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Shield HealthCare Community Resources and Links

Gina Flores
Caregiver Advocate | Shield HealthCare
05/12/11  8:22 PM PST
Community Resources

With national healthcare and state healthcare regulations on the rise, your opinion counts more than ever. If you are interested in the protection of your state’s Medicaid Programs and Services or Medicare, click on the link below to contact your US Congress Member or State Legislative Members. http://www.votesmart.org/

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. http://www.alz.org
919 N. Michigan Ave.,Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60611-1676
1-800-272-3900 or 312-335-8700
Literature and resources including brochures, newsletter, respite care and more.
American Cancer Society  http://www.cancer.org
1599 Clifton Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30329
404-320-333 or 1-800-227-2345
Support groups for patients and their families, transportation programs, at home care items.
American Cerebral Palsy Information Center  http://www.cerebralpalsy.org
American Medical Association http://www.ama-assn.org

American Parkinson’s Disease Association  http://www.apdaparkinson.com
60 Bay Street Suite 401
Staten Island, NY 10301
1-800-223-2732
Support groups, information and referral.

California Association of Health Facilities http://www.cahf.org

Colorado State Foster Parent Association  http://www.csfpa.org
7651 W 41st Ave, Ste 90
Wheatridge, CO 80033
Denver area – 303-463-7989
National – 800-426-3281
Fax – 303-463-7990
The CSFPA provides support, education, and advocacy for foster families throughout the state of Colorado.

Direct Link For The Disabled Hotline  http://www.dcara.org
805-688-1603
Extensive database of 12,000 local organizations that provide various services for the disabled.

Health Answers  http://www.healthanswers.com

Health Care Financing Administration  http://www.hcfa.org
7500 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, Maryland 21244
(410) 786-3000
Federal agency that administers Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) providing health insurance for over 74 million Americans.

Healthfinder http://www.healthfinder.gov

Mayo Clinic Health Oasis http://www.mayohealth.org

Medicare Rights University http://www.medicarerightsuniversity.org

MedicineNet http://www.medicinenet.com

Medscape http://www.medscape.com

National Association for Continence (NAFC)  http://www.nafc.org
P.O. Box 8310
Spartanburg, SC 29305
1-800-252-3337
803-579-7900
Low-cost educational leaflets, books, audio-visuals and Resource Guide of products and services.

National Association for Homecare  http://www.nahc.org
National Council On The Aging (NCOA) http://www.ncoa.org
409 Third Street SW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20024
202-479-1200
Variety of materials on a range of aging issues including senior centers, adult day care and more.
National Family Care Givers Association http://www.nfcacares.org
10605 Concord St., Suite 501
Kennsington, MD 20895
1-800-896-3650
National Multiple Sclerosis Society http://www.nmss.org
733 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10017
212-986-3240
1-800-FIGHT MS
Counseling, education, information, referral and other assistance.
National Spinal Cord Injury Association http://www.spinalcord.org
600 W. Cummings Park
Suite 2000
Woburn, MA 01801
617-935-2722 or 1-800-962-9629
National Stroke Association  http://www.stroke.org
96 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 80112
1-800-787-6537
Information and referral to rehabilitation facilities, professional services and support groups.
Oley Foundation http://www.oley.org
214 Hun Memorial, MC-28
Albany Medical Center
Albany, New York 12208
800-776-OLEY or 518-262-5079
Provides newsletter, charts, brochures, travel/hospital pack, travel tips, toll-free consumer networking, video/DVD library, online community forum, regional support groups, annual conference and events.
Simon Foundation For Continence  http://www.simonfoundation.org
P.O. Box 815 Wilmete, IL 60091
1-800-23-SIMON
708-864-3913
24-hour hotline for free information packets.

Today’s Caregiver Magazine http://www.caregiver.com
3005 Greene Street
Hollywood, Florida 33020
800-829-2734
Provides information, news articles, caregiver support, newsletter, magazine, conferences, discussion lists, chat rooms, recipes and an online store.

United Cerebral Palsy  http://www.ucp.org
The national organization and its nationwide network of 135 affiliates strive to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities in every facet of society.

United Ostomy Association  http://www.uoa.org
36 Executive Park, Suite 120
Irvine, CA 92714
800-836-0826
714-660-8624
Informational brochures and Ostomy Quarterly magazine.

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