This listing presents federal Web sites that offer valuable information
on a range of critical eldercare issues.
contains a wide array of information on older persons and services for
the elderly Several resource rooms focusing on suc topics as
Alzheimer’s Disease and caregiving are available. Phone: 202-619-0724
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. Phone: 1-800-438-4380
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. Phone: 1-800-4-CANCER
Disability.gov is a comprehensive Federal website of disability-related
has numerous articles, brochures and other publications with
information for older people on a wide range of health issues,
including arthritis, cancer, health fraud, an nutrition. 1-888-INFO-FDA
The official U.S. gateway to all governmen information.
for Seniors site helps users access all government sites that provide
services for senior citizens. Phone: 1-800-FED-INFO
Site provides information on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
including eligibility and application information. 703-305-2286
is the official government benefits website. It is a free,
confidential tool that helps individual find government benefits they
may be eligible to receive.
Provides links to selected online publications, clearinghouses,
databases, websites and
support and self-help groups, as well as government agencies and
nonprofit organizations for seniors and others.
Site provides information related to housing options for seniors
including information on
HUD housing programs.
Site contains general information on the Low Incom Home Energy
The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare.
Site provides resources on elder abuse prevention, including
information on reporting
a suspected case of elder abuse.
Site provides aging-related health information easily assessable for
adults 60 and over.
Nursing Home Compare The primary purpose of this tool is to provid
detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and
Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.
A federal resource that provides easy access to all online federal
government information on nutrition.
This section of the Medicare.gov website provides information on public
programs that offer discounted or free medication, programs that provide
assistance with other health care costs, and Medicare health plans that
include prescription coverage.
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 (the Retired and Senior
Volunteer Program). 1-800-424-8867
The State Department offers travel tips and provides special tips for
older Americans traveling abroad. Phone: 1-888-407-4747
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 websit contains a wealth of information and
resources including on-line databases and publications. 1-800-772-1213
Information on VA benefits and services. Phone: 1-800-827-1000