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DHSS Press Release

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Cell 302-357-7498

Date: September 29, 2011


Search for and Find Aging and Disability Resources

NEW CASTLE, DE (Sept. 26, 2011) - The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services through its Delaware Aging & Disability Resource Center has launched a dedicated website - to help Delawareans find aging and disability services in each county.

The resource center, which is operated by the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities, was established in October 2010 through a grant from the Administration on Aging. It is part of a nationwide network of resource centers.

The new website helps people search by county for such services as home modifications, personal care, respite, home-delivered meals, durable medical equipment, case management and assisted living. It also provides information on service providers such as adult day care, caregiver support services, financial assistance, health services, physical therapy, transportation, support groups and many more.

"For Delawareans facing a future after retirement and for those with disabilities, they want a high quality of life that allows them to remain fully engaged within their community. The Delaware Aging & Disability Resource Center and its new website offer information and counseling to help many citizens remain in their homes and connected with their communities," DHSS Secretary Rita M. Landgraf said.

The Delaware Aging & Disability Resource Center is a one-stop access point to help people navigate through the choices and decisions they face, and to find the services they need. In addition to the new website, the center features: