Helpful Links & Information
Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)– Help older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers. To find the AAA/ADRC in your area, visit the Eldercare Locator at www.eldercare.gov , or call 1-800-677-1116 weekdays from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Ask Medicare– Provides information and support to caregivers of people with Medicare. Visit www.medicare.gov/campaigns/caregiver/caregiver.
Long-Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman Program– Advocate for and promote the rights of residents in LTC facilities. Visit www.ltcombudsman.org.
Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Programs– Work with seniors to protect themselves from the economic and health-related consequences of Medicare and Medicaid fraud, error, and abuse. To find a local SMP program, visit www.smpresource.org
Centers for Independent Living (CILs)– Help people with disabilities live independently. For a state-by-state directory of CILs, visit www.ilru.org/html/publications/directory/index.html.
State Technology Assistance Project– Has information on medical equipment and other assistive technology. Visit www.resna.org , or call 1-703-524-6686 to get the contact information in your state.
National Long-Term Care Clearinghouse– Provides information and resources to plan for your long-term care needs. Visit www.longtermcare.gov.
National Council on Aging– www.NCOA.org Provides information about programs that help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health care, and more. Visit www.benefitscheckup.org.
State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs)– Offer counseling on health insurance and programs for people with limited income. Also help with claims, billing, and appeals. Visit www.medicare.gov/contacts , or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) to get your SHIP’s phone number. TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.
State Medical Assistance (Medicaid) Office– Provides information about Medicaid. To find your local office, visit www.medicare.gov/contacts , or call 1-800-MEDICARE and say, “Medicaid”.
SpecialNeeds.com– Great Resources for Special Needs Children
The ARC– Advocating for those with Special Needs – www.thearc.org
www.Disability.gov– Federal Governments one stop web-site
www.DisabilityResources.org– State and National Resources
Alzheimer’s Foundation– www.Alzfdn.org
Alzheimer’s Association of Kentucky– www.alz.org/kyin/