When it becomes difficult to care for someone with Alzheimer's disease or dementia at home, you may want to consider memory care. Memory care is residential long-term care that provides intensive, specialized care for people with memory issues.
24-Hour Senior HELP LINE
Area Agency on Aging www.aaaphx.org
You may not get an immediate response if you contact via email or the contact form; if this is an urgent matter, please call the 24-Hour Senior HELP LINE at 602-264-HELP (4357), Toll Free at 888-783-7500.
For the hard of hearing and deaf, TEXT (520) 775-1899 SMS (Short Message Service).
Crisis Hotlines for Seniors
Please note, if you are in an emergency situation, call 911 for assistance. Other types of crisis situations include depression, suicidal thoughts, loneliness, and being isolated. If you are experiencing one of these types of crisis situations contact:
Institute on Aging Friendship Line at 800-971-0016
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255
I Need a Lighthouse for depression hotline at 800-784-2433
Maricopa County Senior & Adult Services
The Senior and Adult Services Division (SASD) provides quality case management services for individuals age 60 and older and adults age 18 – 59 with physical disabilities receiving or in the application process for SSI/Disability payments. Case management is predicated on helping those community members who are aging or those with disabilities maintain a quality of life in the home or a community-based setting.
Through a contract with the Area Agency on Aging, the Senior Adult Independent Living (SAIL) program receives referrals from those seeking assistance in the community. The goal of this program is to ensure individuals served are able to continue living independently in their homes in a safe and healthy environment for as long as possible. This is achieved through case management and linking those served to additional services such as home delivered meals, home nursing, and other community resources.
To report suspected elder abuse or neglect, contact:
911 in an emergency
City of Phoenix Police Department
Adult Protective Services (APS) Hotline
TDD (877) 815-5390
Office of the Attorney General
If you are a senior who has been the victim of a scam or fraud, it is important to call the right organizations to help put a stop to this criminal activity. While getting back your stolen money is often not possible, you still want to report these criminals so they do not victimize other seniors.
Contact the following for assistance:
AARP Foundation report fraud or financial exploitation at 800-222-4444, and dial 2
Fraud Against Seniors via the FBI at your local field office: 623-466-1999
US Securities and Exchange Commission whistleblower hotline regarding securities law violations for seniors at 202-551-4790