Government Programs

Medicare/Medicaid, Social Security, Information Sites

Medicaid
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Official government site for information on Medicaid. In addition to covering services like doctor's visits, prescription drugs, and preventive care, Medicaid helps seniors and people with disabilities receive long term services and supports in their communities as well as in nursing homes. Together, these programs provide an important foundation for maintaining the health of our nation.

Administration on Aging
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Works to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.

    National Center on Elder Abuse
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    Committed to helping national, state, and local partners in the field be fully prepared to ensure that older Americans will live with dignity, integrity, independence, and without abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Works as a resource for policy makers, social service and health care practitioners, the justice system, researchers, advocates, and families.

Affordable Care Act, VA, and You
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The Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care law, was created to expand access to coverage, control health care costs and improve health care quality and care coordination. The health care law does not change VA health benefits or Veterans’ out-of-pocket costs.

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Resource Center (ADEAR) 
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The ADEAR Center is a service of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the Federal Government's National Institutes of Health and part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NIA conducts and supports research about health issues for older people, and is the primary Federal agency for Alzheimer's disease research.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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The federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid.

Disability.gov
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Disability.gov is the federal government's one-stop Web site for information of interest to people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers and many others.

Eldercare Locator
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A public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services.

Fall Prevention Center of Excellence
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Seeks to identify best practices in fall prevention and to help communities offer fall prevention programs to older people who are at risk of falling.

Go Direct
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Provides information on this program sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Banks to encourage and motivate people who receive federal benefit checks to use direct deposit.

GovBenefits.gov
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Your benefits website. Whether you're a veteran, student, parent, senior citizen or a disaster victim. Whoever you are...GovBenefits.gov is your befefits connection! Find programs that meet your needs. GovBenefits.gov has detailed information on more than 1,000 federal government benefit programs including programs specific to each U.S. state.

Health Resources and Services Administration
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(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) Works to improve and extend life for people with HIV/AIDS; provide primary health care to medically underserved people; serve women and children through state programs, and train a health workforce that is diverse and motivated to work in underserved

Healthy Brain Initiative
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The Healthy Brain Initiative is a multifaceted approach to cognitive health.

Long Term Care Costs
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Official government site that provides information about long term care. It is a website maintained by the Department of Health and Human Services to help define, plan for, and identify costs for long term care.

Long-Term Services and Supports in Indian Country
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a video series describing ways tribes can provide long-term care to elders and people with disabilities. The five short videos illustrate culturally appropriate and tribally driven ways to improve the lives of elders, people with disabilities and their families.

Medical Reserve Corps
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Dedicated to establishing teams of local volunteer medical and public health professionals to contribute their skills and expertise throughout the year as well as during times of community need.

Medicare
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Official government site for information on Medicare: basics, plan choices, local events, participating physician directory, Medigap Compare tool, contact information.

Medicare: Lumetra
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A nonprofit organization that works with Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers, dedicated to measurably improving the quality, safety, and integrity of healthcare.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
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The umbrella organization for the 655 area agencies on aging (AAAs) and more than 230 Title VI Native American aging programs in the U.S. N4A advocates on behalf of the local aging agencies to ensure that needed resources and support services are available to older Americans.

    Eldercare Locator
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    Provides resources for older adults, caregivers and professionals concerning financial assistance, transportation, housing options, in-home services and a variety of other aging-related topics.

National Contact Center
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Answers frequently asked questions about Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and more.

National Do Not Call Registry
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Gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for three months. If they do, you can file a complaint at this Web site. You can register your home or mobile phone for free. Your registration will be effective for five years.

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
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(Library of Congress) Free library program of Braille and recorded materials circulated to eligible borrowers by postage-free mail through a network of cooperating libraries.

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.
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A federal corporation that guarantees payment of basic pension benefits earned by more than 44 million U.S. workers and retirees. Use the "Pension Search" function to learn if you are owed money by a previous employer or if you are entitled to a pension plan you may have forgotten about.

Senior Community Service Employment Program
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(U.S. Department of Labor) Site about part-time employment program for low-income persons 55 or older. Participants may receive training and can use their participation as a bridge to other employment.

Senior Corps
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Connects today’s 55+ with the people and organizations that need them most.

Social Security Disability Programs
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Information and links on Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income. Disability Benefits Planner explains about eligibility and procedures for claiming and receiving benefits.

Social Security Online
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Official website of the Social Security Administration. Forms, programs, Benefit Planners and more.

    Go Direct
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    The national Go Direct campaign, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Bank to motivate federal benefit check recipients to switch to direct deposit. Go Direct is a national campaign that reaches out to people who receive Social Security and/or Supplemental Security Income benefits through organizations and people they know and trust to educate them about the benefits of direct deposit, and help them sign-up for it.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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Information on federal housing programs and services, with subsections for seniors and people with disabilities.

    HUD for People with Disabilities
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    (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) Roundup of information from HUD Web site that pertains to people with disabilities, including supportive and accessible housing and Center for Universal Design.

    HUD for Senior Citizens
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    (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) Roundup of information from HUD Web site that pertains to seniors, including Senior Housing Net and information to help seniors stay in their homes.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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Of the 25 million veterans currently alive, nearly three of every four served during a war or an official period of hostility. About a quarter of the nation's population -- approximately 70 million people -- are potentially eligible for VA benefits and services because they are veterans, family members or survivors of veterans.

US Department of Education’s FAQ on Education of Children with Disabilities
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Provides information about protection for students with disabilities.

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

VA Health Benefits Explorer
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Provides an interactive, in-depth way to discover what benefits are available to you. (Affordable Care Act)

 
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