AARP is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of persons 50 and older. Site provides useful information and resources on topics such as: health and wellness; economic security and work; long-term care and independent living; and personal enrichment.
Website : www.aarp.org
The U.S. Administration on Aging is an agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is one of the nations largest providers of home- and community-based care for older persons and their caregivers.
Phone : (800) 677-1116
Website : www.aoa.gov
Aging with Dignity, the creator/distributor of the Five Wishes advance directive, "the living will with a heart and soul." Meets California legal requirements.
Website : www.agingwithdignity.org
Print and online directories provide comprehensive and easy-to-understand information about senior living and senior services, such as adult day care, hospice care, elder law, long-term care insurance, and more. There is also information about Medicaid and Medicare and other topics pertinent to seniors.
Phone : (888) WE-ASSIST / (888-932-7747)
Website : www.alternativesforseniors.com
Site contains information on the disease and helpful materials for caregivers.
Phone : (800) 272-3900
Website : www.alz.org
The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center Web site will help you find current, comprehensive Alzheimer’s disease (AD) information and resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).
Phone : (800) 438-4380
Website : www.alzheimers.nia.nih.gov
The American Society on Aging is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the knowledge and skills of those working with older adults and their families. Site offers useful resources on a variety of aging-related topics.
Website : www.asaging.org
A Place For Mom is a resource for helping seniors, families, moms and dads find assisted living facilities, dementia care, Alzheimer's memory care, and nursing homes.
Includes the National Respite Locator Service, a service to help caregivers and professionals locate respite services in their community, and the National Respite Coalition, a service that advocates for preserving and promoting respite in policy and programs at the national, state, and local levels.
Phone : (800) 473-1726 ext. 222
Website : www.archrespite.org
Governmental website for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency, providing information on Medicare and Medicaid.
Phone : (800) 633-4227
Website : www.cms.hhs.gov
The Eldercare Locator is the first step to finding resources for older adults in any U.S. community. The service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers.
Phone : (800) 677-1116
Website : www.eldercare.gov
FAC is a nonprofit organization that addresses the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. FCA now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.
Phone : (800) 445-8106
Website : www.caregiver.org
The National Alliance for Caregiving is dedicated to providing support to family caregivers and the professionals who help them and to increasing public awareness of issues facing family caregivers.
Website : www.caregiving.org
Find information on certified aging-in-place specialists, as well tips on universal design, remodeling, and maintaining your home.
Phone : (800) 368-5242
Website : www.nahb.org
NAHC is a trade association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices, home care aide organizations, and medical equipment suppliers. Site contains a consumer section focused on choosing a home care provider.
Website : www.nahc.org
The National Council for Aging Care serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment.
Phone : (877) 664-6140
The National Family Caregivers Association educates supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age.
Phone : (800) 896-3650
Website : www.nfcacares.org
Center provides consultation and information and referral for long term care facility residents, families and others who use ombudsman services.
Website : www.ltcombudsman.org
The National Private Duty Association (NPDA) is the nation’s first association for providers of private duty home care, which includes non-medical home care services.
Website : www.pdhca.org
Find the latest research, guidebooks, and fact sheets on home modification, as well as workshops and Internet courses on supportive housing or modifications to help people age in place.
Website : gero.usc.edu/nrcshhm/