Directory of Aging Resources

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Center for Advocacy for the Rights & Interests of the Elderly (CARIE)

Advocacy Services
CARIE's advocacy services include the CARIE LINE Telephone Consultation and Problem Resolution Service as well as the Nursing and the Personal Care Home Ombudsman Program.

The CARIE LINE helps callers who need information about services and benefits for older adults in the Philadelphia region and surrounding counties.  Consultation, referral, and advocacy are provided regarding problems including but not limited to housing, medical care, legal, financial issues, long term care, elder abuse, and entitlements.  Special assistance is provided to consumers of in-home and community-based services, consumers of managed plans, and victims of crime and abuse.

CARIE also provides outreach, education, training, and ongoing advocacy for older adults, their families, caregivers, and service providers.  Training and outreach are provided through a speaker's bureau for consumers and professionals working with older adults. Speaker's bureau topics include but are not limited to the following: "Be Your Own Advocate for Better Health Care", "Crime Prevention", "Elder Abuse", "Who Pays? You Pay!", and "How to Prevent Health Care Fraud".

Pennsylvania SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol)
Days/hours: Mon to Fri, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Phone numbers: 215-545-5728; Toll-Free: 800-356-3606 
The PA SMP raises awareness of health fraud in Medicare and Medicaid programs.  Advocates are available to answer questions or concerns about fraud in Medicare and Medicaid.  Volunteers are available to give presentations on "Health Care Fraud Prevention", "How to Read Your Medicare Summary Notice", "Being Your Own Advocate for Better Health Care," and "Piecing Together the Health Care Puzzle", among others topics. Presentations are also available for professional audiences.
CARIE Elderly Victims Emergency Security Fund (EVESF)
Days/hours: Mon to Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
Phone number: 215-545-5728
EVESF pays to re-secure the homes of low income Philadelphia residents over age 60 who have been a victim of crime or abuse.  The program re-keys or replaces locks on doors; boards up or replaces windows or doors; and offers other emergency measures to prevent further victimization. The program is only for those who have no means of paying for the repairs themselves; however, there are no specific income guidelines. Qualification is assessed on a case-by-case basis. All repairs must be approved by a CARIE staff person beforehand. Clients renting their homes should ask the landlord to provide the needed repairs before contacting EVESF.  The Fund cannot reimburse clients who have already paid for their own repairs. 

Providing Advocacy for Victimized Elderly (PAVE)
Days/hours: Mon to Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
Phone Number: 215-545-5728
Victim Advocates serve Philadelphia residents over age 60.  Victim Advocates provide court accompaniment at the Criminal Justice Center; help arrange transportation to the Criminal Justice Center; assist with filing crime victim's compensation; provide criminal justice and aging information; assist with preparing victim impact statements; and aid in seeking restitution.

Transportation Service Advocacy Program
CARIE LINE staff will assist non-sponsored users of Shared Ride with systematic advocacy around transportation issues. The Transportation Service Advocates assist with complaint resolution and follow-up with all Transportation Service Advocacy callers; sponsor town meetings; participate in the Shared Ride Program Advisory Council and other meetings; and coordinate presentations for senior audiences.

Mon to Fri, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Email: carie@carie.og

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Contact Information:
Main Number: 215-545-5728
Fax number: 215-545-5372
Toll free number: 1/800-356-3606
2 Penn Center Plaza
1500 JFK Blvd., Suite 1500
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Center for Advocacy for the Rights & Interests of the Elderly (CARIE)
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