Resource Locators

Services, Programs, Information Clearinghouses

Administration on Aging
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Resources and information for older Americans and their families, caregivers, practitioners, researchers and students. Includes Eldercare Directory, Resource Locator for Older People, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Housing Highlights, Legal Hotline and more.

Aging in Place Initiative
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An initiative developed by Partners for Livable Communities (Partners) and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) to help America’s communities prepare for the aging of their population, and to become places that are good to grow up, live in and grow old.

Assisted Living Facilities.org
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An informational resource for assisted living nationwide, listing information on over 41,400 state-licensed assisted living facilities.

Assisted Living Source
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Provides a nationwide directory to help find an assisted living community, nursing home, retirement community, Alzheimer's care facility, or independent living community.

Assisted Living Today
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Offers a nationwide directory of both assisted living and alternative care type facilities, as well as guides for assisted living, memory care, nursing homes, care homes and independent living.

Assisted-Living-Directory.com
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A nationwide information source for assisted living and senior care for seniors, families, and caregivers.

BenefitsCheckUp
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Take a quick online questionnaire, and this website sponsored by the National Council on the Aging will tell you what federal and state benefit programs you may be eligible for and how to apply for them.

Caring For a Senior
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Provides informative articles and resources for in-home caregiving and offers a directory of providers nationwide.

Caring From a Distance (CFAD)
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A nonprofit organization that offers assistance, resources and support for men and women providing long distance care. The site was created and is maintained by men and women who have personally struggled with the anguish, stress, and frustration of long distance care.

Caring.com
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An online resource providing information and support to those caring for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. Seeks to equip family caregivers to make better decisions, save time and money, feel less alone and less stressed as they face the many challenges of caregiving.

Cleaning for a Reason
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Nonprofit offers free professional housecleaning and maid services to improve the lives of women undergoing treatment for any type of cancer.

Direct Express
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Provides a prepaid debit card offered to Social Security and Supplemental Security Income check recipients who wish to receive their benefits electronically.

Disability.gov
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Government resources, services and information for people with disabilities.

Eldercare Locator
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Nationwide directory assistance service designed to help older persons and caregivers locate local support resources for aging Americans.

Gay & Lesbian Association of Retiring Persons, Inc.
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The purposes of this organization are two: to develop and operate Retirement Communities that are openly LGBT friendly and to promote, provide and support education on aging.

GeriCareFinder
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Offers nationwide resources to locate senior care providers, senior advisors and age-related products and services.

GovBenefits
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Fill out an online form to find out what government benefits you may be eligible for.

Housing & Mortgages for Gay & Lesbian Couples
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Offers the different approaches that same-sex couples can take to getting a mortgage, establishing ownership of a home, and creating legal documents that anticipate any legal or property-ownership issues that might occur if the couple breaks up or one partner dies.

Housing & Mortgages for People with Disabilities
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Provides a guide for persons living with a disability and in need of useful information and assistance in buying a home.

Lotsa Helping Hands
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Provides a platform for greater community engagement in caregiving, and uses the tools of the virtual world to enrich the lives shared with families, friends, neighbors and colleagues.

MedCure
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Serves as a link between people who wish to donate non-transplantable organs and tissue to help the medical community discover cures for diseases and develop new and effective treatments and therapies.

MySeniorCare
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Offers an online caregiving community focused on assisted living facilities, home health care, and hospice. Provides resources and tools for families to make informed decisions that result in better care outcomes for their loved ones.

NASMM (National Association of Senior Move Managers)
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A non-profit, professional association of organizations dedicated to helping older adults and their families with the physical and emotional aspects of moving.

National Association of Geriatric Professional Care Managers
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A nonprofit 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.

National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life
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Provides a national resource database designed help caregivers and the elderly to find programs in their area that offer services designed for older victims of abuse and neglect. Also contains articles on abuse prevention, reporting, and education.

Paying for Senior Care
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Seeks to help aging Americans and their families understand their long-term care options and connect with the best resources to pay for at-home care, assisted living, Alzheimer's and nursing home care. Provides benefits and eligibility information on many resources including federal programs such as Medicare or Medicaid and outside financial resources such as veterans’ pensions or reverse mortgages.

Planning for Eldercare
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34 in-depth chapters, totaling over 690 printable pages, from 9 experts and covering all areas of long-term care planning, or as it's more commonly called, elder care planning.

Project Lifesaver
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A rapid response program that deploys specially trained teams to quickly locate and return wandering adults and children to their families and caregivers. Aids victims and families suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders such as Down Syndrome and autism.

Senior Advisor
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Seeks to equip families with the best information available to make confident choices about senior care and services.

Senior Living Map
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Search engine offers listings to senior living communities throughout the country. Includes memory care, residential care homes and assisted living facilities.

Senior Resource Guide
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Offers online directories to help older adults, seniors, family members, caregivers or professionals that serve older adults locate senior resources and services nationwide and in select cities.

SeniorHomes.com
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Offers a free resource for finding information on nursing homes, assisted living, memory care and retirement communities, as well as articles on important senior housing topics.

Seniors Blue Book
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Seeks to provide seniors, caregivers and senior professionals a comprehensive source of services, senior housing options, resources and information that enrich the lives of the elder population while affording those businesses and individuals serving that population a unique medium to present their products and services

Seniors E-Guide
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A web based resource focused on learning about the variety of senior resources and services that are available.

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)
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Seeks to improve the lives of LGBT older adults and works to pioneer programs and services for the aging LGBT community, provide technical assistance and training to expand opportunities for LGBT older people across the country, and provide a national voice on LGBT aging issues.

Shield HealthCare
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Specializes in home delivered medical supplies for seniors and children with chronic medical conditions and special needs. Offers incontinence products, ostomy supplies, tube feeding formulas/pumps, catheters and accessories, diabetes testing supplies and wound care.

SilverSneakers
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A health, exercise and wellness program designed to help older adults live healthy, active lifestyles.

Social Security and Disability Resource Center
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Provides information on the federal disability benefit programs, SSD (social security disability, mandated under title II of the social security act) and SSI (supplemental security income, mandated under title 16), in addition to answering questions about social security retirement benefits and providing resource links on topics such as Medicare.

U.S. Government Online Bookstore
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Lists government publications on several topics, including Aging, Health Care, "Physically Challenged."

USA.gov Caregivers' Resources
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Provides information about Federal programs and services that assist caregivers, elders and persons with disabilities.

Years Ahead
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Offers a nationwide directory of home health and in home health care service providers.

 
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