Are you responsible for the care or support of an elder loved one? The MSU Family Resource Center can provide you with information, consultation, and resources to support your family.

The following services are available:

  • Consultation and Personal Support
  • Information and Referral
  • Eldercare listserv to connect to others
  • Resources for elders living near campus
  • Resources for long distance caregivers
  • Free classes held over the lunch hour

Topics that we can help with:

  • Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Long-Term Care Insurance, Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and related Dementias
  • Respite, Home Health, Nursing Care, Senior Centers, Independent Apartments, Assisted Living Facilities, Retirement Centers, Adult Day Health Services
  • Home delivered meals/nutrition, Transportation, Homemaker Services
  • Crisis, Legal, and Tax Services
  • Geriatric Assessment, Mental Health Services, Caregiver Support

Contact the Family Resource Center at (517) 432-3745 to set up an individual consultation.

Eldercare Series 2015


PACE- Learn about the new program in the Lansing Community that gives nursing home eligible elders access to services that will allow them to live at home to avoid institutionalization!

Thursday June 25th,  2015- 12:00-1:00
Room 27 Nisbet Building
Speaker; Erin Haynes, Marketing Manager, Senior CommUnity Care of Michigan (PACE) Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE(r))

PACE(r) is a program for older adults and people over the age of 55 with disabilities. PACE(r) was created as a way to provide you, your family, caregivers and professional health care provider's flexibility to meet your unique health care needs while helping you to continue to live in the community.

PACE(r) provides all the care and services covered by Medicare and Medicaid, as authorized by the interdisciplinary team, as well as additional medically-necessary care and services not covered by Medicare and Medicaid. PACE(r) provides coverage for physician visits, medical transportation, check-ups, home care, prescription drugs, hospital visits and nursing home stays when necessary. Senior CommUnity Care PACE(r) is the seventh PACE(r) program in Michigan, with over 100 PACE(r) site across the United States.

The interdisciplinary team is comprised of healthcare professionals who will provide the coordinated care you need. This team will work together with you and your family (when appropriate) to develop the most appropriate and effective plan of care to fit your needs.

Who can join a PACE(r) Plan?   The following 4 criteria must be met prior to enrolling in the PACE(r):

*       You are 55 years of age or older

*       You live in the service are of a PACE(r) organization

*       You are certified by the State of Michigan as meeting the need for nursing home level of care

*       You are able to live safely in the community with the help of PACE(r) services

Sessions are FREE and open to the public!  RSVP by calling Family Resource Center at 517-432-3745 or by email: frc@hr.msu.edu


Living Optimally 2015 (Formally known as Optimal Aging)

Date:  Thursday, October 15, 2015

Check-in: 8:30am Program begins at 9:00am

The goal of this program is to provide our audience with real-life solutions and practical advice to age optimally.  Everyone is invited; including seniors, family caregivers and community providers.

Light breakfast and refreshments will be served.

Eagle Eye Golf Club
1550 Chandler Road
East Lansing, MI  48823

RSVP by clicking here

This event is FREE, however advanced registration is required.


Helpful elder care sites on the web:

AARP - Provides free access to its caregiver bulletin boards and lists of elder care facilities and services, among other basic resources.

BenefitsCheckUp - The National Council on the Aging assesses user needs and financial situations. Lists government programs, tax breaks and other services.

Eldercare Locator - For help locating an Area Agency on Aging.

Care.com - Care for seniors starts here!  Sign in with your MSU NetID and gain free access!!!

Family Caregiving 101 - A collaborative effort to help people deal with caregiving challenges.

Family Caregiver Alliance - offers a Q&A service, tip sheets, and information about support groups.

Medicare.gov - Official website for information about provider choices.

National Caregivers Library - A large source of information and tools for caregivers and seniors.

SeniorNavigator - Information to help you build a volunteer network in your community.

Strength for Caring - A caregiver resource center from Johnson & Johnson.

The National Alliance for Caregiving - Rates books, videos, websites, and other products, based on topic.

Tri-County Office on Aging - We are part of the community.  We serve our neighbors, friends and family members every day.  Our mission is to promote and preserve the independence and dignity of the aging population.