As one of the premier In-Home Care services in Fort Myers, we get a lot of calls from families seeking care for a local senior. At Abby Services we work with Seniors who are paying privately for home care. We also work with some veteran benefits and long-term care insurances. Unfortunately, not all seniors have access to these funding sources.
One funding source for private In-Home care is Medicaid benefits. These are generally accessed through the Medicaid Waiver program. While not experts in this area we know who is and that’s United way 211. By contacting this free resource local residents can be connected with a number of providers who can assist them.
United Way 2-1-1 provides free and confidential health and human services information for people in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and all of Lee County. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to connect patients with the resources and information they need.
You can dial 211 from any local number however if outside the immediate Lee County area 211 can be reached at (239) 433-3900.
This is from their website:
211 is an easy-to-remember three-digit telephone number that connects callers to a comprehensive helpline for information and referrals to health, human, and social service organizations within Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee counties. Knowing where to begin is the first step to getting the help you need.
EVERY HOUR OF EVERY DAY, SOMEONE IN OUR COMMUNITY IS SEARCHING FOR HELP OR SERVICES – housing, food, financial assistance, relief from abuse, family issues, depression, childcare, suicide prevention, etc., but navigating the maze of city, state and non-profit agencies can be overwhelming and confusing.
United Way 211 is the community’s central point of entry into the health and human services system. Dialing 211 is a way for people who need help to get connected with the community service providers that can help them. Calls to 211 Helpline are free, confidential, and 24/7.
Have questions about In-home care in Fort Myers? Just call Abby Services at 239-590-0861