Get free one-on-one advice about Medicare, Medicaid, HMOs, QMB/SLMB, disputes over hospital bills, Food Stamps and more by calling a state-certified benefits counselor at 817-258-8125.
Long-Term Care Ombudsmen
If you have a problem with a nursing home, skilled nursing unit or other types of residential facility that you can’t resolve yourself, you can call a local ombudsman – a specially-trained advocate who can explain rights, resources and procedures and help identify, investigate and resolve complaints of nursing facility residents. Call 817-258-8102.
United Way and the Area Agency on Aging support these nutrition programs. Learn more by calling 1-888-730-2372.
- Congregate Meals at Senior Centers
Senior Citizen Services of Greater Tarrant County serves hot meals to people age 60 and older five days a week at 28 senior centers. These centers also offer free health assessments, nutrition education, physical fitness, legal clinics and more.
- Home Delivered Meals
Meals On Wheels Inc. of Tarrant County prepares and delivers thousands of well-balanced meals to homebound disabled and elderly people every day.
Do you care for an ill, frail or disabled friend or family member? We can help answer questions about:
- Respite care (short-term care that lets caregivers take a break)
- How to cope with the physical and emotional demands of caregiving
- Long-term care planning
- Medicare and Medicaid eligibility
- Caregiver workshops
- Other community resources
Call 1-888-730-2372 for free, detailed information and support from the Aging and Disability Resource Center, a collaboration between United Way’s Area Agency on Aging and other established community service groups.