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Searching for elder care services and more? Check out these resources.

UK does not endorse any of the providers in this list. We provide these listings to support caregivers in their efforts.

Accessible Home Care - What to Ask Your Home Care Company

Learn more here.


Alzheimer's Association

Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association advances research to end Alzheimer's and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease.

24/7 Hotline: (800) 272-3900 

The Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association provides service and education to 125 counties across greater Kentucky and southern Indiana. Check out the 10 ways to help a family living with Alzheimer's.

Lexington office: (859) 266-5283

Area Agencies on Aging

Find an Area Agency on Aging in your area.

Phone: 202-872-0888 


Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living

The Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living will promote and provide for the development of community based systems of care which include: planning, access and delivery of services, coordination of activities and programs, as well as advocacy on behalf of and education for older persons, disabled individuals and caregivers in the communities of the Bluegrass. 

Phone: (859) 266-1116

Bluegrass Care Navigators

Whatever challenges you face with a serious illness, Bluegrass Care Navigators guides and provides the right care to improve comfort, quality of life and peace of mind. 

Phone: (855) 492-0812

Bluegrass Elder Abuse Prevention Council

The mission of the Bluegrass Elder Abuse Prevention Council is to aid in the prevention of elder abuse through community education and identifying those at risk. 
Kentucky Adult Protective Services Hotline: 1-800-752-6200 or 1-877-597-2331

Caregiving Club Reading List and AgingCare Reading List

Learn about caregiving through the Caregiving Club Reading List and the AgingCare Reading List.

Caregiving Club realizes that caregivers have precious little time to read, but it felt compelled to create reading lists for caregivers. You may only read a chapter at a time or pick up the book once your caregiving is done. Or if you have not yet stepped into the caregiving spotlight you may read one of these books to help you prepare to care.

Caregiving Through Love, Life & Death

Learn how to start the conversation about end of life care.

Dementia Bill of Rights courtesy of The Best Friends Program

View the PDF here.

God's Pantry Food Bank - Commodity Supplemental Food Program

God's Pantry works to improve the health of elderly people at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods such as juice, cereal, milk, pasta or rice, peanut butter, canned meat, canned fruits and vegetables, and fresh produce.


Phone: 859-255-6592

iKnow Expo

The iKnow Expo is a free event for people of all ages and life stages. It empowers us with information about the services, resources, and support available to make the rest of life the best of life.

iTN Bluegrass

iTN Bluegrass provides transportation to seniors and people with visual impairments.

Phone: (859) 252-8665

Lexington-Fayette County Government Aging Services

Lexington-Fayette County Government Aging Services program sites include the Lexington Senior Center, Bell House, Charles Young Center and the Black and Williams Center. Their mission is to serve the seniors in the community by creating an atmosphere that acknowledges the value of human life, individually and collectively and affirms the dignity and self-worth of older adults. 

Phone: 859-278-6072

Nursing Home Compare

Nursing Home Compare has detailed information about every Medicre and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country.  

Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass

The mission of The Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass, Inc. is to improve the quality of care for residents of long-term care facilities. These are nursing homes, family care homes, and personal care homes. 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers courses for adults age 50 and over.

UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

The mission of the SBCoA is to improve the health of the elderly in Kentucky and beyond through research dedicated to understanding the aging process and age-related brain diseases, and education, outreach and clinical programs that promote healthy brain aging.


June 27, 2024

Six Things to consider after receiving a critical diagnosis

After you or a loved one receives a critical diagnosis, including but not limited to Alzheimer’s or any other type of dementia, your world will feel upside down. Shock, anger, fear and grief are all common emotions. Give yourself time and space to work through it and process the news. There is no right or wrong way to react; everyone will respond differently. As the shock wears off you will start thinking about what’s next. What can you do to prepare for the challenges ahead?  What can you do to stay in control of your future?  

May 29, 2024

Caring for yourself when caring for others

Instead of writing a blog for this month’s newsletter we’re mixing it up and revisiting an interview I did with UK Health & Wellness titled Caring for Yourself  When Caring for Others, recorded in September 2020. It’s as timely now as it was then. Self-care is important.

April 30, 2024

Four aging safety issues to consider

We all experience changes in our physical and mental abilities as we age; it’s just part of the circle of life. And just as our abilities are changing our older loved ones’ abilities are changing too. It’s important to check in with our older loved ones to look for these changes, but sometimes a phone call or text just doesn’t do it. It’s important to be there in person and spend time with them. It gives you the chance to get a peek into their world; a chance to see for yourself how they are coping with the onset of aging.

April 16, 2024

Annual period for employees to convert temporary disability leave to vacation leave now available through April 30

The annual period for University of Kentucky employees to convert their temporary disability leave (TDL) to additional vacation leave (VL) is now available through April 30.   Employees may request conversion of TDL hours to additional vacation leave through Employee Self Service in myUK. Employees should log into myUK, access Employee Self Service and select Working Time and Leave Requests.    

Elder care

As you navigate your way through issues involved in caring for an elderly loved one, our elder care specialist is here to support you and save you time.

Contact our office

Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
(859) 218-0457
106 Scovell Hall