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CONTACT INFORMATION

Area IV Agency On Aging

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Aging Services Helpline 1-800-551-3191

AREA IV AGENCY ON AGING

 

Mission

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 include:

  • Congregate Meals at Senior Centers
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Homemaker and Skilled Nursing Services
  • Transportation
  • Telecare
  • Friendly Visitor Program
  • Retired Senior Volunteer Program
  • Health and Fitness

 

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

healthcare fraud

 

 

Program Eligibility

Area IV Agency on Aging provides services to seniors over age 60 and adults age 18 and older with a disability.

 

Program Cost

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:

  • Health
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Food
  • In-home assistance
  • Legal resources

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medicare Information/Counseling

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:

  • Resident rights
  • Quality of care and quality of life
  • Medicaid, Medicare and other insurance
  • Improper transfer or discharge
  • Abuse, neglect or exploitation

 

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

NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER

200 SOUTH CRUSE AVENUE HELENA, MONTANA 59601

PHONE 406.447.1680

JACKSON STREET CENTER

648 Jackson Street

Helena, Montana 59601

 Phone 406.457.7368

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