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Advance Directives

Caring Connections Advance Directives Forms Library

Source: Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Description:

Caring Connections is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. As a public service, Care Connections provides free online access to advance health care planning information and forms for New York and the other forty-nine states.

Advocacy

Long Term Care Ombudsman

Source: Kansas State office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Office

Description:

The Office of the Long Term Care Ombudman serves to protect the the health, safety, and rights of persons receiving care in nursing facilities and other senior care facilities. The program functions in large part through the work of trained volunteers who work to educate and empower residents of care facilities and to investigate and help resolve complaints when they arise. There is a network of local Ombudman offices throughout Kansas State.

Alzheimer's Resources

Alzheimer's Resource List

Source: Alzheimer's Association

Description:

This list includes regional and local resources on Alzheimer's, including Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Centers, Alzheimer's Disease Community Service Programs, websites for people with Alzheimer's Disease and their families.

Consumer Protection

Kansas Consumer Protection Offices Directory

Source: USA.gov

Description:

This is a good number to start with if you feel you have been the target of a consumer scam or fraud.

Financial Questions

Kansas Medical Assistance Program

Source: Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Description:

This is the website for KanCare, the Medicaid program for residents of Kansas. This site covers eligibility requirements, how to apply, what health services are covered, what co-payments are required, and many other questions regarding Medicaid in Kansas.


Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK)

Source: Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program

Description:

Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) is a free program offering older Kansans an opportunity to talk with trained, community volunteers and get answers to questions about Medicare and other insurance issues. SHICK provides many resources that will help with the Medicare maze. SHICK volunteers are trained and know about the programs. The role of the volunteer counselor is to help people stay informed on changing conditions in health care insurance and to cut through the confusion. The volunteer counselors receive training on Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Long-Term Care and other health insurance subjects that concern older Kansans. The SHICK volunteer counselors do not work for any insurance company. The goal is to educate and assist the public to make informed decisions on what's best for them. For more information call (800) 860-5260.

Information & Referral

Directory of Local Offices for the Aging

Source: Kansas Area Agencies on Aging Association

Description:

This is your gateway for accessing local programs and services for older adults and caregivers. Each local office listing includes address, phone numbers, and link to the local office website.


Kansas Deparment on Aging Resource Guide for Seniors

Source: Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Description:

Online listing for programs and resources for older adults in Kansas State. This is a good source for contact information for local offices and organizations serving seniors.

Insurance Questions

Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK)

Source: Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program

Description:

Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) is a free program offering older Kansans an opportunity to talk with trained, community volunteers and get answers to questions about Medicare and other insurance issues. SHICK provides many resources that will help with the Medicare maze. SHICK volunteers are trained and know about the programs. The role of the volunteer counselor is to help people stay informed on changing conditions in health care insurance and to cut through the confusion. The volunteer counselors receive training on Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Long-Term Care and other health insurance subjects that concern older Kansans. The SHICK volunteer counselors do not work for any insurance company. The goal is to educate and assist the public to make informed decisions on what's best for them. For more information call (800) 860-5260.

Legal Issues

Caring Connections Advance Directives Forms Library

Source: Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Description:

Caring Connections is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. As a public service, Care Connections provides free online access to advance health care planning information and forms for New York and the other forty-nine states.


Kansas Advance Directives

Source: Witchita Medical Research & Education Foundation

Description:

This online resource page provides background on your advance directives options in Kansas, including a helpful video on clarifying and making decisions about your health care.


Kansas Consumer Protection Offices Directory

Source: USA.gov

Description:

This is a good number to start with if you feel you have been the target of a consumer scam or fraud.

Long Term Care

Long Term Care Ombudsman

Source: Kansas State office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Office

Description:

The Office of the Long Term Care Ombudman serves to protect the the health, safety, and rights of persons receiving care in nursing facilities and other senior care facilities. The program functions in large part through the work of trained volunteers who work to educate and empower residents of care facilities and to investigate and help resolve complaints when they arise. There is a network of local Ombudman offices throughout Kansas State.

Medicaid

CMS Reginonal Agency Information

Source: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Description:

CMS is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to help educate and empower Kansas residents covered by Medicare. See this PDF form for contact information for any kind of issue pertaining to Medicare, and Medicaid in Kansas state.


Kansas Medical Assistance Program

Source: Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Description:

This is the website for KanCare, the Medicaid program for residents of Kansas. This site covers eligibility requirements, how to apply, what health services are covered, what co-payments are required, and many other questions regarding Medicaid in Kansas.

Medicare

CMS Reginonal Agency Information

Source: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Description:

CMS is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to help educate and empower Kansas residents covered by Medicare. See this PDF form for contact information for any kind of issue pertaining to Medicare, and Medicaid in Kansas state.

Safety

Fall Prevention Guide and Checklist

Source: Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Description:

This is a downloadable Fall Prevention Guide produced by the Kansas Trauma Organization and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Your Rights

Caring Connections Advance Directives Forms Library

Source: Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Description:

Caring Connections is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. As a public service, Care Connections provides free online access to advance health care planning information and forms for New York and the other forty-nine states.


Kansas Advance Directives

Source: Witchita Medical Research & Education Foundation

Description:

This online resource page provides background on your advance directives options in Kansas, including a helpful video on clarifying and making decisions about your health care.


Kansas Consumer Protection Offices Directory

Source: USA.gov

Description:

This is a good number to start with if you feel you have been the target of a consumer scam or fraud.


Long Term Care Ombudsman

Source: Kansas State office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Office

Description:

The Office of the Long Term Care Ombudman serves to protect the the health, safety, and rights of persons receiving care in nursing facilities and other senior care facilities. The program functions in large part through the work of trained volunteers who work to educate and empower residents of care facilities and to investigate and help resolve complaints when they arise. There is a network of local Ombudman offices throughout Kansas State.