Social Services

MEDICARE 101

 

Social workers will continue to provide education and assistance for Licking County residents preparing to celebrate their 65th birthday. We encourage you to register for a monthly Medicare 101 educational session approximately two months prior to your 65th birthday month.

By attending a Medicare 101 session, you can expect to learn what Medicare covers and does not cover. In addition, we will outline the decisions you will need to ensure that you have the health insurance coverage needed to meet your future financial needs. 

By the end of the session, you will be able to decide if you plan to enroll in a Medigap (Supplemental) insurance or a HMO/PPO (Advantage) plan. Personalized assistance will be provided for attendees that plan to sign up for a Medigap (Supplemental) plan to ensure that they also choose a Part D plan that meets their individual prescription needs. 

To register, call The Licking County Aging Program at 740-345-0821.

 

Medicare for Beginner's

Needing assistance with Medicare, Medicaid, Supplemental Insurance, Prescription Drug Plans, Senior housing, Social Security, Living Wills, or Passport services?  Our Social Service Case Managers have an invaluable amount of resources and information to assist you.  In addition, our Social Workers have resources through the LCAP Hearing Aide Fund, LCAP Emergency Response Fund, the Utility Assistance Program.

 Armed with these valuable resources, our Social Services Case Managers work diligently to ensure a safe, more rewarding quality of life for the senior men and women they have the opportunity to serve.

 

The Medicare for Beginner's Program is scheduled for Wednesday, January 19th and February 20th. Reservations are required by calling 740-345-0821 ext. 247.

For more information about medicare click on the link below.

Medicare

 

Elder Abuse Resources

Elder abuse is a devastating reality for many older Americans, but unfortunately it too often goes unreported. The debilitating results of elder abuse range from physical injury, pain, mental anguish, financial loss, violation of rights, to death.  Learn about the warning signs of elder abuse, what the risk factors are, and how you can prevent and report the problem by clicking on the links below:

Office of The Ohio Attorney General - Elder Abuse Information 

Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Services Fact Sheet

National Institute on Aging

 

Other Helpful Resources  

Ohio Department of Medicaid

Ohio Department of Job & Family Services

Social Security Administration

Ohio Department of Insurance

Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

Ohio Benefit Bank

National Institute on Aging-General Information

211-Licking County Resources

Office of the Ohio Attorney General