else. Other support offered includes chore services, assistive equipment, transportation services, and home modifications. Call ServiceLink at 1-866-634-9412, or your local agency on aging office.
The Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services can help people live as independently as possible in safety and also with dignity. Services offered from the state range from transportation assistance, home care, meals on wheels, assisted living to nursing home care, and case management, and information on heating bill programs such as LIHEAP.
A number of other case management, social services, and emergency assistance is offered from ServiceLink. Additional examples include Long Term Care-Nursing home and community based care, Transportation assistance, Information and assistance regarding Medicare and Medicaid, and details on prescription drug saving plans.
Locations of Aging centers in New Hampshire
ServiceLink Resource Center of Belknap County, 67 Water Street, Suite 105, Laconia, 3246 New Hampshire, dial (866) 634-9412
ServiceLink Resource Center of Carroll County, main address is 448 White Mountain Highway, Chocurua, 3817 New Hampshire, dial (866) 634-9412 or (603) 323-9394
Cheshire County is supported by ServiceLink Resource Center of the Monadnock Region, 105 Castle St., Keene, 3431 New Hampshire, main phone number is (866) 634-9412
ServiceLink Resource Center of Coos County, location is 610 Sullivan St. Suite 6, Berlin, 3570 New Hampshire, main number is (866) 634-9412 or call (603) 752-6407
Grafton County, including Littleton, aging office is at 10 Campbell St. PO Box 433, Lebanon, 3766 New Hampshire, main phone (866) 634-9412.
ServiceLink Resource Center of Hillsborough County and Nashua supports senior citizens and the elderly in that region. Main address is 555 Auburn St., Manchester, 3103 New Hampshire, call (866) 634-9412.
ServiceLink Resource Center of Merrimack County, main address: 2 Industrial Park Drive, PO Box 1016, Concord, 03302-1016 New Hampshire. Call (603) 228-6625
Rockingham County and Salem residents can stop by a center at 270 West Rd. Unit 1A, Portsmouth, 3801 New Hampshire, (603) 334-6594
ServiceLink Resource Center of Strafford County, 1 Wakefield St., Suite 306, Rochester, 3867 New Hampshire, (603) 332-7398
Sullivan County ServiceLink Resource Center is based at 1 Pleasant St. Suite 105, Claremont, 3743 New Hampshire, main phone (603) 542-5177