Helpful Links

GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

Medicare Hotline
www.medicare.gov
1-800-638-6833

Social Security Administration (SSA)
www.ssa.gov
1-800-772-1213

Veterans Administration
www.va.gov
1-800-827-1000
The federal VA system offers benefits to veterans. Aid and Attendance Program is a benefit available to veterans, their spouses, or widows to help offset some of the cost of nursing homes, assisted living and personal care in the home. The Web site offers a full range of benefits, eligibility and contact information. To apply for veteran aid go to www.veteranaid.org/apply.php.

Administration on Aging
www.aoa.gov
This federal agency acts as a hub of all government aging services and provides a network of state and area agencies on aging.

Eldercare Locator
www.aoa.dhhs.gov/elderpage/locator/html
Directs you to local and regional agencies for senior services. Connects you to your local area agency on aging.

Access America for Seniors
www.seniors.gov
A one-stop site featuring government and agency services for seniors.

Healthfinder
www.healthfinder.gov
A gateway to consumer health and human services info from the U.S.Department of Health and Human Services. The Web site offers a directory of services and links to agencies and databases.

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
www.dads.state.tx.us
Provides comprehensive array of aging and disability services available in Texas.

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
www.hud.gov/senior
This federal agency runs low-income housing for seniors as well as other services.

National Institutes of Health
www.nih.gov
p>Senior Law
www.seniorlaw.com
An excellent source on a wide range of legal needs and issues of seniors

National Alliance for Caregiving
www.caregiving.org
Resource information, caregiving advice, reports, fact sheets, links, and news.

National Family Caregivers Association
www.nfcacares.org
National charitable organization for caregivers. Provides information, education, support and advocacy.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
www.aarp.org
1-800-424-3410
The largest aging consumer group in the country

Family Caregiver Alliance
www.caregiver.org
Resource information, caregiving tips, fact sheets, support groups and links

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
www.caremanager.org
Resource information and U.S. directory of care managers you can contact

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Alzheimer’s Association
www.alz.org
1-800-272-3900

American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org
1-800-227-2345

American Diabetes Association
www.diabetes.org
1-800-342-2383

American Heart Association
www.americanheart.org
1-800-242-8721