Helpful Links

This list is provided to offer you additional sources for information. Please ask us if you are unable to find the information you seek.

Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys:  www.afela.org

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys:  www.naela.org

The Florida Bar:  Organization of all lawyers who are licensed by the Supreme Court of Florida to practice law in the state:  Main: 1-850-201-3555 ;  Referral: 1-850-561-5600,  www.floridabar.org

Department of Children and Families:  www.dcf.state.fl.us/ess/

Social Security Administration: 1-800-772-1213,  www.ssa.gov

Medicare – Offers a nursing home comparison feature, allowing you to select by state, county, city, zip code or the name of the facility.  Main: 1-800-633-4227  www.medicare.gov

Florida Senior Legal Services Helpline:  1-888-895-7873

State Long Term Care Ombudsman Council:  Investigates complaints of residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes.  1-888-831-0404

Florida Abuse Hotline:  1-800-962-2873

SHINE:  Provides free Medicare and health insurance education, counseling and assistance to Medicare customers, their families and caregivers.  1-800-963-5337 ;  http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us

Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Elder Helpline:  Provides consumer information about all elder programs and services.  1-800-963-5337