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LINKS TO SENIOR CITIZEN RESOURCES



(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 PERSONS
    www.aarp.org

    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.

  • AGING SOLUTIONS
    www.Aging-Parents-and-Elder-Care.com

    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
    www.agingresearch.org

    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.

  • ALZINFO.ORG
    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
    www.asaging.org

    Provides education and training resources for professionals working in the field of aging.

  • BENEFITS CHECKUP - A SERVICE OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON THE AGING
    www.BenefitsCheckUp.org

    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.

  • CARE.COM
    www.care.com/senior-care-p1023-articles-resources.html

    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.

  • CAREGUIDE.COM
    https://careguide.com

    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
    http://cms.hhs.gov/medicaid/
    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.

  • CITEHEALTH.COM
    http://citehealth.com

    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)
    www.disabilitysecrets.com/

    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
    www.precioushome.com

    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
    www.eldercare.gov/Eldercare.NET/Public/Index.aspx
    Telephone: 1-800-677-1116 ?(Mon - Fri 9 am to 11 pm Eastern Time)

    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
    www.ec-online.net/

    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.

  • ETHICALWILL.COM
    www.ethicalwill.com

    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
    www.4fate.org/

    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.

  • FUNERAL RESOURCES
    https://funeralresources.com

    Information on all aspects of funerals, including planning, guides, memorial services, casket selection, grief and loss, funeral home directory in several nations including USA, U.K., Mexico, Canada, Australian, and more.

  • FUNERAL SERVICES GUIDE (in the U.K.)
    http://www.funeralservicesguide.com/advice/coping-with-bereavement

    Coping with Bereavement information and information on many aspects of funerals, including planning, guides, memorial services, casket selection, grief and loss, funeral home directory (for those in the U.K.)

  • MEDICARE INFORMATION CENTER
    www.medicare.gov

    Medicare's own information center for those needing information on all the services provided by Medicare.

  • MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA: Coping with Loss: Bereavement and Grief
    www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/coping-loss-bereavement-and-grief

    Coping with Loss: Bereavement and Grief. In Crisis? Call 1-800-273-TALK

  • NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS
    www.naela.org

    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 ASSOCIATION TO STOP GUARDIAN ABUSE
    www.stopguardianabuse.org

    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
    www.victimsofcrime.org/help-for-crime-victims

    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
    www.ncoa.org

    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
    www.nia.nih.gov

    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
    http://www.aging.ny.gov/

    A public service to older New Yorkers, their families and others.
    Find help, explore aging, discover news and events, help family caregivers link to more resources.

  • NURSING HOME ALERT.COM
    www.nursinghomealert.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
    www.nursinghomemonitors.org

    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.

  • SENIORJOURNAL.COM
    www.seniorjournal.com

    News and information, as well as resources for the elderly.

  • SENIOR LIST
    www.theseniorlist.com/

    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
    www.seniorservicedirectory.com

    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
    www.ssdrc.com/

    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
    www.todaysseniors.com

    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

    www.aoa.gov

    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.

  • USA.GOV
    www.usa.gov/topics

    U.S. Government Services and Information. Find government information and services by topic.



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