The SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program
Counseling and assistance regarding long-term care planning and insurance options. Contact the Elder Helpline at 800-963-5337 to receive a copies of the following guides or visit Web sites
LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE SELF-ASSESSMENT GUIDE
Review home care options, considering your assets, and a table to help you figure the cost of long-term care insurance.Click here
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LONG-TERM CARE & OTHER OPTIONS FOR SENIORS
A Department of Financial Services consumers guide explaining long-term care and long-term care insurance.Click here
FLORIDA AFFORDABLE ASSISTED LIVING
Search by zip code for information regarding affordable assisted living residences within the health care, long-term care and aging networks.Click here
FLORIDA LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN
A volunteer-based organization that inspects long-term care facilities annually, provides survey reports to the public and responds to complaints which are kept confidential.
NURSING HOME GUIDE
A comprehensive tool developed by the Agency for Health Care Administration to help potential residents and their families select a nursing home in Florida. Click here
NURSING HOME COMPARE
Detailed information on the past performance and current status of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.Click here