Websites for Aging Issues

The following seven websites are exhaustive and particularly valuable sources of advice, information and insights intended for family caregivers, offering additional resources, books and videos, checklists, articles on housing options, caregiver stress financial and legal overviews and solutions for daily living:

Assisted Living Foundation of America

Provides comprehensive assessment tool/guide to choosing an Assisted Living Community
www.alfa.org

Eldercare Locator

Through the Eldercare Locator http://www.eldercare.gov. older adults and their loved ones can find local resources that can help older adults to continue living independently in their homes and communities.

Elder Law Answers

Provides answers to legal questions related to aging, disability, estate planning, finding an attorney, nursing home care and advanced directives. www.elderlawanswers

Benefits Checkup

BenefitsCheckUp Website  helps consumers find benefits programs that help them pay for prescription drugs, health care, rent, utilities, and other needs. The BenefitsCheckUp Website includes information from more than 1,650 public and private benefits programs from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. https://www.benefitscheckup.org/

ADEAR Center

ADEAR Center is a current, comprehensive, unbiased source of information about Alzheimer’s Disease and the National Institute on Aging.Website: http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers
Phone: 1-800-438-4380

FDA for Older People

FDA has numerous articles, brochures and other publications with information for older people on a wide range of health issues, including arthritis, cancer, health fraud, and nutrition.Website: http://www.fda.gov/oc/seniors
Phone: 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332)

Healthfinder

Provides links to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, websites and support and self-help groups, as well as government agencies and nonprofit organizations for seniors and others.Website: http://www.healthfinder.gov

Medicare.gov

The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare.
Website: http://www.medicare.gov

National Council for Aging Care

Site provides resources on elder abuse prevention, including information on reporting a suspected case of elder abuse.
Website: http://www.aginginplace.org/.guide-to-recognizing-elder-abuse/.

Nursing Home Compare

The primary purpose of this tool is to provide detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.Website: http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/home.asp
Finding the right senior care option for you or a loved one can be challenging.

A Place For Mom

An exhaustive index of tools, guides, tips and articles covering a broad spectrum of aging, health and elder care issues, including elder law, housing options, dementia care, financing, home care, home safety among others: www.aplaceformom.com

Prescription Drug Programs

This section of the Medicare.gov website provides information on public and private programs that offer discounted or free medication, programs that provide assistance with other health care costs, and Medicare health plans that include prescription coverage.
Website: https://www.medicare.gov/navigation/medicare-basics/medical-and-drug-costs.aspx

U.S. Administration on Aging

Site contains a wide array of information on older persons and services for the elderly. Several resource rooms focusing on such topics as Alzheimer’s Disease and caregiving are available.Website: http://www.aoa.gov