Department of Children and Families provides Adult Protective Services. They help adults who may be at risk of being harmed or neglected. DCF also helps adults who are unable to take care of themselves. Clients may be elderly or have a disability. Please call 1.800.962.2873 or visit website for more information.
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This agency provides assistance to older Florida residents. A.R.C.s can help the elderly find services such as:
- Long term care
- Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders - SHINE Program
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)
Call for more information or check website: Advantage Aging Solutions or contact the Elder Helpline at 866.467.4624 directly.
The Alzheimer’s Project provides comfort, support, and assistance to those with memory disorders and their caregivers. Located in the Big Bend area of Northwest Florida. Services are free to participants.
- Respite Services
- Support Groups
- Educational Courses for Caregivers
The NIA offers information and resources on aging. They help others learn to be caregivers. This is for a friend or family member with a serious health condition. Please call or visit website for more information.
Toll Free: 1.800.222.2225
The Eldercare Locator helps older adults and caregivers find state and local resources. It is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging.
Please call or visit the website to learn more.
Home Health Care Agencies provides referrals. A care advisor may be available to speak with you about your options. Please call or visit website for more information.
The FDOT runs the Safe Mobility for Life Program. One service they offer is called Find a Ride Florida. It offers seniors access to local medical and non-medical transportation options. This is to help make sure they can remain independent within their communities. Find a ride does not offer any services. The program just helps people find transportation providers in their area. Please call or visit the website for more information.
This group works to support individuals in their own homes. It also help others who are in community-based settings. It does this by funding many services and organizations. Please call 800.677.1116 or visit the website to learn more.
Legal Services of North Florida offers free legal service to low income people with civil legal problems. This help may be based on income of all members of the household, as well as the legal problem. Please call or visit website for more information.
Medicare is a Health Insurance Program for people age 65 or older. Some disabled people under age 65 and people of all ages with End-Stage Renal Disease may also apply.
The Medicare website contains
- how to apply for benefits
- how to sign up for a drug plan
- information about Medicare plans
- information on finding a doctor