Resources

RESOURCES & INFORMATION

AARP www.aarp.org
National organization for persons 50+ that provides education, advocacy and
research
1-888-687-2277
AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM www.aarp.org/drive
Locate a refresher-driving program in your area 1-888-687-2277
ADMINISTRATION ON AGING www.aoa.gov
Eldercare ideas, topics, elder abuse, LTCombudsman, etc. 202-619-0724
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION www.alz.org
800-272-3900
ALS ASSOCIATION www.alsa.org
800-782-4747
AMERICAN ASSOC. OF HOMES AND SERVICES FOR THE AGING (AAHSA) www.aahsa.org
202-783-2242
AMERICAN BAR ASSOC. COMMISSION ON LAW AND AGING www.abanet.org
Health & Financial Decisions: Legal Tools for Preserving Your Autonomy 202-662-1000
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY www.cancer.org
800-ACS-2345 (800-232-2345)
AMERICAN FEDERATION FOR AGING RESEARCH websites.afar.org
212-703-9977
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION www.americanheart.com
Information on heart disease and local chapter information 1-800-242-8721
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU FOUNDATION www.charlotte.bbb.org
ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION www.arthritis.org
Consumer information on elder housing options, services, and protections 800-365-3811/704-705-1798
BENEFITS CHECKUP
www.benefitscheckup.org
How to identify state and federal assistance programs that can improve the
lives of seniors
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU FOUNDATION www.charlotte.bbb.org
CAREGUIDE www.careguide.com
CENTER FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS
www.familycaregivers.org
CENTER FOR LTC FINANCING www.centerltc.org
CENTER FOR MEDICARE EDUCATION www.medicareed.org
Includes info on Medicare Part D
CHILDREN OF AGING PARENTS
www.caps4caregivers.org
Information, resources, and referrals for caregivers of aging parents 800-227-7294
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU FOUNDATION www.charlotte.bbb.org
ELDER LAW/ESTATE PLANNING www.networklegal.com
  704-373-2500
ELDERWEB www.elderweb.com
Locating records and property
FAMILY CAREGIVER ALLIANCE www.caregiver.org
Information, education, and support for families caring for loved ones 415-434-3388
FAMILIES WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS
www.familieswithchronicillness.com
FIRSTGOV www.seniors.gov
Access to government sites
HEALTH COMPASS www.healthcompass.org
How to find health information on the internet
HOSPICE FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
www.hospicefoundation.org
800-854-3402
MEDICAID www.cms.hhs.gov
U.S. government page on Medicare & Medicaid Services
MEDICARE www.medicare.gov
Home page for Medicare or 800-633-4227
PARKINSON ASSOCIATION www.parkinsonassociation.org
866-903-7275
 
SENIOR CARE CONSULTANT CARE PATROL www.carepatrol.com
704-996-7617
 
VETERANS BENEFITS 888-660-6864/704-488-2473