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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama offers free information about your community and caregiver resources, housing options and more.

Enjoy the privileges that are yours.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is proud to offer social work services to its Blue Advantage members.

A social worker is available to assist you with a variety of services, such as identifying community resources, providing information and referring you to programs and agencies that may benefit you.

Your social worker will work with health care professionals, public aid organizations and community resources to obtain and coordinate these services for you.

Your Blue Advantage® Social Worker can help you:

Locate essential resources

  • Providers of home modification such as wheelchair ramps, handrails and grab bars, weatherization, minor home repai rs and other services
  • Financial assistance to help pay utility, rent and mortgage bills
  • Personal care services offering bathing and grooming at little or no cost
  • Respite care services to provide relief for a caregiver
  • Housekeeping services such as light cleaning, vacuuming and cooking
  • Community and corporate resources to pay for expensive medications
  • Local Meals on Wheels services
  • Resources to meet transportation needs for the elderly or handicapped

Available community resources may vary by county.

Locate medical resources

  • Support groups in your local area for abuse, domestic violence, addiction and other diseases, conditions and situations
  • Necessary durable medical equipment, if your policy does not cover it
  • Sitter and companion services, adult day care, home health care agencies and durable medical equipment providers

Apply for government benefits

  • Food stamps
  • Veteran’s benefits
  • Medicaid benefits, including the Medicare Savings Programs
  • Other government benefits

Learn more about housing and placement

  • Applying for Institutional Medicaid for longterm nursing home placement
  • Continuing care retirement communities, independent living communities, assisted living facilities and specialty care assisted living facilities
  • Affordable housing such as Section 8 and HUD housing for the elderly and disabled

Get free information about the important decisions you may face. The help you need is as close as your phone. Please call your Blue Advantage social worker today!

1-888-341-5030 (TTY: 711) Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:45pm Central Time

Information provided is not intended to replace medical advice from healthcare professionals.