​​WHO YA GONNA CALL? [RESOURCES FOR ELDERS]

This is a list of the kind of information many seniors need.  I hope you find it useful.
 
To report ELDER ABUSE:
Local Adult Protective Services:  1-800-510-2020
Long Term Care Ombudsman:  1-800-231-4024 (licensed facilities)
If you are in immediate danger:  Emergency 911
 
For information about SENIOR SERVICES:
California Senior Gateway: www.seniors.ca.gov
 
California Department of Aging: 1-800 -510-2020 
 
 
For LEGAL ASSISTANCE:
State Bar of California: 1-866-442 -2529 (local referrals)
Senior Legal Hotline: 1-800-222-1753
Attorney Complaints: 1-800-843-9053
 
For help dealing with DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (local referrals)
California’s “Safe at Home” Program: 1-877-322 -5227
 
To check CONTRACTORS’ LICENSE:
Contractors State License Board: 1-800-321-2752
 
For assistance with SOCIAL SECURITY:
 
 
For information on HEALTH INSURANCE OPTIONS:
California Department of Insurance: 1-800 -927-HELP (4357) 
1-800-434-0222 (HICAP-free Medicare help)
1-800-633-4227 (Medicare)
 
For Information on CARE FACILITIES:
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
www.canhr.org  OR 1-800-474-1116 (nursing homes, residential care facilities)
California Registry: 1-800-777-7575 (various living arrangements)
 
For VETERANS’ SERVICES:
CA Department of Veterans’ Affairs
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: 1-800-827-1000
 
To investigate before you INVEST:
California Department of Corporations Seniors Against Investment Fraud (SAIF)
1-866 -ASK-CORP (275-2677)
 
California Department of Consumer Affairs:
1-800-952-5210 (info, complaints, license checks)
 
To stop MARKETING CALLS, MAIL AND E-MAIL:
1-888-382-1222 (“do not call” registry)
 
To order FREE CREDIT REPORTS (annually): 1-877-322-8228
 
I hope this helps!
 
Elizabeth

 

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