Mat-Su – TBI Peer Support Group

TBI Peer Support Group

First and third Wednesday, 4:00-5:30 Matsu Health Services 1363 Spruce Ave, Wasilla, AK (upstairs conference room)

Peer Support Group meeting for survivors of all types of Head injuries and their families, friends, caregivers and interested service providers. The content of each meeting varies in direct proportion to those in attendance.

For information, please contact Krystal Blair 357-2588

 

Medicare Counseling Services – SHIP/SMP

Our Medicare Counseling and Outreach program includes:

State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) funds personalized counseling, education and outreach to Medicare beneficiaries and their families

The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program funds education for Medicare beneficiaries and others on how to spot and report potential Medicare errors, fraud, waste and abuse.

SHIP and SMP grants are programs under the Administration for Community Living (ACL)

Our Fairbanks office has certified Medicare counselors who can help answer questions about Medicare benefits and enrollment.

To make an appointment call: 907-479-7940

Home Modifications

Access Alaska utilizes a variety of funding sources to construct accessibility modifications, such as ramps and grab bars, to remove barriers and make homes and communities more accessible.

Loan Closet

Our loan closet provides assistive technology and adaptive equipment (e.g. wheelchairs, transfer benches, magnifiers, hospital beds, commodes, walkers, grab bars) to individuals with disabilities to increase their safety and independence in their homes and the community.

Over 250 Alaskans use this service annually; many of them are low income and do not have the funds available to purchase the equipment nor does their health care insurance (private or public) cover the items.

Anchorage – Head Injury Support Group

First and third Tuesday of each month, 6 to 8 pm at Access Alaska – Anchorage [map]

Peer Support Group meeting for survivors of all types of Head injuries and their families, friends, caregivers and interested service providers. The content of each meeting varies in direct proportion to those in attendance.

For information call Frank at 248-4777.

ATBI Case Management

Access Alaska assists Alaskans with Acquired Traumatic Brain Injury (ATBI) to achieve the highest possible level of Independent Living and community participation by providing ATBI-specific, person-centered case management services.

Our goal is to provide positive outcomes in areas such as social/relationships, employment, education, medical and building sustainable support networks.

As with our other services, the ATBI Case Management services will be carried out in a wrap-around, person-centered fashion in concert with Access Alaska’s Independent Living philosophy of consumer control, choice and empowerment.

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