Elder Care Resources

Eldercare Resources

AARP

www.aarp.org

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives and provides abundant resources regarding eldercare.

Administration on Aging (AoA)

www.aoa.gov

Provides senior citizens, their caregivers, and helping professionals with resources that connect visitors with federal, national, state, and local programs to assist the elderly.

AgingCare.com

www.agingcare.com

An online community that connects people caring for elderly parents to other caregivers, personalized information, and local resources.

AgingParents.com

www.agingparents.com

Information and advice for caregivers of aging parents.

Alzheimer’s Association

www.alz.org

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. Their website provides 24/7 helpline, a local chapter finder, and an education and resource center.

American Automobile Association (AAA)

www.aaa.com

For information on issues related to senior driving.

The American Cancer Society

www.cancer.org

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS)

www.americangeriatrics.org

To assist in identifying a health care professional for older adults.

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Foundation for Health in Aging

www.foundation.americangeriatrics.org

A nonprofit organization that provides a referral service online for geriatric specialists.

American Senior Benefits Association (ASBA)

www.asba.org

ASBA is a not-for-profit organization focused on advocacy and education for men and women age 50 and over.

American Society on Aging (ASA)

www.asaging.org

Developing leadership, knowledge, and skills to address the challenges and opportunities of a diverse aging society.

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center

http://archrespite.org

To help families locate respite and crisis care services in their communities.

Assisted Living Today

http://assistedlivingtoday.com

A source of information on a variety of topics related to senior living, including a comprehensive directory of both assisted living and alternative care type facilities all over the United States.

Association for Driving Rehabilitation Specialists

www.driver-ed.org

Find a certified driver rehabilitation specialist near you.

BenefitsCheckUp.org

www.benefitscheckup.org

A free service of the National Council on Aging (NCOA), a non-profit service and advocacy organization in Washington, DC, to help identify federal, state, and private benefits programs that could save you money and cover the costs of everyday expenses.

CareLike.com

www.carelike.com

Senior living and housing information.

Caring Connections

www.caringinfo.org

Created by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization to provide information to caregivers related to end-of-life issues.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

www.cms.gov

The Newly named federal agency, formerly the Health Care Financing Administration, that administer the Medicare, Medicaid, and Child Health Insurance programs.

Eldercare Locator

www.eldercare.gov

A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging the connects to services for older adults and their families.

Elder Law Answers

www.elderlawanswers.com

News and explanations of Medicaid coverage of long-term care, Medicare benefits, estate planning, guardianship, and other legal issues affecting seniors and access to a nationwide network of prescreened attorneys who focus their practices on helping the elderly.

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)

www.caregiver.org

A public voice for caregivers, the FCA brings information, education, services, research, and advocacy together in one place online.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

www.ftc.gov

U.S. government organization to prevent business practices that are anticompetitive, deceptive, or unfair to consumers.

Full Circle America

www.fullcircleamerica.com

A virtual assisted living provider, using video conferencing, Internet access, and web-based home monitoring to provide services to elderly persons living independently in their homes.

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)

www.glma.org

GLMA’s mission is to ensure equality in health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals and health care providers.

Human Rights Campaign

www.hrc.org

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer equality.

Lambda Legal

www.lambdalegal.org

Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and those with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA)

www.lbda.org

LBDA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the Lewy body dementia (LBD), supporting people with LBD and their families and caregivers, and promoting scientific advances.

Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA)

www.mowaa.org

A community based senior nutrition program that is available in all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

Medicaid

www.medicaid.gov

The official U.S. government site for information of Medicaid.

Medicare

www.medicare.gov

The official U.S. government site for information on Medicare, including a searchable database by drug to determine eligibility for the drug manufacturer’s pharmaceutical assistance programs.

National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information

http://longtermcare.gov

Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide information and resources to help you and your family plan for future long-term care (LTC) needs with information on what long-term care is, how and where you can get information and services you need—now or in the future—and how to pay for services.

The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA)

www.preventelderabuse.org

Dedicated to the prevention of abuse and neglect of older persons and adults with disabilities.

National Council on Aging (NCOA)

www.ncoa.org

A nonprofit service and advocacy organization that works to help seniors find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently, and remain active in their communities.

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

www.nhpco.org

The Largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end-of-life care and expanding access to hospice care with the foal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones. Includes a searchable database for local hospice or palliative care programs.

National Long-term Care Ombudsman Resource Center

www.ltcombudsman.org

Locate an ombudsman, state agencies, and citizen advocacy groups.

National Resource Center on LGBT and Aging (A Project of SAGE)

www.lgbtagingcenter.org

The National Resource Center on LGBT and Aging is the country’s first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and support offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults.

National Transit Hotline

1-800-527-8279

For information about local transit providers who receive federal funds to provide transportation to the elderly and people with disabilities.

Patient Assistance Programs—Prescription Drugs for the Uninsured

www.patientassistance.com

A database of over 1,000 patient assistance programs designed to help those in need.

Paying for Senior Care

www.payingforseniorcare.com

Tools and information on financial assistance, long-term care costs, finding affordable care, and understanding Medicare, Medicaid, and Veteran’s benefits.

Respite Care

Assistance with paying for respite care can be found at many sources including www.caregiver.org or www.alz.org.

SAGE

www.sageusa.org

SAGE is the world’s oldest and largest nonprofit agency dedicated to serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older people.

Seniors Real Estate Specialists™(SRES™)

www.seniorsrealestate.com

A website provided by the National Association of Realtors that can be used to locate a senior real estate specialist near you.

Social Security

www.socialsecurity.gov

The official U.S. government site for information on social Security.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD

Offers HUD-approved housing counselors to provide assistance to determine housing options for seniors, including information on reverse mortgages, federal housing programs, assisted living options, rural housing loans, finding in-home help, meals on wheels, and much more.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

www.va.gov

Provides information on patient care and federal benefits for veterans and their dependents.