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resources - something that can be used for support or help, such as organizations, people, or information.
If you call the hotline you can get a list of resources that you can use to help your family.
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Alzheimer's Association -The Alzheimer's Association is the first and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer's diease. 
For information on the Alzheimer's Association go to and find an office near you or call their helpline anytime day or night at 1.800.272.3900.
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social service agencies
– agencies that provide services such as counseling, hospice, and home care and other services for children, families, and elders.
Have you checked with your local social service agency to see if they can help you find good home care for your father?
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Councils on Aging
- Councils on Aging (COAs) are local volunteer organizations that offer information and direct services to seniors, their caregivers, and other people with aging issues.
Mohamed, you can go to the council on aging in your town to find an exercise class for seniors that your father could attend.
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case manager
- a person, usually a social worker or nurse, who helps to coordinate the services needed for a patient with serious illness, usually while living at home.
We were so thankful that our father's case manager was able to help us figure out what to do and who we needed to contact so we could get help for him while we are at work. 
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home health aides
- persons who assist ill, elderly, or disabled persons in the home, carrying out personal care.
My home health aide has helped me to live on my own.
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day activity programs
–  programs for older adults with disabilities needing assistance during the day but who do not require complete nursing care. These programs generally offer social and therapeutic activities to participants.
Your mother can go to a stimulating day activity program. This might slow down the decline in her mental and physical condition.
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– an adjective relating to the diseases, medical care, and treatment specific to elderly people.
The geriatric nurse plans on contacting a geriatric social worker to come and talk with the family about their elderly father's treatment.
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assisted living facility
- a facility that is used by people who are not able to live on their own, but do not need the level of care that a nursing home offers.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith, it sounds like it is difficult for you to take care of your house the way that you'd like to. Have you thought about the possibility of moving to an assisted living facility so you wouldn't have to worry about that?
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nursing home
- a place of residence for people, usually elderly, who require constant medical care.
Bob, I called to tell you that the staff at mother's assisted living facility says that they want to move her to a nursing home because she requires more help than they can give.
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