Friday, October 8, 2010

Need Help Locating Elder Care Services and Programs in Your Area?

If you need help locating elder care services and programs in your area, try calling the Administration on Aging's improved Eldercare Locator. The Locator now connects callers to a live human being for assistance when they dial the toll-free number at 1-800-677-1116 between the hours of 9 AM and 8 PM Eastern time on weekdays.

Previously, callers would have to make their way through a recorded routing system to find information and services. Starting today, however, information specialists and elder care counselors will be available to answer callers' questions on elder care in both English and Spanish (there is a separate "language line" to help those who speak other languages).

Call the Eldercare Locator to find elder care services and agencies in your area as well as to find out general information on:
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Social Security
  • Food Stamps
  • Food Delivery Services
  • Transportation
  • Long-term Care
  • Caregiver Support
  • Protection Against Elder Abuse
  • And More!
Calls received after hours will be directed to a message recorder where callers can leave a name and telephone number. Calls will be returned the next business day.

You can also visit the Administration on Aging's website anytime at to search the Eldercare Locator database to find services and resources in your area.

1 comment:

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