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Long-term care resources

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

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

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