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For Seniors and Caregivers

Helping you find the information you need.

Serving aging professionals, older people, the disabled and family caregivers.

Financial Help or Assistance


> Extra Help Paying for Prescription Drugs (Brochure) > Applying for Social Security (Online Application) > Understanding Medicare




Health & Wellness


> COVID Senior Safety Tips > Healthy Aging (Fact Sheet) > Exercise and Physical Activity




Long Term Care / Ombudsman Services & Support


South Carolina Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Long Term Care Ombudsmen (LTCO) help to resolve complaints made by or for residents of long-term care facilities. They address issues related to quality of care and quality of life. Some of the issues LTCO may assist with include: • Admissions • Violations of rights • Improper transfer or discharge of a resident • Dignity and respect • Abuse, neglect or exploitation • Medication and Food Catawba Area on Aging Long-Term Care Ombudsban Program Brochures: > Regional Offices and Ombudsman Overview (Brochure) > Ombudsman Services for Residents (Brochure) > Volunteering as an Ombudsman (Brochure)
Read more about this legislation here: > Authorizing Statutes > Public Policy Action
> Elder Justice Act > View Long-Term Care Statistics

Long-Term Care Planning > AARP Planning for Long-Term Care (Brochure)
Advanced Care Planning: People with Alzheimer's disease or other cognitive impairment should begin planning for long-term care as soon as possible. > More about Long-Term Care (Brochure) > 2020 Annual Report South Carolina Alzheimer's Disease Registry Choosing a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Community: Long-term care means helping people of any age with their medical needs or daily activities over a long period of time. Long-term care can be provided at home, in the community, or in various types of facilities. When you look for long-term care facilities for older people, it is important to remember that quality varies from one place or caregiver to another. It is also important to think about long-term care before a crisis occurs. Making long-term care decisions can be hard even when planned well in advance. > About Assisted Living and Nursing Homes > Facility Locator (Search Tool) > Eldercare Locator (Search Tool) > South Carolina Senior Guide (Search Tool)
What are the Resident's Rights? The rights of nursing home and assisted living residents are codified in both federal and state statutes with the intent of further protecting each resident's civil, religious, and human rights while they reside in a long-term care facility. > SC Residents Bill of Rights > Residents Rights in Long Term Care Facilities > Spot Abuse and Report It (Adult Advocacy) > SC Mandatory Reporting Requirement
South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid Programs
> Getting Started with Medicaid
> SC Medicaid Long Term Care Eligibility > Income & Asset Limits
> Optional State Supplementation Program (OSS)





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