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Alaska Advance Health Care Directive

An advance health care directive allows you to name someone else to make health care decisions for you if you are unable to make your wishes known, as well as allowing you to give instructions in advance about some treatments. This classrooms gives some background information and covers appointing your agent, providing instructions for treatment options and completing the form.

Alaska Advance Health Care Directive Form

You have the right to give instructions about your own health care. You also have the right to name someone else to make health care decisions for you. This Advance Health Care Directive form lets Alaskans give specific instructions for any aspect of your health care to the extent allowed by law. That includes letting you express an intention to make an anatomical gift following your death, letting you make decisions in advance about certain types of mental health treatment, and letting you designate a physician that you want to have primary responsibility for your health care.

General Information: Personal Care Program

This handout prepared by the State of Alaska Senior and Disability Services provides general information for consumers about what personal care programs are available, how to qualify for personal care, and how to become a personal care giver. Additional information on medicaid and the PCA program can be found on alaskalawhelp under the subtopic of Medicare, Medicaid and Other health issues.

Long Term Care Ombudsman

Investigate and resolve complaints by older Alaskans (60+) who reside in long term care facilities, if the complaint relates to a decision, action or failure to act by a provider of long term care sercies, a public agency or a social service agency that may adversely affect the safety, welfare or rights of the older Alaskan.

Medicaid Qualifying Income Trust -- Miller Trust Brochure

A Miller Trust (or irrevocable income trust) allows people who are over-income for Medicaid to become income-eligible by limiting their access to their own income by placing it in the hands of another party (the “trustee). This brochure gives an overview of Miller Trusts and issues to consider in deciding if this is the best option to meet health care needs.

Medicare Frequently Asked Questions

This site lists frequently asked questions and answers about Medicare. It includes information about enrollment, premiums, and Parts A and B. There is also a search feature so you may get information about other Social Security subjects.

Medicare Hospice Benefits

An explanation of Medicare's hospice care coverage.

Miller Trusts - "Qualifying Income Trusts"

A Miller Trust, also known as a "qualifiying income trust" is a type of trust that allows a person to be eligible for Medicaid even if his income is above the Medicaid limits. The trust document itself must be written by an attorney - but here you can find information about what a trust is, why -- or why not -- a trust might be helpful, how to set up a trust and how it works.

Who is eligible to get Medicare covered home health care and what services are covered?

This page lists the eligibility requirement for Medicare covered home health care and what Medicare will cover if eligibility is met.

Your Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Options

This site contains information on medicare Prescription Drugs, How to enroll, how it works and what the Medicare-approved drug discount card is.

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