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Federal Websites

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

Administration for Community Living

This site contains a wide array of information on programs for older adults and persons with disabilities.

Website: https://www.acl.gov/
Phone: 202-619-0724

USA.gov

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

Website: https://www.usa.gov/
Phone: 1-800-FED-INFO

Alzheimers.gov

This website provides current, comprehensive, unbiased source of information about Alzheimer’s Disease. The site is operated as a service of the National Institute on Aging.

Website: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/alzheimers
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.

Website: https://www.cancer.gov/contact/contact-center
Phone: 1-800-4-CANCER

CFPB - Managing someone else's money

To help financial caregivers, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released easy-to-understand guides.

Website: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/consumer-tools/managing-someone-elses-money/

Elder Justice

Find helpful resources to prevent and respond to elder abuse.

Website: https://www.elderjustice.gov

FDA for Older People

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.

Website: https://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ByAudience/ucm062130.htm
Phone: 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332)

Go4Life

Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, is designed to help adults 50+ fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life.

Website: https://go4life.nia.nih.gov/

GovBenefits.gov

This 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.

Website: https://www.benefits.gov/

Guide to Long Term Care for Veterans

The Guide provides information about long term care options - home and community based, and residential care.

Website: https://www.va.gov/GERIATRICS/Guide/LongTermCare/index.asp

Healthfinder

Healthfinder 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.

Website: https://healthfinder.gov/

HUD

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

Website: https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/information_for_senior_citizens

LIHEAP

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

Website: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ocs/programs/liheap

Medicare.gov

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

Website: https://www.medicare.gov/

National Center for Elder Abuse

This site provides resources on elder abuse prevention, including information on reporting a suspected case of elder abuse.

Website: https://ncea.acl.gov/

National Institute on Aging

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

Website: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health

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

Website: https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html?

Nutrition.gov

A federal resource that provides easy access to all online federal government information on nutrition.

Website: https://www.nutrition.gov

The Senior Corps

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 (the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program).

Website: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/senior-corps
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.

Website: https://www.ssa.gov/ Phone: 1-800-772-1213

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

This site provides information on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, including eligibility and application information.

Website: https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap
Phone: 703-305-2286

Travel.State.Gov

The State Department offers travel tips and provides special tips for older Americans traveling abroad.

Website: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/go/older-traveler.html
Emergency Phone: 1-888-407-4747

Veterans Administration

Information on VA benefits and services.

Website: https://www.va.gov/
Phone: 1-800-827-1000