The Nebraska State Unit on Aging contracts with local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) to provide free services that allow people to remain in their homes. Services include congregate and home-delivered meals, evidence-based health information, nutrition education, in-home assistance, social outreach, legal services, transportation, longterm care ombudsman assistance and more, and are available to residents 60 years and older, persons with a disability and caregivers.
The ADRC is a resource for family, friends, caregivers and providers to get information about long-term services and supports for older adults and persons with disabilities. It’s a collaborative effort between local aging and disability organizations to form a “one-stop shop” for helpful resources and programs.
The Nebraska Caregiver Coalition is a group of statewide organizations advocating for caregivers. It aims to raise awareness and address the issues family caregivers in Nebraska face. It also provides support and education for family caregivers.
Respite services can provide a much needed temporary break from the often-exhausting challenges faced by family caregivers. The Lifespan Respite Program serves eligible people of all ages and disabilities or healthcare conditions who meet certain tests, including income and disability tests.
The NATP provides accessible public transportation for all, especially older adults, people with disabilities and anyone who would otherwise be without affordable transportation. The NATP represents rural transit systems and the four urban systems in Nebraska: Grand Island’s CRANE Public Transit, Lincoln’s StarTran, City of Bellevue Specialized Transportation Service and Omaha’s Metro Area Transit
The VA offers a number of services for veterans and their caregivers. One of its main programs is the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC), which can provide caregivers of eligible veterans with resources, education, support, a financial stipend, health insurance and beneficiary travel.
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