Area Agencies on Aging – National
Search for Area Agency on Aging offices across the United States. These programs help people access the services and programs they need to remain living independently and with dignity in their own home or with family caregivers. They provide direct care programs for seniors and adults with disabilities, along with support for many community programs.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
The American Association of Retired Persons is the nation's leading organization for people age 50 and older. It advocates for the needs and Interests of older adults through providing information, education, programs and events.
Administration for Community Living
The Administration for Community Living was created around the fundamental principle that older adults and people of all ages with disabilities should be able to live where they choose, with the people they choose, and with the ability to participate fully in their communities.
National Council on Aging
The National Council on Aging helps older adults and caregivers, advocates, and professionals meet the challenges of aging.
Medicare.gov Nursing Home Compare
The Nursing Home Compare site lists Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing homes in the U.S. (a nursing home is a place for people who can’t be cared for at home and need 24-hour nursing care)
Federal and State Nursing Home and Assisted Living Regulations
This Federal and State Nursing Home and Assisted Living Regulations guide is produced by the National Council on Safety, Protection and Wellness.
Elder Care Locator
The Eldercare Locator provides local information, referral resources, and contact information for state and local agencies. Search online or call 1 (800) 677-1116.
U.S Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA)
Trained professionals can help with services and support: 1 (855) 260-3274
Pension Aid and Attendance, and Housebound
This pension benefit can help qualified senior veterans and their spouses pay for long-term care needed at home, in assisted living, or in a nursing home.
National Center on Elder Abuse
The National Center on Elder Abuse provides the latest information regarding research, training, best practices, news and resources on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation to professionals and the public.
Aging Life Care Association
Search for an Aging Life Care Professional (a specialist who acts as a guide, advocate, and resource for families caring for older relatives and persons with disabilities).
Care.com is a national database that allows you to search for local providers of senior care, child care, pet care, tutoring, and housekeeping, and is also a source for related articles. There is a fee to access unless you are a current U-M employee or U-M student.
Lotsa Helping Hands
Lotsa Helping Hands provides the opportunity to create a free, private web site to organize family and friends during times of need. Calendars, announcements, and resources are available.
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people age 65 years or older and certain younger peple with disabilities.
Assisted Living Today
Assisted Living Today is a source of information on variety of topics related to senior care and assisted living, and offers articles, guides, and an assisted living blog.