Medicare and Medicaid: Confused about how to sign up for Medicare or Medicaid? For local help, turn to your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), by calling the Kentucky SHIP Hotline at 1.877.293.7447 (Option 2). ElderServe offers SHIP counseling at its Senior Center, 631 S. 28th St. Call us 502.778.7418 for more information.
Chart: What’s the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?
Checklist: Applying for Medicaid
Prescription Drug Assistance: Below are a few possibilities. Please contact our care managers if you need more information.
Medicare: Extra Help helps qualified Medicare recipients with prescription drug plan costs. You may apply online or by calling the Social Security Administration at 800.772.1213 or 800.325.0778 (TTY).
Kentucky Prescription Drug Assistance Program: Learn more about Kentucky’s plan to help eligible residents afford their medication. Call 502.564.8966 (Ext. 4008) for more information.
Patient Access Network Foundation: The PAN foundation help insured people living with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases with the out-of-pocket costs for their prescribed medications. Information: 866.316.7263
US Department of Veterans Affairs: Find information on VA health care, other VA benefits, and VA burials and memorials.
Kentucky Living Will Packet: This document from the Kentucky Attorney General allows you to name who can decide on your health care if you are unable to do so. You can also express – in writing – your wishes about organ donation and end-of-life treatment. You can find additional information about advanced care planning on the website of National Healthcare Decisions Day, including information on how to start the conversation.
Cancer Screenings: The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness works with several partners for cancer screenings of low-income individuals. For more information on cancer screenings, click here.
Alzheimer’s Association of Kentucky & Southern Indiana: This chapter provides service and education to 125 counties. A toll-free hotline operates 24/7: 1.800.272.3900.
American Heart Association: You’ll find tools and resources for caregivers, tips on exercise and nutrition and more.
American Lung Association: Do you want to quit smoking or help someone do so? You’ll find smoking cessation resources here. You can also learn how to protect your lungs and more about lung diseases and conditions.
Council on Developmental Disabilities: The council provides supports families and individuals with developmental disabilities with training and workshops, as well as advocacy. 502.584.1239
National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Find education and support programs. The Kentucky-Southeast Indiana chapter can be reached at 502.451.0014.
Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana: Resources include area specialists, online support and information on medical equipment and medication assistance. 502.254.3388
Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders (SAGE): SAGE supports and advocates for the first of LGBT older adults, as well as fostering a greater understanding of gaining in all communities. Toll-free hotline: 888.234.7243
The Recovery Village is an organization dedicated to helping veterans and the military community struggling with substance abuse into recovery. Their hotline is 844.425.9160.