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 for Community Living:

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:

Aging Life Care Association (Formerly National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers) (520-881-8008) for unbiased help finding local care providers for a cost-effective fee:

Aging In Place:

National Council on Aging:

Sexuality and Healthy Aging: 

Sharp Seniors:

Assisted Living:

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

Assisted Living Locators: – free, nationwide senior care placement and referral service for in-home care, independent retirement options, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing facilities…especially if you need to keep an older friend or family member safe during the CoronaVirus pandemic

Assisted Living Federation of America:

National Center for Assisted Living:


Alzheimer’s Care Today:

Caregivers for Alzheimer’s patients:

Fantastic app to help a caregiver keep up with a loved one’s finances – all in one place!

       Memory Care Facilities: Free search tool and nationwide database to help families find the best memory care facility that can meet the needs of loved ones.  

Today’s Caregiver Magazine:

Nursing Schools Directory:

Dental Care 

       Dental Care Basics for Seniors

Elder Law:

Elder Law Answers: – 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.

ElderWeb (award winning Online Eldercare Sourcebook):

National Senior Citizens Law Center:

Home Health Care (some provide live-in care):

Comfort Keepers:

Home Instead, Inc.:

Homecare Online:

Visiting Angels:

Caregivers By Whole Care:

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:

Medicare’s coverage for Parkinson’s Disease:

       Overview of Medicare:

Nursing Homes:

Nursing home abuse:

Nursing Home Injury Laws:


Prescription Assistance Programs: and

Reverse Mortgages:

National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association:

Urban Institute:

Government Web Sites:

Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality:

Dept. of Housing and Urban Development:

Government Accountability Office:

National Center for Health Statistics:

Thomas, U.S. Congress on the Internet:

U.S. Census Bureau:


State Medicaid Websites

Every state has a specific medicare and medicaid program when it comes to long term care insurance and long term care needs. Please find your state and the link to your state’s specific information on long term care.