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NC Department of Health & Human Services/Aging
In support of the mission, vision, and values of the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS Excels), the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) works to promote independence and enhance the dignity of North Carolina's older adults, persons with disabilities, and their families through a community-based system of opportunities, services, benefits, and protections; to ready younger generations to enjoy their later years; and to help society and government plan and prepare for the changing demographics.
Social Security Administration
This is the official national site.
ePASS Electronic Pre-Assessment Screening Service for NC DHHS.
State Health Insurance Information Program (S.H.I.I.P.)
SHIIP volunteers help fellow senior citizens in their community with questions regarding Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare claims processing, Medicare Advantage, Medicare prescription drug plans and long-term care insurance.
Help in understanding the 4 parts of Medicare and how it all works.
To fulfill President Lincoln's promise To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan by serving and honoring the men and women who are Americas veterans.
Johnston County is home to eleven towns, listed in order of size: Smithfield (county seat since 1771), Clayton, Selma, Benson, Archer Lodge, Kenly, Four Oaks, Pine Level, Princeton, Wilson's Mills, and Micro.
The Department of Social Services (DSS) provides assistance for families and children including Child Welfare, Family Support, Work First, Child Support, and Food and Nutrition Services.
Johnston County Mental Health Center
Johnston County Mental Health Center is a public agency, which provides mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse services to Johnston County residents. The Center is governed by the Johnston Area Mental Health Board, which is appointed by the Johnston County Commissioners.
Gentiva Home Healthcare is not a sitting service. Instead, it is highly skilled care that come to you at home. Their mission is to help our patients live more independently with a higher quality of life.
NC Adult Protective Services - Report abuse of seniors or adults with diabilities. Calls are confidential. (919) 686-5342 or email: email@example.com
ReadyNC Everyone can take steps to get ready for all types of emergencies. Older North Carolinians can use this list to get ready for an emergency.
Nursing Home Abuse Center Comprehensive information on nursing home abuse and neglect for nursing home residents and their loved ones.
MedicaidLongTermCare.org In each state, there are 3 Medicaid programs that provide long term care, each with eligibility criteria that change depending on marital status, level of care and location. If one does not meet the criteria, most states offer other ways to become eligible.
SECU Hospice House of Johnston Health
The Hospice House's goal is to reduce pain and suffering while helping the patient to live a fully as possible. This in-patient center can assist with support and care of an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, aides, social workers, bereavement counselors, volunteers and chaplains. Hospice House accepts patients regardless of age, race, creed, ethnic origin or ability to pay.
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services provides counseling, training, education, transportation, job placement, assistive technology and other support services. These services are provided to people with physical, psychiatric or intellectual disabilities to assist them with living independently and with finding a job and staying on the job.
3HC-Home Health & Hospice Care, Inc., is a leading local home health, hospice, and private duty provider serving eastern North Carolina. As a private, not-for-profit agency, our investors are the communities we serve. Profits that are generated are reinvested in new programs and facilities to better serve our patients. Our philosophy remains to provide care to those in need.
Our Mission: Address the needs of low-income persons by using coordinated efforts and representation from the disadvantaged public and private sectors to help those persons become self-sufficient.
Dementia Alliance of North Carolina
Dementia Alliance of North Carolina improves the lives of North Carolinians impacted by dementia as well as empower their caregivers through support, education and research. Each program is built on a foundation of CARE that provides Comfort, Assistance, Resources and Education for individuals and families living with dementia. Dementia Alliance is a 501c3 nonprofit organization serving families in North Carolina.
National Family Caregivers Assoc.
The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers, and speaks up for the more than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of diagnoses, relation-ships and life stages to help transform family caregivers' lives by removing barriers to health and well being.
The mission of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry is to promote the health of the people of North Carolina, the nation and the world through excellence in teaching, patient care, research and service.
Educates seniors on healthy aging, medication and device complications, nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Cybersecurity Guides for Seniors
Senior citizens are the highest risk demographic for digital security issues like identity theft and phishing. According to the FBI, seniors lose well over $2 Billion annually to hackers and scammers.
What can you do about it? To start, print out these one-sheet essential guides and keep them near the computer used by seniors in your family, so they can be easily referenced.
Medicare Plans Medicare is a federal insurance program that provides health coverage to eligible enrollees. Although the program’s funding comes from taxes, beneficiaries must pay monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and coinsurance for many of the services they receive. Some enrollees even have to pay a premium for Medicare Part A, increasing the total cost of coverage. For Medicare beneficiaries with low incomes, it can be difficult to absorb these out-of-pocket costs. In some cases, if you have limited income and resources, you can get help from Medicaid to pay premiums and other Medicare expenses.