Helpful resources and pages on aging
- AARP – AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS
AARP is a nonprofit social welfare agency which advocates for the needs of mature, elderly citizens of the U.S. They have a wide variety of large scale projects, services and initiatives.
- ACCESS AMERICA FOR SENIORS
The website to conduct business with & get information from the government…all in one place! There are links listed which connect to just about every federal government agency. You can find nursing homes and see the nursing home records (whether they have been in compliance), Medicare, Medicaid, food assistance, compare different Medicare plans, Veterans Health Administration, National Women’s Health Resource Center and many, many more links. They also include links to government information and services, organized around broad categories (which are shown on the left side of most pages). You can get information on: Benefits (both cash and medical), Health and Nutrition, Consumer Protection, Services (a hodgepodge, including the Postal Service, housing, transportation, etc), Employment and Volunteer Activities, Taxes, Travel and Leisure, Education and Training, Other Links.
- AGING SOLUTIONS
Includes a wealth of information … articles, comprehensive checklists and links to key resources … designed to make it easier for people caring for an aging parent or elderly spouse to quickly find the information they need … and to avoid missing things that are important in the care for their loved one.
- ALLIANCE FOR AGING RESEARCH
The Alliance for Aging Research is a not-for-profit advocacy organization fighting for science policies in the nation’s capital to speed breakthroughs for greater health, vitality and longevity.
www.alzinfo.org/ALZINFO.ORG is a site of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation providing comprehensive information about Alzheimer’s disease
- AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AGING
Provides education and training resources for professionals working in the field of aging.
- BENEFITS CHECKUP – A SERVICE OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON THE AGING
A free, easy-to-use service that identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans. Researching these programs used to be a time-consuming, frustrating experience. But no longer. The National Council on the Aging created BenefitsCheckUp to help older adults to quickly identify programs that may improve the quality of their lives. Family and friends can also obtain facts about benefits that their loved ones may qualify for. Chances are, you will be surprised to learn what benefits are available to you, regardless of your income.
- CENTER FOR MEDICARE SERVICES: MEDICAID INFORMATION
Outline of services covered by the Medicaid program. Describes services provided by nursing homes and hospices; rehabilitation; personal care; occupational and physical therapy, and speech, hearing, or language disorder therapy; treatment for individuals with mental diseases; targeted case management; home and community-based care; and home health care. Discusses coverage considerations.
ElderlyAbuse.com is working to protect the elderly of our nation, to organize and develop resources to help Elders who are being abused in any way. They are committed to help fight any abuse, be it physical, emotional or financial. They are working to educate the public about the misuse of guardianships imposed on elders which wrongly strips them of all rights and assets. You can contact them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ethical wills are a way to share your values, beliefs, life lessons, hopes for the future, love, and forgiveness with your family and community. This site has information on creating an ethical will.
- FOUNDATION AIDING THE ELDERLY
Assuring our elders are treated with care, dignity and the utmost respect during their final years when they can no longer take care of themselves.
- MEDICARE INFORMATION CENTER
Medicare’s own information center for those needing information on all the services provided by Medicare.
- NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS
The mission of NAELA is to enable elder law attorneys to identify and meet client needs through the exchange of ideas and information on substantive elder law issues and the management of successful elder law practices. NAELA promotes improvement in substantive law, legal education, and ethical guidelines in serving older persons. NAELA serves as a key public policy advocate on behalf of older persons.
- NATIONAL AGING INFORMATION CENTER
Part of the U.S. Administration on Aging; This is a vast resource of very useful information on all areas of interest to the aging and their adult children. You could spend hours and hours just beginning to go through the resources listed here. You can email them at: NAIC@aoa.gov or write: NAIC, 330 Independence Avenue, SW – Room 4656 – Washington, DC 20201; Tel: (202) 619 7501; Fax: (202) 401-7620. They also provide the following hospice info. links page: www.aoa.gov/aoaroot/Press_Room/Products_Materials/fact/pdf/Hospice_Care_Guide_for_Family.pdf
- NATIONAL COUNCIL ON THE AGING
Organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, and well being of older persons. With links to may valuable resources for the aging.
News and information, as well as resources for the elderly
The Senior List is a nationwide consumer-opinion portal dedicated to linking families with quality eldercare resources, including a comprehensive eldercare directory for the entire USA.
- TODAY’S SENIORS
Contains a wide range of information for people who have already retired, are preparing for retirement, or just thinking about it. Designed especially for today’s active seniors, it is filled with advice, tips, and articles about retirement, personal finances, medicare benefits, and more … with solutions to help seniors simplify their lives … eliminate the hassles … and get the most out of retirement.
- UNITED STATES ADMINISTRATION ON AGING
- AGING INFORMATION CENTER
You can find the Office for the Aging for your State from this site, plus much, much more! Information on Medicare, managed care, Medigap insurance, long-term care insurance, long-term care facilities, reports on health care fraud prevention programs of the U.S.A. Click on the link to “State Agencies on Aging” at this site to find your State’s Office on Aging.