Senior Resources

Senior Resource Guide Myrtle Beach SC

Horry County Council on Aging, Inc.
Administrative Office
2213 North Main Street
Post Office Box 1693
Conway, South Carolina 29526
(843) 248-5523
1-800-922-6283
Fax :(843) 248-6361
E-mail : hccoa@sccoast.net
http://www.hccoa.org

Local Agency on Aging:
Waccamaw Area Agency :
Williamsburg & Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone-(843) 546-4231
Fax-(843) 520-0642
Email-duncanpk@sccoast.net

Regional Ombudsman
(843) 745-1706 or toll free 1-800-864-6446

Georgetown County Council on Aging
Georgetown Senior Center
2104 Lincoln St. Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone-(843) 546-8539
Fax-(843) 546-2613 Email-gccoa@gte.net

Willamsburg
Vital Aging of Williamsburg County
P.O. Box 450 Kingstree, SC 29556
Phone-(843) 354-5496
Fax-(843) 354-3107

Healthcare National Groups Alzheimer’s
Association Information on treatment and causes
919 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60611
1-800-272-3900 www.alz.org

The Medicare Rights Center
1460 Broadway, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 869-3850 or 1-800-MEDICAR
www.medicarerights.org National Medicare
Hotline Answers individual questions with respect
to 1-800-Medicare eligibility and coverage. TTY
for hearing and speech impaired 1-800-820-
1202 State Groups.

Alzheimer’s Association
Provides information and support r Alzheimer’s
patients and families.
Columbia, SC, 29202
1-800-636-3346

Department of Health & Human Services
1801 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29202
DHHS and DSS work together to administer South
Carolina Medicaid Program Medicaid. As a result,
some of the Medicaid offices are co-located at
DSS and DHHS. The best thing to do is call 1-
888-549-0820 and ask them where you should
apply for Medicaid. If you call this number, they
can also send you an application in the mail.
A person applying as a Supplemental Security
Income recipient should apply at their local Social
Security administration office.

James F. Byrnes Center Center specializing in
geriatric care and for Geriatric Medicine research.
ACS Silvercard Hotline Silvercard is a program
that offers seniors prescription drug insurance
benefits e-mail: silvercard.com@acs-inc.com if
they are over 65, have no other prescription drug
insurance, and meet income eligibility requirements.
Hotline provides program benefits and eligibility
information.
2100 Bull Street P.O. Box 119
Columbia, S.C. 29202
(803) 898-1807, (877) 239-5277

S.C. Dept. of Health and Inspect hospitals and
nursing homes;
Environmental Control respond to citizen complaints
about Bureau of Certification long term
care facilities. 2600 Bull St. Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 545-4300

S.C. Health Care Association Trade of 176
Laurelhurst Ave. Columbia, SC 29210 S.C.’s
association that represents 90% long term care
facilities and nursing homes. Provide information
to consumers about health care services and
quality care.
(803) 772-7511 Horry
1511-A 9th Ave. Conway, SC 29526
(843) 248-1500
Conway Annex 1804 Main St Conway, SC 29526
(843) 248-1500
Lorris Office 3811 Walnut St Loris, SC 29569
(843) 756-4027

Long term care resources: Area Office
9-Conway Georgetown, Horry Community Long
Term Care Marion, Williamsburg P.O. Box 2150
914 Norman St. Conway, SC 29526
(843) 248-7249

Helpful Internet Websites These sites provide
general information and are good starting points
for finding more specific information.
Medicare Rights Center: www.medicarerights.org
General information and educational materials
about Medicare choices, coverage, and rights
Medicare: www.medicare.gov – general
Medicare information – Medicare publications;
cost and quality information about HMOs; cost
information about Medigap plans
National Aging Information Center:
www.aoa.dhhs.gov – information on Medicare
and Social Security – publications
Consumer Health and Human Services
Information: www.healthfinder.gov – information
about resources for particular health concerns –
general information about health insurance
National Committee to Preserve Social
Security and Medicare: www.ncpssm.org –
Medicare education and advocacy organization
BenefitsCheckUp:
www.benefitscheckup.org – Locates programs for
people (ages 55 and over) to pay for costs of prescription
drugs, health care, utilities, and other
essential items or services.
Senior Resource: www.seniorresource.com –
Provides housing options and information on
retirement, finances, insurance and care.