Resources for Family Caregivers

1st Choice Home Health and Hospice
Works closely with community services to provide continuity of care, including local physicians and other health care professionals.
159 E Redoubt Ave.
Soldotna, AK 99669
907-260-5959
http://www.1stchoicehomehealthcare.com/


Access Alaska
"Opening doors to independence for seniors and Alaskans with disabilities for more than two decades."

33880 Community College Drive
P.O. Box 484
Kenai, AK 99611
1-800-770-4488
(907) 262-4955
www.accessalaska.org


Alaska Aging and Disability Resource Center
Alaska's ADRC's connect seniors, people with disabilities, and caregivers with long-term supports of their choice. The ADRC network serves Alaskans statewide, regardless of age or income level, through regional sites.

ADRC's are part of a federal effort to help people more easily access the long-term supports available in their communities. That might include transportation, assistive technology, or in-home care.

The ADRC goal is to be a trusted resource. ADRC specialists counsel callers and visitors on long-term supports that fit their circumstances. People choose which services they'd like, then the ADRC specialists help people access those services.

The State of Alaska administers the ADRC grant through, and in partnership with, the regional sites.

The Kenai Peninsula's regional director is Lori Engler
47255 Princeton Ave., Ste. 8
Soldotna, AK 99669
(907) 262-6333

adrc@peninsulailc.org
http://www.peninsulailc.org/


Alaska Legal Services Corporation
Preference for seniors in social and economic need. Assistance available with housing, government benefits, wills, healthcare, other legal problems.
1-888-478-ALSC (2572)
http://www.alsc-law.org/


Alzheimer's Disease Resource Agency of Alaska
Statewide resources for seniors, caregivers, and professionals. Their mission is to unite with Alaskans affected by Alzheimer's disease and related disorders to ensure quality of life until a cure is found.
1750 Abbott Road
Anchorage, AK 99507
1-800-478-1080
http://www.kpnfcsp.org/http;//www.alzalaska.org


Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR)
A non-profit association that helps caregivers determine whether the person with Alzheimer's disease should still be driving.
1-877-529-1830
(828) 855-1623
http://www.aded.net/


Alzheimer's Foundation of America
A non-profit organization dedicated to optimal care and support through local member organizations.
1-866-AFA-8484
http://www.alzfdn.org/


Anchor Point Senior Center
Dinners every Thursday night at 5:30 pm, Friday night bingo at 7:00 p.m and a community breakfast every third Sunday from 9:00 am till noon.
P.O. Box 438
Anchor Point, AK 99556
1-907-235-7786
apsci@acsalaska.net


Caring for Your Parents
Help for families facing the practical and emotional challenges of caring for aging parents.
http://www.kpnfcsp.org/http;//www.pbs.org/wgbh/caringforyourparents


Division of Senior and Disabilities Services
3601 C. Street, Ste 310
Anchorage, AK
1-800-478-9996
http://www.kpnfcsp.org/http;//www.hss.state.ak.us/dsds


Eldercare Locator
A national, toll-free directory assistance public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging to help people locate services for the aging in every community throughout the United States.
1-800-677-1116
http://www.eldercare.gov/


Eldercare Online
"Beacon for people caring for aging loved ones. Whether you are caring for a spouse, parent, relative, friend or neighbor, we are committed to providing an online community where supportive peers and professionals help you improve quality of life for yourself and your elder."
http://www.ec-online.net/


Family Caregiver Alliance
A community based non-profit organization that addresses the needs of caregivers through national, state and local programs providing education, services, research and advocacy.
1-800-445-8106
(415) 434-3388
http://www.caregiver.org/


Family Caregivers Online
As a service of the Area Agencies on Aging, this site provides education and resources for caregivers of older adults. You will find fact sheets, worksheets, documents, legal forms and links, online education, and much more. Funded by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.
http://www.familycaregiversonline.com/


Frontier Community Services
Programs for developmentally disabilities, Early Intervention, FASD, Mental Health, and Senior Services.
43335 K-Beach Road, Ste 36
Soldotna, AK 99669
1-800-819-8194
(907) 262-6331
http://www.fcsonline.org/


Homer Senior Center
Congregate meals, home delivered meals, support and assistance for help with homemaking, Social Security, taxes, energy and weatherization, applications for assistance and property taxes. Assisted transportation, activities, recreational area, small library, game room, pool room, card games, scheduled activities.
3935 Svedlund
Homer, AK 99603
1-907-235-7655
http://www.homerseniors.com/


Hospice of the Central Peninsula
Breeavement services, palliative care, home visits, one-on-one phone support, support groups, scrapbooking.
P.O.box 2584
Soldotna, AK 99669
1-907-262-0453
http://www.hospiceofcentralpeninslua.com/


Independent Living Center
"Providing choice, independence, and quality of life for persons and families experiencing disability." Serving the Kenai Peninsula, Prince William Sound, and Kodiak Island.
47255 Princeton Ave. Ste 8
Soldotna, AK 99669
(907) 262-6333
http://www.kpnfcsp.org/http;//www.peninsulailc.org


Kenai Senior Center
Provides support services to individuals 60 years of age and older. Kenai Senior Services include: Congregate meals, home delivered meals, transportation, outreach, shopping assistance, telephone reassurance, health screening, volunteer opportunities, form completion, nutrition education, personal advocacy, escort services, information referral, home visits, recreational activities, arts/crafts, letter writing, physical fitness, hospital visits, caregivers support group monthly, and housing assistance.
361 Senior Court
(907) 283-4156
http://www.kpnfcsp.org/http;//www.ci.kenai.ak.us/seniorcenter.html


Kenaitze Indian Tribe Tyotkas Elder Services
"The Kenaitze Indian Tribe (KIT) Elder Service Program (Tyotkas) is an organization of the Tribal government whose intent is to provide services to the Elder citizens of the KIT Service area. The Tribe's Elder Services will serve those with the greatest economic and social needs. These needs include low income, frail and impaired elderly, the geographically and socially isolated. It is our intent to improve the quality of life for our Elders through fostering an environment of quality, dignity, and pride."

1104 Mission Avenue
Kenai, AK 99611
(907) 335-7802
http://www.kpnfcsp.org/http;//www.kenaitze.org/elders/indes.html


Nikiski Senior Center
Offers food box commodities, assisted and un-assisted transportation, activities, game nights on Fridays, grant programs for in-home care, chore, medicaid waiver, respite and chore.

P.O. Box 6973
Nikiski, AK 99635
907-776-7654

Nikiski Senior In-Home Care

Chore, Respite, Homemaker and Care Coordination services. Call their office at 776-7586.


Ninilchik Traditional Council
"The Ninilchik Tribe since time immemorial exists sovereign, distinct by culture, and possessing a unique relationship with the federal government. Prospering under a special form of leadership now embodied in the Ninilchik Traditional Council.

Its purpose is to promote the health, education, welfare and social well being of the Tribe, furthering their contribution to the larger society while securing their right to full participation in the political and economic future of the Tribe."

P.O. Box 39070
Ninilchik, AK 99639
(907) 567-3313
http://www.ninilchiktribe-nsn.gov/


Peninsula Community Health Services
Comprehensive community health center serving the central Kenai Peninsula, offering medical, dental and behavioral health services.
230 E. Marydale Ave.
(Cottonwood Health Center)
Soldotna, AK 99669
(907) 260-3691 Behavioral Health
(907) 262-3119 Medical
http://www.kpnfcsp.org/http;//www.pchsak.org


Qutekcak Native Tribe
Tribal organization of the Native Community of Seward, created to promote the unity, self-determination and empowerment of the members and other Native people residing on the Eastern Kenai Peninsula. Offers community access to general assistance, childcare assistance, heating/energy assistance, housing, scholarships, employment, job training, and sobriety gatherings. Elder activities include drum and dance group, heating/energy assistance, nutrition and food assistance, wellness programs and assistance, caregivers and cultural outreach.
221 Third Ave.
P.O. Box 1467
Seward, AK 99664
(907) 224-3118
http://www.kpnfcsp.org/http;//www.qutecak.net


Seaview Community Resources
"A non-profit multi-service agency for the people of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula. Our mission is to provide community based services that strengthen families, foster self-sufficiency, and enhance quality of life."
302 Railway Ave, P.O. Box 1045
Seward, AK 99664
1-888-224-5257
(907) 224-5257
www.seward.net/~seaview


Seldovia Village Tribe
"The Seldovia Village Tribe is a federally recognized Indian tribe which works to service its members and the communities of Kachemak Bay through many different programs."
Programs include: Health, Environmental, Social Service, Senior Meals, Housing, Scholarships.
P.O. Drawer L
Seldovia, AK 99663
(907) 234-7989
http://www.kpnfcsp.org/http;//www.svt.org


Seward Senior Center
Congregate meals, home delivered meals, transportation, weekly shopping, cable TV and VCR, books and magazines. Activities include internet access, crafts, bingo, quilting, jigsaw puzzles, piano, organ, field trips, library, movies, and much more. Health promotion includes line dancing, fitness basement, Wii activities, blood pressure checks, hearing aid check-ups, medical equipment loan closet, guest speakers, indoor walking and exercise classes.
P.O. Box 1195
Seward, AK 99664-1195
1-888-224-5604
(907) 224-5257
http://www.sewardseniors.org/


Soldotna Area Senior Citizens, Inc.
Quality programs and services for Soldotna, Funny River Road, and Ridgeway. Serves senior citizens aged 60 years and older. Services include congregate meals, home delivered meals,  assisted and unassisted transportation, caregivers support group twice a month, daily activities, wellness clinics, health community forums and independent senior housing
197 West Park Avenue
Soldotna, AK 99669
(907) 262-2322
mailto:solsctr@alaska.net


Sterling Senior Center
Congregate meals, home delivered meals, exercise group three days a week, Crafty Quilters twice a week, Bingo on the first and third Tuesday from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, cards once a week, choir practice Friday afternoons, Saturday activities, blood pressure checks, caregivers support group once a month. Small library, wi-fi and internet access.
34453 Sterling Highway
P.O. Box 154
Sterling, AK 99672
(907) 262-6808