External Resources

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Aging Organizations

AARP
888-OUR-AARP (888-687-2277)

Administration on Aging
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
(202) 619-0724

American Society on Aging
(800) 537-9728

National Council on Aging
(800) 677-1116

 

Benefits Programs

Medicaid
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The National SHIP Resource Center
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

Medicare
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227)

The United States Social Security Administration
800-772-1213

United States Department of Veterans Affairs
800-827-1000

 

Caregiver Resources

39 for Life

Caring.com

The New York Times Personal Health Blog

Cambio Press

Caregiving.com

Family Caregiver Alliance
National Center on Caregiving
800-445-8106

Aging Care 
Connecting People Caring for Elderly Parents

National Family Caregivers Association
800-896-3650

The National Alliance for Caregiving

The New Old Age Blog
The New York Times

 

Care Planning

Financial Planning Association
800-322-4237

Five Wishes
Aging With Dignity

Lotsa Helping Hands

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

National Clearinghouse for Long Term Care Information
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Administration on Aging
202-619-0724

Next Step In Care
United Hospital Fund

 

Finding Help

Benefits CheckUp
National Council on Aging

ElderCare Locator
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Administration on Aging
800-677-1116

Family Care Navigator
Family Caregiver Alliance
National Center on Caregiving

Locate an Ombudsman, State Agencies and Citizen Advocacy Groups
The National Long-Term Care Ombudsmen Resource Center (NORC)
202-332-2275

National Center on Senior Transportation
866-528-NCST

Nursing Home Compare

Skilled Nursing Care Facility Locator

State Affiliates of American Health Care Association (AHCA)

 

Provider Associations

American Health Care Association
202-842-4444

Assisted Living Federation of America
703-894-1805

LeadingAge
Formerly American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA)
202-783-2242

National Adult Day Services Association 
877-745-1440

National Association for Home Care & Hospice
202-547-7424

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
520-881-8008

National Association of Senior Move Managers
877-606-2766

National Center for Assisted Living
202-842-4444

 

Research

U.S. National Library of Medicine
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
888-FIND-NLM (888-346-3656)