The Advocacy Programs Department
is here for you, whether you are the victim of a scam, want to develop
Advanced Directives, have questions concerning Medicare, need someone
to assist in organizing personal business documents, or need to know
resources for caring for an elderly loved
These services are available through our Advocacy Programs Department:
- Casework Services help seniors
and their families/caregivers access community resources that will
enable them to remain independent in safe and familiar surroundings.
Individual client assessment plans are developed and are reviewed as
needed to ensure needs are met.
- Managing Business Affairs That Are Personal (MAP)
offers assistance with financial management for day-to-day personal
business affairs. Staff members help seniors manage their income and
expenses through counseling and assistance with check writing and bill
paying. All matters are handled accurately and confidentially.
- Senior Health Insurance and Education (SHINE)
provides counseling service for seniors and their families/caregivers
who have concerns regarding Medicare, Medicaid, Long-Term Care insurance
coverage, and other health insurance questions or issues.
- Caregiving Respite, Referral, and Information Services (CRRIS)
provides information to caregivers on available resources, including
services, equipment, and supplies that will make their duties
manageable, reduce stress, and enable them to spend more quality time
with their loved ones.
- The Center for Prevention of Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation
promotes awareness of the often hidden tragedies of abuse, neglect, and
exploitation through direct services, counseling, community education,
and collaboration with volunteers, families, caregivers, law enforcement
professionals, health care providers, and the general public. We
promote a change in societal attitudes toward the aged or disabled adult
by emphasizing self-esteem, self-advocacy, and self-responsibility