There are many community resources in the Kansas City area and nationally.
Below are some
helpful links to websites and publications.
Many types of scams exist, but they all have one thing in common: They're all designed to con people into revealing their personal information or handing over their money. Some scans are easy to see through, but others can be difficult to catch. That's why it's important to learn how to recognize a scam and what to do if you think you've been targeted by or fallen victim to a financial scam.
Kansas City's Medicine Cabinet
Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet which began in July 2005 as a program of Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation, steps in to provide short-term emergency medical assistance for those in need in metropolitan Kansas City. For people on limited incomes, an unexpected medical expense can become an emergency, and being unable to afford needed care may impact an existing medical condition, reduce job opportunities and diminish quality of life.
Seniors Blue Book
Seniors Blue Book is Kansas City's most trusted senior resource guide for Assisted Living | In-Home Care | Retirement Communities | Home Health Care | Skilled Nursing | Legal & Finance | Medicare - Medicaid | Memory Care | Hospice | 55+ Independent Living | Community | Health & Medical | and much more!
Link for Care
Link for Care is a free online resource to search a variety of services in the greater Kansas City area. There are over 9 counties, 119 cities, and 50 transportation services with a total of over 1400 services listed. Shepherd’s Center Central partners with University of Kansas, Landon Center on Aging to provide phone support for the website.
CARE for the FAMILY CAREGIVER: A Place to Start – This booklet is designed to give you an overview of the basic aspects and issues involved with caregiving. It is not an exhaustive report on the subject. Rather, it provides basic information about many important and universal aspects of caregiving.
www.helenemmott.com – Helen Emmott is a registered nurse, caregiver and author. Her book, website and blog can be a great resource for any caregiver.
KCP&L Economic Relief Pilot Program – Helps ease the pain of monthly bills and provide help to budget customers’ monthly expenses. For Missouri customers only, the program provides those with an income at or below 200% of the current federal poverty level with a credit of up to $65 per month, for a maximum of 12 consecutive months, if you qualify.
Elder Abuse and Scam Reporting
Financial scams and abuses that target older people are happening more and more.
This hotline is a free resource created by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office for Victims of Crime for people to report fraud against anyone age 60 or older.
9200 Ward Parkway, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64114
Our Mission is to support, celebrate and empower older adults, fostering independence and connection.
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