PCOA has a wealth of resources for older adults in Pima County and their caregivers. A few of our most requested resource lists are provided below. Call our Helpline for additional resources, help, and information: (520) 790-7262.
Adult Day Healthcare: Adult Day Healthcare Programs provide stimulating, supportive environments for adults needing assistance with some activities of daily living. They also provide respite for caregivers. Call PCOA for other respite options.
ALTCS Simplified Guide: The Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) is Arizona’s version of Medicaid Long Term Care. Individuals must be both medically and financially eligible to qualify. PCOA offers a no-cost class on ALTCS the second Thursday of each month. Call us for more information or to sign up: (520) 790-7262.
Durable Medical Equipment: A few agencies in Tucson provide free or low-cost walkers, wheelchairs, grab bars, and other medical equipment to individuals in need. These agencies rely on donations, so items are subject to availability.
Emergency Alert Providers: Emergency Response devices can bring peace of mind to individuals who are prone to falls and their families by alerting a dispatcher or caregiver when a fall happens. Some companies offer medication reminders in addition to fall senors. GPS tracking capability is available with some models so they can be used anywhere.
Guide to Services 2016: PCOA’s Guide to Services is an index of services available to elderly and disabled residents in Pima County.
Home Delivered Meals for Pay: Grocery and meal delivery options are available for homebound adults who do not qualify for Meals on Wheels.
Housing of Interest to Seniors: Many apartment communities in Tucson are senior friendly or age-restricted.
Resources for Older Adults: Resources for Older Adults is a short summary of the types of services many seniors want or need at home as well as an overview of areas that many older adults may want to explore ahead of time.
Retirement and Assisted Living: Retirement and Assisted options in Pima County.
Home Health Questions: There are several agencies in Pima County offering home care services. Use these questions to help you select an agency that best suits your needs.
Subsidized and Low-Income Housing: Locate low-income housing opportunities in Pima County.
Transportation Resources: There are many options to choose from for individuals needing transportation to the doctor, grocery store, pharmacy, or church.
Hearing Loss Resources: This is a list of resources for low-income seniors in Pima County who have experienced hearing loss.
Dental Resources: Options for low-income seniors who need dental care.
Visual Impairment Resources There are several resources in Pima County for seniors who have impaired vision.
Senior Activities: There are many places in Pima County offering activities for seniors.
LGBTQ Resources: There are many places in Pima County offering resources for LGBTQ seniors.
Elder Care ABCs: Basic background information, helpful tips and community resources on various issues and health concerns for older adults.
Elder Care ABCs – Spanish: Basic background information, helpful tips and community resources on various issues and health concerns for older adults.
The Psychology of Aging: Healthy Minds, Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives. Enjoy this presentation by Dr. Lee Ryan, Professor and Head of the University of Arizona Psychology Department, which was presented by Dr. Ryan at PCOA’s 2015 Annual Meeting on June 17 at the Doubletree Hotel.
2016 PRIMEtime E-Edition: Check out pages of PRIMEtime, a special tab published by the Arizona Daily Star in October, with articles about PCOA programs and services. Download PRIMEtime by clicking on the image for the e-version.
Heidi Hamann, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology and Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona Dr. Hamann is a health psychologist whose research focuses on psychosocial and behavioral issues in cancer. As more individuals are successfully treated for cancer, it is important to address post-treatment issues and concerns. Dr. Hamman will discuss aspects […]