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  • National Family Caregivers Association. Provides statistics, research and policy reports, tip sheets, first-person accounts, a newsletter and an exhaustive resource list.
  • Caregiver magazine. Caregiver Media Group is a leading provider of information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers.
  • Caring Today. Caring today is the leading provider of practical advice and knowledge for family caregivers.
  • Caregiving.com. Caregiving.com features the blogs of family caregivers, weekly words of comforts, weekly self-care plans, weekly chats, a Community Caregiving Journal, free webinars, and online support groups.
  • Family Caregiver Alliance. Offers tips on a wide range of topics, including how to hire help, hold a family meeting, balance work and caregiving, find important papers, and decide whether parents should move in with an adult child.
  • Family Caregiving 101. A separate "how-to" site by the NFCA with advice on time management, asking for help, navigating the health care maze and communicating with insurance companies and hospitals.
  • Getcare.com. A sleek, three-step process to assess long-term care options, learn about each type, and then search by location for a variety of services, including Alzheimer's day care, grief support or respite for a caregiver.
  • National Alliance for Caregiving. Reviews of more than 1,000 books, videos, Web sites and links.
  • National Care Planning Council. A work in progress from a couple who "didn't have a life for five years" while caring for four elderly parents. Now a membership organization advocating for long-term care.
  • Strength for Caring. A site for family caregivers from Johnson and Johnson with original articles written by experts and how-to materials.


  • AARP. Political position papers, member discounts, demographic research, online versions of its bulletin, and magazine and consumer advice.
  • Aging Parents and Eldercare. A commercial site with free access to checklists, worksheets and on-line assessment tools also found elsewhere. For sale are products like wheelchairs and incontinence supplies.
  • Always Best Care Senior Services Provides non-medical in-home care, assisted living finder services and skilled home health care through a nationwide network of independently owned and operated offices
  • Assisted Living Federation of America. Among other resources, offers a database of assisted living facilities searchable by location or parent company.
  • Senior lifestyle resources. Articles, expert interviews, quizzes and discussion boards for caregivers.
  • Benefits available for seniors. A search tool developed by the National Council on Aging to determine eligibility for 1,300 benefit programs that help pay for medications, health care, utilities and so forth.
  • CarePlanner. Free worksheets help users to create a care plan, keep track of medications and expenses, and plan home modifications.
  • Caring Connections. Contains of the consumer information from NHPCO and has state-by-state advance directive forms.
  • Caring.com. An all-in-one site with advice on caregiving, long-term care, talking with elders and insurance issues.
  • References for seniors, caregivers, providers. A company dedicated to improving information and communication in the health and social service fields at the community level.
  • Housing, law, finances, long term care. An eccentric site that includes the history of long-term care policy in America, census maps that show the concentration of people 60 and over, book reviews, updates on state laws affecting the elderly, and a dictionary of eldercare jargon.
  • Eldercare Locator-Connects with aging agencies. A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families.
  • Apply for ADA transportation certification on line. Moving disabilities forward with a turnkey eligibility solution, toll-free customer care center, & a web-based consortium of professionals.
  • Children of Aging Parents. Support groups, both online and face-to-face. Newsletter focuses on interpersonal matters like stress among siblings, caregiver depression and getting through the holidays.
  • Elder Issues. Some interesting articles on caregiving. Primarily the site for a company marketing online medical records for elderly persons.
  • Eldercare Online. This site has a home-made look and is difficult to navigate, but includes a wealth of original and imported information.
  • Leading Age. Consumer information on senior housing from an association of non-profit nursing homes, assisted living centers, continuing care retirement communities, adult day care centers and the like.
  • National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. Articles on caregiving, policy reports, and links to eldercare service agencies.
  • National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. Search for a geriatric care manager by location.
  • National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM). A not-for-profit, professional association dedicated to assisting older adults with the physical and emotional demands of downsizing, relocating, or modifying their homes.
  • National Center for Assisted Living. Provides a more elaborate "facility finder" that factors in cost, method of payment, mobility, dietary needs, activities and amenities.
  • SNAP for Seniors. Offers a searchable housing locator with 60,000 listings, including facilities for assisted living, residential care, nursing care and rehabilitation, continuing care retirement and independent living. (A New Old Age partner).
  • TheSeniorGuide.com. Search by state and region for all types of senior housing, case managers, lawyers and more. Includes a glossary of industry jargon.
  • U.S. Administration on Aging. Brief fact sheets on aging and links to outside resources for an assortment of caregiving issues, including financial planning, residential options, in-home services, case management and the law.
  • UCompareHealthCare. Free search by location for nursing homes, plus data on quality, staffing and outcomes from government sources. (Owned by The New York Times)
  • Visiting Nurse Associations of America. Search for home health services nationwide. Includes suggested questions to ask service providers.



  • Social Security. Delivers a broad range of services online at socialsecurity.gov and through a nationwide network.
  • Resources for Americans with disabilities. GSA is dedicated to supporting Americans with disabilities in the workplace and beyond. GSA has a rich history of inclusion and is committed to creating a more accessible society, engaging in numerous efforts to create a more open government. This page will serve as a central resource for all related GSA web links.
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Goals to achieve a high quality health care system, & aim for better care at lower costs and improved health.
  • Comparison of quality outcomes for hospitals. Helping you understand documents needed to: apply for federal government benefits or services, file taxes, get information about federal government benefits or services, and understand federal requirements.
  • Health & Human Services. Links to health resources
  • Information on Medicare. An all-purpose site with interactive tools for planning and paying for long-term care and choosing among drug plans. Includes searchable inspection results, good and bad, for the all the nation's skilled nursing facilities.
  • Official federal, state & local government info. We provide trusted, timely, valuable government information and services when and where you want them.
  • Center for Medicare Advocacy. Detailed information about what Medicare covers, and how to enroll and, if necessary, appeal denial of claims.
  • Administration on Aging. ACL brings together the efforts and achievements of the Administration on Aging, the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and the HHS Office on Disability to serve as the Federal agency responsible for increasing access to community supports, while focusing attention and resources on the unique needs of older Americans and people with disabilities across the lifespan.
  • Govbenefits.gov. A tool to help determine benefit eligibility for a variety of government programs.
  • Hospice Foundation of America. Information on end-of-life issues, such as pain management. One section called "Caregivers Corner" has links, reading lists and a self-assessment tool for caregivers to analyze their own strengths and weaknesses.
  • Medicare Rights Center. A similar tutorial on how this government health care program for the elderly works. A link to the Kaiser Family Foundation's "Medicare 101" and a hotline for questions and complaints.
  • National Institute on Aging. Describes ongoing research on aging and lists clinical trials seeking participants.
  • NIHSeniorHealth.gov. A collaboration of the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine that provides authoritative information on all diseases and disorders of old age. Each section is available in both large-type and audio versions.
  • The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. An excellent search tool for finding a hospice, as well as guides on issues related to palliative care, including Medicare coverage and techniques for communicating end-of-life wishes.



  • American Dietetic Assoc. The world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.
  • Link to nutrition sites. Provides easy access to vetted food and nutrition information from across the federal government. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers.
  • Government’s New Food Pyramid. MyPlate replaced MyPyramid as the government's primary food group symbol. MyPlate is an easy-to-understand visual cue to help consumers adopt healthy eating habits by encouraging them to build a healthy plate, consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • American Federation for Aging Research. AFAR has striven to fulfill its mission of supporting and advancing healthy aging through biomedical research.
  • CDC & NIH sponsored site. Learn about fruits and vegetables and their role in your weight management plan.


  • One step bathing products. Creating Simple Interventions that bring about Extraordinary Outcomes. While striving to positively impact the quality of life.
  • Adaptive aids & equipment. Provides objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States. We serve the nation's disability, rehabilitation, and senior communities.


  • Physician Desk Reference – Drug information. The consumer Web portal of PDR Network (www.pdrnetwork.net) , which includes the Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR) and the Health Care Notification Network (HCNN). The PDRhealth site offers consumer-friendly explanations of disease states and conditions as well as the safe and effective use of prescription and non-prescription drugs as well as herbal medicines.
  • Information on diseases, medication, wellness. Aetna InteliHealth's mission is to empower people with trusted solutions for healthier lives. We accomplish this by providing credible information from the most trusted sources.
  • Public & private resources to assist buying meds. Provides free medications to people who cannot afford to buy their medicine. RxAssist offers a comprehensive database of these patient assistance programs, as well as practical tools, news, and articles so that health care professionals and patients can find the information they need. All in one place.
  • Companies that offer drug purchase programs. NeedyMeds is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit information resource dedicated to helping people locate assistance programs to help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs.




  • Generations United Program. Generations United’s mission is to improve the lives of children, youth, and older adults through intergenerational collaboration, public policies and programs for the enduring benefit of all.
  • First Five Commission. First 5 California was created by voters under Proposition 10 to recognize that children's health and education is a top priority, especially in the early years of development.


  • American Society on Aging. The American Society on Aging is an association of diverse individuals bound by a common goal: to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families.
  • Fall Info & Tool Kit. Creating a center of excellence to ensure the independence, safety, and well-being of older persons through fall prevention. Providing leadership, create new knowledge, and develop sustainable programs for seniors and their families, professionals, program administrators, and policymakers.


  • Reverse.org. A consumer's guide to reverse mortgages from a non-profit with no ties to the industry. Links to the AARP's calculator for choosing such policies.
  • ReverseMortgage.org. Similar calculator and search tool to find local lenders, with links to their Web sites.


  • American Bar Association Aging Tool Kit. Offers a 10-step process for making end-of-life decisions with worksheets, suggestions and links.
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Search by location for members of the association. Provides questions to ask lawyers about qualifications and areas of expertise, and a wide-ranging resource list for the elderly.
  • Nolo. Do-it-yourself legal advice. Wills, powers of attorney and other documents.
  • Senior Law Home Page. Advice from a New York law firm on the legal and financial issues facing the elderly. State forms for powers of attorney, health care proxies and living wills.
  • U.S. Living Will Registry. Free state-by-state forms.


  • Insurance Information Institute. The mission of the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) is to improve public understanding of insurance—what it does and how it works.
  • KaiserEdu. An educational site from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Includes a variety of slide tutorials and podcasts on financial and policy issues related to long-term care.
  • MetLife Mature Market Institute. Reports from a research arm of the insurance company on the price of assisted living, the strains of long-distance caregiving, and the cost to employers of baby boomer employees involved in eldercare.
  • National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Free fact sheets and shoppers' guides for long-term care insurance, annuities and Medigap policies.