-  Part A: (basic) everyone receives and covers hospital stays, hospice, home care, skilled nursing

-  Part B: pay a premium- equipment, outpatient doctor visits

-  Part C: Medicare HMO/PPO & Medicare Advantage Plans

- Part D: drug coverage


- Area on Agency on Aging: Benefits Counselor

 (254) 292-1800—FREE Service for help in choosing best insurance/coverage available

- Medigap /Supplemental Insurance: is a type of private insurance that helps you pay for some of the costs that Original Medicare doesn’t cover.



-  Federally funded yet state run program that provides medical assistance to individuals that are elderly or disabled with limited income.

-  To determine if you qualify please contact a Benefits Counselor with Area Agency of Aging 254- 292-1800.


Preventing Falls and Staying Safe!

-  The number one cause of injury, hospitalization, and death.

-  Most falls occur at home- make sure home environment safe

-  The P.A.L Personal Alert Link- $29 a month – 1-866-640-4384

-  Personal alert button that can assist with alerting family or emergency personnel in the case of a fall


Home Health

-  Home Health is skilled medical care preformed at home.

Skilled nursing care, Physical therapy, Speech therapy, Occupational therapy

To get Medicare home health care:

Ordered by a Physician

Must be Homebound

Covered by Medicare 100%

Scott & White Home Health at Hillcrest- (254) 202-5100

Bluebonnet Home Health- (254) 772-5577

Bethany Home Health – (254)741-6451

Texas Home Health- (254) 755-6111

Amedisys Home Health Services- (254) 399-6422

Girling Home Health- (254) 751-0200

Guardian (Healthwise) Home Health-(254) 751-0623

Interim Healthcare- (254) 751-9393

Jordan Home Health – (254) 739-2600

Providence Home Health - (254) 399-2500

Reliable Home Health – (254) 772-1025

Hill Country Home Health- (254) 300-5791

IntegraCare Home Health- (254) 751-1972


Home Provider Services

-  Provides non-nursing care at home, assistance with household chores (cooking, cleaning), assistance with Activities of Daily Living

-Nurses Unlimited- (254) 751-7644

-Home Instead- (254) 666-7300

-Visiting Angels- (254) 772- 8600

-Right at Home- (254) 399-0788

-Friends for Life-  list of private caregivers- (254) 772-7600

-Area Agency on Aging- list of private caregivers- (254) 292-1800

-For provider services through Medicaid contact D.A.D.S.- 1 (855) 839-3237

-Aid and Attendance with VA- Steve Hernandez- (254) 749-5618


-It is Comfort Care that tries to improve the quality of a patient's last days by offering comfort and dignity through services by Nurses, Certified aides, Social workers, Chaplains, and Volunteers 

-Hospice helps the patient, family, and friends deals with the emotional, social, and spiritual impact of the disease or illness. It offers a variety of bereavement and counseling services to families before and after a patient's death.

-100 % covered by Medicare

Scott & White Hospice – (254) 202-5150

Providence Hospice -  (254) 399-9099

New Century Hospice(254) 680 -5500

Bluebonnet Hospice – (254) 751-1790

Southern Care of Waco – (254) 751- 9537

Texas Home Health Hospice – (254) 756-0404

Odyssey Hospice- (254) 742-2000

Lighthouse Hospice- (254)710-9800


Durable Medical Equipment

Medical equipment that is necessary due to a medical condition

Traditional Medicare will pay 80% of the cost, Most secondary insurance will cover the majority of the remaining 20%.

-  Needs to be prescribed by a doctor or nurse practitioner

CareSource – (254) 751-1131

American Home Patient – (254) 756-3202

AeroCare Home Medical Equipment (Respiratory) – (254) 753-0700                                                

ABBA Medical – (254) 399- 8626

LinCare (Respiratory) – (254) 399-9920

MedEquip – (254) 772- 6970

Providence Medical Equipment Services ( 254) 751-0351

Tanglewood Medical Supply- Temple – (254) 778-4290

Multi-Plex – Mexia – 1800-782-5035

Adult Day Care

Friends for Life: (254) 757-2511

        Monday – Friday from 7:30am-6:00pm

       Lunch Provided

       Cost $45 a day, Medicaid

       Transportation available for additional $8 a day

-  Adult Day Care for Waco: (254) 714- 2274

       Monday – Friday from 7:30am – 4:30pm

       Lunch Provided

       Cost $45 a day, Medicaid

       Transportation available

-  Sunny Day Center: (254) 799-1099

       Monday – Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm

       Lunch Provided

Retirement Communities

Independent Living, No assistance, Apartment style, Private pay, Age requirements

The Overlook – (254) 756- 2525

Lakeshore Estates – (254) 399-0109

The Village at Providence Park – (254) 761-8046

Stillwell Retirement – (254) 772- 4644

Brook Oak Senior residences – (254) 754 – 6000

Cottages of Oak Senior Springs – (254) 666-2636

Ridgecrest Retirement – (254) 776- 9681

William Booth Apartments – (254) 757- 2242

Rainbow Village Retirement Community – (254) 675- 6785

Assisted Living

Supportive care provided, Assistance with Activities of  Daily Living (ADLs), Private pay or Long-Term Care Insurances or Limited CBA Medicaid Beds available

Meadowlands Terrace – (254) 714-0018

Ridgecrest Assisted Living - (254) 776-9681

West Assisted Living – (254) 826-7772

St. Elizabeth’s at Providence Park – (254) 761-8500

Sterling House of Waco – (254) 754-7900

Stoney Brook of Hewitt – (254) 420- 1400

AlzCare Assisted Living (Alzheimer Care) - (254) 752-1008


Skilled Nursing Facilities

Rehabilitation- a Skilled Nursing Facility is a place where one is able to receive skilled medical care such as skilled nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy.

Medicare only covers up to 100 days after a three night qualifying stay at the hospital

Hillcrest Skilled Nursing Facility (For Rehab Only) - (254) 202- 4400

Atrium of Bellmead – (254) 296- 8976                                    

Crestview Manor -  (254) 753-0291                                          

Greenview Manor-  (254) 772- 8900                                        

Jeffrey Place- (254) 772- 9480

Lakeshore Village- (254) 752- 1075

St Catherine’s at Providence Park- (254) 761- 8030

Quality Care – (254) 752- 0311

Regent Care- (254) 235-7801

Ridgecrest Health Care- (254) 776-9681

Royal Manor- (254) 666- 2164

Senior Care of Hewitt – (254) 420-5500

Texan Nursing & Rehab-(254) 772-0610

Wesley Woods Care Center- (254) 666-5454

Woodland Springs Nursing- (254) 752-9774


Nursing Facilities

-  Custodial Care – When individuals are unable to complete their Activities of Daily Living and live independently

-  Long-Term Care

Options for payment are Medicaid, Long Term Care Insurance, or Private Pay

Please see above list for phone numbers as each facility Except for Hillcrest Skilled Nursing Facility has both Rehab and Long Term Care

Emotional Needs

As one ages there are a great deal of changes and new stressors; Losses of loved ones, Changes in one’s role and identity, Changes in one’s physical abilities

Depression is NOT just a normal part of aging.

Senior Gateway: (254) 776-5970

Lake Shore Center Psychological Services(254) 776-0400

Waco Psychological Associates(254) 751-1550

Community Counseling: (254) 776-7792

MHMR Geriatric Services: (254)752-1996

MHMR Crisis Center: (254) 867-6550  Address: 1200 Clifton Street

MHMR Services: (254) 752-3451

***ICARE Hotline: (800) 866-2465*** Call 24/7 Hotline for assessment; has Mobile Crises Team


Alzheimer’s Disease

-  Most common form of Dementia effecting 5.4 Million Americans

-  Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Memory changes that disrupt daily life

New Problems with speaking or writing

Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps

Withdrawal from work or social activities

Changes in Mood or Personality

-  Howard Gruetzner M.Ed., LPC – Alzheimer’s Association- provides free counseling and resources to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and caregivers

        (254) 753-7722          

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-  Caregiver Support Group at Hillcrest Senior Health Center – in the conference room at the clinic

       Will meet every 1st & 3rd Wednesday  at 10:30 am – Open to anyone in the Community


Central Texas Senior Ministries provides transportation for individuals sixty years of age or older

Medical facilities, Senior Centers, grocery shopping, and social service agencies.         

With in McLennan County Call (254) 752-0497

Falls or Hill County Call 1 800 -754-0878 

Friends for Life-transportation on volunteer basis- (254) 772-7600

Waco Transit – Medical Transport within Waco (254) 750-1900;  Rural Transit also available


Assistance with Food / Clothing / Financial Needs

Caritas: provides emergency/supplemental assistance in the form of food, clothing, household items, utility, medication, rent and mortgage, as well as travel assistance with few eligibility requirements. (254) 753-4593

Highland Care Center: clothing, food, financial assistance for bills etc. Best to call to schedule appointment during weekdays, can walk-in on Tuesdays at 7pm. (254) 754-8923

Meals on Wheels: Meals delivered to homes of elderly persons (254)752-0316

Salvation Army: Thrift store; certain situations a free voucher may be given. Prescription assistance on emergency basis only. Also has temporary housing. (254) 756-7271

EOAC Community Program: Able to provide some assistance with electricity, heat, power, and phone bills based on income and emergency need (254) 753-0331

Waco Baptist Associates Operation Assist: Clothes and food for McLennan County Residents. (254) 297-7801

Waco Resources for Seniors

Kendrick Lane Baptist Church - Greg Brumit: provides medical equipment free to those in need and takes donations of medical equipment. (254) 405- 0314

Habitat for Humanity - Ramps and Rails program: free installation. (254) 756-7575

Friends for Life: Adult Day Care, Money Management, Guardianship, Independent Living Programs,  (254)772-7600

Area Agency on Aging: ( 254) 292-1800

Texas 211 *Call 211* for any additional local resources

Adult Protective Services: to report Elder Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation  1-800- 252-5400

Advanced Directives

For the forms

Living Will

Medical Power of Attorney

Out of Hospital DNR

Durable Power of Attorney: (Financial) needs to be completed by a Lawyer

Lawyers who specialize in Elder Law,  Family Law, or Estate Law

Rainey & Rainey, LP – (254) 752 – 8644

Douglas Bergen- (254) 756 – 6607

Cara M. Chase (Naman, Howell, Smith, & Lee) – (254) 755-4100

Jacob George Straub- (254) 826 – 5395

Nina Patterson – (254) 229-9755

Healthcare Fraud

Report all suspected Medicare Fraud to Texas Senior Patrol  (SMP) – 1- 888-341-6187

In order to stop Medicare Fraud, we need you to report any suspicious activity

Home Health

Medical Supply Companies

Diabetic Supplies

ALWAYS check with your Primary Physician to Determine if they have order the service before letting people in your home or provided them with any personal information

NEVER  give out your Social Security Number or Medicare Number to people over the phone for medical Services unless you have talked about it with your Doctor.

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