Home Care Resources

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Area Agencies on Aging - AoA

Focal Point & Advocate Agency FL

Administration on Aging is the Federal focal point and advocate agency for older persons and their concerns. AoA awards Older Americans Act funds for supportive home and community-based services to the State Units on Aging, located in every state and U.S. territory.

Website: www.aoa.gov

Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida

2285 First Street Fort Myers FL 33901

Tel: 239-332-4233 Fax: 239-332-3596

The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida was created in 1978. We are one of eleven Area Agencies on Aging in the State of Florida. We contract with a "care coordinator" within each of the seven counties. The "care coordinator", or case manager, assesses each client to determine his/her service needs. Then, the care coordinator determines if the client is eligible to receive services within the program funding administered by the Area Agency on Aging.

Website: www.aaaswfl.org

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Elder Helpline for Lee County, Florida

A Service of The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida FL

Tel: 239-332-3049

The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida supports a Helpline for seniors in Lee & adjacent counties in southwest Florida. The Elder Helpline provides seniors and their caregivers information and referrals for services. This Helpline covers Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Lee & Sarasota Counties

Find your local Area Agency on Aging using the Internet

Find your local Area Agency on Aging using the Internet. The Administration on Aging maintains a database that lists local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) groups by State. You can also call The Eldercare Locator to find your local Area Agency on Aging.

Call 1-800-677-1116,

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

Website:www.aoa.gov/AoA_programs/OAA/How_To_Find/Agencies/find_agencies.aspx

Florida Statewide Toll-Free Helpline

Tel: 800-963-5337

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs supports an Elder Helpline for the state of Florida. The organization get help direct you to the Florida Area Agency on Aging that serves the area where you live.

Website: http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/

U.S. Administration on Aging - Eldercare Locator

Public Service of the U.S. Administration on Aging FL

Tel: 800-677-1116

The Eldercare Locator helps older adults and their caregivers find local services & housing options for seniors. If you want more specific references call us at 1-800-677-1116,

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

Website: www.eldercare.gov

Helpful Home Care Resources with Links

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)www.cms.gov


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Florida Department of Elder Affairs:

This Website is intended to serve as a comprehensive clearinghouse of information for assisted living consumers, operators, and developers.


Medicare www.medicare.gov

Official US Government website for people with Medicare


National Elder Abuse Incidence Study


The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging www.healthinaging.org


The Alzheimer’s Association:

The Alzheimer’s Association, the world leader in Alzheimer research and support, is the first and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer’s.


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