Regency Pacific Healthcare Resources
Regency Pacific is pleased to provide a series of links to help you find answers to questions related to long-term care options. Although we don't specifically endorse any one site as being the best or most inclusive website for any particular topic, we hope you find them to be good places to find the information you desire.
Please click on the links below for helpful long-term care resources.
HEALTH AND MEDICAL
- Medicaid is a state administered program and each state sets its own guidelines regarding eligibility and services. It is available to certain low-income individuals and families who fit into an eligibility group that is recognized by federal and state law.
- Medicare is a federal insurance program for people age 65 and older and certain disabled people. It is the nation's largest health insurance program. Generally, you are eligible for Medicare if you or your spouse worked for at least ten years in Medicare-covered employment and you are 65 years old and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Medicare.gov is a consumer beneficiary website that provides access to information about Medicare, Medicare health plans, contact information and other information related to Medicare.
- NSAC is a national senior advocacy group dedicated to solving the problems facing today's seniors. We have focused our considerable resources on identifying, researching and finding solutions to the problems of seniors - including the financial devastation which is often caused by enormous long term health care costs.
- WebMD is a comprehensive health resources for consumers, physicians, nurses, and educators. Includes news, chat forums, health quizzes and consumer product updates. The button "Condition Centers A-Z" takes you to an alphabetized series of topics to help you find answers quickly.
FINANCES AND SERVICES
Elder Care Locator
- Elder Care Locator is a government sponsored website to assist seniors locate resources in their area. It is arranged in steps, just answer the questions about who you are (relative, yourself or professional), where you live (by zip code, city or county) and what you are looking for (for instance 'prescription assistance') .
- Medicare Glossary is a site which is a direct link to look up the Medicare and Medicaid terms that you will encounter.
Social Security Administration
- Social Security Administration is a site with informational links and a good place to look for official benefit and eligibility information. Online claims, reporting and information requests can be done from the SSA site.
- AARP provides assistance and information to seniors. The website home page has topics of interest to seniors and their families and a search function that can be used to find something more specific.
- Alzheimer's Association is a leader in Alzheimer research and support and is a health organization dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer's. See also information and facts on the illness.
- Consumer Reports is a comprehensive resources for consumers. Many people consult Consumer Reports before buying a car, television or other items for their households, but what about long term care insurance or safety at home?