Helpful Links

Helpful Links & Resources

CAREGIVERS

http://www.caregiving.com – Solutions to caregiving situations, managing stress and making decisions

http://www.caregiver.org – Family Caregiver Alliance, a non-profit organization for family caregivers and the professionals with whom they work (provides research, education, awareness, advocacy)

http://www.caps4caregivers.org – Children of Aging Parents – non-profit, charitable organization for information, referrals and support

http://www.parentgiving.com – Information & Resources for Caregivers

CARE MANAGEMENT

http://www.caremanager.org – National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

DRUG INFORMATION

http://www.needymeds.com -This website offers comprehensive information on patient assistance programs and prescription drug information.

www.medicare.gov – Medicare’s official site, including “Plan Finder/Compare” for the Medicare D program.

http://www.mypillbox.org – Allows you to make weekly medicine schedules, including pictures of medicines

http://medi-smart.com/pharm.ht... – Online PDR (drug information)

http://www.ismp.org/ – Institute for Safe Medication Practices, a nonprofit organization educating professionals and consumers on safe medication practices

http://www.drugdigest.org – Consumer health and drug information

http://www.fda.gov/medwatch – FDA safety information and adverse event reporting program

ELDER CARE/SENIOR ISSUES

http://www.eldercare.gov – The Eldercare Locator – a nationwide toll-free service to help older adults and their caregivers find local services for seniors

http://www.ec-online.net – Online community for elder caregivers

http://www.benefitscheckup.org – 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

http://www.aoa.gov – Administration on Aging, created by the Older Americans Act

http://www.agingcare.com – AgingCare.com is an online community that connects people caring for elderly parents to other caregivers, personalized information and local resources.

http://www.eldercarematters.co... – 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.

http://www.myseniorportal.com – My Senior Portal – for information, articles and resources on senior issues & eldercare.

HEALTH ISSUES

http://www.nih.gov – National Institute of Health

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/ - US National Library of Medicine

http://www.caringinfo.org – Caring Connections from the National Hospice Foundation, information on end of life care and downloadable state-specific advance directives.

http://www.HealthandAge.com – Information and websites on health issues for older adults

http://www.familydoctor.org – American Academy of Family Physicians’ patient information site, search for useful articles/topics related to seniors and family health

http://www.apdaparkinson.org – American Parkinson’s Disease Association

http://www.alz.org – Alzheimer’s Association

http://www.dementia.org - Provide practical, actionable information and "real world" reviews of research to help anyone impacted by dementia in any of its forms

http://www.alzheimers.org – Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral Center – information about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders

https://www.dementiasociety.org  - Dementia Society of America

http://www.diabetes.org - American Diabetes Association

https://www.copdfoundation.org - COPD Foundation

HOUSING

http://www.aahsa.org – American Association of Homes & Services for the Aging

LEGAL ISSUES

http://www.naela.org – 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

http://www.nsclc.org – 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

http://www.medicare.gov – 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

http://www.cms.hhs.gov – 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

http://www.aarp.com

http://www.va.gov – Department of Veteran’s Affairs

http://www.ssa.gov - 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.

http://www.eldercarerights.org... - 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.

http://www.drugwatch.com/ – Drugwatch helps people who were injured by dangerous drugs and medical devices.

http://www.caringinfo.org/i4a/... - Caring Connections from the National Hospice Foundation - Information on end of life care and downloadable state-specific advance directives

http://www.aafp.org/home.html - American Academy of Family Physicians

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





Aging Organizations and General Interest

AARP   www.aarp.org

Administration on Aging   www.aoa.gov

AgeNet Eldercare Network   www.agenet.com

AGS Foundation for Health in Aging   www.healthinaging.org

American Geriatrics Society  www.americangeriatrics.org

American Society on Aging   www.asaging.org

Benefits Check Up   www.benefitscheckup.org

Boomerater    www.boomerater.com

Eldercare Locator   www.eldercare.gov

Federal Consumer Information Center   www.pueblo.gsa.gov

FirstGov for Seniors   www.seniors.gov

Gerontological Society of America   www.geron.org

Global Action on Aging   www.globalaging.org

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging   www.n4a.org

National Council on the Aging   www.ncoa.org

National Hispanic Council on Aging    www.nhcoa.org

National Institute on Aging    www.nia.nih.gov

SeniorDiscounts.com    www.seniordiscounts.com

SeniorJournal.com    www.seniorjournal.com

The Seniors Coalition    www.senior.org

Caregiving and Support Services

AARP Caregiving www.aarp.org/family/caregiving

Ask Medicare www.medicare.gov/caregivers

Cancer Care www.cancercare.org

Care Community www.mycarecommunity.org

Catholic Charities USA www.catholiccharitiesusa.org

Children of Aging Parents www.caps4caregivers.org

Daily Money Managers www.aadmm.com

Eldercare Locator www.eldercare.gov

Family Caregiver Alliance www.caregiver.org

Family Caregivers Online www.familycaregiversonline.com

Family Caregiving 101 www.familycaregiving101.org

Gilbert Guide www.gilbertguide.com

Lotsa Helping Hands www.lotsahelpinghands.com

National Adult Day Services Association www.nadsa.org

National Alliance for Caregiving www.caregiving.org

National Association of Home Care & Hospice www.nahc.org

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers www.caremanager.org

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging www.n4a.org

National Family Caregivers Association www.nfcacares.org

Finances and Retirement

AARP Tax-Aide www.aarp.org/money/taxaide

AARP: Reverse Mortgages www.aarp.org/money/revmort

Bankrate.com www.bankrate.com/brm/default.asp

Choose to Save www.choosetosave.org

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards www.cfp-board.org

Civic Ventures www.civicventures.org

Daily Money Managers www.aadmm.com

Financial Literacy and Education Commission www.mymoney.gov

Financial Planning Association plannersearch.org

Independent Information on Reverse Mortgages www.reverse.org

Internal Revenue Service www.irs.gov

Kiplinger.com www.kiplinger.com

Motley Fool www.fool.com

MsMoney.com www.msmoney.com

National Association of Personal Financial Advisors napfa.org

National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators www.unclaimed.org

National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association www.reversemortgage.org Retire Early Home Page www.retireearlyhomepage.com

Retire to Enjoy www.retire2enjoy.com

Setting Priorities for Retirement Years www.spry.org

Social Security Retirement Planner www.socialsecurity.gov/retire2/

Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration www.dol.gov/ebsa

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation www.pbgc.gov

Tax and Accounting Sites Directory www.taxsites.com/state.html

Too Young to Retire www.2young2retire.com

Veterans Administration www.va.gov

Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement www.wiser.heinz.org

Government Resources and Assistance

Administration on Aging www.aoa.gov

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality www.ahrq.gov

AgingStats.Gov www.agingstats.gov

Alliance for Retired Americans www.retiredamericans.org

BenefitsCheckUp – find government programs and services www.benefitscheckup.org

ClinicalTrials.gov clinicaltrials.gov

Consumer Product Safety Commission www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/older.html

DisabilityInfo.gov www.disabilityinfo.gov

Eldercare Locator www.eldercare.gov

Federal Citizen Information Center www.info.gov

Federal Trade Commission: Consumer Protection www.ftc.gov/ftc/consumer.htm

FirstGov for Seniors www.seniors.gov

Food and Drug Administration www.fda.gov

Food Stamps for the Elderly Resource www.frac.org/html/news/fsp/fselderlycenter.htm

National Academy on an Aging Society www.agingsociety.org

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association www.narfe.org

National Association of State Units on Aging www.nasua.org

National Council on Aging www.ncoa.org

National Institute on Aging www.nih.gov/nia

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism www.niaaa.nih.gov

Medicare www.medicare.gov

Railroad Retirement Board www.rrb.gov

Resource Directory for Older People www.nia.nih.gov/healthinformation/resourcedirectory.htm

Social Security www.socialsecurity.gov

State and Area Agencies on Aging www.aoa.gov/eldfam/How_To_Find/Agencies/Agencies.asp

State Medicaid Offices cms.hhs.gov/medicaid/allstatecontacts.asp

Veterans Administration www.va.gov

General Health and Medical Care

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality www.ahrq.gov

American Academy of Dermatology www.aad.org

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons www.aaos.org

American Cancer Society www.cancer.org

American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org

American Foundation for Urologic Diseases www.afud.org

American Heart Association www.americanheart.org

American Heart, Lung, Blood Institute www.nhlbi.nih.gov

American Hospital Association www.aha.org

American Lung Association www.lungusa.org

American Menopause Foundation www.americanmenopause.org

American Medical Association www.ama-assn.org

American Nurses Association www.nursingworld.org

American Occupational Therapy Association www.aota.org

American Osteopathic Association www.osteopathic.org

American Parkinson Disease Association www.apdaparkinson.org

American Physical Therapy Association www.apta.org

American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Geriatrics www.geriatricspt.org

American Podiatric Medical Association www.apma.org

American Stroke Association www.strokeassociation.org

Arthritis Foundation www.arthritis.org American Vascular Association www.vascularweb.org

BrightFocus Foundation www.brightfocus.org

Center for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov

Clinical Trials www.clinicaltrials.gov

Diabetes Mall www.diabetesnet.com

DisabilityInfo.gov www.disabilityinfo.gov

Epilepsy Foundation www.efa.org

Flu Shot Locator www.findaflushot.com

Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide: Health of Seniors www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/fhgupdate/V/V1.shtml

Health and Age Centers www.healthandage.com

Health Assistance Partnership www.healthassistancepartnership.org

Health Grades www.healthgrades.com

Hill-Burton Free Health Care www.hrsa.gov/hillburton

Huntington’s Disease Society of America www.hdsa.org

Infoaging.org www.infoaging.org

International Tremor Foundation www.essentialtremor.org

Intercultural Cancer Council: Elderly and Cancer www.iccnetwork.org/cancerfacts/cfs10.htm

Johns Hopkins Health After 50 www.hopkinsafter50.com

Legs for Life www.legsforlife.org

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society www.leukemia-lymphoma.org

Life Line Screening www.lifelinescreening.com

Lupus Foundation of America www.lupus.org

Mayo Clinic Senior Health Center www.mayoclinic.com

Medical Billing Advocates www.billadvocates.com

MEDLINEplus Health Information www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus

My Family Health Portrait www.hhs.gov/familyhistory

National Association for Continence www.nafc.org

National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease Information Clearinghouse www.niams.nih.gov/hi

National Cancer Institute www.cancer.gov

National Center for Complementary and Alt. Medicine www.nccam.nih.gov

National Diabetes Education Program www.ndep.nih.gov

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse digestive.niddk.nih.gov

National Health Information Center healthfinder.gov

National Heartburn Alliance www.heartburnalliance.org

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute www.nhlbi.nih.gov

National Institutes of Health www.nih.gov

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases www3.niaid.nih.gov

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke www.ninds.nih.gov

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism www.niaaa.nih.gov

National Institute on Drug Abuse www.nida.nih.gov

National Kidney and Urological Diseases kidney.niddk.nih.gov

National Kidney Foundation www.kidney.org

National Multiple Sclerosis Society www.nmss.org

National Organization for Rare Disorders www.rarediseases.org

National Osteoporosis Foundation www.nof.org

National Pain Foundation www.painconnection.org

National Rehabilitation Information Center www.naric.com

National Stroke Association www.stroke.org

National Women’s Health Network www.nwhn.org

National Women’s Health Resource Center www.healthywomen.org

NIHSeniorHealth Health Information for Older Adults nihseniorhealth.gov

Medicare Hospital Compare hospitalcompare.hhs.gov

Office of the Surgeon Genera www.surgeongeneral.gov

Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases – National Resource Center www.osteo.org

Paget Foundation www.paget.org

Patient Advocate Foundation www.patientadvocate.org

Subimo myhealthcareadvisor.com

Vitals (doctor research site) www.vitals.com

WebMD www.webmd.com

Mental Health, Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center www.alzheimers.org

Alzheimer’s Information Site www.alzinfo.org

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry www.aagpgpa.org

American Counseling Association www.counseling.org

American Psychological Association Office on Aging www.apa.org/pi/aging

Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia www.alz.uci.edu

National Center on Elder Abuse www.elderabusecenter.org

National Institute of Mental Health www.nimh.nih.gov

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke www.ninds.nih.gov

National Mental Health Association www.nmha.org

National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Suicide Among the Elderly www.mentalhealth.org/suicideprevention/elderly.asp

Insurance

American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance www.aaltci.org

COBRA www.dol.gov/dol/topic/health-plans/cobra.htm

eHealthInsurance – health insurance policy finder www.ehealthinsurance.com

Families USA www.familiesusa.org

Health Assistance Partnership www.healthassistancepartnership.org

Health Insurance Consumer Guide www.healthinsuranceinfo.net

Health Insurance Association of America www.ahip.org

HSA Insider – Health Savings Account finder www.hsainsider.com

Insure.com – free insurance quotes www.insure.com

Kaiser Family Foundation www.kff.org

Long-Term Care Financial Partners www.ltcfp.com

Long Term Care Insurance Information Page www.ltc-info.com

Long-Term Care Quote www.ltcq.net

Medical Billing Advocates www.billadvocates.com

National Association of Insurance Commissioners www.naic.org/state_contacts/sid_websites.htm

Patient Advocate Foundation www.patientadvocate.org

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

TRICARE, Military Health System www.tricare.osd.mil

Veterans Health Administration: Health Benefits and Services www1.va.gov/health_benefits

Viatical and Life Settlement Association of America www.viatical.org

Legal Issues and Resources

AARP Legal Services Network www.aarp.org/lsn

American Bar Association www.abanet.org/aging/statemap.html

Association for Protection of the Elderly www.apeape.org

Consumer Product Safety Commission: Older Consumers Safety Publications www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/older.html

Elder Law Answers www.elderlawanswers.com

Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft Resource Center www.idtheftcenter.org

Fighting Fraud Against Older Consumers www.fraud.org/elderfraud/elderfraud.htm

Senior Legal Hotlines www.legalhotlines.org

Legal Services www.lsc.gov

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys www.naela.com

National Center on Elder Abuse www.elderabusecenter.org

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse www.preventelderabuse.org

National Senior Citizens Law Center www.nsclc.org

Nolo Law Center: www.nolo.com

Pension Rights Center www.pensionrights.org

U.S. Department of Labor: Equal Employment Opportunity www.dol.gov/dol/topic/discrimination/index.htm

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission www.eeoc.gov/types/age.html Wills.com www.wills.com

Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security

Medicare www.medicare.gov

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services www.cms.hhs.gov

Medicare Rights Center www.medicarerights.org

State Health Insurance Assistance Program – free health insurance counseling to people with Medicare www.shiptalk.org

State Medicaid Offices cms.hhs.gov/medicaid/allstatecontacts.asp Social Security www.socialsecurity.gov

Railroad Retirement Board www.rrb.gov

Older Drivers and Transportation

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety www.seniordrivers.org

AARP Driver Safety Program www.aarp.org/drive

American Medical Association Older Driver Safety www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/8925.html

American Public Transportation Association www.apta.com

American Occupational Therapy Association www.aota.org/olderdriver

Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists www.driver-ed.org

Beverly Foundation www.beverlyfoundation.org

Community Transportation Association www.ctaa.org

Easter Seals Transportation Solutions for Caregivers www.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=ntl_trans_care

HowsMyDriving.com http://howsmydriving.com/drive4life.nsf

I DRIVE SAFELY Mature Driver Improvement http://mature.idrivesafely.com

Mature Driver Course Online www.maturedrivercourseonline.com

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Older Driver Safety www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/olddrive

Older Drivers www.drivers.com/topic/10

Transit Resource Guide for Older Adults www.apta.com/research/info/briefings/briefing_3.cfm

The Hartford Financial Services Group and MIT AgeLab – How to Talk with Older Drivers www.thehartford.com/talkwitholderdrivers

U.S. Licensing Renewal Procedures for Older Drivers www.iihs.org/laws/state_laws/older_drivers.html


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