Resources

Aging Life Care Association (you can hire a GCM to find resources, develop care plans, complete an assessment of your aging relative):

www.aginglifecare.org/

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aged: 202-783-2242 or www.aahsa.org

Assisted Living Federation of America: 703-894-1805 or www.alfa.org

Benefits CheckUp (you can search to learn about services that may help): www.benefitscheckup.org

Caregiver Action Network: www.caregiveraction.org/

Center for Medicare Advocacy (helps you with Medicare appeals): www.medicareadvocacy.org

ElderCare Locator (will refer to you local Area Agencies on Aging): 800-677-1116

Family Caregiver Alliance: www.caregiver.org

Five Wishes (a wonderful handbook to document end-of-life care wishes): www.agingwithdignity.org

Financial Planning Association: 800-322-4237 or www.fpanet.org/

Medicaid: www.medicaid.gov

Medicare: 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or www.medicare.gov

My Medicare Matters (provides step-by-step help to choose a Medicare plan for the first time, reassess coverage each year during open enrollment, and answer common questions about Medicare and what it covers) www.mymedicarematters.org

National Academy of ElderLaw Attorneys: 520-881-4005 or www.naela.org

National Adult Day Services Association: 877-745-1440 or www.nadsa.org

National Library of Medicine (terrific research resource): www.nlm.nih.gov/

National Association for Home Care and Hospice: 202-547-7424 or www.nahc.org

National Hospice and Palliative Care Association: www.nhpco.org/

National Association of Senior Move Managers: 877-606-2766 or www.nasmm.org

National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (works to increase transportation options for older adults and enhance their ability to live more independently within their communities): http://www.nadtc.org/

Next Step in Care website (the website offers a range of guides and checklists—most intended for family caregivers of persons with serious illness, with some specifically for health care providers—designed to make patients’ transitions between care settings smoother and safer)
www.nextstepincare.org.

Social Security Administration:  1-800-772-1213 or www.ssa.gov 

U.S. Administration of Aging: www.aoa.gov

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Caregiver Support: (toll-free) 1-855-260-3274 or www.caregiver.va.gov/

 

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