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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. Read More

    Alaska Legal Services - Anchorage
  • 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 form includes a durable power of attorney for health care, lets you give specific instructions for any aspect of your health care to the extent allowed by law, lets you express an intention to make an anatomical gift following your death, lets you make decisions in advance about certain types of mental health treatment, and lets you designate a physician to have primary responsibility for your health care. Content Detail

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  • BenefitsCheckUp

    BenefitsCheckUp helps find programs for people ages 55 and over that may pay for some costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services. Information from this site requires filling out a form. Content Detail

    National Council on the Aging
  • Compensation and Pension Benefits for Veterans

    Compensation & Pension Service administers a variety of benefits and services for veterans, their dependents and survivors, including, but not limited to: service-connected compensation, DIC, non-service connected pension, burial & accrued benefits, guardianship, and public contact services. Content Detail

    Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • 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. Read More

  • 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. Read More

    Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman
  • 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. Read More

  • 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. Content Detail

  • Medicare Hospice Benefits

    An explanation of Medicare's hospice care coverage. Content Detail

    Health Care Financing Administration
  • 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. Read More

    Alaska Legal Services - Anchorage
  • 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. Content Detail

  • 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. Content Detail