Health & Well-Being

Directory of Resources

In this section we’ve listed a variety of private and government resources and website links that may be useful to you for senior-related products, services, and general information. These websites are listed alphabetically and cover such topics as housing, retirement planning, finances, health, care-giving, and assistance programs. 


Provides information, resources, products and services on all aspects of retirement and aging.  

Administration for Community Living

From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and provides information and resources to help older adults and those with disabilities receive care while staying in their home and community.


Information and resources for those caring for aging parents to help them deal with aging parents and elder care.

Aging Parents & Elder Care

Provides information and guidance for those caring for an aging parent or elderly spouse.


U.S. government website that provides information on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia care, including research and resources for health care professionals.

American Diabetes Association

Non-profit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.

American Heart Association

National health organization providing research, info and support for cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Benefits Checkup

A service of the National Council on Aging that helps seniors receive the benefits they’ve earned.

BrightFocus Foundation

Nonprofit organization supporting research and providing education on brain and eye diseases, including, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.


Helps families find the best care and living arrangements for aging parents. It includes  Inspection Reports of all USA Medicare/Medicaid Nursing Homes and evaluations of Assisted Living and other retirement living facilities.


Provides quality of care information on nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and home health agencies nationwide. They provide  ratings, comparative data, products, and private-pay discounts on the cost of care.


Nonprofit organization that reviews and grants accreditation services to senior housing institutions and related services providers. They provide lists for each state of accredited assisted living facilities.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 

Lists 8 websites for information on Medicare and Medicaid services.

Choice Magazine Listening 

A free audio literary service for people who are blind, visually impaired, physically disabled or dyslexic.

Disability Information

U. S. government website for people with disabilities. They provide information on civil rights, education, employment, housing and transportation.


A prescription drug and medical device resource center with information on research, side effects, warnings, recalls and legal action for these products.  The website is sponsored by The Schroeder Firm, LLC  (1425 K Street NW, Suite 350, Washington, D.C. 20005).


Provides a comprehensive list of drugs and medications and focuses on educating consumers about the benefits of prescription and over-the-counter medication and side effects. It also includes information on drug recalls, medication approvals, and current developments in the medical field.

Elder Abuse and Neglect

Offers insight for identifying the warning signs of elder abuse and provides resources for helping a senior who may be abused or neglected.

ElderCare Advocates

A private agency that has advice and information to help older Americans remain independent in their own homes.

Eldercare Locator

Nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with local support resources, including meals, home care or transportation, or a caregiver needs training and assistance.


A nationwide network of attorneys providing information on legal issues facing seniors and helps to find elder law attorneys. They also provide basic information on Medicaid, Medicare,estate planning, and long-term care planning.

Extended Care Information Network

Database of 24,000 extended care providers and 9,000 home health care agencies, and helps to match patient needs with providers or agencies.

Family Caregiver Alliance

Offers information, advice, and local programs for those providing long-term care for loved ones at home, including those with chronic and disabling health conditions.

First Gov For Seniors

U.S. Government website with links to every department, and provides information on a variety of topics, including consumer protection, laws, taxes etc.


U. S. government website that is a gateway to consumer health and human services information. It provides links to databases, support and self-help groups, as well as government agencies and not-for-profit organizations.


Resource to assist aging adults and their families with the physical, emotional and financial challenges that come with aging.

Housing Services for Seniors

U.S. Government site that provides assistance related to financing, building, maintaining and locating housing.  It has information on independent living, housing with services, nursing facilities, assistive technology, and home remodeling.


A collection of world-wide organizations whose focus is on advocacy, leadership development, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care communities, nursing homes, and technology solutions for seniors and others with special needs.

Long Term Care Link

A non-commercial site about long term care insurance with links to other informational sites.


U.S. Government website that provides resources for older Americans and people with disabilities.


This is an objective information source for long-term care insurance and provides a directory of insurance providers.


Non-profit organization that provides resources and support for local senior meal delivery organizations, including financial support, helping to find volunteers, and providing online contact between organizations and the people who need their services.

Medic Alert

Non-profit organization that maintains personal health records while ensuring security, privacy and confidentiality. The MedicAlert® repository can connect to and provide critical medical information between patients, providers, and payers, 24 hours a day anywhere in the world.


Official U.S. Government website for Medicare, and includes links and search tools to help you find important information regarding all health care issues, benefits, and coverage.

Medline Plus

U.S. Government website produced by the National Library of Medicine, providing up-to-date information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.

The Merck Manual of Geriatrics

Focuses on the medical problems of the elderly, providing clinical information to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health professionals involved in the care of elderly patients.


U.S. Government website gives registered beneficiaries the ability to view eligibility and entitlement information, status of claims, enrollment information including prescription drug plans, deductible and address of record information, and provides access to online forms and publications, and preventive service information.

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Offers referrals of attorneys, judges, and other legal professionals dedicated to helping elders with housing, health and long-term care planning, estate planning, and other legal issues related to aging.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

Nonprofit association of care managers who help families caring for older relatives.  It also has an online directory of professional geriatric care managers that is searchable by location.

National Family Caregivers Association

Provides education and support for those who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age.

National Institute on Aging

U.S. Government website who support and conduct research on aging, and provide information about aging and research advances to the public, health care professionals and the scientific community.​

Nursing Home Abuse Resource

Provides information about the causes and types of abuse, and resources for finding a lawyer in the state where the abuse takes place.

Nursing Home Injury Laws

Provides information about nursing home laws as well as information regarding the full range of injuries and injury laws in each state.


Provides job opportunities for people over 50 seeking work. The data base can be searched by industry, investment range, and lifestyle needs.


Drug index to look up a drug by either generic or brand name, find out about side effects, read about new drugs and learn the results of clinical studies.


Resource for living options ranging from 55+ communities to assisted living and nursing homes.

Senior Citizens’ Resources 

U.S. government website which has links to the broad array of services that focus on the needs, interests, and lifestyles of seniors.


Offers discounts on products and services for people age 55 and older. The database is searchable by zip code, and includes a variety of categories, such as airlines, car rentals, cruises, lodging, health clubs, online retailers, and restaurants.


Resource website that provides access to eldercare professionals, programs, providers, facilities, and agencies that offer information on the range of senior-related services.

Senior Resource

Provides information and resources related to housing choices, finance and insurance.

Social Security

The Social Security Administration offers an online personal account called my Social Security, which allows secure access to personal Social Security information. Individuals can check their earnings and get estimates of future retirement, disability, and survivor benefits.

U.S. DHHS Administration on Aging

U.S. Government website with information designed to enrich the lives of older persons and support their independence. It includes links to government and non-government resources.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Government website that provides access to the health and medical programs offered by its 12 agencies, organized as a consumer guide to more than 300 programs. It is also a resource for information on nursing homes, Medicare, health issues, long term care, Eldercare Locator, elder abuse, and other senior-related topics.

U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Benefits Administration serving the needs of veterans and providing information on education, compensation, insurance, health, etc.

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