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ELDER RESOURCES IN ORANGE COUNTY (AND NEIGHBORING AREAS)
In-Home Support Services.

In-Home Support Services.  Arranged through the Social Security Administration (SSA) which is the federal government agency that administers Social Security retirement benefits, survivor benefits, disability benefits, and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, 1.800.772.1213 or www.ssa.gov.  In Home Supportive Services (IHSS): (888) 944-4477, www.ladpss.org
Each County has its own local SSA offices.  Go to http://ssa.ocgov.com/ for a list of local offices. For Orange County In-Home Support Services, contact (714) 825-3000. 
Adult Day Health Care (ADHC):  These are centers that provide on-site services during day including nursing, physical, and transportation.  There are several in Orange County:

Medi-Cal - MSSP (Multipurpose Senior Services Program)  Provides HCSB, case management; respite care and home modifications; counseling.

Medi-Cal – Community Based Waiver Programs.  Designed for those who would otherwise require LTC in a nursing facility, intermediate care facility or hospital.  Medi-Cal Waiver Program: In Home Operations, Department of Health Services, P.O. Box 997419, MS 4502, Sacramento 95899-7419; (916) 552-9105 or www.dhcs.ca.gov

Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE): 
National PACE Association: 801 North Fairfax Street, #309, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 535-1565, www.npaonline.org

Assisted Living Waiver  Provides HCBS and transition services in RCFE or publicly subsidized housing Assisted Living Waiver: (916) 552-9322, www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/ltc/pages/alwpp.aspx

VA Aid & Attendance
The Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) administers federal veterans' benefits, programs, and facilities, 1.800.827.1000 or www.va.gov/.  The California Department of Veterans' Affairs (ODVA) administers state veterans' programs and facilities, 503.373.2085 or 1.800.952-5626 or www.calvet.ca.gov.
Veterans' services officers who work at local aging and disability services offices help people determine whether they may be eligible for VA benefits and assist them in the application process.  The local office in Anaheim is located at 2569 W. Woodland Drive, Anaheim. CA 92801.  Tel: (714) 763-5300.
Medicare: (800) 633-4227, www.medicare.gov
Reverse Mortgages:  AARPs Reverse mortgage website: www.aarp.org.
Medicare, Medicare supplement insurance, and long-term care insurance:
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is the federal government agency that administers the Medicare program, 1.800.MEDICARE or www.medicare.gov.
The Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc., is a non-profit organization that provides information, legal representation, and advocacy for Medicare beneficiaries, 860.456.7790 or www.medicareadvocacy.org.
The Council on Aging (Orange County) is a non-profit organization which also provides information on Medicare benefits and entitlements.  (800) 434-0222
Council on Aging; 1971 E. 4th Street, Suite 200; Santa Ana, CA 92705; (800) 231-4024; www.coaoc.org

  • CALOPTIMA; 505 City Parkway West, Orange, CA 92868; (714) 246-8400; www.oc.gov.com
  • Social Services Agency Anaheim Regional Center; 3320 East La Palma; Anaheim, CA 92806; (866)657-3133; (714) 575-2400 (Administrative); www.oc.gov.com
  • Social Security Administration; Anaheim-Social Security; 900 S. Harbor Blvd.; Anaheim, CA 9208; (866) 657-3133; (8

Elder Financial Abuse

  • OC Adult Protective Services - 24 Hour Hotline; (800) 451-5155; www.ssa.ocgov.com
  • FAST – Council On Aging - Financial Abuse Specialist Team (Fast) Ombudsman Services
  • California Attorney General's Office: (800) 952-5225; for telemarketing and mail fraud •
  • California Department of Consumer Affairs: (800) 952-5210; for license checks and consumer complaints
  • California Department of Insurance: (800) 927-HELP (4357), wwwinsurance.ca.gov • Contractors State Licensing Board: (800) 321-CSLB (2752), www.cslb.ca.gov
  • Federal Trade Commission: (877) 438-4338 for identity theft and list of new scams or (877) 382-4357 for consumer information and complaints; www.ftc.gov
  • National Fraud Information Center: (202) 835-3323 (ext.815), www.fraud.org
  • State Attorney's Task Force on Elder Abuse: (800) 952-5225 to report suspected abuse or financial scams; or (800) 722-0432 to report Medi-Cal provider fraud or elder abuse in long-term facility

Elder Physical Abuse:
Nursing Homes:
Dept. Of Health Service Licensing And Certification; (916) 552-8700; www.dhs.ca.gov
Nursing Home Reviews:    http://local-nursing-homes.com/nursing-homes
http://www.calqualitycare.org/
RCFE/ASFs

Community Care Licensing California Department Of Social Services; 770 The City Dr.; Orange, CA 92629; www.ccld.ca.gov

L.         MISCELLANEOUS

Resources:

Health Assessments

Health Assessment Program for Seniors (HAPS) – UCI (714) 456-7007;
Website: http://www.ucirvinehealth.org/medical-services/senior-health/senior-health-assessment-program/

Health Insurance:
Council On Aging-Orange County (HICAP); 1971 East 4th St., Suite 200; Santa Ana, CA 92701; (714) 479-0107; www.coaoc.org

Health Insurance Counseling Program (HICAP): (800) 434-0222, hicap@lashicap.org

California Partnership for Long-Term Care (CPTLC): California Department of Health Services, Mail Stop 4100, P.O. Box 997413, Sacramento 95899-7413, (916) 552-8990, www.dhcs.ca.gov

2006 version of California Partnership for Long-Term Care Comprehensive Brochure that discusses LTC insurance and is published by CPTLC: www.dhs.ca.gov/mcs/cpltc/PDF/Brochures/2006ComprehensiveBrochure.pdf

Caregiver Resources:

Caregiver Resource Center Of Orange County; 130 W. Bastanchury; Fullerton, CA 92835; (714) 446-5030; (800) 543-8312; www.caregiveroc.org

California Department Of Health Care Services; (916) 552 9714; www.dhcs.ca.gov

VA Benefits:

VA Medical Benefits; (877) 222-8387; www.va.gov/healtheligibility/costs/
County of Orange Veterans Service Office (“VSO”) – (714) 480-6555

General:

Council On Aging-Orange County (Community Education); 1971 East 4th St., Suite 200; Santa Ana, CA 92701; (714) 479-0170; www.coaoc.org

Alzheimer’s Association – OC Chapter: 2540 N. Santiago Blvd., Orange, CA 92867; (800) 660-1993; www.alzoc.org.

Eldercare Locator – (800) 677-1116; www.eldercare.gov

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), (800) 474-1116, www.canhr.org: 650 Harrison Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA  94107;

Public Guardian/Administrator: 1300 S. Grand Avenue, #C, Santa Ana, CA  92705; (714) 567-7660

Bet Tzedek: 145 South Fairfax Avenue, Suite 200, Los Angeles, (323) 939-0506; www.bettzedek.org

Area on Aging, California Department of Aging: (800) 677-1116; www.eldercare.org.

National. Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA): 1604 North Country Club Road, Tucson, AZ 85716, (520) 881-4005, www.naela.org

Senior Legal Hotline: (800) 222-1753, www.seniorlegalhotline.org

 

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