(This section on "Links to Senior Citizen Resources"
is continually being updated. We plan on adding many more sites
to this category which is for websites specifically addressing
the needs of seniors. Links for your own State government's
website on aging is given at: Accessing Your State's own
individual website. In many cases, a state has a separate
website especially dedicated to serving senior citizens. If you
find only one link listed, then go to the main State website and
search from there for "seniors" or "aging."
If you are aware of other senior citizen resources which would
be helpful to others, please send an e-mail so that we may list those valuable web resources here. Thanks!
- AARP - AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED
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.
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
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.
Companions, Nurses, and Other In-Home Elder Care Providers . A seniors' resource including a listing of resources by state in seven categories: housing resources, transportation resources, home care, end-of-life care, legal resources, financial planning and management, and health care.
This site offers resources about aging and elder care, ranging
from support with daily living, financial and legal information
as well as community support.
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.
This site provides reports for people researching their health care providers quality and communities at no cost. Give your Health Care Providers a Check Up. Ensure you are receiving the best care. Give your hospitals, nursing homes, rehab centers, home care agencies and other providers a free check up with these reports.
DISABILITY SECRETS (of Social Security and benefits)
Applying for social security disability and SSI benefits can be difficult due to how long a claim may take and the high chance of being denied. But those who are denied disability can win benefits by utilizing the appeals process. To increase the chances of winning, applicants should learn about the system and file an appeal when a claim is denied. This is the place to learn the secrets of the system from those who know it inside and out!
ELDERCARE CALIFORNIA: PRECIOUSHOME
Looking for elder care in California? Contact PreciousHome, the leading Elder Care service agency in California. A precious home service for your golden needs. PreciousHome provides caregivers on a live-in or hourly home care basis to suppplement the care provided by a hospice agency.
- ELDERCARE LOCATOR
Telephone: 1-800-677-1116 ?(Mon - Fri 9 am to 11 pm
This is a toll-free telephone number to call. The Eldercare
Locator will put you in contact with the "Office for the
Aging" in your area, provides help in locating needed
services in your area. (A service administered by the National
Assoc. of Area Agencies on Aging and the National Assoc.of State
Units on Aging.
- ELDERCARE ONLINE
ElderCare Online is a beacon for people caring for aging loved ones. Whether you are caring for a spouse, parent, relative or neighbor, they provide an online community where supportive peers and professionals help you improve quality of life for yourself and your elder.
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
- 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 ASSOCIATION TO STOP GUARDIAN ABUSE
The National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse is an organization formed by victims and for victims of unlawful and abusive guardianships and conservatorships.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME
The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims. Since 1985, they have worked with more than 10,000 grassroots organizations and criminal justice agencies serving millions of crime victims..
- 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.
- NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING
The National Institute on Aging has been at the forefront of the Nation's research activities dedicated to understanding the nature of aging, supporting the health and well being of older adults, and extending healthy, active years of life for more people.
- NEW YORK STATE OFFICE FOR THE AGING
A public service to older New Yorkers, their families and
Find help, explore aging, discover news and events, help family
caregivers link to more resources.
- NEW YORK STATE HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION,
COUNSELING & ASSISTANCE
Free, accurate and unbiased consumer help with Medicare,
managed care, Medigap insurance, long-term care insurance, and
more..., for Medicare beneficiaries, their families and others.
NURSING HOME ALERT.COM
Nursing Home Alert.com helps prevent nursing home abuse and neglect by giving sound advice on how to assess nursing homes and how to pay for care,helps you recognize nursing home abuse and neglect by pointing out the signs of abuse and some of the medical issues involved with nursing home abuse and neglect, and helps you
stop nursing home abuse and neglect by informing you of your rights and what you can do, including legal action.
NURSING HOME MONITORS
NursingHomeMonitors.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the American elderly by fighting abuse, neglect, and exploitation in our nation's nursing homes.
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.
- SENIOR SERVICE DIRECTORY
The Senior Service Directory is an online informational resource and senior services directory for seniors, older adults and caregivers in North America.
- SOCIAL SECURITY AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER
The Social Security and Disability Resource Center website provides a detailed overview of how the federal disability system works (social security disability and SSI) and also provides answers to many questions that applicants typically have, but often have trouble finding answers to. For the most part, the site is based on the author's personal experience as a former disability-medicaid caseworker, and also as a former disability examiner for the social security administration. Hopefully, the information will be helpful to some of your site's visitors.
- 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