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Knowing where to turn is often the hardest decision. At ALC Home Health we have worked with, researched, and identified some key resources you will find useful in your process to assist your loved one. Please use this as a starting point, and if you have any further questions, feel free to contact us for additional help.

General Facts

CMS is the federal agency that regulates the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Site contains
information about these programs. www.medicareinfo.org

The IRS is the U.S. government agency responsible for tax collection and tax law enforcement. Contains downloadable forms, instructions, and agency publications: https://www.irs.gov/

The official U.S. Government site for people with Medicare: includes information about Medicare benefits: https://www.medicare.gov/index

Source of information about Social Security benefits, how to apply, and so forth: https://www.ssa.gov/

A wealth of physicians, facilities at your fingertips: www.floridahealthfinder.gov

For Caregivers

Offers a wealth of fact sheets: https://www.caregiver.org/

Offers an online tool to help coordinate care: https://www.caregiving.org/

Offers “Share Your Story” and “Meet Other Caregivers” bulletin boards: http://www.strengthforcaring.com

Legal Information

Provides a resource of information, education, networking, and assistance to those who deal with the many specialized issues involved with legal services to the elderly and people with special needs.
• National Adult Protective Services Association
• National Center on Elder Abuse
• National Elder Law Foundation
• National Elder Law Network

A source of dependable information on legal issues for seniors, their families, and advocates: https://www.naela.org/

The NSCLC advocates before the courts, Congress, and federal agencies to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly and disabled Americans. They are experts on issues that affect seniors, such as federal rights, Medicaid, Medicare Part D, nursing facilities, and Social Security and SSI. They also publish consumer guides and newsletters for attorneys and advocates.​

Social Security Administration’s Programs Operations Manual System (POMS): nsclcarchives.org/

The Special Needs Alliance is a national, non-profit organization committed to helping individuals with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who represent them. Individuals with disabilities, their families, and their advisors rely on the SNA to connect them with nearby attorneys who focus their practices in the disability law arena: https://www.specialneedsalliance.org/

News, information and resources on Congress including votes, bills, assignments and information about individual member: Congress.org

Organizations for Persons with Disabilities

The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to lead the fight against ALS. The Association covers all the bases – research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy – in providing help and hope to those facing the disease: www.alsa.org/

The IRS is the U.S. government agency responsible for tax collection and tax law enforcement. Contains downloadable forms, instructions, and agency publications: https://www.irs.gov/

The official U.S. Government site for people with Medicare: includes information about Medicare benefits: https://www.medicare.gov/index

Source of information about Social Security benefits, how to apply, and so forth: https://www.ssa.gov/

A wealth of physicians, facilities at your fingertips: www.floridahealthfinder.gov