For High Desert Seniors
At St. Joseph Health, St. Mary, we understand the ever-changing health
care needs of seniors. As such, we offer complete
medical services, comprehensive
online health information and our
Senior Select program designed specifically for seniors.
The National Institutes of Health has posted an online guide to help seniors
talk to their doctor. Tips include how to prepare for a doctor visit,
what information to provide and how to understand what the doctor says.
The guide is in
NIH Senior Health, which offers large-print sizes and other features designed to aid older users.
We also understand how overwhelming Medicare can be. We know that you're
flooded with information, which can make it difficult to know what to
do and when to do it. Whether you're just turning 65, have been on
Medicare for some time, or have Medi-Cal and Medicare, we can help.
Click here to learn about our no-cost meetings to help you learn everything
you need to know.
Want to do a checkup on your benefits? The
National Council on Aging (NCOA) has developed and maintains a Web-based service to screen for benefits
programs for seniors with limited income and resources. Click on the
"Benefits Check Up" to research for help paying for prescription drugs, health care, utilities
and other basic needs.
Here is another resource for Southern California Seniors!
Southern California Senior Resources is licensed by the California Department of Health Services and can assist
you in locating:
- Assisted and Independent Living
- Dementia / Alzheimer Care
- Board and Care Homes
- Nursing Homes
- Home Care
- SSI communities
- Medi-Cal communities
- Medicare communities