The Masonic Home of Missouri is committed to providing the best possible services to the Fraternity that will benefit you, your family, as well as your community.
The Masonic Home of Missouri is pleased to present this Directory which was developed by the Masonic Home of Missouri’s Social Services Caseworker. In this Resource Directory, you will find helpful information regarding social services in your community, by agency, organization or business (see disclaimer). Each service or resource is divided by Masonic Districts and Counties for your convenience.
Please use this information for yourself, a loved one or a friend. If you have any questions regarding this Directory or the Masonic Home of Missouri’s programs, please contact the Corporate Office at 1-800-434-9804 or 1-573-814-4663.
The Masonic Home of Missouri does not accept responsibility for errors, omissions, or quality of services provided by the agencies, organizations or businesses listed in this directory.
IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS
ADA Project 800-514-0301
Adult & Elder Abuse and Neglect Hotline 800-392-0210
All Emergencies-Medical, Fire, Police 911
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders 800-272-3900
American Cancer Society 800-227-2345
American Council of the Blind 800-424-8666
American Diabetes Association 800-343-2383
American Heart Association 800-242-8721
Arthritis Foundation 800-406-2491
Attorney General (Consumer Fraud) 800-392-8222
Better Hearing Institute 800-327-9355
Child Abuse Hotline 800-392-3738
Dept. of Health and Senior Services Information & Assistance Hotline 800-235-5503
Dept. of Mental Health 573-751-4122
Dept. of Veteran Affairs-Benefits Information 800-827-1000
Hearing Aid Help Line 800-521-5247
Home Health Agency Hot Line 800-345-1453
IRS Tax Information 800-829-1040
Medicare Assistance/CLAIMS Program 800-390-3330
Missouri Bar Lawyer Referral Service 573-636-3635
Missouri Department of Insurance 800-726-7390
Missouri Department of Revenue 573-751-4450
Missouri Department of Social Services 800-735-2466
National Kidney Foundation 800-622-9010
Poison Control 800-222-1222
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Alphabetical by Organization
Alzheimer’s Association, The Mid-Missouri Chapter 1, 2
American Red Cross 3
Care Connection (District III Area Agency on Aging) 4, 5
County Health Department 6
Department of Social Services/Family Support Division 7, 9
Experience Works, Inc. Senior Employment 10, 11
Governor’s Council on Disability 12
Long Term Care Ombudsman Program 13
Masonic Home of Missouri 14-18
Mid-Missouri Legal Services 19
Missouri Division of Workforce Development 20, 21
Missouri Protection and Advocacy Services 22
Missouri Veterans Commission 23
OATS, Inc. Transportation 24
Rural Advocates for Independent Living (RAIL) 25-27
Salvation Army 28
Social Security Administration 30, 31
Subsidized Housing/Rental Assistance 32
USDA Rural Development 33, 34
Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library 35, 36
Greater Missouri Chapter
2400 Bluff Creek Drive
Columbia, MO 65201
FAX: (573) 499-9701 www.midmoalz.org
24 Hour Help Line: 1-800-272-3900
Family Support Groups – Provides an opportunity for families and friends to share information, to give and receive support and learn caregiving skills
Respite Funds – Provides financial assistance to families of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. The caregiver is responsible for the selection and arrangement of the respite provider. There is no income requirement for program eligibility. The primary caregiver and the person with dementia must reside together, provide a statement from a treating or diagnosing physician that the patient has Alzheimer’s or a related disorder, provide a recommendation for respite services from a treating physician or a social service agency, submit an application for respite care assistance services.
Library – This chapter offers a wealth of information for families dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer’s and other related diseases. Books, videos and brochures are available for check out.
Bookstore – Contact this chapter or look at the web site for books for sale.
Newsletters – Have an Alzheimer’s Association newsletter mailed to you or check it out on the web site.
Speaker’s Bureau – Aims to improve public awareness and understanding of Alzheimer’s and related diseases.
Public Policy Advocacy – Helping those with the disease, family member, friends and others become advocates.
Empowerment Groups – A community respite group for persons in the earlier stages of Alzheimer’s. A time for discussion, art, literature, storytelling and more.
Alzheimer’s Association, The Mid-Missouri Chapter Continued,
Helpline – To respond to the information and support the needs of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their care partners, healthcare professionals and the general public.
Research – Donations are forwarded to the National office for research grants. The Chapter assists with local studies and can help those families wishing to participate in the brain autopsy program to increase scientific understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and to confirm diagnosis.
Safe Return – A nationwide identification, support and registration program working at the community level. Safe Return provides assistance whether a person becomes lost locally or far from home. Financial assistance is available.
Male Caregiver’s Initiative – Changing Places: Men emerging as caregivers. A series of educational workshops for men caring for someone with memory loss.
American Red Cross
Heart of Missouri Chapter
431 E. McCarty
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Disaster Services – Learn how the Red Cross responds to disasters and what you can do to protect yourself, your family and your property.
Health and Safety – Red Cross training programs include First Aid and CPR, lifeguarding, HIV/AIDS education and much more.
Military Services – Emergency communications, financial assistance and counseling services for active military, their families and veterans.
Youth Services – Meaningful opportunities for training, community service and peer-to-peer education for teens.
International Services – Holocaust and war victims tracing and other international humanitarian services.
Lifesaver Award – Recognizing local citizens who prepared themselves to respond in an emergency situation and actually saved a life.
Blood Services – Giving blood saves lives. Learn how and where you can donate.
Ready Rating – A comprehensive membership program to help businesses, organizations and schools improve their emergency preparedness.
Dist. III Area Agency on Aging
106 w. Young, P.O. Box 1078
Warrensburg, MO 64093
(660) 747-3107 http://goaging.org/
FAX: (660) 747-3100
District II Area Agency on Aging mission is to assure that older Missourians residing in our thirteen county area has the ability to live out their lives with maximum independence and dignity in their own homes and communities.
Brunswick Senior Center – 660/548-3010
801 E. Broadway
Brunswick, MO 65236
Salisbury Senior Center – 660/388-5431
Salisbury, MO 65281
Seniors Organized to Restore Trust (SORT) – SORT specialists are retired professionals who attend a 3 day CLAIM (Community Leaders Assisting the Insured of Missouri) training. They receive training on Medicare, MO HealthNet, supplemental insurance and healthcare fraud and abuse. These volunteers offer counseling and assistance free of charge.
Silver Haired Legislature – Statewide advocacy group which develops and recommends legislation to benefit and support older Missourians.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program – Provides area nursing homes with a network of trained advocates who regularly visit residents to address their needs and concerns.
Senior Community Service Employment Program – Provides on-the-job training opportunities for eligible persons 55 years of age or older who are seeking employment.
Education and Advocacy Services – Nutrition and health education, health screening, assistance with insurance questions, housing and home safety information, Medicare/MO HealthNet assistance, consumer education, elder abuse education and tax assistance.
Care Connection (Area Agency on Aging) continued,
Information and Assistance – Inform, guide, direct and link older persons to available resources and services in their community.
Transportation Services – Provided for elderly persons and persons with disabilities needing access to their local senior center or essential business, shopping and healthcare services in their community, county or nearest major city.
In Home Services – Support programs such as homemaker chore, personal care, respite (rest for the caregiver), telephone reassurance and friendly visiting which helps older persons remain in their own homes.
Legal Assistance – Provided for persons 60 years of age or older who have need for counsel and problems concerning access to public benefits such as Medicare, MO HealthNet and Social Security, guardianship and housing issues.
Care Connection – Information center that will help you with questions and refer you to agencies and services that can help you with concerns. 660-429-3675 or 1-800-886-4699
Newsletter – “The Senior Sentinel”
County Health Department
206 State Street
P.O. Box 214
Keytesville, MO 65261
(660) 288-3675 ScheiC@lpha.mopublic.org
FAX: (660) 288-3725
Comprehensive School Health Services
Health Education (individual and group)
Newborn Home Visits, WIC, Care Seat inspection/replacement
Department of Social Services
Children’s Division and Income Maintenance &
Self Sufficiency Programs
121 E. Jackson
Keytesville, MO 65261
FAX: (660) 288-3113 www.dss.mo.gov
Adoption services, activities
Career Foster Parent Program
Child abuse and neglect hotline: 1-800-392-3738
Child care, early childhood services
Family Support Division
Child support enforcement
Income maintenance & self sufficiency programs
Food distribution programs
Temporary assistance – provides assistance to needy families with children so they can be cared for in their own home and to reduce dependency by promoting job preparation, work and marriage.
Uninsured women’s health services
Supplemental nursing care – provides monthly cash benefits. An eligible adult living in a licensed nursing facility and found medically eligible may receive a maximum of $390. If not found medically eligible while living in a nursing facility, or if living in a licensed assisted living or residential care facility II, an eligible adult may receive a maximum of $292 monthly. If living in a licensed residential care facility the maximum is $156. Persons eligible for these case benefits also receive a $30 personal needs monthly allowance. This benefit is
paid directly to the nursing facility for nursing care charges above the amount the resident is expected to pay.
Home and Community Based Program – assistance providing homemaker chore or respite care services. No direct cash benefit.
Prevention of Spousal Impoverishment – (Division of Assets) – when a married person enters a nursing facility, a special provision may help protect some of the couple’s resources for the spouse who is not in a nursing facility.
Department of Social Services Continued,
Supplemental Aid to the Blind – eligible individuals receive a monthly cash grant up to $651, as well as MO HealthNet coverage.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – assistance to the aged, blind and disabled. Income guideline applies.
Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) – for persons enrolled in Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) whose income and resources are within the program guidelines. This program will provide payment of Medicare premiums and coinsurance and for deductibles for Medicare covered services.
Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) – provides payment of Medicare Part B premiums to individuals who would be eligible for this program.
Rehabilitation Services for the Blind
Creates opportunities for eligible blind and visually impaired persons in order that they may attain personal and vocational services.
Provides services to people with varying degrees of visual impairment, ranging from those who cannot read regular print to those who are totally blind.
Vocational Rehabilitation – Eligible individuals are provided with services needed to enter, remain in or return to suitable employment. Services include:
Diagnosis and evaluation
Counseling and guidance
Physical or mental restoration
Training – including college or university, technical or trade
Job development and job placement
Assistive Technology – Information, tips and resources for computer assistive technology for blind and visually impaired computer users.
Independent Living Rehabilitation – assists blind and visually impaired persons so they can function independently in their homes and communities.
Older Blind Services – Free rehabilitation services in the home.
Transition Services – provides services to help high school students prepare for the transition from school to either post-secondary education or work.
Business Enterprise Program – Self employment opportunities are provided to legally blind persons. The program includes vending facility operations in public buildings, in private industry and in roadside rest areas of the interstate highway system.
Department of Social Services Continued,
Prevention of Blindness – Diagnostic services and needed eye care are provided to medically indigent persons in order to prevent blindness. Vision screening and glaucoma testing clinics are provided for early detection of eye pathology that could lead to blindness.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program – Provides financial assistance to help pay heating bills during the months of October through March.