The Johnson County AAA offers help caregivers in two ways: programs that directly support the care recipient (and reduce the amount of work on the caregiver), and programs specifically designed for caregivers such as support groups, education, and information. The Caregiver Resources page in the Aging and Accessibility Directory lists places and organizations where caregivers can get help.
The Caregiver Assistance News
Free newsletter published once a month with tips and articles on aspects of caregiving for an elder. Learn more at the Johnson County AAA Caregiver Support web page.
Legal service is offered to Johnson County (KS) residents age 60 and older. You can speak with a lawyer regarding housing, social security, Medicare/Medicaid, powers of attorney, living wills, and other elder-related topics.
Lawyers are available only a few days each month. An appointment is required, and appointments are conducted in Roeland Park (Roeland Park Community Center), Overland Park (Matt Ross Community Center), and Olathe (Sunset Drive Office Building). To make your appointment, see the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging Legal Services page.
Counseling about Health Insurance
If you have questions about Medicare and related insurance plans, specially trained community volunteers are available to help you work through the details. This is the SHICK program: Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas. They can help you identify the plan that is best for you. The knowledgeable volunteers can also provide help in finding ways to reduce the cost of your prescription medications. See the SHICK page for more information.