Helpful Senior Resources
A non-profit membership organization of persons 50 and older devoted to addressing their needs and interests.
Responsible for the administration of the Medicaid program, for the licensure and regulation of health facilities and for providing information to Floridians about the quality of the health care they receive in Florida.
Alzheimer’s Association (opens in a new window)
A volunteer based health organization offering care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
A national, non-profit, non-partisan education and advocacy organization that works to ensure fair access to Medicare and to quality health care. This advocacy group focuses on the needs of Medicare beneficiaries, people with chronic conditions, and those in need of long term care.
A federal agency that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program(SCHIP), and health insurance portability standards.
Disability Rights Florida (opens in a new window)
The designated protection and advocacy system for individuals with disabilities in the State of Florida.
Download Forms, Get copies of Veteran Records. A Good starting place for seeking VA Benefits.
A hotline for information about the resources and activities that are available to Florida’s senior residents. This helpline provides direct access to names and numbers of agencies and organizations that can immediately assist or facilitate long-term assistance.
Provides free legal advice and brief services by telephone to eligible Florida residents age 60 and older for civil (not criminal) legal problems.
A health information site of AHCA that offers information to Florida consumers for medical resources, including a facility search and compare feature.
Central intake and referral point for all reports of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of children, disabled adults, and the elderly.
Statewide association representing mission-driven providers of quality elder care services and housing. Representing and promoting the common interests of continuing care retirement communities, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and affordable supportive housing members through advocacy, education, leadership development and share services to enhance their ability to serve older or disabled adults.
Professional organization representing the owners and operators of assisted living communities.
The Florida Bar Referral service has specialty low-fee panels for the elderly, and those eligible may qualify for a free 30 minute initial consultation. The Florida Bar also offers directories for Pro Bono/Legal Aid services available in Florida
Primary state agency responsible for administering human services programs to benefit Florida’s elder population.
The state agency charged with promoting and protecting the health and safety of all Floridians and responsible for licensing Florida healthcare professionals.
Advocacy organization for long-term care providers and the elderly residents they serve.
Organization developed to improve the quality of life and work in elder care settings in Florida through creating environments that support elders and those closest to them through a culture that is life-affirming, satisfying, humane and meaningful.
This is a website which allows consumer to compare the 150 most commonly prescribed medications and search for thier best price as reported monthly by the pharmacies. It has already been set to Hillsborough County, Tampa.
This is a nonprofit corporation, founded in 1983 for the improvement of guardianship services, dedicated to promoting the protection, dignity, and value of incapacitated persons through ethics, advocacy, and the dissemination of information.
Federally-funded organization that provides support, technical assistance and training to the 53 State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs and their statewide networks of almost 600 regional (local) programs.
National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
(Click on “State Ombudsmen” to search for Ombudsman Programs in all 50 states)
A national nonprofit organization of consumers and advocates who define and achieve quality for people with long-term care needs.
This group advocates before the courts, Congress and federal agencies to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly and disabled Americans.
This website is provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and it lists detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country.
National group formed in 1997 by a small group of prominent professionals in long-term care to advocate for person-directed care. They seek to improve the quality of life and work in elder care settings in Florida through creating environments that support elders and those closest to them through a culture that is life-affirming, satisfying, humane and meaningful.
Federal department with the mission of helping elderly individuals maintain their dignity and independence in their homes and communities through comprehensive, coordinated and cost effective systems of long-term care and livable communities across the U.S.
This is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress by investigating how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars.