Equality Toledo works to eliminate discrimination in our region on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, through education, activism and other anti-defamation efforts.
Ryan White Program at University of Toledo Medical Center
The Ryan White Program at the University of Toledo Medical Center offers high quality, comprehensive HIV/AIDS care services though a multidisciplinary health care team. The program incorporates Adult Primary Care, Adult and Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mental Health Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Case Management, Consumer Advocacy, Financial Counseling and 340B Pharmacy Services using a “one–stop shop” model. The Ryan White program also provides HIV testing and education in Lucas County and the surrounding counties.
The Fair Housing Center
The Fair Housing Center is a nonprofit civil rights agency dedicated to the elimination of housing discrimination, the promotion of housing choice, and the creation of inclusive communities of opportunity. To achieve our mission, the center engages in education and outreach, housing counseling, advocacy for anti-discriminatory housing policies, research and investigation, and enforcement actions.
Article: Getting a Service Dog
Interested in information on getting a service dog for disabilities? Here is a comprehensive guide with resources and steps on the process:
Article: Alzheimer's and Sleep
While about 45% of persons with Alzheimer’s experience sleep disturbances, 94% of AD caregivers are sleep deprived. To better understand the close relationship between sleep and AD, we consulted geriatric experts who shared recommendations caregivers can follow to improve the sleep of people under their care. The article also has a section with actionable tips for caregivers to follow and better their own sleep quality.
By Vanessa Osorio
Sleep Health Content Specialist
Assisted Living Facilities in Toledo
Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Toledo, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 47 communities in the Toledo area.
Help for Seniors on Downsizing and Decluttering
As we get older it’s only natural that we accumulate more and more stuff. Both my parents and my in-laws alone are proof of that. Heck, I’m only 34, and I can see it happening to me over time. The biggest problem with this shows its self when it comes time to move, and an unfortunate truth is that this is an inevitable outcome for most everyone once they reach a certain age. This handy guide explains the different reasons for downsizing (to aid in future decision making), will walk you through the process of how get started downsizing and how to go about executing your plan. We even provide some tips on what to do with the items you’ve chosen to get rid of.
By Keens Buildings
The Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is one of over 70 local chapters working to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Area Office on Aging
The Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc. promotes the health, well-being and safety of older adults, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers to foster independence.
MemoryLane Care Services
The Day Center at MemoryLane Care Services provides respite care for those affected by memory loss, Alzheimer’s, and other dementias.
Mobile Meals of Toledo
Mobile Meals of Toledo is a nonprofit, volunteer-based social service agency that delivers nourishing food—at home and at school—to those whose nutritional needs might otherwise go unmet.
National Council on Aging
the National Council on Aging is a respected national leader and trusted partner helping people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. NCOA partners with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy.
National Institute of Senior Centers
The National Institute of Senior Centers is committed to supporting and strengthening the nation’s 11,000 senior centers through best practices, professional development, advocacy, research, and national standards and accreditation.
United Way’s 2-1-1 Service
United Way’s free information and referral service line is available to the community 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Upon calling, a representative will direct you to the appropriate resource that relates to your needs.
Article: Driving and Dementia: The Essential Guide for Seniors
A comprehensive resource on how dementia and other senior medical conditions can affect driving ability.
By Direct Line
Article: Elderly Care: A Guide for Families New to Caring
If you’re newly responsible for finding elderly care for a family member or friend, it can be difficult to know where to start.
Article: Tech Safety Tips for Seniors
A comprehensive guide with tech safety tips for seniors that includes safety tips for the internet, smartphones, emails, avoiding scams, and protecting personal information.
Article: The Best Medical Alert Systems for Seniors
This review sheds light on the top home medical alert options so that seniors and their loved ones can easily choose a reputable and affordable home medical alert company that works for them.
Article: The Most Common In-Home Injuries for Seniors and How to Prevent Them
Whether you’re recovering from your first age-related injury in the hospital or more of your friends have moved into assisted living homes, staying at home can make the transition into twilight years easier.
Article: How to Reduce Hoarding and Clutter to Prevent Falls
A justified amount of fall prevention focus has been placed on creating a safe and manageable environment, and that means reducing hoarding tendencies and clutter.
Article: How to Remodel for Accessibility
To move or not to move? That’s a question many families struggle with when they realize their home isn’t practical for an aging or disabled family member.
By Angie’s List
Article: Home Modifications for the Elderly
Home modifications are physical changes made to one’s home to accommodate for the changing needs of the elderly or disabled, to enable aging in place.
By Paying for Senior Care
Article: Garage Safety Hazards
When it comes to potentially hazardous areas in houses, garages are one of the most overlooked and ignored spots by homeowners.
By Garage Living
Article: Aging in Place with Digital Health Technology
With some careful planning, technological creativity and family and professional support, elderly individuals can continue to live in their own homes into the autumn of life safely and comfortably.
By VeryWell Health
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