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LTC Useful Links

There are so many wonderful organizations that deal with the issue of long-term care, and many were founded just to help caregivers. Long-term care insurance is a critical part of a family’s financial plan, but primary caregivers need a tremendous amount of spiritual and emotional support. The following list is by no means exhaustive and I update it when I see particularly worthy organizations that I can recommend.


Administration on Aging:

Alzheimer’s Association:

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA):

American Association of Retired Persons:

BenefitsCheckUp: – Free nationwide service provided by the National Council on the Aging that includes a database of about 1,000 federal and state programs available to help older people. While most programs are targeted to low-income seniors, some benefits are based strictly on age.

Gerontological Society of America:

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (520-881-8008):

National Council on Aging:

          Sharp Seniors:

Assisted Living:

About Assisted Living.Org: (includes state-specific info about assisted living facilities)

Assisted Living Federation of America:

National Center for Assisted Living:


 Alzheimer’s Care Today:

Caregivers for Alzheimer’s patients:

Today’s Caregiver Magazine:

Nursing Schools Directory:

The Parent Care Solution

Elder Law: Created by a nationwide network of attorneys, provides consumers with clear information on legal issues facing seniors. Consumers may find attorneys by searching by area code or city. The information on the site includes primers on Medicaid, Medicare, estate planning and long-term care planning. Handy tools include checklists on decisions seniors and their families must make, including buying long-term care insurance and choosing a nursing home. The site includes a dedicated search engine for finding elder law answers on the Internet. The telephone number is (617) 556-0055.

Elder Law Education:

         ElderWeb (award winning Online Eldercare Sourcebook):

National Senior Citizens Law Center:

Home Health Care:

Comfort Keepers:

Home Instead, Inc.

Homecare Online:

Whole Care Connections:

Medicare & Medicaid Information:

Click Here for State Medicaid Websites

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (formerly Health Care Financing Administration) –

One of the most useful services on this site is “Nursing Home Compare – National Nursing Home Database” … find it at:

Nursing Home Injury Laws:


American Health Care Association brochure, “Having the Conversation about Long-Term Care.”

Prescription Assistance Programs

Reverse Mortgages:

National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association:

Urban Institute:

Government Web Sites:

Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality:

Dept. of Housing and Urban Development:

General Accounting Office:

National Center for Health Statistics:

Thomas, U.S. Congress on the Internet:

U.S. Census Bureau: