HELPFUL LINKS AND DOCUMENTS

HEAP: With one Energy Assistance Application, you may apply for several federally or state-funded energy assistance programs administered by the Office of Community Services: the Home Energy Assistance Program ( HEAP), the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program ( E-HEAP), EHEAP  must be completed at a local community action agency.
Link: http://www.odod.state.oh.us/CDD/OCS/heap.htm

Homestead Exemption: The Homestead offers a discount on property taxes. The new homestead exemption is available to all homeowners 65 and older and all totally and permanently disabled homeowners. For details, see the links below.
Link: http://tax.ohio.gov/divisions/communications/homestead_exemption_information.stm

Medicare:
Link: http://www.medicare.gov/

WRAAA: Welcome to the online home of the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (WRAAA). The Area Agency is responsible for planning, coordinating and administering state and federal funded programs and services for older adults. It is one of twelve regional area agencies on aging designated by the Ohio Department of Aging as authorized by the federal Older Americans Act. 
Link: http://www.psa10a.org/

First Call For Help: Need help? Don't know where to turn?
United Way's 211/First Call For Help is a free and confidential information service ready to direct you to the health and human services you need in Cuyahoga County. 
Link: http://www.uws.org/fcfh/

HUD: Housing & Urban Development. HUD's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. To search for HUD qualified apartment please click on the link below. 
Link: http://www.hud.gov/local/index.cfm?state=oh

RxAssist: Patient assistance programs are run by pharmaceutical companies to provide free medications to people who cannot afford to buy their medicine. RxAssist offers a comprehensive database of these patient assistance programs, as well as practical tools, news, and articles so that health care professionals and patients can find the information they need. All in one place. 
Link: http://rxassist.org/

Senior Transportation Connection: Senior Transportation Connection of Cuyahoga County is committed to providing comprehensive, efficient, and affordable transportation for senior adults in Cuyahoga County.
Link: http://www.cuyahogaseniorsride.org/

Long Term Care Consumer Guide: This Consumer Guide provided by the Ohio Department of Aging offers a search option to find and compare nursing homes, residential care (assisted living) facilities, and supportive living facilities. You will also find information about services in your home and community that may meet your needs.
Link: http://www.ltcohio.org/


Medical Alert System Reviews: Help in assisting you how to navigate the many options regarding medical alert systems. This website is a  completely free resource that will help guide senior citizens and their families in choosing service that best suits their needs. The guide is filled with in-depth reviews, detailed comparisons, expert ratings and is very simple to use.
Link: http://www.reviews.com/medical-alert-systems/