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HELPLINE
1-800-262-2243

Your link to aging & disability resources in North Central Florida

OUR SERVICES

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ELDER HELPLINE

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 PREVENTION

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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OPTIONS & BENEFITS COUNSELING

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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SHINE

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 TRAINING

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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CARE TRANSITIONS PROGRAM

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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HEALTHY AGING CLASSES

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.

Tele-Talk

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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