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Adult Protective Services (APS) – Each county has an APS agency to help elder adults (65 years and older) and dependent adults (18-64 who are disabled), when these adults are unable to meet their own needs, or are victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation. These services are available to any elder or dependent adult regardless of income. APS reports of abuse that occur in a nursing home, a board and care home, a residential facility for the elderly, or at a long term care facility are the responsibility of the Ombudsman's office, which is administered by the California Department of Aging. County APS staff evaluates abuse cases and arranges for services such as advocacy, counseling, money management, out-of-home placement, or conservatorship. www.cdss.ca.gov/agedblinddisabled

24 hour Abuse Line in Orange County: 1-800-451-5155
24 hour Abuse Line in Los Angeles County: 1-877-477-3646
24 hour Abuse Line in Riverside County: 1-800-491-7123
24 hour Abuse Line in San Diego County: 1-800-339-4661
24 hour Abuse Line in Ventura County: 1-805-654-3200

Alzheimer's Association – Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease by helping advocate, help through research, 24/7 help lines, support groups, online message boards, clinical trials, education programs, fund raise for a cure and much more.

24 hour hot line: 1-800-272-3900 - www.alz.org
In Orange County – www.alzoc.org
In Los Angeles County – www.alz.org/socal
In San Diego County/Imperial – www.alz.org/sandiego

Medicare - Medicare is our country's health insurance program for people age 65 or older. Certain people younger than age 65 can qualify for Medicare, too, including those who have disabilities and those who have permanent kidney failure. The program helps with the cost of health care, but it does not cover all medical expenses or the cost of most long-term care. www.medicare.gov

Medi-Cal - Is California's Medicaid program. This is a public health insurance program which provides needed health care services for low-income individuals including families with children, seniors, persons with disabilities, foster care, pregnant women, and low income people with specific diseases such as tuberculosis, breast cancer or HIV/AIDS. Medi-Cal is financed equally by the state and federal government. www.medi-cal.ca.gov

Office on Aging Orange County – Provides older adult services including information and assistance on programs and services available for older adults and their caregivers. Every county has an Office on Aging; here is the local Orange County link. egov.ocgov.com/ocgov/Office on Aging

Toll free number: 800-510-2020       Local number: 714-567-7500

Prescription Drug Assistance Programs - Information on public and private programs that offer discounted or free medication, as well as Medicare health plans that also include prescription coverage.www.medicare.gov/pdphome.asp

The Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program - (DDTP) is a public program mandated by the California State Legislature and administered by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The mission of the program is to provide access to basic telephone service for Californians who have difficulty using the telephone. ddtp.cpuc.ca.gov

Social Security Administration – Official website of Social Security Administration. www.ssa.gov

Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance – Contact Cathy for additional resources.
2012 Maximum Pension Rates for VA Base Pension Plus Aid and Attendance Supplement if he or she qualifies:

  • Single Veteran – $1,703.00 Per Month or $20,447.00 Per Year
  • Married Veteran – $2,019.00 Per Month or $24,239.00 Per Year
  • Surviving Spouse – $1,094.00 Per Month or $13,138.00 Per Year
  • Veteran Married to Veteran (Both A & A) – $2,631.00 Per Month or $31,578.00 Per Year