Why Use One Door Alabama

  • One Door Alabama is linked to Alabama’s thirteen Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) that are regionally located throughout the state. The ADRC Counselors are equipped with tools and resources to successfully achieve and fulfill the “No Wrong Door” principle.
  • Individuals, and their families will receive a person-centered consultation to help them make appropriate decisions affecting their circumstances and environment.
  • One Door Alabama changes the way individuals access services in the community.
  • One Door Alabama helps individuals learn where they can turn for assistance when trying to find support for a loved one who is aging, or has a disability.
  • One Door Alabama helps coordinate and track referrals, so that families and the individuals they are supporting, do not fall through the cracks when being served by multiple agencies.

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  • Home and Community-Based Waiver Services are available to eligible Medicaid recipients who are at risk of needing care in a nursing home or other institution. Click here for more information. (

  • The SenioRX prescription program helps individuals obtain free or low cost brand name prescriptions from pharmaceutical companies. Persons who qualify for SenioRx receive a 3-month supply of prescriptions from various pharmaceutical companies free or at a low cost and can be renewed as long as the person is eligible. To qualify you must be at least 55 years of age with a chronic medical condition, have no prescription drug insurance coverage and must meet certain income guidelines. Social Security disabled individuals, those who have applied for disability, or have a doctor’s declaration of disability, who are in the 24-month Medicare waiting period are also eligible for medication assistance regardless of age. For more information click here… Network Map.

  • The Alabama Cares Program provides services to assist Caregivers with the duties involved in taking care of their loved ones. The Alabama Department of Senior Services (ADSS), in partnership with Alabama Lifespan Respite Resource Network™ (Alabama Respite), a program of United Cerebral Palsy of Huntsville and Tennessee Valley, Inc. (UCP), Alabama Lifespan Respite Coalition, and the Aging & Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs), is working together to continue building integrated and sustainable Lifespan Respite Programs. For more information click here… Network Map.

  • The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job training program for older Americans. Authorized by the Older Americans Act, the program provides training for low-income, unemployed seniors. Participants also have access to employment assistance through American Job Centers. SCSEP participants gain work experience in a variety of community service activities at non-profit and public facilities, including schools, hospitals, day-care centers, and senior centers. Participants train an average of 20 hours a week. This training serves as a bridge to unsubsidized employment opportunities for participants. For more information click here… Network Map.

  • The Elderly Nutrition Program is managed at the state level by a team of Registered Dietitians. In fiscal year 2013, the Alabama Department of Senior Services (ADSS) delivered over 4 million meals to eligible seniors across Alabama. Meals and eligibility are coordinated in each county by the local Area Agency on Aging (AAA). In addition, Alabama uses a contract food vendor to plan, prepare, and distribute hot meals and frozen meals to seniors. All meals must comply with the most recent U.S. dietary guidelines, as well as provide a minimum of one-third (1/3) of the dietary reference intakes for older individuals. Meals are purchased with federal and state dollars. Donations are accepted from participants and other individuals. These donations are put back into the meal program to help provide additional meals to more seniors.

    Congregate & Home Delivered Meals

    Congregate meals provide seniors the opportunity to dine in a community setting at one of over 350 senior centers around the state. Each county in Alabama has a minimum of one senior center delivering a hot lunch meal program Monday through Friday. The healthy meals, social activities, and access to information from the community provide great benefits to seniors. Home-Delivered Meals are provided to an eligible client at the client’s place of residence. The home-delivered meals are either a hot meal delivered daily, or a frozen box of 5 meals delivered weekly by the contract food vendor.

    Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program

    The Senior FMNP is administered by the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries, Farmers Market Authority Section to provide coupons to low-income seniors that are 60 years of age or older that can be used to purchase eligible foods (fruits, vegetables, honey, and fresh-cut herbs) from farmers that grow them and are selling them directly to you at local farmers markets and roadside stands.


    For more information click here… Network Map.

  • The Legal Assistance Program in Alabama is staffed by lawyers licensed by the State Bar of Alabama and their supervised legal assistants to provide you with no cost representation.

    Our program targets people age 60 or above in the most social or economic need, low income minorities, or individuals in rural areas.

    Our program can assist you with the following……..

    • Accessing health and long-term care
    • Advanced Directives
    • Consumer Issues
    • Debt collection
    • Elder Abuse Exploitation Fraud
    • Guardianship Issues
    • Housing
    • Income maintenance
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • Powers of Attorney
    • Social Security
    • Wills

    For more information click here… Network Map.

  • Through our State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) you can get:

    • Answers to your questions about: Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, Long-term care insurance and other health insurance programs for seniors.
    • Information and materials designed to assist Medicare beneficiaries in specific areas such as home health benefits, Medicare claims and appeals and other similar issues.
    • Assistance in understanding your Medicare and other health insurance benefits.
    • Referrals to other program or agencies, when appropriate.
    • Group presentations by our SHIP counselors on a variety of health insurance topics.

    KEPRO is contracted by Medicare as the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization. They offer information and assistance to providers and to Medicare recipients and their families about beneficiary complaints, discharge appeals, and Immediate Advocacy. View their site at

    Medicare Saving Plan and LIS Applications Assistance.


    For more information click here… Network Map.

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. The Food and Nutrition Service works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits. FNS also works with State partners and the retail community to improve program administration and ensure program integrity.

    The Alabama Elderly Simplified Application Project (AESAP) is designed to reinvent the Food Assistance Program application process for those households where all members are elderly (age 60 or older), and have no earned income. This project is a major outreach effort to a segment of our population facing barriers to participation in the Food Assistance Program due to complexity of the application process and problems associated with age, such as transportation, mobility and disability. It is designed to increase the efficiency of the Food Assistance Program and improve delivery of food assistance benefits to eligible households by improving program administration.

    For more information click here… Network Map.

    • Children’s Rehabilitation Services
    • Child Protective Services (If warranted)
    • Adult Protective Services (If warranted)
    • Local Community Programs
    • Mental Health (Spectracare, Altacare, Indian Rivers, Bradford, etc.)
    • Home Health
    • Hospice
    • Support Groups
    • Utility Assistance Programs
    • Home Modification Programs
    • Durable Medical Equipment & Supplies Programs
    • Senior Centers
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Housing
    • Supply Giveaways
    • Yard Work
    • Pet Supplies
    • Pest Control
    • Tax Preparation
    • Phone Service

    For more information click here… Network Map.