Monday, December 10, 2007



Elder LawEstate PlanningSocial SecurityElder AbuseHealth: Elder Care/Aging Information:
Federal AgenciesState AgenciesNon-Governmental AgenciesSupport Information Through PublicationGeneral Support InformationNursing Home InformationGeneral Health InformationGrief/Death
General Elder/Aging SitesMedicare/MedicaidHealth: Alzheimer's
SeniorLaw Home Page -- A site for senior citizens, their families, attorneys, social workers, and financial planners can access information about Elder Law, Medicare, Medicaid, estate planning, trusts, and the rights of the elderly and disabled.
National Senior Citizens Law Center -- Established in 1972 to help older Americans live their lives in dignity and freedom from poverty, through legal work in support of elderly poor clients.
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. -- The Academy is a non-profit association which assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others who work with older clients and their families.
Premack Elderlaw Page -- Contains an archive of Paul Premack's legal advice columns dealing with elder law issues.
The Elder Law FAX -- Maintained by attorney Timothy L. Takacs, this site offers an opportunity to have a publication e-mailed to you each week. Publications offer information on a variety of subject material.
Commission on Law and Aging -- The ABA Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly (CLPE) is dedicated to examining the law-related concerns of older persons.
National Handbook of Laws and Programs Affecting Senior Citizens (ABA)
Canadian Centre for Elder Law Studies

Crash Course in Wills and Trusts -- A concise and practical guide to what everyone should know about the law of Wills and Trusts.
Estate Planning Memoranda -- Maintained by the estate planning group at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro LLP, this is their Estate Planning page of their site that offers discussions on estate and gift planning topics.
National Association of Financial and Estate Planning -- Information provided on estate planning, protection of assets from lawsuits and judgments, and tax saving tips.
National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys -- dedicated to the enhancement of the Estate Planning practice for both attorneys and clients.

Social Security Reality Check -- Maintained by the American Association of Retired Persons. FAQ on Social Security.
Social Security Law Materials -- Maintained by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School, this page allows you to search the Social Security laws and links to other Social Security materials.
Social Security: A Brief History -- Maintained by the Social Security Administration. This page contains information on the history of the Social Security program and the Social Security Administration.
Social Security Administration -- Among the many services provided are options to obtain forms, report fraud to the government, answers basic questions about the SSA, allows you to obtain information about the current level of funding in your SSA account for your retirement.
Social Security Handbook 1995 -- This Handbook summarizes information about the Federal Retirement, Survivors, Disability, Supplemental Security Income, Health Insurance, and Black Lung Programs

Elder Abuse Prevention: Information and Resource Guide -- Information and resource guide on elder abuse. Site contains definitions of elder abuse, tips on recognizing elder abuse, and local resources in California you can contact for assistance.

Federal Agencies
Administration on Aging -- Maintained by the Department of Health & Human Services, this U.S. government site offers a wide variety of information for older adults.
Area Agencies on Aging (Yahoo! search) -- This is a listing of all of the Area Agencies on Aging currently listed on Yahoo-online. The AOAs are funded in part by the federal legislation entitled as the Older Americans Act. This site offers a link to these AOAs, which provide site specific information on services offered.
Calgary Free-Net Seniors Page -- Based in Calgary, Alberta, this site is designed to provide community, provincial, federal, and international information for today's seniors. Among the many links to information are sites for health, the law, money, and government programs.
Food and Drug Administration -- Among the information provided is information on human drugs, animal drugs, FDA news, cosmetics, biologics, and children and tobacco.
National Institutes of Health -- Provides health information and links to some of its institutes and consumer health information.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services -- Provides news, consumer information, and an ability to research the Department's databanks.
State Agencies
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
Mid-Florida Area Agency on Aging -- Contains a wide variety of information, including relevant elderly laws and regulations, directories of agencies and service providers, and links to other sites dealing with aging issues.
Illinois Department of Aging -- Provides access to news, publications, resources available to older Illinois residents, support groups, and links to other sites.
Maine's Bureau of Elder & Adult Services -- Offers a wide variety of information and services available to those in Maine. Information is also useful and informative for those who do not live in Maine.
Vermont Department of Aging and Disabilities -- The Department of Aging and Disabilities is the center of the Agency of Human Services' program management and policy development with respect to older persons and persons with disabilities.
Non-Governmental Organizations
AARP WebPlace -- Maintained by the American Association of Retired Persons.
American Medical Association -- Provides consumer information, access to medical publications, and links to other medical sites.
American Public Health Association -- Offers news, policy information, legislative affairs and advocacy information.
Caregiver Survival Resources -- In addition to links to caregiver resources on the Internet, this site includes local, regional, and state sources for caregivers
National Council on the Aging -- Maintained by a private, nonprofit association that is committed to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well-being, and contributions of older persons.
Support Information Through Publication
Caregiver Network -- This site offers advice to those caring for their loved ones from the site's author. The author explains the resources and lessons she has learned while caring for her father. The author's goal is to assist others by sharing her experiences and thereby allowing visitors to not "reinvent the wheel" themselves while caring for another. Contains categorized links.
Caregiving Online -- Wellness for caregiver of an aging relative, friend, or neighbor. Offers an online support service and a monthly newsletter.
Today's Caregiver Magazine Online -- A print and web magazine dedicated to those caring for loved ones. Written for Caregivers by Caregivers dealing with such topics as stress and depression management, financial, legal and medical advice, housing, incontinence and adult day care issues.
General Support Information
Nursing Home Information
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration -- Offers the opportunity to research and compare the nursing home costs in Florida.
Nursing Home Information Site -- Offers answers to questions concerning nursing homes, such as costs, how to select a home, regulations, Medicare, and Medicaid. Includes Nursing home links, search engine for nursing home sites.
General Health Information
Healthgate Extensive listing of medical information and free access to Medline.
HealthAtoZ -- Giant health information directory and search engine.
Emory University's MedWeb -- Contains a database enabling you to search a wealth of medical information on many issues, including aging.
Families USA -- A national, state, and grassroots level organization established to shape health care policies in the public and private sector. Site contains reports and analysis of health related issues.
Family Caregiver Alliance -- An information resource on long-term care.
Institute of Gerontology -- Maintained by Wayne State University. Contains an online library for researchers, educators, and others interested issues surrounding gerontology and geriatrics.
Hardin Meta Directory -- This site is maintained by the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa and contains links to many resources on the Internet dealing with geriatrics.
Healthfinder -- A gateway consumer health and human services information web sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services. You can search for selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.
The National Health Law Program, Inc. -- A national public interest law firm that seeks to improve health care for America's working and unemployed poor, minorities, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
SageSite -- Maintained by the Center on Aging at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Provides a wide range of information and resources on aging from both local and national perspectives. Seniors, caregivers, and professionals are this site's intended users.
Web Resources on Aging: Andrus Gerontology Library -- Maintained by the University of Southern California Library, this site contains numerous links to fields including library catalogs, newsletters and journals, web sites focusing on senior citizens, and medical information.
The End of Life: Exploring Death in America -- Web site for the National Public Radio (NPR) year-long series examining issues relating to dying. The "All Things Considered" reports examine how we care for the dying, how death affects loved ones and what communities are doing to change people's attitudes about end of life care. This is the web site designed specifically for the series. It features resources and contacts for over 100 agencies providing services to people facing life-threatening illness; transcripts; excerpts from literature written about death; a bibliography and an area where visitors can share their experiences.
Choice in Dying -- The inventor of living wills in 1967, is dedicated to fostering communication about complex end-of-life decisions. The nonprofit organization provides advance directives, counsels patients and families, trains professionals, advocates for improved laws, and offers a range of publications and services.
Griefnet -- Offers connections to a variety of resources related to death, dying, and emotional and physical loss. Among the resources offered are discussion and support groups, a library, and bookstore.

General Elder/Aging-Sites
American Geriatrics Society
Age of Reason -- Site contains over 5,000 links for the over 50 age group, broken down into sites contained either in Canada, the United States, or internationally.
Department of Veterans Affairs -- Offers information on facilities, benefits, medical information, and news.
Friendly4Seniors -- This site contains useful links to organizations and information on issues including elderlaw, financial matters, state and federal government agencies, newsgroups, associations, and medical information.
Senior Corner -- A resource for senior citizens and those who care for them. Contains state specific information, statistics, and demographics.
National Institute on Aging
Medicare -- Maintained by the Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services providing information for Medicare beneficiaries about coverages, programs, etc.
New York State Medicaid Law -- An brief explanation of the rules governing Medicaid in New York State.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services -- The official government web site for information, manuals,, transmittals, and more about Medicare and Medicaid.

Alzheimer's Association -- The Alzheimer's Association is the oldest and largest national voluntary health organization dedicated to research for the causes, cure, and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and to providing education and support services to Alzheimer's patients, their families and caregivers.
Alzheimer's: Coping with Alzheimer's Disease -- A journal and resources from a woman who provides ongoing care to her mother.

Alzheimer's Links from Yahoo!
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