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 helps seniors, 60 years and older, who live in Florida. They provide a range of programs and services to the elderly in need. Please call 850.494.7100 or visit website for more information.
Walton Okaloosa Council on Aging has Emergency Energy Assistance for the Elderly. It is a program for any senior over 60 years. This program is supposed to help pay for their utility bill, fill a propane tank, and purchase A/C units or space heater. Please call or visit website for more information. Please call 850.494.7101 or visit website for more information.
The Walton Okaloosa Council on Aging provides food for seniors in need.
- Congregate Meals – These are meals served at sites within Walton & Okaloosa County 5 days a week
- Meals on Wheels – Meals to the seniors of Walton & Okaloosa County who meet the requirements
Please call or visit website for more information. Please call 850.892.8165 or visit website for more information.
Florida Telecommunications Relay Service provides phones for those who qualify.
Phones are for those who are:
- Hard of Hearing
- Speech Challenged
Please call or visit website for more information.
This agency offers home care services for seniors. Home care workers are available 24/7. Please call 850.641.8920 or visit website for more information.
- Alzheimer's Care
- Hospice Care
- Meal Prep
- Personal Care
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.
Lutheran Services Florida provides services for elderly and disabled adults. LSF Guardianship Services helps protect them from abuse and neglect. Guardians are appointed by the courts. They will act on behalf of those who cannot handle their own affairs. Currently, the LSP Guardianship Program services individuals age 18 and over.
This may be due to:
- Alzheimer’s Disease, or other age-related dementia
- Developmental Disabilities
- Mental Illness
- Physical Injuries
LSF Guardianship Services include:
- 24-Hour On-Call Availability
- Coordinating and Monitoring of Clients’ Physical, Medical, Rehabilitative, Social and Emotional Needs
- Ensuring Clients’ Safe Living Conditions
- Management of Clients’ Income, Assets, Benefits and Financial Affairs
- Overall Case Management
- Protection from Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
This foundation has a respite relief program. It is for military and veteran caregivers. The program offers access to free, short term relief. Help is in the form of in-home care professionals. Please call or visit the website for more information.
SHINE volunteers help Seniors with health insurance questions. They provide free information and unbiased counseling. Get Help with questions about: Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicaid, Prescription assistance, Long-term care insurance, and Medicare fraud. Meet with a SHINE volunteer at area counseling sites or by telephone. We can do home visits for those who are housebound.
Please see the website for more information.