Agency Resources for Seniors

AARP

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.

Web Site: www.aarp.org

Administration on Aging

The U.S. Administration on Aging is an agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is one of the nation’s largest providers of home- and community-based care for older persons and their caregivers.

Phone: (800) 677-1116
Web Site: www.aoa.dhhs.gov

Alzheimer’s Association

Site contains information on the disease and helpful materials for caregivers.

Phone: (800)272-3900
Web Site: www.alz.org

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR)

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: 1-800-438-4380
Web Site: www.alzheimers.nia.nih.gov

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys

Web Site: www.aaepa.com

American Society on Aging

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.

Web Site: www.asaging.org

The ARCH National Respite Network

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: 1-800-473-1726 ext. 222
Web Site: www.archrespite.org

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Governmental website for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency, providing information on Medicare and Medicaid.

Phone: 1-800-633-4227
Web Site: www.cms.hhs.gov

Children of Aging Parents

Children of Aging Parents is a nonprofit, charitable organization whose mission is to assist the nation’s nearly 54 million caregivers of the elderly or chronically ill with reliable information, referrals and support, and to heighten public awareness that the health of the family caregivers is essential to ensure quality care of the nation’s growing elderly population.

Phone: 1-800-227-7294
Web Site: www.caps4caregivers.org

Eldercare Locator

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: 1-800-677-1116
Web Site: www.eldercare.gov

Family Caregiver Alliance

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: 1-800-445-8106
Web Site: www.caregiver.org

moveseniors.wpengine.com

MoveSeniors is a resource site for seniors in transition and provides a national network of Certified professionals dedicated to assisting adults 55 and older with home relocation, reorganization, and home modification. MoveSeniors works to establish, improve, and ensure the quality of relocation and home services available to the aging community, while maintaining the highest professional standards and practices.

Phone: 1-800-519-7316
Web Site: moveseniors.wpengine.com

National Alliance for Caregiving

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.

Web Site: www.caregiving.org

National Association of Home Builders

Find information on certified aging-in-place specialists, as well tips on universal design, remodeling, and maintaining your home.

Phone: 800-368-5242
Web Site: www.nahb.org

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

Web Site: www.caremanager.org

National Association of Home Care

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.

Web Site: www.nahc.org/Consumer/coninfo.html

National Center on Elder Abuse

The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment.

Phone: 302-831-3525
Web Site: www.ncea.aoa.gov

National Family Caregivers Association

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: 1-800-896-3650
Web Site: www.nfcacares.org

National LTC Ombudsman Resource Center

Center provides consultation and information and referral for long term care facility residents, families and others who use ombudsman services

Web Site: www.ltcombudsman.org

National Private Duty Association

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.

Web Site: www.privatedutyomecare.org

National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification (NRCSHHM)

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.

Web Site: www.usc.edu/dept/gero/nrcshhm/

Social Security Administration

Phone: (800) 772-1213
Web Site: www.ssa.gov/

Well Spouse Association

Well Spouse is a national, not for profit membership organization which gives support to wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled.

Phone: 1-800-838-0879
Web Site: www.wellspouse.org