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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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
This agency offers information and workshops for seniors. They can get benefits counseling on the phone. Caregivers can take a training course. There are many useful links on the website. Please call or see the website for more information.
Elder Options offers a number of services to seniors. They can answer questions about insurance or Medicare. There are services for those being released from the hospital and need help at home. Caregivers can take a 12-hour caregiver course. Please see the website for more information.
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. It provides resources for support services, housing, elder rights, insurance, health, and transportation. 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 agency provides quality legal services to those in need. Please call 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.
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