I promised I would start including resources for seniors in Minnesota to continue living in their homes for as long as possible. If you've cared for an aging loved one, you know how impossible it can feel to get answers to your questions about housing and healthcare (when you're aging the two are inter-connected). The first resource I'll encourage you to keep in YOUR Golden Rolodex is the Senior Linkage Line. They provide information on in-home care, caregiver planning, support and training; medicare, prescription drug options for all ages, long-term care insurance, and forms assistance. It's no surprise that 56% of threir calls in 2005 where regarding presrciption drug assistance with the debacle of Part D. In 2005 they answered over 7,000 calls PER WEEK! They've even referred a few callers to me for the Cells for Seniors Program. Add the Senior Linkage Line to your list of resources for seniors!
Senior Linkage Line