Resources/Helpful Websites

Alzheimer’s Association – offers many wonderful resources for families dealing with Alzheimer’s or Dementia and spearheads much of the research done to advance the field of medicine for memory loss.
24 hour hotline: 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: This is a federal insurance program for seniors geared for short-term stays in hospital and nursing home settings. www.medicare.gov

Medi-Cal: This is California’s Medicaid program and is geared to assisted individuals with limited income within the state’s guidelines/parameters to help with some medical costs. www.medi-cal.ca.gov

Adult Protective Services (APS) – agency that investigates reports of abuse in elders or dependent adults, looking for neglect, exploitation or abuse.
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
http://www.cdss.ca.gov/agedblinddisabled/default.htm

Office on Aging Orange County – offers a variety of programs for seniors
Toll free number: 800-510-2020
Local number: 714-567-7500

Social Security Administrationwww.ssa.gov
This website allows you to apply for benefits, locate local offices and many other online services

Veterans Administration Aid and Attendancewww.veteransaid.org
2015 benefit amounts (if he/she qualifies):
Surviving spouse – $1,149/month
Veteran filing for a sick spouse – $1,403/month
Veteran alone – $1,788/month
Veteran and spouse – $2,120/month