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Area IV Agency On Aging
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Aging Services Helpline 1-800-551-3191
AREA IV AGENCY ON AGING
Helping seniors, persons with disabilities, and their families, make choices to preserve their independence and dignity.
What is Area IV Agency on Aging?
Area IV Agency on Aging, a program of Rocky Mountain Development Council, Inc., is a non-profit that assists seniors and persons with disabilities to make choices to preserve their independence and dignity. We receive federal, state and local funding and donations in order to serve you.
Area IV Agency on Aging operates the programs listed here as well as provides funding for many other senior programs throughout our six-county area of Lewis & Clark, Broadwater, Jefferson, Meagher, Gallatin and Park counties.
Senior Programs Area IV Provides funding for in our six-county
Area IV Agency on Aging Programs
Information, Assistance and Referral – serving as a “one-stop shop” to find community resources
Medicare Information/Counseling – providing benefit counseling to Medicare beneficiaries and their families/caregivers
Long-Term Care Ombudsman – advocating for residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities
Options Counseling for Successful Aging – helping clients plan for their long-term care future
Senior Medicare Patrol – empowering seniors to prevent
Area IV Agency on Aging provides services to seniors over age 60 and adults age 18 and older with a disability.
Individuals of all incomes and assets are qualified to receive services regardless of their ability to pay.
Information, Assistance and Referral
Area IV Agency on Aging serves as a “one-stop shop” to find resources in the community.
Area IV Agency on Aging Information, Assistance and Referral resource specialists help senior citizens and adults with disabilities access the information and services they need to live independently and with dignity.
Our resource specialists are advocates who link seniors and adults with disabilities, their caregivers and family members to public programs and community resources, including:
Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Long-Term Care Ombudsmen, part of the Area IV Agency on Aging team, advocate for older adults considering or living in assisted living and nursing home facilities.
OPTIONS COUNSELING FOR SUCCESSFUL AGING
What is Options Counseling for Successful Aging? Counselors from the Area IV Agency on Aging help clients plan for their long-term care future by weighing the pros and cons of long-term care options in the community and developing an individualized plan.
Need help with the Medicare Maze? The State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) offers benefit counseling to Medicare beneficiaries and their families/caregivers. SHIP counselors provide education to empower beneficiaries make informed decisions.
Area IV Agency on Aging SHIP Counselors are trained in Medicare eligibility, benefits, and coverage options. SHIP counselors are not connected with any insurance company and are not licensed to sell insurance.
SHIP counselors can assist you with:
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan comparisons
Supplemental (Medigap) Insurance
Medicare Advantage Health Plans
Related types of health insurance benefits including Medicaid
Senior Medicare Patrol
Empowering seniors to prevent healthcare fraud.
We know that healthcare related paperwork can be confusing and that it’s sometimes hard to know who to turn to. Montana Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is here to help.
Area IV Agency on Aging SMP staff and volunteers advocate for seniors to help them understand their medical billing situations. SMP can help you learn how to read Medicare paperwork and look out for costly medical billing errors. SMP provides information, counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries, family members, caregivers and local professionals.
Area Iv Agency on Aging Brochure
Senior Resource Guide: Helena Area
Senior Resource Directory: Gallatin County
REFERRAL INFORMATION BEFORE MOVING INTO AN ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY
Ombudsmen provide information and referral services to older adults who are deciding whether or when to move into long-term care setting. If requested, they will also involve family members or friends in these discussions. The Ombudsman’s role is to encourage all involved to consider a variety of services and options that help older adults lead beneficial lives.
ADVOCACY ON BEHALF OF ASSISTED LIVING AND NURSING HOME RESIDENTS
Our certified Ombudsmen make regular visits to long-term care settings and advocate for quality care and living conditions for residents. Ombudsmen are resident-focused, responding to complaints and concerns from residents and working with those involved to resolve problems, including:
OMBUDSMAN CONTACT INFORMATION
Helena Office: (406) 457-7349
Bozeman Office: (406) 587-0965
Who do we serve?
The Options Counseling for Successful Aging Program assists seniors, adults with disabilities, and caregivers or family members who wish to explore aging and disability supports in the community.
How does Successful Aging work?
You meet one-on-one with a counselor to:
• discuss your short- and long-term care needs
• discuss what is important in your life
• explore community resources
• develop an action plan that works for you and connects you to options available in the community
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