Minnesota Health Information: A Guide to Health Care Quality and Cost in Minnesota

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BenefitsCheckUp® - BenefitsCheckUp® helps people ages 55 and over find programs that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services.

Minnesota Board on Aging - The Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA) works closely with Area Agencies on Aging and provides information on health care and other services for seniors and caregivers.

Minnesota Area Agencies on Aging - The twelve Minnesota Area Agencies on Aging provide specific regional resources to older Minnesotans. Learn about health care options, Medicare benefits, caring for a family member or friend, and other services throughout Minnesota.

Medicare Consumer Rights & Responsibilities - Stratis Health works to protect the health care rights of Medicare beneficiaries and to improve the quality of care provided to all patients. This site lists Medicare patients' rights and offers Minnesota Medicare beneficiaries a toll-free phone line: 1-800-444-3423.

Office of the Ombudsman for Older Minnesotans - The Ombudsman for Older Minnesotans works with consumers, nursing homes, hospitals, and other health and social service agencies to improve the quality of life for individuals receiving health care and supportive services. It addresses concerns about quality of services, rights, public benefits and many other issues impacting older Minnesotans.

Eldercare Locator - Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. It connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services, and offers toll-free telephone assistance in TDD/TTY and over 150 languages.

MN Department of Human Services - Information for Seniors - The Minnesota Department of Human Services links consumers to Aging and Adult Services. Seniors and caregivers can find links to health and long-term care resources, prescription drugs, and other community programs and services.

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