northern california parkinson's support group
Support groups are a great way to build community with other Parkinson's patients, caregivers, families and friends.
From their website: "Support groups provide a place for people impacted by Parkinson's disease and parkinson's to share information and experiences. This includes patients, families, caregivers, and friends. Groups may host presentations by professionals, such as neurologists with expertise in movement disorders,fitness trainers with PD experience, financial or legal planners who can help with medical billing and insurance issues, home care providers, etc."
brain support network
"Brain Support Network has helped over 800 families in the United States successfully accomplish brain donation. We are honored to assist your family, too."
Medicare Low-Income Subsidy (LIS)
If you are currently enrolled in Medicare Part D drug benefit programs, then you may be eligible for the low-income subsidy. You could be paying as low as $6.30 for branded pharmaceuticals for Parkinson’s Disease.
If you are currently receiving the Medicare Low-Income Subsidy (Extra Help), are over the age of 65 and receiving Medicaid benefits, are paying $6.30 or less on your prescriptions at the pharmacy, then you may qualify for LIS.
Call Toll-Free at 1-800-SSA-1213 or visit the website
The Assistance Fund
Parkinson’s medications can be costly but there are many financial assistance programs that can help you with your copays and deductibles. The goal of the Assistance Fund is to provide education and financial aid to chronically ill individuals so they can receive the therapies and care they need.
The Patient Access Network foundation is dedicated to providing help and hope to underinsured patients who are unable to afford the out-of-pocket expenses for their prescribed medications.
California Parkinson’s Support Network
Find support for California patients, families and caregivers. The website includes resource directory, newsletters, care and therapy providers, support groups, events and webinars.
"The Parkinson's Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson's community."