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Your link to aging & disability resources in North Central Florida

COVID-19 Facts & Information

Click the links below for information about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Response
Florida Department of Health COVID Call Center 1 (866) 779-6121
CDC COVID-19 Updates – English
CDC COVID-19 Updates – Spanish 

Our offices are open and we are ready to assist you either in person or remotely.

The We’ll Meet You at Home campaign is a statewide initiative to disseminate resources and bring COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound seniors, provide transportation to vaccination sites, or book an appointment. Florida’s Area Agencies on Aging are here to assist!

Homebound Seniors and Caretakers, please call 1-833-930-3672 or email to register for an at-home vaccination.  Individuals will go through a pre-screening survey, then those eligible for homebound vaccines will receive a follow-up call to schedule the home visit. Only individuals who meet the U.S Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services criteria for homebound are currently eligible for the vaccine.

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) and Lyft have partnered to provide access to reliable, affordable transportation to older adults who need a ride to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Lyft has provided ride codes with a value of up to $25 each to travel to and from COVID-19 vaccination appointments for both the first and second doses.

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GET HELP: 800-262-2243

The Elder Helpline, a service of Elder Options, is your starting point for seeking information and other kinds of assistance for seniors and their caregivers. The Elder Helpline is part of Florida’s Aging & Disability Resource Center network that provides callers with information, referrals, choices, and assistance in accessing the many services available to older adults, persons with disabilities, their caregivers, and family members.

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Elder abuse refers to intentional or neglectful acts by a caregiver or “trusted” individual that lead to, or may lead to, harm of a vulnerable elder.  Click the link above to learn more.
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Counselors will link seniors and caregivers to community resources

Options and Medicaid Benefits Counselors provide counseling and screening for seniors, caregivers, and families as the single entry point for accessing a variety of programs designed to provide supports for seniors seeking assistance in the community or at home.

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Guidance on health insurance issues is available through SHINE program SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is a free program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. Trained, unbiased SHINE volunteer counselors help seniors and the disabled, their families and caregivers navigate the often difficult path of health insurance.  Click link above for more information.
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Savvy Caregiver is a 12-hour training program to help caregivers to improve levels of care for their persons.  The evidence-based program brings together information from a variety of disciplines to increase knowledge, develop skills and aid caregivers in adjusting their outlook to lessen stress and increase positive outcomes.  Click the image above for more information.
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What is the Care Transitions Program?

Help available after hospital release.
The Care Transitions Program provides assistance for individuals who are just released from a hospital or rehab stay and need help while they recuperate in their own homes. This help can prevent or delay nursing home placement and hospital re-admission. Care Transitions provides help and support for qualifying seniors for up to 30 days.  Click the image/link above for more information.

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Elder Options offers evidence-based workshops to assist elders with healthy aging.  Click on the photo above for a list of classes and how to sign up.


Sometimes we just want someone to listen.  If you want to connect, click here for more information.
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Address: 100 SW 75th Street, Suite 301 Gainesville, FL 32607
Phone:1-800-262-2243  •  Fax: 352-378-1256

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