Guide to Senior Care Resources in Lakeland, Florida and the surrounding areas.
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Lakeland Area Senior Care Resources
Helping Hand Nursing Services
To learn about our affordable rates and obtain a FREE assessment for your loved one, call (863) 616-1888
A rigorous screening process and personal interviews assure that all caregivers have integrity, experience and meet all of our agency’s highest ethical standards.
Our RN’s, LPN’s, CNA’s, and HHA’s are extensively trained, experienced, and matched to your preference.
Our caregivers are always there when you need a helping hand.
Our caregivers are Licensed, Bonded, and Insured.
Central and North Florida Chapter
If you want more information, let us know by calling 800-272-3900 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Alzheimer's Association, Central and North Florida Chapter serves 43 counties with education and support as well as raising funds for research.
Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Our Central and North Florida Chapter is here to help. We provide education and support to all those facing Alzheimer’s and other dementias throughout our community, including those living with the disease, caregivers, health care professionals and families.
We are also committed to advocating for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer’s disease and advancing critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.
The state of Florida has the second highest incidence of Alzheimer’s. Within the 43 counties that comprise the Central and North Florida Chapter, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs estimates that in 2016 there were 156,643 people living with Alzheimer's disease. About 1 in every 38 people of all ages has Alzheimer’s disease in Florida. These numbers do not include the snowbirds who reside in the region during the winter months.
The Central and North Florida Chapter meets the challenge of such overwhelming numbers through a dedicated staff out of five regional offices.
Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly
The Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAEP) is designed to assist and prevent interruption of electric and gas service for low-income households with at least one member aged sixty (60) or older experiencing a heating or cooling emergency.
Who is Eligible:
Eligible applicants must have a total household income less than 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and provide a copy of their energy bill. Eligible households may also receive one Crisis benefit during the heating season and one benefit in the cooling season. An official past due, shut-off or delinquency notice is required for a Crisis benefit.
Eligible applicants may receive assistance for electric or gas utility bills or electric deposits.
This program is supported with funding from the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) grant, which is distributed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and administered by the State of Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO).
By Appointment Only. Appointments may be scheduled by calling MFCS' office at (352)796-1425..
Documents needed for assistance include:
Social Security Cards (for all household members);
Proof of Income;
SNAP (food stamp) Award Letter; and,
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Service Locations: Hernando, Pasco, Lake and Sumter counties.
MFCS' Senior Services programs offer a wide array of services designed to support aging seniors in their efforts to live independently in their own homes, improving their ability to function and avoiding costly placement in long term care facilities.
Who is Eligible:
Persons 60 years of age and older. Additional eligibility requirements vary by program depending upon household income, level of functioning, and/or medical diagnosis (e.g., Alzheimers).
- In-Home Respite Care for Patients
- Homemaker Services
- Personal Care Services
- Nutrition Education
- Congregate Meals
- Transportation to Congregate Meal Sites
- Home Delivered Meals
- Telephone Reassurance
- Emergency Alert Response
- Information and Referral
Case managed clients may be assessed a co-payment based upon ability to pay.
Services are supported through a variety of state and federal sources including the Older American's Act (OAA), Community Care for the Elderly (CCE), Home Care for the Elderly (CCE), and Alzheimer's Disease Initiative (ADI) administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Florida Department of Elder Affairs, and Area Agency on Aging (Elder Options).
For more information about services or to schedule an appointment call 352-796-1426.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm.
Locations: Hernando, Lake, Polk and Sumter counties.