Administration on Aging
This site includes information and resources designed for older Americans and their families as well as those concerned about providing opportunities and services to enrich the lives of older people and support their independence.
The ALS Association (ALSA) is the only national not-for-profit voluntary health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS, or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (often called Lou Gehrig’s disease). The mission of The ALS Association is to find a cure for and improve living with ALS.
The oldest and largest national voluntary health organization dedicated to research for the causes, cure, and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and to providing education and support services to Alzheimer’s patients, their families and caregivers.
American Cancer Society
A nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices.
American Geriatrics Society
The premier professional organization of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults. With an active membership of over 6,000 health care professionals, the AGS has a long history of effecting change in the provision of health care for older adults.
This site is dedicated to providing families and caregivers with as much information as possible while they navigate through the long term care process. They offer informational blogs along with information about cost and specific laws governing assisted living facilities in each state.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), formerly known as The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), is the federal agency responsible for administering Medicaid, Medicare, HIPAA, and several other health-related programs. They now have an increased emphasis on responsiveness to beneficiaries and providers, and quality improvement.
Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a spectrum of geriatric and extended care services to veterans enrolled in its health care system.
The official U.S. Government website for people on Medicare. This website gives up-to-date information regarding nursing homes, including the address, and if they are Medicare and Medicaid approved. They also offer information on prescription drug programs, hospital comparisons, and how to apply for benefits.
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
A non-profit, association of professional practitioners whose purpose is the development, advancement, and promotion of humane and dignified social, psychological, and health care for the elderly and their families through counseling, treatment, and the delivery of concrete services by qualified, certified providers. GCM has more than 1,500 nationwide.
Social Security Administration
The official website of the Social Security Administration.