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Resource Directory

September 2011


Linn County





INTRODUCTION

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.


DISCLAIMER


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 800-949-4232

Adult 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 800-429-7753

American Council for the Blind 800424-8666

American Diabetes Association 314-636-5552

American Heart Association 800-323-7883

Arthritis Foundation 800-293-7800

Attorney General (Consumer Fraud) 800-392-8222

Better Hearing Institute 800-327-9355

Cancer Information Services 800-422-6237

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

Elder Abuse Hotline 800-392-0210

Hearing Aid Help Line 800-521-5247

Home Health Agency Hot Line 800-877-6485

IRS Tax Information 800-829-1040

Medicare Assistance/CLAIMS Program 800-390-3330

Missouri Bar Lawyer Referral Service 800-392-8777

Missouri Department of Insurance 800-726-7390

Missouri Department of Revenue 573-751-4450

Missouri Department of Social Services 800-735-2466

Missouri Rehabilitation Services for the Blind 800-592-6004

National Kidney Foundation 800-622-9010

Poison Control 800-392-9111

Social Security 800-772-1213


Linn County

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Alphabetical by Organization


Pages

Alzheimer’s Association, Heart of America Chapter 1, 2


American Red Cross 3


County Health Department 4, 5


Department of Social Services 6-8


Experience Works, Inc. Senior Employment 9, 10


Governor’s Council on Disability 11


Green Hills Community Action Agency (GHCAA) 12-14


Legal Aid of Western Missouri (LAWMO) 15


Long Term Care Ombudsman Program 16


Masonic Home of Missouri 17, 18


Missouri Protection and Advocacy Services 19


Missouri Veterans Commission 20


Northwest MO Area Agency on Aging (NWMOAAA) 21-23


OATS, Inc. Transportation 24


Rural Advocates for Independent Living (RAIL) 25


Salvation Army 26


Social Security Administration 27, 28


Subsidized Housing/Rental Assistance 29

USDA Rural Development 30, 31


Wolfner Library 32


Workforce Development 33-39


LINN COUNTY


Alzheimer’s Association

Heart of America Chapter


Northwest MO Regional Office Midtown Satellite Office

10th & Faraon 6420 Prospect, T301B

St. Joseph, MO 64501 Kansas City, MO 64132

(816) 364-4467 (816) 361-6604

FAX: (816) 364-2553 FAX: (816) 361-6627

Brenda.gregg@alz.org clemme.rambo@alz.org


www.alz-heartofamerica.org 24 Hour Helpline: 1-800-272-3900


The mission of the Heart of America Chapter is to provide education and leadership to enhance care and support services for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease while supporting efforts to eliminate the disease.


Services/Programs:


  • Information, Assistance and Referral – The Helpline (800-272-3900) in answered by Alzheimer’s Association staff 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. This 24-hour information and Support Line is available to answer questions and to offer support and advice.




  • Support Groups – Monthly meetings throughout the area for family members to get together for peer support and to exchange information.




  • Resource Center – Located at the main office and provides books, brochures, videos and other resources on Alzheimer’s for loan or purchase




  • Family Connections Program – Offers individual and family care planning.




  • Memories In The Making – Provides persons with Alzheimer’s disease with a means of creative expression. Experienced volunteer artists work weekly with groups in assisted living facilities, nursing home and adult day programs.




  • Safe Return Program – A national patient registry for the memory impaired. This program was developed by the Alzheimer’s Association to respond to the problem of wandering. The Safe Return Program coordinates information on program participants, caregivers and emergency personnel in order to provide a system to enable others to locate, identify and return missing persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders who wander and become lost.



Alzheimer’s Association, Heart of America Chapter Continued,


  • Memory Room – Volunteer artists create a pleasing wall mural for late stage dementia patients who spend the majority of time in their rooms. The mural is typically based on some aspect of the person’s life: a familiar scene, a countryside or a special place where fond memories may reside.




  • Project Lifesaver – Those participating in this program wear a personalized wristband that emits a tracking signal. When care-partners notify that the person is missing, a search and rescue team responds to the wanderer’s area and starts searching with the mobile locator tracking system. Transmitter bracelets are $250.00 each and require a $10.00 a month charge for the bands and batteries. A limited number of scholarships are available for those in need.



American Red Cross


North Central MO Chapter

315 S. Franklin St. (Lower Level)

P.O. Box 257

Kirksville, MO 63501

(660) 665-5686

FAX: (660) 665-0091

northcentralmo@sbcglobal.net

www.ncmoredcross.org


Services/Programs:


  • 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.



County Health Department


635 South Main

P.O. Box 280

Brookfield, MO 64628

(660) 258-7251

FAX: (660) 258-7105 routlg@lpha.dhss.mo.gov


Services Offered:


  • HOME HEALTH visits to homebound persons in need of skilled nursing care are made under the supervision of a physician. Visits are made after a hospital stay and to persons with chronic ailments such as diabetes, stroke, cancer and heart problems as well as persons with communicable disease. We provide Medicare, Medicaid and insurance certified Home Health Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Home Health Aide services. When insurance or Medicare no longer covers our qualified but still needful client, we can continue to provide service free of charge.




  • HEALTH EDUCATION resource materials on various health subjects are available in the form of literature, films, and demonstrations. Nurses, an environmental sanitarian or a health educator will speak to organizations and schools free of charge. American Red Cross First Aid and CPT classes may be scheduled.




  • REFERRAL SERVICES are available for locating health care sources not offered by local health care providers. These may include hearing, vision, birth defects, and children with other special health care needs.




  • NEWBORN VISITS to high-risk newborns by a trained Maternal Child health Nurse who will assess growth and development and provide information regarding infant nutrition, childcare, Child Health Conferences, and immunizations.




  • CHILD HEALTH CONFERENCES are clinics for well children from infancy through age five. Examinations are given by a physician at each visit as well as other screenings for immunizations, hemoglobin, hearing, vision, blood pressure, lead level, height, weight, head and chest circumference, growth and development comparisons and age appropriate developmental testing. Referrals are made to family physicians and other medical resources when additional care is needed. Parents are offered nutrition and developmental counseling and behavioral and parenting education.



Linn County Health Department Continued,


  • W.I.C. (WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN) is a nutritional program offered to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and children through age four. Upon determining nutritional risk and financial eligibility, clients receive nutrition education and specific supplemental iron enriched foods.




  • CASE MANAGEMENT for pregnant women and children to assist with access to medical, social, educational and other needed services.




  • IMMUNIZATIONS are provided free of charge to ALL Linn County children and adults according to current MO Department of Health recommendations. Nine scheduled clinics for flu shots are provided in the fall throughout the county to at-risk residents.




  • ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH services are available for private source water sample analysis, sewage system investigation, swimming pool inspection, school cafeteria, public food and beverage inspection, retail food store inspections, lodging and day care inspections, communicable disease and potential rabies investigations, and other environmental concerns.




  • COMMUNICABLE DISEASE is monitored, reported, treated, followed and prevented through surveillance and intervention in cooperation with the local medical community and the MO Epidemiology Network. A Sexually Transmitted disease clinic is available for diagnosis and treatment. Services are completely confidential and free of charge.




  • SCHOOL NURSING attempts to achieve a safe, healthful school environment, implement effective ongoing health education curriculum and deliver health services to Linn County students and staff. Our school nurses obtain health and developmental histories, provide emergency and first aid care, over see the safe administration of medications, promote programs that prevent and control communicable disease, and plan for care of those students with disabilities and special health care needs. Vision, hearing, growth and development, dental, scoliosis and blood pressure screenings are included in school health activities. Immunization programs and staff health fairs are also provided.




  • BLOOD PRESSURE CLINICS are held in locations throughout the county. Consult your local newspaper for schedule.




  • BIRTH AND DEATH Certificates may be generated on-site for a fee of $15 per birth certificate and $13.00 for the first copy of a death certificate and $10 for each additional copy during the same visit.



Department of Social Services

Children’s Division and Income Maintenance &

Self Sufficiency Programs


103 Forest Dr.

Brookfield, MO 64628

(660) 258-3388

FAX: (660) 258-2091 www.dss.mo.gov


Services/Programs:


  • Children’s Division

    • 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 stamps

      • 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.

      • MO HealthNet

      • 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.

      • Supplemental Aid to the Blind – eligible individuals receive a monthly cash grant up to $651, as well as MO HealthNet coverage.

Department of Social Services Continued,


      • 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

        • Rehabilitation engineering

        • Follow-up Services

      • 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.


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