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:

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys:

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,

Department of Children and Families:

The Advocate’s Guide to the Florida Medicaid Program: addresses basic questions about Medicaid

Social Security Administration: 1-800-772-1213,

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

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 ;

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