Aging

AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) is a nonprofit, membership organization of people age 50 and over.   

Aging Life Care Association

Aging Life Care Association is a volunteer, nonprofit association dedicated to education and professional development for the community of Aging Life Care Professionals.      

American Society on Aging is a resource to cultivate leadership, advance knowledge, and strengthen the skills of those who work with, and on behalf of, older adults.  

National Institute on Aging (NIA) strives to understand aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.  NIA is the primary Federal agency supporting and conducting Alzheimer's disease research.     

Pennsylvania Area Agencies on Aging helps locate the aging agency and local resources in your county.    

National Council on Aging helps adults 60+ meet the challenges of aging through community programs and services, online help and advocacy.      

A Comprehensive Guide to Financial Assistance for Senior Care and Living Expenses addresses a number of concerns you need to deal with, not the least of which are financial concerns. In fact, most things you need to deal with involve finances in one way or another, and when you’re on a fixed income, it’s more important than ever to be prepared.          

Some signs a senior needs help at home  are pretty obvious when related to daily activities and hygiene. It’s more difficult when the need isn’t so prominent.      

Health

Health Finder

Health Finder is a Federal web site, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  It is a resource for finding government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet.  

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Studies show that most cases of mesothelioma are typically diagnosed in people around the age of 65.  Mesothelioma.net is a resource that makes it a point to support senior citizens by providing information on hospice care recommendations, grief bereavement resources, palliative treatment options, and even end-of-life discussions and arrangements. 

         

Common Diagnoses

This List of Common Diagnoses of the Elderly provided by Starlight Caregivers briefly describes a myriad of common diagnoses that you may need to learn about for yourself or a loved one.

Insurance

Insurance Guide for Seniors

Comprehensive Insurance Guide for Seniors can help you cut through the noise to understand your insurance. Becoming a senior begins a period of great change, and your insurance is no exception. You may be dealing with fluctuating rates, coverage changes, and new insurance needs.

Funeral Insurance

Car Insurance

Life Insurance

Planning

Caring Info

Caring Info provides information and support for people planning ahead, caregiving, living with a serious illness or grieving a loss.  Information includes guidance on advance directives.

Society of Financial Service Professionals

Society of Financial Service Professionals assists members with financial planning as well as with health and disability insurance.

Community Living

Administration for Community Living aims to maximize the well being, health and independence of older adults and people with disabilities by allowing them to live independently with the support they need.  

Long Term Care

This list provides answers to 26 frequently asked questions about long term care.

How Much Does a Senior Home Cost?

Long-Distance Caregiving: How to Ensure Your Loved Ones are Safe at Home

Professionals

Elder Law Attorneys

National Academy of Elderly Law Attorneys members are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging individuals and individuals with disabilities.  

Social Workers

National Association of Social Workers is an organization of professional social workers.  They aim to enhance the professional growth and development of members and to advance sound social policies.

SeniorLAW Center

SeniorLAW Center protects the legal rights and interests of Philadelphia's elderly, providing free legal services, community legal education, professional training, advice, information, and referral services, and advocacy

US Government

Medicare

Medicare provides information on Medicare eligibility and enrollment.

Social Security 

Social Security Administration provides information on Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

Elder Abuse

National Center on Elder Abuse offers information and resources for the prevention of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.  

Veterans Administration

Department of Veterans Affairs provides information on programs and services offered by the U.S. Veterans Administration. 

Eldercare Locator

Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families.  You can also reach them at 1-800-677-1116.

Medicare Enrollment

Signing Up for Medicare: Enrollment Periods and Coverage Start Dates

Medicare Health Coverage

People with Medicare can get their health coverage through either Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan. Here’s a look at the differences between these two options.

Unpacking Medicare

Unpacking the Parts of Medicare: Parts A, B, C, D and Medicare Supplement Plans

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