Help for older adults and their family members is just a phone call away

Life can change in a heartbeat.

All it takes is for an older family member to have a health crisis. In the blink of an eye, life can get outrageously complicated. You are plunged into an alien world of Medicare, hospital and nursing home stays, assisted living, ER visits, medical equipment, home health services, funeral planning and more.

This new reality is just as foreign as walking down a street in Kathmandu, Nepal. It has its own language and it’s just as easy to get lost.

If it feels overwhelming, the good news is — help is available in the form of the Senior LinkAge Line® at 800-333-2433. Sponsored by the Minnesota Board on Aging and the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, its trained specialists can help you navigate this new landscape of services.

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