Center for Hearing and Communication
With offices in New York City and Florida, CHC meets all your hearing and communication needs through professional services that provide the highest level of clinical expertise and technical know-how available in the hearing healthcare field.
The center offers State-of-the-art hearing testing; free hearing screenings; haring aid fitting, sales and repairs; assistive devices training; cochlear implant support groups and more.
CHC also serves as an educational resource to consumers and healthcare professionals worldwide seeking information on hearing loss and hearing conservation. The center is a participating provider in many insurance programs including Medicare and Medicaid.
Cleaning for a Reason
Cleaning services donate their services and offer 4 free cleanings a month. They will provide the service to 2 patients at a time. There are participating cleaning services within the three South Florida Counties. While many municipalities are included, there are some that may not be. Please check the website to see if there is a service in your area. There is an application with instructions to complete online.
Division of Agent and Agency Services: Florida Department of Financial Services
Recommended by the Constitutional Revision Commission, and passed into law by voters in 1998, the Florida Legislature carried out an amendment to the state's constitution by merging the Department of Insurance, Treasury, State Fire Marshal and the Department of Banking and Finance into the Department of Financial Services effective January 2003.
Using this website you can verify the license status of all insurance agents in the state as well as view the individual companies that they are authorized to sell.
Florida Adult Day Services Association
Since its inception in 1983, the Florida Adult Day Services Association (FADSA) has provided leadership, education, planning and development of adult day services across Florida. Through the promotion of quality day services ranging from respite programs to adult day health centers, FADSA has established a reputation as a leader in education, training and advocacy within the long-term care industry.
Florida Affordable Assisted Living
Clearinghouse of assisted living information for consumers and developers.
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
Consumer website to help locate nursing facilities, health plans, hospital and other resources. Also provides information on specific medical conditions.
Florida Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
The Florida Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (FADRC) is a statewide consortium that includes some of the finest Alzheimer's researchers and clinicians from institutions across Florida such as USF Health, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, University of Miami, Mount Sinai Medical Center(Miami Beach) and Sarasota Memorial Health Care System.
There are many brochures and publications that you can download directly from the website.
To contact: 1-866-700-7773
Florida Council on Aging
Statewide organization that provides professionals with information pertaining to aging.
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
Organization that oversees government funded services for seniors.
Florida Elder Helpline
A hotline for those caregivers needing immediate help. Provides contact information of agencies and organizations that provider immediate or long-term assistance.
Florida Health Finder
The Florida Health Finder can help you find health care information and tools to compare Florida health care facilities and pro- viders. The website is presented by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), the state agency that regulates health care facilities and manages the Florida Medicaid Program.
Highlights include tips to locate Home Healthcare Agencies, Assisted Living Facilities, Physicians, Podiatrists, Optometrists and other health professionals in Florida.
Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
Official Website of Florida's Motor Vehicle Bureau. Contains information on everything you need to know about driver license renewals, tags, and titles, as well as driver education courses.
Florida Senior Safety Resource Center (transportation)
This website was developed by the University of Florida, National Older Driver Research and Training Center. It provides information and resources of driving knowledge, alternative forms of transportation, and links to National organizations that address driving and transportation issues.
Florida's Aging Population: Critical Issues for Florida
Part of Florida State University, The Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy publishes papers and research on critical issues pertaining to aging in general, and to Florida Seniors.
Florida's Attorney General
Provides information on consumer issues, crime prevention and victims' services.
Safeguard our Seniors Task Force
This website identifies critical issues for seniors and provides a comprehensive list of resources that can act as safeguards for them. Helpful resources in areas such as life insurance, variable annuities, reverse mortgages, estate planning, long-term care and free lunch are included, as well as lists of names of agents and individuals with disciplinary actions.
SHINE (Serving Healthcare Needs of Elders)
SHINE is the state health insurance assistance program for elder Floridians. SHINE provides educational materials and free unbiased insurance counseling to Florida elders, caregivers and family members.
The goal is to help elders understand and receive the health insurance coverage they need through Medicare, Medicaid, Prescription Assistance, Long-Term Care Planning & Insurance, and other health care issues.
If you have questions about insurance you can call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337) or email them email@example.com.
It is staffed with educated and trained volunteers.