Free services for seniors include counseling, pharmaceutical and legal assistance, supplemental nutrition, adult day health programmes and dental services. These services are available at government offices and local charities such as the Lion’s Club.
Free counseling services provide seniors with information on the types of assistance they can access for free. Adult day health care services are offered to seniors who suffer from cognitive and mental health conditions, disabilities and chronic diseases. Disease prevention and health promotion, health insurance counseling, housing and home repair assistance are also provided by volunteer institutions, according to the California Department of Aging.
Various nutritional programs exist where seniors can enroll and benefit from free meals. Seniors with dental insurance such as Medicaid can access free dental care, including free dentures. Family caregiver support can be accessed through the government or volunteer organizations. The support is meant to supplement efforts of family members in taking care of the seniors. Free cellphones are available for those enrolled to any form of government assistance such as Medicaid, food stamps and low income energy assistance programs. Seniors suffering from hearing loss receive free hearing aids and specialized phones, which convert calls into text making communication possible, notes AgingCare.com.