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Medical Needs

Are you worried that you may not be able to use the phone to call for help if something happens when you are alone? Do you need help paying for medical supplies? Do you need therapy?

Emergency Help

It is important to be able to get emergency help when you need it, even if you can't get to a phone. You can get a button to push for help in an emergency. This is for people who are alone eight or more hours a day.

Medical Supplies and Equipment

To stay healthy, you may need to take medicine and vitamins. You may also need to wear glasses, dentures or hearing aids. DADS can help you pay for these things.

Some people need items to help them stay independent. These may include:

  • Reachers to grab items
  • Communication boards
  • Scooters or wheelchairs

Nursing Services

You may be able to get a licensed nurse to come to your home to check on your health. A nurse can:

  • Take your blood pressure
  • Check your blood sugar
  • Give you medicine
  • Help you find other medical services
  • Train you or someone you trust to help you with these things

Therapy

DADS can help you get different kinds of therapy. Before you start therapy, someone will:

  • Figure out what you need
  • Make a plan for you
  • Provide training
  • Help you choose and buy adaptive aids
  • Talk with your family and others who help you

Where Do I Call to Get These Services?

Please click here to find your local intake office, area agency on aging, local authority, or aging and disability resource center. You can search by city, county or ZIP code.

What You Need to Know

Click here to find out other things you need to know about getting help from DADS, including the application process, your rights and interest lists.

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Updated: May 1, 2015