California Advocates for Long-Term Care Medical Assistance (CALMA): Non-profit organization serving older adults with disabilities at-risk throughout California. Call Toll Free 1-877-CALMA-02 for assistance. Visit www.calma4u.org.
California’s Affordable Care Act – Health Benefit Exchange: Official California State site for health insurance available in California through the Affordable Care Act. Assists residents in applying for a variety of health insurance plans, including the state Medicaid program known as Medi-Cal. Visit www.coveredca.com.
California Health Advocates: Non-profit organization dedicated to Medicare advocacy and education for Californians. Our website provides accurate and unbiased information about Medicare benefits and long-term care for people who live in California. Visit www.cahealthadvocates.org
Nursing Home Compare: Official Medicare site provides detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country. Visit www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html.
Long-Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman Program: Advocate for and promote the rights of residents in LTC facilities. Visit www.ltcombudsman.org
Parkinson’s Resource Organization: Working so no one is isolated because of Parkinson’s. Visit www.parkinsonsresource.org. Call Toll Free 1-877-775-4111.
National Council on Aging: Provides information about programs that help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health care, and more. Visit www.benefitscheckup.org.
California Telephone Access Program (CTAP): Has information on specialized phones that are provided to qualified California residents at no cost. Visit www.CaliforniaPhones.org or call 1-800-806-1191.
Ask Medicare: Provides information and support to caregivers of people with Medicare. Visit www.medicare.gov/caregivers.
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.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Benefits for Health Care, Burial & Memorial…etc, Information for any Veteran or their surviving family members. Visit www.va.gov or call Toll Free 1-800-827-1000.
Smiles for Seniors Foundation: Provides emergency assistance and safety net services to struggling low income seniors who would otherwise have nowhere to turn. www.smilesforseniorsfoundation.org or 909-790-6671.
Age Well Senior Services: Providing home and community-based services to ensure that seniors can stay in their homes longer and maintain the quality of life they deserve. Visit www.agewellseniorservices.org or call (949) 855-8033.
Christian Church Homes (CCH): Provides affordable quality housing in caring communities. Visit www.cchnc.org or call 510-632-6712.
The Vietnam Veterans of America: Respected charity that gives aid to all of America’s veterans. Visit www.pickupplease.org or call Toll Free 1-800-775-VETS (8387).
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program: IHSS program will help you pay for services provided to you so that can remain safely in your own home. www.cdss.ca.gov/agedblinddisabled/pg1296.htm.