Most of the
problems presented to us by readers need to be solved by local
experts. These are links to help find help at home.
Local Help - Eldercare Locator by Administration on Aging
Guide to finding local help with eldercare.
You enter your state and zip code (where the senior needs help) and a page
opens with your nearest contact agency. -
Local Help - State Resources for Assistance (State agencies on aging)
Links provided by Health & Human Services to state and regional
assistance with Medicare and Medicaid on the Web -
Local Help -Need Help with Medicare?
Its available in your state
BEST SOURCE - Every state has a "State Health Insurance
Assistance Program" (SHIP). These programs offer free help to Medicare
beneficiaries and their families with their health insurance choices and
with problems that might arise. Click Here
to Home Page. For assistance in your area,
Help from the U.S. Government
Website to find government assistance for which seniors and others may be eligible
Help providing care, benefits, long-distance caregiving, legal
matters, support for caregivers...
Consumer Protection for Seniors
Consumer fraud, elder rights, advocates for nursing home
Education, Jobs, and Volunteerism
Adult education, AARP working options, Senior Corps...
Advance directives, estate planning, hospice...
Federal and State Agencies for
Administration on Aging, Social Security Administration,
Veterans' Health Administration...
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Benefits and assistance, health and safety, state resources...
Health for Seniors
Disease, health care facilities, medicare, nutrition...
Housing for Seniors
Reverse mortgages, eldercare, nursing home comparison...
Laws and Regulations Concerning
Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Medicare Modernization
Act, Social Security Act...
Medicare Information for Caregivers
Money and Taxes for Seniors
Investing, tax counseling, estate planning...
Pension plans, benefits calculator, retirement ages...
Travel and Recreation for Seniors
Amtrak senior discount, older drivers, travel tips...
Guide to Senior Services by
Administration on Aging
Very complete guide to online help for older
Americans in many areas -
Money Matters - Getting Financial Help - by
Administration on Aging
This page has lots of links to assistance with a variety of financial
challenges faced by many senior citizens. -
Disability and Aging Issues
answers on issues effecting disability and aging -
About Laws Impacting the
This is a great site for legal information
and more. Click
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services -
From this home page you can go to Medicare of Medicaid information.
Help with Drug Costs
Help For Those With Limited Income and Resources (CMS)
Help With Medicare Prescription Drug Costs (SSA)
Government Site for
Site provided by federal government to see if you qualify for benefits
from federal or state government.
Website by National
Council on the Aging that helps determine benefits available to senior
citizens. Its a free service.
New site co-sponsored with government agencies provides extra help for
low-income seniors to enroll in federal, state and private assistance
Online Database Helps Seniors
Without Drug Coverage Get Free Medicines
online database introduced in March 2003 will help patients without
prescription drug coverage access user friendly information about more
than 1,400 medicines offered free through patient assistance programs
sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry and others.
As of March 2005 at least 39 states
have established or authorized some type of program to provide
pharmaceutical coverage or assistance, primarily to low-income elderly.
MyZiva.net Provides Free, Easy Nursing Home Comparison
Home Healthcare Compare
Government site for information on home
healthcare agencies -
Government site for information on hospitals
in your area -
Nursing Home Compare - Medicare Website
with detailed information on every nursing home in the U.S. -
How to Choose a Nursing Home U.S.
www.caregiversmarketplace.com - Get cash back and discounts on
caregiving products. Enrollment is FREE and confidential.