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

U.S. Administration on Aging

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

ADEAR Center 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.

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

Cancer Information Service

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

Web Site: www.disabilityinfo.gov

FDA for Older People

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.

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

USA.gov

FDA for Older People The official U.S. gateway to all government information.

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

USA.gov for Seniors

FDA for Older People USA.gov for Seniors site helps users access all government sites that provide services for senior citizens.

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


Food Stamp Program

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

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

HealthfinderProvides 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.

Web Site: www.healthfinder.gov

HUD

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

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

LIHEAP

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

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

Web Site: www.NIHSeniorHealth.gov

Nursing Home Compare

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

Web Site: www.nutrition.gov

Prescription Drug Programs

CMSThis 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 Corp

The Senior Corp 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).

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

Social Security Administration

Social Security AdministrationThe 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

Veterans AdministrationInformation on VA benefits and services.

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


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