Senior Services in the Town of Dudley
“The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy and the handicapped.” U.S. Vice President (1965-69) Hubert Humphrey
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The following organizations are available to help you compare Medicare drug plans and to answer any questions that you may have about drug coverage.
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- SHINE Counselor: 1-800-AGE-INFO #3 www.800ageinfo.com Individual health insurance counseling is available to all Medicare beneficiaries.
- Medicare 1-800-MEDICARE www.medicare.gov For general assistance with the Medicare part D benefits and the Medicare drug plans. Please look for the Medicare and You handbook that was sent to you in October. Contact Medicare if you did not receive one.
- PROJECT BREAD’S FOOD Source Hotline 1-800-645-8333 Counselors available via “ Live Chat” on their website: www.gettingsnap.org Worcester Community Action Council (LIHEAP) Program. To find out if you qualify for fuel assistance & how to apply, please visit: www.wcac.net or call: 508-754-1176
- Tri Valley Elders www.trivalleyinc.org 1-800-286-6640 (Reporting Elder Abuse, Home Care, Ombudsman, Meals on Wheels, etc.)
- Elderbus: Safe, Reliable and Affordable Transportation. Call 800 321 0243. Click Here for more information.
- Benefits Check Up, to find the benefits and programs that meet your needs. www.benefitscheckup.org
- SNAP food stamp 1-866-950-3663 to see if you can qualify by phone.
- Mass Health Customer service: 1-800-841-2900 www.mass.gov/masshealth
- Salvation Army Fund www.magoodneighbor.org The Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund is now in its 30th year! They have provided energy assistance to hundreds- of- thousands of residents in temporary crisis. This helpful resource is run by the Salvation Army 1-800-334-3047 and will start taking applications Feb 1st.
- Eligibility requirements, benefits, and how to apply.
- Prescription Advantage has a new Website. The new website includes: Benefit and eligibility information. The most recent application forms and rate sheets. A user-friendly on-line application.
- www.800Ageinfo.com 1-800-243-4636 The Shine Program, Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders. Ed Roth, Regional Director 508-422-9931 email [email protected]
- Mass Senior Med Patrol (SMP), For more information on how to pre CARE at Home:
- Ace Medical Services Inc.: Click here or email us at [email protected] 508-792-3800
- Visiting Angels of Worcester Click here or email [email protected] Phone: 508-757-4014
- Samaritan Health and Homecare: Webster, Ma. Medicare Certified. The private care arm of the VNA of Southern Worcester County. The Samaritans offer a wide range of supportive care to maintain individuals in their homes. Email [email protected] referral ph. # 800-336-7639
- VNA of Southern Worcester County: Webster, Ma 508-943-0612 [email protected] Medicare Certified.
- Overlook Care at Home: Click here
- Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol, (SMP), For more information on how to protect, detect and report healthcare errors, fraud, and abuse, or to schedule a free educational session, please contact the MA SMP program. 1-800-892-0890 Medicare Outreach, ESMV.ORG, or MASMP.ORG,
- MASS HEALTH: Provides comprehensive health insurance- or help paying for private health insurance to mor than 1 million Massachusetts children, families, seniors, and people with disabilities. 1800-841-2900
- Social Security Administration: 1-800-772-1213 Socialsecurity.gov
- Medicare: Health insurance for people age 65 or older: people under 65 with certain disabilities or people of any age with End Stage Renal disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant.) 1-800-MEDICARE www.medicare.gov If 800- Medicare or your Medicare plan cannot resolve a problem with your Medicare drug coverage call 617-565-1232; or call 617-565-1267 for problems with a Medicare Advantage Plan.
- Mass Executive Office of Elder Affairs: Responds to reports of elder abuse, which may include physical, emotional and sexual abuse, neglect by a caregiver, self-neglect, and/or financial exploitation 1-800-922-2275
- Elder Hotline: Provides statewide information on elder related issues and programs including but not limited to: debt and debt collection practices, health insurance, home improvement, landlord and tenant issues, long-term care insurance, scam awareness, telemarketing. 1-888-ag-elder (1-888-243-5337)
Senior Living Help assists Massachusetts senior citizens, their family members and caregivers in finding appropriate senior living and care facilities. Many elderly adults are no longer able to be cared for at home, so finding a senior living facility with caring and loving staff becomes necessary. Residents can Click Here for help.