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DRUG INFORMATION

http://www.needymeds.com -This website offers comprehensive information on patient assistance programs and prescription drug information.

www.medicare.gov – Medicare’s official site, including “Plan Finder/Compare” for the Medicare D program.

https://www.drugcenter.com/  - Drug Center is a web source that provides clear information on popular prescription drugs and devices used by members of the senior community.

http://www.mypillbox.org – Allows you to make weekly medicine schedules, including pictures of medicines

http://medi-smart.com/pharm.html – Online PDR (drug information)

http://www.ismp.org/ – Institute for Safe Medication Practices, a nonprofit organization educating professionals and consumers on safe medication practices

http://www.drugdigest.org – Consumer health and drug information

http://www.fda.gov/medwatch – FDA safety information and adverse event reporting program

Florida Prescription Drug Prices – A program run by the Florida Attorney General and Agency for Healthcare Administration to allow consumers to compare prescription drug prices in the state of Florida.

 

ELDER CARE/SENIOR ISSUES

Elder Source Elder Helpline - 1-888-242-4464

http://www.alz.org - Alzheimer's Association

http://www.eldercare.gov – The Eldercare Locator – a nationwide toll-free service to help older adults and their caregivers find local services for seniors

http://www.ec-online.net – Online community for elder caregivers

http://www.benefitscheckup.org – Helps find programs for seniors that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities and other essential items or services

http://www.parkinsondaytona.org - Parkinson Association of Greater Daytona Beach

Vince Kinsler  386-676-6375

http://www.aoa.org – Administration on Aging, created by the Older Americans Act

http://www.agingcare.com – AgingCare.com is an online community that connects people caring for elderly parents to other caregivers, personalized information and local resources.

http://www.eldercarematters.com – This is your online source for some of America’s top elder care experts who can help you plan for and deal with your family’s issues of aging.

http://www.myseniorportal.com – My Senior Portal – for information, articles and resources on senior issues & eldercare.

http://www.elderabusecenter.org – National Center on Elder Abuse

http://www.caremanager.org – National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

http://www.fgcma.org – Florida Geriatric Care Managers Association

https://www.drugrehab.com/addiction/seniors/ – a web resource that provides information and support to people fighting substance abuse and related mental health issues.

http://www.AddictionCenter.com – professional web guide that connects individuals struggling with addiction to treatment options.

 

HEALTH ISSUES

 

http://www.nih.gov – National Institute of Health

http://www.caringinfo.org – Caring Connections from the National Hospice Foundation, information on end of life care and downloadable state-specific advance directives.

http://www.HealthandAge.com – Information and websites on health issues for older adults

http://www.familydoctor.org – American Academy of Family Physicians’ patient information site, search for useful articles/topics related to seniors and family health

http://www.fdhc.state.fl.us – FL Health & Human Services: Agency for Health Care Administration (includes nursing home guide, health care facility locator, managed care information, and more)

http://www.apdaparkinson.org – American Parkinson’s Disease Association. Information and Referral Center-West Coast of Florida can be contacted at 727-328-6246.

https://www.drugwatch.com/seniors/

https://www.mesotheliomaguide.com – A free resource guide for mesothelioma patients and their loved ones toward answers, information, and healthcare solutions.

https://www.mesotheliomafund.com - includes the latest information on mesothelioma treatments, gives support and peace of mind to victims and families of mesothelioma and offers free services for patients dealing with the cost of treatment.

https://www.mesothelioma.net - website for mesothelioma patients with resources, information, and financial assistance. A patient advocate is available to help mesothelioma patients and families.

https://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com/ - a national support guide for individuals and families that provides educational information about cerebral palsy.

 

HOUSING

 

Florida Health Finder-Facility Locator – A listing of all regulated Florida health entities such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home health agencies, managed by Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration.

http://www.aging-parents-and-elder- care.com/Pages/Checklists/Assisted_Living_Chklst.html - This is a valuable checklist when choosing a senior placement facility.  It is loaded with pertinent questions that may need to be answered when trying to choose the most appropriate facility.

http://movinghelpguide.com/  Help with moving

Reverse Mortgages, Homeowners age 62 and older - http://www.Allfloridareversemortgagesolutions.com

 

LEGAL ISSUES

http://www.naela.org – National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys – assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families – resource of information, education, networking and assistance

http://www.nsclc.org – National Senior Citizens Law Center – advocates nationwide to promote independence and well-being of low-income elderly individuals and persons with disabilities, with emphasis on women and racial and ethnic minorities

http://www.drugwatch.com/ – Drugwatch helps people who were injured by dangerous drugs and medical devices.

http://www.malpracticecenter.com/ - Medical Malpractice awareness

https://cerebralpalsygroup.com/resources/legal/medical-malpractice/ - Organization dedicated to improving the overall quality of life for individuals with cerebral palsy.

 

MEDICARE AND MEDICAID

http://www.medicare.gov – The official U.S. government site for Medicare information. Includes search tools for helpful contacts, Medicare personal plan finders, nursing home comparisons and frequently asked questions

http://www.medicareadvocacy.org/ – Center for Medicare Advocacy

http://www.cms.hhs.gov – Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – information for consumers and professional regarding Medicare and Medicaid

Florida Health Finder’s Medicaid information – Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration’s portal for Florida Medicaid information and key contacts.

Medicare Under 65 – Overview of information and resources for people under age 65 who may qualify for Medicare coverage, such as those with disabilities.

Humana Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) program - Medicaid Waiver for Assisted Living

 

OMBUDSMAN SERVICES

http://ombudsman.myflorida.com/ - Florida's long-term care Ombudsman program

http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/doea/ombudsman_program.php - Florida Department of Elder Affairs long-term care Ombudsman program

 

VETERANS HEALTH SERVICES

http://www.volusia.org/services/community-services/veterans-services.stml – Volusia County's Veterans Services Division informs veterans and their dependents of benefits to which they are entitled, and to assist them in obtaining those benefits.

http://floridavets.org/ – FDVA is the premier point of entry for Florida veterans to access earned services, benefits and support.

https://www.va.gov/health/ – Veterans Health Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Provides tools and information to connect Veterans with the health support services they need.

https://www.mesotheliomaveterans.org/ – provides free information and assistance to veterans and their families regarding treatment, clinical trials, and VA benefits for veterans suffering from mesothelioma or asbestos related illnesses. 

Senior Services

Meals on Wheels

http://www.coavolusia.org/Meal-Services-10-9.html

Social Security Administration

4990 S. Clyde Morris Blvd

Port Orange, Fl 32127

866-210-8089

United Way

3747 W. International Speedway Blvd.

Daytona Beach, Fl. 32124

386-253-0563

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES

  Home Elevator -http://www.home-elevator.net/lifts-for-accessibility.php

http://www.arap.com - AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization.

http://www.ssa.gov - Social Security Administration with access to online Social Security Services.

http://www.myflorida.com – The state of Florida’s official web portal, with a wide variety of information and links on government services. Go to “Floridian” and search “Elder and Retirement” for information on topics of importance to seniors and links to the nursing home guide and more.