Lincoln ElderCare Resource Handbook

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
www.dhhs.ne.gov
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
877-213-4754
402-471-7000

Access Nebraska
www.accessnebraska.ne.gov
402-323-3900

State Unit on Aging
www.dhhs.ne.gov
PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509
800-942-7830
402-471-2307

The following are some of the programs administered by the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services. To obtain a complete listing of all programs offered, call 402-471-7000.

  • Medicaid, Medicaid Waiver, food and financial assistance eligibility.
  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman – advocates for those living in a long-term care facility.
  • Developmental Disability Services – service coordination for adults 19 years of age or older with disabilities.
  • Social Services Block Grant Program – assistance for persons who are aged 60 and older or disabled so they may remain in their own home or in other safe surroundings as long as possible.
  • Adult Protective Services (APS) – investigates and helps remedy abusive situations.

You can anonymously report elder abuse to Adult Protective Services at 800-652-1999.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)
(research on aging and the health and well-being of aging adults)
www.nia.nih.gov

Be aware of these signs of abuse/neglect:

  • Financial Exploitation
    • Misuse of money or property
    • Taking possession of money or property
  • Physical Abuse
    • Bruises
    • Dehydration
    • Malnutrition
    • Confined against will
    • Burns
    • Sexual abuse
    • Unexplained injuries
    • Cuts/wounds
  • Neglect by Caregiver or Self
    • Deprived of food
    • Deprived of clothing
    • Deprived of shelter
    • Poor personal hygiene
    • Lack of medication
    • Unsafe/unsanitary housing
    • Abandoned
    • Lack of medical care
    • Lack of heat
    • Lack of supervision
    • Overmedicated
  • Victim’s Behavioral Signs
    • Confusion
    • Fear
    • Inability to reach food, water, sanitary facilities
    • Depression
    • Inability to care for self

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