Facts & Numbers
- In the 2012 U.S. Census brief, there were an estimated 12.4 million Veterans age 65 or older.
- In California, Veterans age 55 or older represent about 69% (~1.18 million) of the Veteran population with approximately 25% age 75+.
- More than 39 million people in the U.S. are age 65 or older including 2.4 million who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).
Local, State & National Resources
Assisted Living in Sacramento
The Assisted Living Research Institute is passionate about connecting seniors and their loved ones with supportive assisted living communities that offer the care and services that allow older adults to age gracefully and independently.
California Department of Aging
Aging & Adult Info Line: 1-800-510-2020
Provides solutions for older adults, individuals with chronic health challenges, and neuro-diverse children/adults and their families. Elder Options works with clients/families to ensure a life lived fully every day. Serves all of the Sacramento Region from Placerville, South Lake Tahoe, and Folsom.
A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families.
Learn how the health care law affects you at HealthCare.gov – the official site of the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Marketplace is a new way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. With one application, you can see all your options and enroll.
Provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. Medicaid is administered by states, according to federal requirements and is funded jointly by states and the federal government.
The federal health insurance program for people 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with end-stage renal disease.
Social Security has provided financial protection for our nation’s people for over 80 years. Chances are, you either receive Social Security benefits or know someone who does. With retirement, disability, and survivors benefits, Social Security is one of the most successful anti-poverty programs in our nation’s history.
- Veterans Homes of California
CalVet offers long-term care to California veterans who are aged or disabled and, under certain circumstances, to spouses and domestic partners of veterans. These services are provided at eight Veterans Homes throughout the state, as far north as Redding and as far south as Chula Vista. CalVet’s oldest home, built in 1884, is in Yountville in the Napa Valley. Its newest homes opened in 2013 in Fresno and Redding.
Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits & Health Care
- Aid & Attendance (A&A)
Increased monthly pension amount paid if you require help with daily functions, are bedridden; are a patient in a nursing home; or if your eyesight is limited to a corrected 5/200 visual acuity or less in both eyes or concentric contraction of the visual field to 5 degrees or less.
An increased monthly pension amount paid if you are substantially confined to your immediate premises because of a permanent disability.
- Geriatrics & Extended Care Program
- Long Term Care
- Home Based and Community Services:
Adult Day Health Care (ADHC), Home Based Primary Care (HBPC), Homemaker/Home Health Aid (H/HHA) Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Respite Care, Skilled Home Health Care, Remote Monitoring Care, and Veteran-Directed Care.
- Nursing Home and Residential Care: Assisted Living, Community Nursing Homes, Community Residential Care, Medical Foster Homes, State Veterans Homes, and VA Community Living Centers.
- Geriatrics Research
🌈 National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
The country’s first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults.
🌈 SAGE: Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders
A national advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBT elders since 1978. SAGE builds welcoming communities and keeps LGBT elders’ issues in the national conversation to ensure a fulfilling future for all LGBT people.
Senior Living in California
This resource provides a comprehensive directory of more than 3,588 assisted living communities statewide for photos and information about amenities, costs and more.
🌈 Wisdom Project = LGBT Elders
Support network to LGBTQ+ elders and allies, which hosts monthly meetings and regular social events.