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  • Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter, www.alz.org/wv. 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-272-3900.
  • Aging and Disability Resource Centers, www.wvnavigate.org, 1-866-987-2372, Aging and disability resource centers are professionally staffed one-stop locations that can assist in navigating the long-term care system.
  • AARP Family Caregiving, www.aarp.org/caregiving
  • Family Alzheimer’s In-Home Respite (FAIR), www.wvseniorservices.gov, 1-877-987-3646. FAIR-Family Alzheimer’s In-Home Respite- is a program designed to provide care for individuals with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia and give caregivers a needed break.
  • Long-term care Ombudsman Program, 1-866-255-4370, Long-term care ombudsmen work as advocates for residents of long-term care facilities.
  • Lighthouse, 1-877-987-3646, an entirely state-funded program, provides in-home services to individuals who are not eligible for Medicaid services. The Lighthouse Program provides support in four areas: Personal care, mobility, nutrition and environment.
  • Medicare Assistance: The Medicare Call Center, 1-877-987-4463 and the West Virginia State health Insurance Assistance Program (www.wvship.org) which provides reliable and up-to-date information to Medicare beneficiaries and their families.
  • Medicaid Helpline, 1-866-767-1575
  • National Institute on Health Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center, 1-800-438-4380, www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/topics/symptoms
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services, www.Alzheimer’s.gov
  • West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services, www.wvseniorservices.gov, 1-304-558-3317
  • West Virginia Health Care Association, 1-304-346-4575, www.wvseniorcare.com
  • West Virginia Senior Legal Aid, www.seniorlegalaid.org, 1-800-229-5068, Legal assistance is provided by West Virginia Senior Legal Aid and is available to seniors who are homebound, disabled, living in rural areas, or who are unable to hire private attorneys.
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