Elder Planning Services Useful Website Links and Resources

The following list contains links to websites of organizations that are referred to on this community site, as well as others that Elder Planning practitioners may find useful.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Information, advocacy and benefits for people aged 50 or older.

Policy and Research
Information about AARP research and policies affecting Americans fifty and older.

This site is designed to be a research site for both professionals and family members looking for information on eldercare and long-term care, and includes links to information on legal, financial, medical and housing issues, as well as policy, research and statistics.

Leading Age
Formerly known as the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA), is committed to advancing the vision of healthy, affordable, ethical aging services for America. LeadingAge’s Consumer Hub offers information and support to help people make the most of the aging experience. This includes a directory of not-for-profit organizations committed to meeting people’s needs and preferences as they age.

This site provides valuable information related to Medicare.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
This site provides contact information for local elder law attorneys.

National Association for Home Care & Hospice
This site contains legislative information relating to the home care industry and includes a Home Care and Hospice Agency locator.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
This site provides contact information for local area agencies on aging.

National Center for Health Statistics
NCHS is the federal government's principal vital and health statistics agency. Its Aging Initiatives section has data about aging and health and trends in aging.

National Council for Aging Care – Guide to Recognizing Elder Abuse
This site resources on aging in place including issues like elder abuse, in-home senior care, medical alert systems, and others.

National Council on the Aging
A resource for information on training, technical assistance, advocacy and leadership in all aspects of aging.

National Institute on Aging Information Center
This site provides information on the aging process and the diseases and special challenges of older people.

National Senior Citizens Law Center
A national public interest law firm which focuses on the legal problems of older people.

Senior Investor Resource Center
This site contains information for people who are retired or soon-to-be-retired to raise awareness and help them avoid investment fraud and abuse.

Social Security Administration
This site provides information on Social Security benefits and programs administered by the Social Security Administration, including numerous free publications that can be downloaded.

U.S. Census Bureau
This site includes demographic information on the U.S. population.

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
This site provides information on how to apply for veterans' benefits, eligibility requirements and health care for veterans.

U.S. General Services Administration Publications website
Download or order free government publications on government entitlement programs and other consumer issues.