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Help in Your Home

Seniors and people with physical disabilities can receive services while living in their own homes. These services include personal assistance, nursing tasks and help with housekeeping. Home-delivered meals can also be arranged. Medicaid may be able to pay for some of these services for eligible individuals.

Community-Based Care - Seniors

Information about Oregon's community-based care facilities, including Adult Day Care Services, Adult Foster Care, Assisted Living Facilities, Residential Care Facilities, and Nursing Facilities.

Choosing a Long-Term Care Facility

Information about types of facilities and how to choose one that is appropriate for your needs.

Find and Compare Nursing Homes

Find and compare Medicaid and Medicare-certified nursing homes, and learn about alternatives. Includes a guide to choosing a nursing home, information on payment, patient rights, and a nursing home checklist.

Oregon Aging & People with Disabilities Services - Local Offices

Links to local offices for DHS Self-Sufficiency, DHS Child Welfare, County Developmental Disability Programs, DHS Aging and People with Disabilities and Area Agency on Aging, and Vocational Rehabilitation.

Do You Need Help in Your Home?

Seniors and people with physical disabilities can receive services while living in their own homes. This document provides tips about preparing for an in-home care assessment and explains the steps of being evaluated for eligibility for this program.

Eldercare Locator

The Eldercare Locator assists in finding local agencies in every U.S. community that can help older persons and their families access home and community-based services like transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services.

Oregon Public Benefits Information & Hotline

The Oregon Public Benefits Hotline 1(800) 520-5292, provides legal advice and representation to low income people living in Oregon who are having problems with government benefits.

Programs and Services for Seniors & Persons with Disabilities - Oregon DHS

Programs and services available to assist senior and people with disabilities, including: Alzheimer's Resources, For Family Caregivers, Community-Based Care, Help in Your Home, Spousal Impoverishment Law, Estate Administration Program, Elder Abuse Investigation, Elder Financial Exploitation, Financial and Medical Assistance.

If You Need Medicaid Help With Long-Term Care Costs

Some Basic Information About Income Cap Trusts.

Keeping Utilities Going in Households with Persons Needing Ongoing Medical Care

Does someone in your household require ongoing medical care? Are you worried your electric, natural gas or telephone service might be disconnected? If you are, you should know that Oregon's regulated utilities offer a program to allow special payment arrangements to avoid having your telephone, electric and gas service from being shut off if you fall behind on paying your bills. If you have questions about this program, call the Oregon Public Utility Commission, Consumer Section at 1-800-522-2404.

Oregon Veterans

The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs provides free benefits counseling and claims service to veterans, survivors, and dependents on all veterans' benefits. The agency also provides home loans at lower rates to veterans who qualify.

Choosing a Long-Term Care Facility

Information about types of facilities and how to choose one that is appropriate for your needs.

Oregon Consumer Guide for Assisted Living and Residential Care Facilities

Information about Assisted Living and Residential Care Facilities in Oregon.

Spousal Impoverishment Law

If your spouse needs care in a facility, this law allows your spouse to be eligible for Medicaid benefits and lets you protect some of your income and resources.

If You Are A Single Person And Need Long-Term Care

Medicaid coverage for long-term care for persons who are not married.

If You Are Married And You Or Your Spouse Needs Long-Term Care

Information about Medicaid coverage for married persons for long-term care for you or your spouse.

Legal Issues for Older Adults

The Legal Issues for Older Adults handbook is designed to help identify some of the matters that people may encounter as they age. The booklet may be read on line, downloaded for free, or purchased. Topics covered include benefits and medical programs, long-term care, estate planning, consumer information, protecting yourself from crime and abuse, and family relationships.

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