Elder Helpline: Toll Free 866.413.5337
Call this number for information on home and community-based services through the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the Area Agency of Southwest Florida. Because access to programs -- which are state or federally funded, including homemaker services, personal care, and other programs and services available to older adults -- are based on needs prioritization, it is important you begin by calling the Elder Helpline. The Elder Helpline is your starting point for accessing information. Information and Referral Specialists are available to help you identify services you may be eligible to receive.
As the official state unit on aging, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs also coordinates important programs to inform and assist elder Floridians and their caregivers. Follow links on their site to important information regarding caregiver support, Medicare, health insurance, legal services and other resources