We can provide short-term assistance to individuals with no income, who are temporarily disabled and where eviction is eminent and verification that services were denied by other Collier County agencies.
Can you provide assistance with cremation?
Yes, we do provide assistance to qualified individuals who expire within the confines of Collier County and have no other resources to pay for cremation arrangements.
Can you provide me with food stamps?
No, we do not assist with food stamps. We can however, give you the web site address of the Department of Children & Families in order to access an application.
My elderly parent/friend is no longer capable of living alone. What are some of the housing options and how do I find them?
The Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver provides additional services (room and board is not included) to allow persons who would otherwise need nursing home care to remain in an Extended Congregate Care (ECC) or Limited Nursing Services (LNS) Assisted Living Facility (ALF).
For more information please call the Elder Help Line at (866) 413-5337.
Should I make an appointment for Collier County Social Services?
Yes, appointment allow for quick service and are preferred. Office hours are 8:00a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Make an appointment by calling (239) 252-2273.
What are the requirements for receiving services from Collier County Services for Seniors?
Our first commitment is to the frail elderly; those who without in-home help are at risk of nursing home placement. Caregivers seeking relief from the stress and demands associated with daily care of an elderly relative are eligible to receive services. Community Care for the Elderly is mandated by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs to accept all referrals from the Florida Department of Children and Families Adult Protective Services and from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs CARES (Comprehensive Assessment and Review of Long Term Care Services) Program.