Resources for Seniors
Providing care for our aging parents can often be very frustrating, with new surprises almost every day. Whether you care for aging parents in your home, or manage elder care plans from a distance, most of us don't know where to go for reliable answers ... or even what questions to ask.
U.S. Administration on Aging
We are a non profit organization with a mission to educate and provide assistance to seniors struggling addiction as well as caregivers and family members with concerns. Our primary objective is to effectively halt the growing silent epidemic of senior addiction.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over.
AARP is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. We lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service.
AARP also provides a wide range of unique benefits, special products, and services for our members.
National Council for Aging Care
Aging In Place connects seniors, families, and caretakers with the information and professional support they need to make the best decision for their physical, emotional, and financial well being. Our resources and network of experts help ensure your home evolves to best accommodate your changing budget, mobility, and health.
Geriatric Care Management Journal
Geriatric Care Management Journal contains numerous articles relevant to military families caring for elderly loved ones. (Copyright, National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. Reprinted by permission.) .pdf
Medicare is an insurance program. Medical bills are paid from trust funds which those covered have paid into. It serves people over 65 primarily, whatever their income; and serves younger disabled people and dialysis patients. Patients pay part of costs through deductibles for hospital and other costs. Small monthly premiums are required for non-hospital coverage. Medicare is a federal program. It is basically the same everywhere in the United States and is run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, an agency of the federal government.
Medicaid is an assistance program. Medical bills are paid from federal, state and local tax funds. It serves low-income people of every age. Patients usually pay no part of costs for covered medical expenses. A small co-payment is sometimes required. Medicaid is a federal-state program. It varies from state to state. It is run by state and local governments within federal guidelines.
U.S. Social Security Administration
TRICARE for Life
TRICARE For Life (TFL) is Medicare-wraparound coverage available to:
Financial Steps for Caregivers:What You Need to Know About Money and Retirement
The information in this booklet is designed to help you identify financial decisions you may face as a caregiver. These decisions can affect both your short and long-term financial security, including your own retirement.
National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) Resource Room
Helpful resources on a variety of issues affecting caregivers.
Welcome to the Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The Eldercare Locator is the first step to finding resources for older adults in any U.S. community. Just one phone call or Website visit provides an instant connection to resources that enable older persons to live independently in their communities. 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.