Federal Resources

Federal Websites

This listing presents federal Web sites that offer valuable information on a range of critical eldercare issues.

U.S. Administration on Aging

Site contains a wide array of information on older persons and services for the elderly. Several resource rooms focusing on such topics as Alzheimer’s Disease and caregiving are available.

Website: http://www.aoa.gov
Phone: 202-619-0724

USA.gov

The official U.S. gateway to all government information.

Website: http://www.USA.gov
Phone: 1-800-FED-INFO (1-800-333-4636)

USA.gov for Seniors

USA.gov for Seniors site helps users access all government sites that provide services for senior citizens.

Website: http://www.USA.gov/Topics/Seniors.shtml
Phone: 1-800-FED-INFO (1-800-333-4636)

ADEAR Center

ADEAR Center is a current, comprehensive, unbiased source of information about Alzheimer’s Disease. The ADEAR Center is operated as a service of the National Institute on Aging.

Website: http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers
Phone: 1-800-438-4380

Cancer Information Service


The Cancer Information Service (CIS), a program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), provides the latest and most accurate cancer information to patients, their families, the public, and health professionals.

Website: http://www.cancer.gov/aboutnci/cis
Phone: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)

Disability.gov

Disability.gov is a comprehensive Federal website of disability-related government resources.

Website: http://www.disability.gov

FDA for Older People

FDA has numerous articles, brochures and other publications with information for older people on a wide range of health issues, including arthritis, cancer, health fraud, and nutrition.

Website: http://www.fda.gov/oc/seniors
Phone: 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332)

GovBenefits.gov


Site is the official government benefits website. It is a free, confidential tool that helps individuals find government benefits they may be eligible to receive.

Website: http://www.GovBenefits.gov

Guide to Long Term Care for Veterans

The Guide provides information about long term care options – home and community based, and residential care.

Website: http://www.va.gov/GERIATRICS/Guide/LongTermCare/index.asp

Healthfinder


Provides links to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, websites and support and self-help groups, as well as government agencies and nonprofit organizations for seniors and others.

Website: http://www.healthfinder.gov

HUD

Site provides information related to housing options for seniors including information on HUD housing programs.

Website: http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD/topics/information_for_senior_citizens

LIHEAP


Site contains general information on the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Website: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/liheap

Medicare.gov


The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare.

Website: http://www.medicare.gov

National Center for Elder Abuse

Site provides resources on elder abuse prevention, including information on reporting a suspected case of elder abuse.

Website: http://www.ncea.aoa.gov

NIHSeniorHealth

Site provides aging-related health information easily assessable for adults 60 and over.

Website: http://www.NIHSeniorHealth.gov

Nursing Home Compare

The primary purpose of this tool is to provide detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.

Website: http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/home.asp

Nutrition.gov


A federal resource that provides easy access to all online federal government information on nutrition.

Website: http://www.nutrition.gov

Prescription Drug Programs

This section of the Medicare.gov website provides information on public and private programs that offer discounted or free medication, programs that provide assistance with other health care costs, and Medicare health plans that include prescription coverage.

Website: https://www.medicare.gov/navigation/medicare-basics/medical-and-drug-costs.aspx

The Senior Corp

Senior Corps is a network of programs that tap the experience, skills, and talents of older citizens to meet community challenges. Through its three programs – Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and RSVP (the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program).

Website: http://www.seniorcorps.org
Phone: 1-800-424-8867

Social Security Administration


The Social Security Administration toll-free number operates from 7AM to 7PM, Monday to Friday. Recorded information and services are available 24 hours a day. The website contains a wealth of information and resources including on-line databases and publications.

Website: http://www.ssa.gov
Phone: 1-800-772-1213

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Site provides information on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, including eligibility and application information.

Website: http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/
Phone: 703-305-2286

Travel.State.Gov

The State Department offers travel tips and provides special tips for older Americans traveling abroad.

Website: http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/tips_1232.html#older_americans
Emergency Phone: 1-888-407-4747

Veterans Administration


Information on VA benefits and services.

Website: http://www.va.gov
Phone: 1-800-827-1000

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