Helpful Links:

ACHA

ACHA stands for "Agency for Health Care Administration"
It is the Florida agency that inspects and rates Health Care facilities
The links below are some that may be helpful to you

Florida Nursing Home Ratings by County

Florida Nursing Home Ratings by City


Aging Florida

West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging is a
member of BLFS and dedicated to helping people age
with dignity. Their staff of volunteers and professionals work
closely with seniors, their families, and caregivers.

WCFAAA: 1-800-963-5337

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Alzheimer's Association

Resources for people affected by Alzheimer's Disease and related Dementia



A Place for Mom

Placement resources - Articles - Advice - Support



Department of Elder Affairs

The Department of Elder Affairs is the primary state agency
administering human service programs to benefit Florida's
elders. Click on the image above to be re-directed to the DOEA
website for information on programs, services,
and current initiatives.

Elder Hotline: 1-800-96-ELDER (35337)

To report Elder Abuse: 1-800-96-ABUSE (22873)

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Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program



Florida Rx Card - Prescription Assistance Program



Florida Division of Emergency Management

Emergency Preparedness Website



Find A Ride

Florida has the largest population of older adults in the US
 -many of them are unable to choose not to drive. To
address this issue, the University of Florida's Senior Safety
Resource Center, created an easy-to-use database containing
over 700 transportation options to help seniors remain
mobile within their own communities.

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Health Grades

Find Ratings on Doctors, Clinics and Hospitals



MedicineNet.com

Information on all things Medical



Medicare.gov

Compare Medicare Advantage Plans. Compare Medigap Plans
Compare Part D Drug Plans and anything else Medicare related.



National Healthcare Decisions Day

To inspire, educate & empower the public & providers 
about the importance of advance care planning.



On Guard

Florida Department of Financial Services Website, a website dedicated
to help seniors, family members or caregivers identify the right questions
to ask to avoid becoming a victim of fraud or misleading sales tactics.



Ombudsman

Ombudsman help improve the lives of people who live in Long-Term
Care facilities such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities
and adult family care homes. They are your advocates.



Save and Invest

Resources and tools for making wise financial decisions 
and information on fraud prevention
Click on image above to be directed to the website.

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Shine

Click this link for help with Medicare and Insurance
Advantage Plans available in Polk County.

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Statewide Senior Legal Helpline

Not all seniors can afford their own attorney or even know
where to turn to find one. A number of legal resources are
available in Florida. Click on the image above for more information.

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ThirdAge

Health, News, People and Lifestyles with ratings
for many senior related facilities and services.



2-1-1 United Way

Polk County 211 Quick Resource Guide 2012

Click on this link for contact numbers for senior social services in Polk County

Polk County General Resource Contact Numbers

Click on this link for general resource contact numbers for social services in Polk County. 


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