Helpful Links

Helpful Links & Resources

CAREGIVERS – Solutions to caregiving situations, managing stress and making decisions – Family Caregiver Alliance, a non-profit organization for family caregivers and the professionals with whom they work (provides research, education, awareness, advocacy) – Children of Aging Parents – non-profit, charitable organization for information, referrals and support – Information & Resources for Caregivers

CARE MANAGEMENT – National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

DRUG INFORMATION -This website offers comprehensive information on patient assistance programs and prescription drug information. – Medicare’s official site, including “Plan Finder/Compare” for the Medicare D program. – Allows you to make weekly medicine schedules, including pictures of medicines – Online PDR (drug information) – Institute for Safe Medication Practices, a nonprofit organization educating professionals and consumers on safe medication practices – Consumer health and drug information – FDA safety information and adverse event reporting program

ELDER CARE/SENIOR ISSUES – The Eldercare Locator – a nationwide toll-free service to help older adults and their caregivers find local services for seniors – Online community for elder caregivers – Helps find programs for seniors that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities and other essential items or services – Administration on Aging, created by the Older Americans Act – is an online community that connects people caring for elderly parents to other caregivers, personalized information and local resources. – This is your online source for some of America’s top elder care experts who can help you plan for and deal with your family’s issues of aging. – My Senior Portal – for information, articles and resources on senior issues & eldercare.

HEALTH ISSUES – National Institute of Health - US National Library of Medicine – Caring Connections from the National Hospice Foundation, information on end of life care and downloadable state-specific advance directives. – Information and websites on health issues for older adults – American Academy of Family Physicians’ patient information site, search for useful articles/topics related to seniors and family health – American Parkinson’s Disease Association – Alzheimer’s Association - Provide practical, actionable information and "real world" reviews of research to help anyone impacted by dementia in any of its forms – Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral Center – information about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders  - Dementia Society of America - American Diabetes Association - COPD Foundation

HOUSING – American Association of Homes & Services for the Aging

LEGAL ISSUES – National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys – assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families – resource of information, education, networking and assistance – National Senior Citizens Law Center – advocates nationwide to promote independence and well being of low-income elderly individuals and persons wit disabilities, with particular emphasis on women and racial and ethic minorities

MEDICARE AND MEDICAID – The official U.S. government site for Medicare information. Includes search tools for helpful contacts, Medicare personal plan finders, nursing home comparisons and frequently asked questions

http://www.medicareadvocacy.or... – Center for Medicare Advocacy – Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – information for consumers and professional regarding Medicare and Medicaid

Medicare Under 65 – Overview of information and resources for people under age 65 who may qualify for Medicare coverage, such as those with disabilities.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES – Department of Veteran’s Affairs - Social Security Administration and Social Security Online

http://www.elderabusecenter.or... – National Center on Elder Abuse

http://www.aging-parents-and-e... - This is a valuable cheklist when choosing a senior placement facility.  It is loaded with pertinent questions that may need to be answered when trying to choose the most appropriate facility. - This is a handy checklist you can take with you as you tour various senior placement facilities (ALFs).  It is not as comprehensive as the previous link, but may be more user friendly. – Drugwatch helps people who were injured by dangerous drugs and medical devices. - Caring Connections from the National Hospice Foundation - Information on end of life care and downloadable state-specific advance directives - American Academy of Family Physicians

http://www.americangeriatrics.... - American Geriatrics Society

Aging Organizations and General Interest


Administration on Aging

AgeNet Eldercare Network

AGS Foundation for Health in Aging

American Geriatrics Society

American Society on Aging

Benefits Check Up


Eldercare Locator

Federal Consumer Information Center

FirstGov for Seniors

Gerontological Society of America

Global Action on Aging

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

National Council on the Aging

National Hispanic Council on Aging

National Institute on Aging

The Seniors Coalition

Caregiving and Support Services

AARP Caregiving

Ask Medicare

Cancer Care

Care Community

Catholic Charities USA

Children of Aging Parents

Daily Money Managers

Eldercare Locator

Family Caregiver Alliance

Family Caregivers Online

Family Caregiving 101

Gilbert Guide

Lotsa Helping Hands

National Adult Day Services Association

National Alliance for Caregiving

National Association of Home Care & Hospice

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

National Family Caregivers Association

Finances and Retirement

AARP Tax-Aide

AARP: Reverse Mortgages

Choose to Save

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards

Civic Ventures

Daily Money Managers

Financial Literacy and Education Commission

Financial Planning Association

Independent Information on Reverse Mortgages

Internal Revenue Service

Motley Fool

National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators

National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association Retire Early Home Page

Retire to Enjoy

Setting Priorities for Retirement Years

Social Security Retirement Planner

Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Tax and Accounting Sites Directory

Too Young to Retire

Veterans Administration

Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement

Government Resources and Assistance

Administration on Aging

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Alliance for Retired Americans

BenefitsCheckUp – find government programs and services

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Eldercare Locator

Federal Citizen Information Center

Federal Trade Commission: Consumer Protection

FirstGov for Seniors

Food and Drug Administration

Food Stamps for the Elderly Resource

National Academy on an Aging Society

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association

National Association of State Units on Aging

National Council on Aging

National Institute on Aging

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism


Railroad Retirement Board

Resource Directory for Older People

Social Security

State and Area Agencies on Aging

State Medicaid Offices

Veterans Administration

General Health and Medical Care

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

American Academy of Dermatology

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Cancer Society

American Diabetes Association

American Foundation for Urologic Diseases

American Heart Association

American Heart, Lung, Blood Institute

American Hospital Association

American Lung Association

American Menopause Foundation

American Medical Association

American Nurses Association

American Occupational Therapy Association

American Osteopathic Association

American Parkinson Disease Association

American Physical Therapy Association

American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Geriatrics

American Podiatric Medical Association

American Stroke Association

Arthritis Foundation American Vascular Association

BrightFocus Foundation

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Clinical Trials

Diabetes Mall

Epilepsy Foundation

Flu Shot Locator

Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide: Health of Seniors

Health and Age Centers

Health Assistance Partnership

Health Grades

Hill-Burton Free Health Care

Huntington’s Disease Society of America

International Tremor Foundation

Intercultural Cancer Council: Elderly and Cancer

Johns Hopkins Health After 50

Legs for Life

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Life Line Screening

Lupus Foundation of America

Mayo Clinic Senior Health Center

Medical Billing Advocates

MEDLINEplus Health Information

My Family Health Portrait

National Association for Continence

National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease Information Clearinghouse

National Cancer Institute

National Center for Complementary and Alt. Medicine

National Diabetes Education Program

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

National Health Information Center

National Heartburn Alliance

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

National Institutes of Health

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Kidney and Urological Diseases

National Kidney Foundation

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Organization for Rare Disorders

National Osteoporosis Foundation

National Pain Foundation

National Rehabilitation Information Center

National Stroke Association

National Women’s Health Network

National Women’s Health Resource Center

NIHSeniorHealth Health Information for Older Adults

Medicare Hospital Compare

Office of the Surgeon Genera

Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases – National Resource Center

Paget Foundation

Patient Advocate Foundation


Vitals (doctor research site)


Mental Health, Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center

Alzheimer’s Information Site

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

American Counseling Association

American Psychological Association Office on Aging

Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia

National Center on Elder Abuse

National Institute of Mental Health

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

National Mental Health Association

National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Suicide Among the Elderly


American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance


eHealthInsurance – health insurance policy finder

Families USA

Health Assistance Partnership

Health Insurance Consumer Guide

Health Insurance Association of America

HSA Insider – Health Savings Account finder – free insurance quotes

Kaiser Family Foundation

Long-Term Care Financial Partners

Long Term Care Insurance Information Page

Long-Term Care Quote

Medical Billing Advocates

National Association of Insurance Commissioners

Patient Advocate Foundation

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) – free health insurance counseling to people with Medicare

TRICARE, Military Health System

Veterans Health Administration: Health Benefits and Services

Viatical and Life Settlement Association of America

Legal Issues and Resources

AARP Legal Services Network

American Bar Association

Association for Protection of the Elderly

Consumer Product Safety Commission: Older Consumers Safety Publications

Elder Law Answers

Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft Resource Center

Fighting Fraud Against Older Consumers

Senior Legal Hotlines

Legal Services

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

National Center on Elder Abuse

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

National Senior Citizens Law Center

Nolo Law Center:

Pension Rights Center

U.S. Department of Labor: Equal Employment Opportunity

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security


Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Medicare Rights Center

State Health Insurance Assistance Program – free health insurance counseling to people with Medicare

State Medicaid Offices Social Security

Railroad Retirement Board

Older Drivers and Transportation

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

AARP Driver Safety Program

American Medical Association Older Driver Safety

American Public Transportation Association

American Occupational Therapy Association

Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists

Beverly Foundation

Community Transportation Association

Easter Seals Transportation Solutions for Caregivers

I DRIVE SAFELY Mature Driver Improvement

Mature Driver Course Online

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Older Driver Safety

Older Drivers

Transit Resource Guide for Older Adults

The Hartford Financial Services Group and MIT AgeLab – How to Talk with Older Drivers

U.S. Licensing Renewal Procedures for Older Drivers

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