SENIOR INFORMATION WEBSITES

FROM THE U.S. GOVERNMENT

Federal Directory of Senior Information Websites


This listing presents federal Web sites that offer valuable information on a range of critical eldercare issues.


U.S. Administration on Aging




The U.S. Administration on Aging site contains a wide array of information on older persons and services for the elderly. Several resource rooms focusing on such topics as Alzheimer’s Disease and caregiving are available.

Web Site: www.aoa.gov
Phone: (202) 619-0724



ADEAR Center




The ADEAR Center is a current, comprehensive, unbiased source of information about Alzheimer’s Disease. The ADEAR Center is operated as a service of the National Institute on Aging (NIA).

Web Site: www.alzheimers.org
Phone: 1-800-438-4380



CANCER INFORMATION SERVICE




The Cancer Information Service (CIS), a program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), provides the latest and most accurate cancer information to patients, their families, the public, and health professionals.

Web Site: cis.nci.nih.gov
Phone: 1–800–4–CANCER


DISABILITYINFO.GOV




DisabilityInfo.gov is a comprehensive Federal website of disability-related government resources.

Web Site: www.disabilityinfo.gov


FDA FOR OLDER ADULTS




The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has numerous articles, brochures and other publications with information for older people on a wide range of health issues, including arthritis, cancer, health fraud, and nutrition.

Web Site: http://www.fda.gov/oc/seniors
Phone: 1888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332)



USA.GOV


The official U.S. gateway to all U.S. government information.

Web Site: www.USA.gov
Phone: 1 800 FED-INFO



USA.GOV FOR SENIORS


USA.gov for Seniors site helps users access all U.S. government sites that provide services for senior citizens.

Web Site: www.USA.gov/Topics/Seniors.shtml
Phone: 1 800 FED-INFO



FOOD STAMP PROGRAM




Site provides information on the Food Stamp Program, including eligibility and application information.

Web Site: www.fns.usda.gov/fsp
Phone: 703-305-2286



GOVBENEFITS.GOV




Site is the official government benefits website. It is a free, confidential tool that helps individuals find government benefits they may be eligible to receive.

Web Site: www.GovBenefits.gov



HEALTHFINDER.GOV




Provides links to selected online health publications, clearinghouses, databases, websites and support and self-help groups, as well as government agencies and nonprofit organizations for seniors and others.

Web Site: www.healthfinder.gov



HUD  (DEPT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT)




Site provides information related to housing options for seniors including information on HUD housing programs.

Web Site: www.hud.gov/groups/seniors



LIHEAP




Site contains general information on the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Web Site: www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/liheap/faq.htm



MEDICARE.GOV


The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare

Web Site: www.medicare.gov



NIHSENIORHEALTH




Site provides aging-related health information easily assessable for adults 60 and over.

Web Site: www.NIHSeniorHealth.gov



NURSING HOME COMPARE




The primary purpose of this tool is to provide detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.

Web Site: www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/home.asp



NUTRITION.GOV




Nutrition.gov is a federal resource that provides easy access to all online federal government information on nutrition.

Web Site: www.nutrition.gov



PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAMS




This section of the Medicare.gov website provides information on public and private programs that offer discounted or free medication, programs that provide assistance with other health care costs, and Medicare health plans that include prescription coverage.

Web Site: www.medicare.gov/AssistancePrograms/home.asp



THE SENIOR CORPS




The Senior Corps is a network of programs that tap the experience, skills, and talents of older citizens to meet community challenges. Through its three programs – Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program).

Web Site: www.seniorcorps.org
Phone: 1-800-424-8867


SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION




The Social Security Administration toll-free number operates from 7AM to 7PM, Monday to Friday. Recorded information and services are available 24 hours a day. The website contains a wealth of information and resources including on-line databases and publications.

Web Site: www.ssa.gov


Phone: 1-800-772-1213



VETERANS ADMINISTRATION  (The VA)




Information on VA Veterans benefits and services.

Web Site: www.va.gov
Phone: 1-800-827-1000

 

 

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