Douglas County Senior Office
Information and Support - Health and Insurance Resources
806 Fillmore St, Ste 1195, Alexandria, MN, 56308-1766
Distance: 511 Miles
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The following services are provided through senior coordinators:
* Health fair/clinics
* Advance directives
* Housing resources
* Senior drug program - information and referral
* Health insurance counseling ( Medicare Parts A, B, C and D)
* Long Term Care Insurance and Partnership information
* Senior companion program
* Alzheimer's information
* Medicare 101 classes
* Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS)
* Chronic Disease Self-Management classes
* Diabetes Self Management classes
- Older adults
Adults over 60 in Douglas County.
There is no fee for this service.
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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LH-2700.1540Chronic Disease Self Management Programs Definition
Health care programs that provide multidisciplinary education, training and support regarding recommended therapeutic regimens, medical procedures and self-care for adults, adolescents and/or children who have undergone surgery or who have chronic conditions (such as diabetes, asthma/COPD, kidney disease/ESRD, heart disease/hypertension and AIDS) that require ongoing management, and/or for family members who may be involved in their care or affected by their condition. The objective of these programs is to empower patients to manage their own chronic conditions in partnership with their health care providers. Chronic disease self management assistance may be provided in a variety of settings including classes/workshops, individual counseling sessions and as home-based services, particularly in situations where conditions in the home have an impact on the individual's illness. Chronic diseases are illnesses that are prolonged, do not resolve spontaneously, and are rarely cured completely.
LH-2700.2900Health Fairs Definition
Organizations that sponsor expositions which offer health screenings and a wide variety of informational materials for participants. Health fairs are offered in many locations including parks, recreation centers, senior centers, schools and malls and offer stations for health history, height, weight, visual acuity, a blood profile and a general health review and referral as well as a variety of optional screenings which may include dermatology, hearing, podiatry, dental, glaucoma, allergy testing and the blood test for prostate cancer. Educational materials are usually available in a number of languages and may include information about AIDS/HIV, environmental health, prenatal care, heart disease and other community health topics. Some sites may also offer "Ask the Pharmacist" booths for information about medication.
LH-3500Health Insurance Information/Counseling Definition
Programs that offer information and guidance for people who need assistance in selecting appropriate health insurance coverage and which may also answer questions about health insurance benefits and help people complete insurance forms.
PH-1800.1800Emergency Medical Information Alert Systems Definition
Programs that allow individuals at risk for medical emergencies to provide information about allergies, recurrent ailments and dosage requirements, emergency notification instructions, hospital of choice, and doctor's name and telephone number in advance for use by EMTs/paramedics or other first responders in the event an emergency occurs. Included are "vial of life" programs that provide a vial to keep in the refrigerator which contains medical information plus a notification magnet for the outside of the door; "file of life" programs that provide a magnetized pouch for vital records that can be attached to the outside of the refrigerator; Web-based systems that allow a parent or guardian to create, store and manage a child's health information online via an electronic Emergency Information Form (EIF); and other similar emergency alert services.
TJ-3000.8000Specialized Information and Referral Definition
Programs that maintain information about community resources that are appropriate for a specific target group or human services sector (for example, youth programs or addiction services) and which link individuals who are in need of specialized services with appropriate resources and/or which provide information about community agencies and organizations that offer specialized services.