Texas Health and Human Services contracts with local area agencies on aging (AAAs) across the state to provide services to anyone 60 and older – and their caregivers – to access these types of services:
- Finding and accessing community resources, programs and services
- Understanding Medicare and other federal benefits
- Coordinating short-term services for people who are recuperating at home after a health care crisis
- Providing support to people who care for an older person or someone with a disability
- Educating people and offering advice about insurance issues, benefits and consumer problems
- Providing meals at home or in group settings
Who Can Get Help?
If you are age 60 or older or care for a person who is older, AAA services may be for you. Help also may be available to grandparents who are raising grandchildren.
Priority is given to people with the greatest economic and social need. This group includes:
- People who are minorities with low incomes
- People who live in rural areas
- People with limited English proficiency
- People with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders
- People at risk of being placed in a nursing home or other long-term care facility
Where Do I Call to Get These Services?
Call 1-800-252-9240 to be connected to the AAA in your area.