COVID-19 Facts & Information
Click the links below for information about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Florida Department of Health COVID Call Center 1 (866) 779-6121
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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.