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is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to addressing
the needs and interests of persons 50 and older. Through information
and education, advocacy and service, they seek to enhance the
quality of life for all by promoting independence, dignity and
ABLEDATA provides objective information about assistive
technology products and rehabilitation equipment available from
domestic and international sources. Although ABLEDATA does not
sell any products, they can help locate companies that do.
Administration on Aging
Administration On Aging (AoA) is the
Federal focal point and advocate agency for older persons and
their concerns. In this role, AoA works to heighten awareness
among other Federal agencies, organizations, groups, and the
public about the valuable contributions that older Americans
make to the National and alerts them to the needs of vulnerable
older people. Through information and referral and outreach efforts
at the community level, AoA seeks to educate older people and
their caregivers about the benefits and services available to
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
The American Association
for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) is a national association representing
and serving its members and the field of geriatric psychiatry.
It is dedicated to promoting the mental health and well being
of older people and improving the care of those with late-like
mental disorders. AAGP's mission is to enhance the knowledge
base and standard of practice in geriatric psychiatry through
education and research and to advocate for meeting the mental
health needs of older Americans.
Association of Daily Money Managers
AADMM is a membership organization comprised of
individuals who provide daily money management services directly
to their own clients.
American Association on Health and Disability
The mission of
the American Association on Health and Disability is to support
health promotion and wellness initiatives for people with disabilities
at the federal, state and local level, reduce the incidence of
secondary conditions in people with disabilities, as well as
reduce health disparities between people with disabilities and
the general population. AAHD achieves its mission through research,
education, public awareness and advocacy.
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental
AAIDD is the professional association run by and
for professionals who support people with intellectual and
American Bar Association - Commission
on Law & Aging
ABA’s project on guardianship law. Includes links to
related subjects, including elder abuse, the 2001 Wingspan
Conference, Assisted Living, and Home Equity Conversion.
American Diabetes Association
This site offers a diabetes risk-assessment
quiz, prevention tips, local diabetes education programs, on-line
magazines, recipes, legislative updates and an on-line bookstore.
Health Care Association (AHCA)
The American Health Care Association (AHCA) is a
non-profit federation of affiliated state health organizations,
together representing more than 10,000 non-profit and for-profit
assisted living, nursing facility, developmentally-disabled, and
subacute care providers that care for more than 1.5 million
elderly and disabled individuals nationally.
American Judges Association
The American Judges Association is committed to
helping individual judges do their jobs better and supporting a
strong judicial system.
American Lung Association
This web site features information
on lung diseases, environmental health, abstracts from major
newspapers and medical journals and a summary of legislative
actions on tobacco issues for each state.
American Medical Association
Patients can search the association's
database by physician name, location or specialty and receive
information on a physician's education, residencies, board certification
and other significant biographical information available.
American Mental Health Counselors Association
Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) enhances the profession
of mental health counseling through licensing, advocacy, education
and professional development. AMHCA's vision is to be the national
organization representing licensed mental health counselors
and state chapters, with consistent standards of education,
training , licensing, practice, advocacy and ethics.
enhance the profession of mental health counseling through
licensing, advocacy, education and professional development."
American Psychiatric Association
The American Psychiatric Association
is a medical specialty society recognized world-wide. Its over
35,000 U.S. and international member physicians work together
to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons
with mental disorders, including mental retardation and substance-related
disorders. It is the voice and conscience of modern psychiatry.
Its vision is a society that has available, accessible quality
psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.
American Psychological Association
Based in Washington, DC,
the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific
and professional organization that represents psychology in the
United States. With more than 150,000 members, APA is the largest
association of psychologists worldwide.
America's Health Together
America's HealthTogether believes everyone
has a right to good health care. This means Affordable health
care for all; Mental health is fundamental to good health; Unencumbered
access to essential health care services. Our initiatives seek
to spark a national dialogue and actions that will help millions
of Americans understand the complexities of health care, the
opportunities for prevention, and the integration of mental
health and physical health.
Center for Elders and The Courts
Created in 2008 with a grant from the
Retirement Research Foundation of
Chicago, CEC website is a
resource center for judicial awareness, training tools for
courts, and networking for judges, court staff and aging
experts. Look to CEC for promising practices on aging issues,
elder abuse and neglect, financial exploitation, and
guardianship. Search online databases.
of Excellence in Elder Abuse and Neglect
Locally, the Center of
Excellence provides medical, forensic, and victim services to
abused and neglected seniors and serves as a "living laboratory"
of innovative approaches. Statewide, the Center of Excellence
serves as a central source of technical assistance, best
practice information, multidisciplinary training, useful
research, and relevant policy issues in California.
Certified Senior Advisors
The Society of Certified
Senior Advisors educates professionals to work more effectively
with their senior clients, believing that the right kind of
planning, recommendations and referrals can make aging a state
to be savored instead of a fate to be feared. For those who
work with seniors, that means understanding the key health,
social and financial factors that are important to seniors—and
how these factors work together.
Children of Aging Parents
Children of Aging Parents is a nonprofit,
charitable organization whose mission is to assist the nation's
nearly 54 million caregivers of the elderly or chronically ill
with reliable information, referrals and support, and to heighten
public awareness that the health of the family caregivers is
essential to ensure quality care of the nation's growing elderly
Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois
For over twenty years CCDI has worked to improve
the lives of people with disabilities, and teach the skills
needed to affect change through our grassroots advocacy efforts.
Provides links to academic conferences worldwide
on topics including law; health and medicine; social sciences
and humanities; physical and life sciences; and interdisciplinary
ConsultGeriRN.org is the clinical nursing website of the
Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, New York University
College of Nursing and the NICHE program (Nurses Improving Care
for Healthsystem Elders). ConsultGeriRN.org is an
evidence-based online resource for nurses in clinical and
educational settings. ConsultGeriRN.org has geriatric protocols,
evidence-based for managing common geriatric syndromes and
conditions, linkage to specialty nursing associations, hospital
competencies, opportunities to acquire continuing education
materials and much more! ConsultGeriRN.org is funded in part by
a grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies (USA) Inc. and The John
A. Hartford Foundation.
Department of Veteran Affairs
Our goal is to provide excellence
in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction.
We have reformed our department internally and are striving for
high quality, prompt and seamless service to veterans. Our department's
employees continue to offer their dedication and commitment to
help veterans get the services they have earned. Our nation's
veterans deserve no less
Easter Seals, Inc
Children and adults with disabilities and
special needs find highest-quality services designed to meet
their individual needs when they come to Easter Seals. Teams
of therapists, teachers and other health professionals help each
person overcome obstacles to independence and reach his or her
personal goals. Easter Seals also includes families as active
members of any therapy program, and offers the support families
mission of this website is to aid families coordinating care for
an aging loved one in helping their loved ones age in place and
age with dignity. Its goal is to empower family caregivers with
free tools, information and resources to help them become better
health managers and advocates for their loved ones. One of the
main features is the Care Diary, a medication and appointment
management tool enabling families to store and share their loved
one’s information in a secure, private place.
Equip for Equality
The mission of Equip for Equality is to advance
the human and civil rights of children and adults with physical
and mental disabilities in Illinois.
Family Caregiver Alliance
FCA is a public voice for caregivers.
Our pioneering programs, information, education, services, research
and advocay, support and sustain the important work of families
nationwide caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health
Published by the Office of the Federal Register,
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal
Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed
rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as
well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
Florida State Guardianship Association
Governed by a Board of
Directors representing five geographical areas of the State,
FSGA is dedicated to promoting the protection, dignity, and value
of incapacitated persons through a code of ethics, advocacy,
and the dissemination of information.
Foundation for Health in Aging
The AGS Foundation for Health
in Aging (FHA) is a national non-profit organization established
in 1999 by The American Geriatrics Society. We aim to build a
bridge between the research and practice of Geriatrics and the
Public, and to advocate on behalf of older adults and their special
health care needs.
GENERATIONS UNITED (GU) is the only national
membership organization focused solely on promoting intergenerational
strategies, programs, and public policies. GU represents more
than 100 national, state, and local organizations representing
more than 70 million Americans and is the only national organization
advocating for the mutual well-being of children, youth, and
older adults. GU serves as a resource for educating policymakers
and the public about the economic, social, and personal imperatives
of intergenerational cooperation. GU provides a forum for those
working with children, youth, and the elderly to explore areas
of common ground while celebrating the richness of each generation.
Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses
The Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses
Association advances the practice of its members and well-being
of the public through advocacy, dissemination of knowledge, and
provision of member growth opportunities
Society of America
The Gerontological Society
of America is a non-profit professional organization with more
than 5000 members in the field of aging. GSA provides researchers,
educators, practitioners, and policy makers with opportunities
to understand, advance, integrate, and use basic and applied
research on aging to improve the quality of life as one ages.
This site contains a large number of direct links to
other websites in aging.
Granite State Guardianship Services
of Granite State Guardianship Services, serving incapacitated
residents of New Hampshire.
Guardianship Services, Inc.
Volunteer guardians of Guardianship
Services, Inc., give compassion, care, and friendship to legally
incapacitated adults in Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Texas.
Guardianship Services, Inc. recruits, screens and trains volunteers
to serve as court-appointed guardians for legally incapacitated
adults who are unable to manage their everyday affairs and have
no family members or friends who are willing, able or suitable
to serve as guardians.
The US Department of Health and Human Services
developed this on-line gateway to improve consumer access to
diverse federal resources. Healthfinder offers an alphabetical
list of resources, toll-free numbers, clinical and non-clinical
subject areas, and links to glossaries and discussion forums.
Healthy People 2010
Healthy People 2010 provides a framework for
prevention for the Nation. It is a statement of national health
objectives designed to identify the most significant preventable
threats to health and to establish national goals to reduce
As the United Nations reported in 2009, the world’s population is aging. And today, across the globe, policies and attitudes are shifting to accomodate an increasing demand for high quality care for the elderly. In an effort to improve service quality and reach, national health care coverage programs that directly assist the elderly, such as Medicaid, are facing reconsideration and reform. In the United States, over 42 million families consistently provide caregiving to the elderly, while more than 60 million families have or will provide temporary care to aging loved ones. Unfortunately, according to the AARP, many families are unprepared for the emotional and financial demands of elder care.
Hospice Foundation of America
Hospice Foundation of America
is a not-for-profit organization that provides leadership in
the development and application of hospice and its philosophy
of care. Through programs of professional development, research,
public education and information, Hospice Foundation of America
assists those who cope either personally or professionally with
terminal illness, death, and the process of grief.
Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission
agency created in 1979 to safeguard the rights of persons with
disabilities; site includes links for the Office of State Guardian,
legal forms, references to statutes and case law, guardianship
practitioner’s guides, and information about the Commission’s
International Guardianship Network
The International Guardianship
Network (IGN) is a project from the non-profit and non-government
organization Betreuungsverein Treptow-Köpenick and its
international partners. Every international guardian or trustee
can be registered in the IGN memberlist with name, website,
e-mail and a short introduction. The membership list voluntary
and free. The mission of IGN is to provide support, information
and networking opportunities for guardians worldwide.
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 16,000
health care organizations and programs in the United States.
An independent, not-for-profit organization, JCAHO is the nation's
predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health
care. Since 1951, JCAHO has developed state-of-the-art, professionally
based standards and evaluated the compliance of health care organizations
against these benchmarks.
Legal Information Institute - Cornell University
and useful links to federal and state case law and other references.
As the February 1998 issue of Internet Lawyer said: Just about
any lawyer who's spent more than three minutes online know that
Cornell Law School's LeaglInformation Institute site it fantastic.
Maricopa County Public Fiduciary
A link to both the largest
public fiduciary office in Arizona and the Arizona Fiduciaries
Medicare: The Official Government Site for People with Medicare
Useful information for and about Medicare beneficiaries.
The National Mental Health
Association is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization
addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With
more than 340 affiliates nationwide, NMHA works to improve the
mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million people
with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research
Asbestos.com is committed to
providing the latest, up-to-date information to our visitors in
the hopes of spreading awareness about the dangers of asbestos
cancer. This website offers a one-stop resource on all asbestos
issues ranging from occupational exposure to mesothelioma
treatment options. As the leading asbestos and mesothelioma
resource, Asbestos.com offers more than 3000 pages of the most
comprehensive and cutting edge information on the web.
Minnesota Association for Guardianship and Conservatorship
MAGIC is a nonprofit organization founded in
1989 to explore substitute decision-making for vulnerable
Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse
The mission of the
Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA) is to support
research, education, and access to violence related resources.
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
The National Academy
of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. is a non-profit association that
assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older
clients and their families. Established in 1987, the Academy
provides a resource of information, education, networking and
assistance to those who deal with the many specialized issues
involved with legal services to the elderly and people with special
Protective Services Association (NAPSA)
The mission of NAPSA is to improve the quality
and availability of protective services for disabled adults and
elderly persons who are abused, neglected, or exploited and are
unable to protect their own interests. It was formed in 1989
to provide state Adult Protective Services (APS) program administrators
and staff with a forum for sharing information, solving problems,
and improving the quality of services for victims of elder and
vulnerable adult abuse.
National Alliance for Caregiving
The National Alliance for Caregiving
(NAC) is a non-profit coalition created in 1996 to support family
caregivers and the professionals who serve them. NAC's founding
partners are the American Society on Aging, the Department of
Veterans Affairs, AARP, the National Council on the Aging, and
the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. Current membership
includes more than 40 national organizations.
National Association of County Behavioral Health Directors
mission of the National Association of County Behavioral Health
Directors is to promote excellence in the delivery of county
and county-sponsored behavioral health and developmental disability
services. NACBHD is committed to the well being of consumers
and families in every community, the care and protection of the
most vulnerable populations and strengthening of the public behavioral
health and developmental disability systems.
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
(GCM) is an association of professional practitioners whose purpose
is the development, advancement, and promotion of humane and
dignified social, psychological, and health care for the elderly
and their families through counseling, treatment, and the delivery
of concrete services by qualified, certified providers. GCM is
committed to working towards the highest quality of care for
the elderly and their families through education, advocacy, and
high standards of professional practice.
National Association for Healthcare Quality
The National Association for Healthcare Quality
(NAHQ) is the nation's leading organization for healthcare
quality professionals. Founded in 1975, it currently encompasses
5,000 individual members and 100 institutional members.
Center for State Courts
The mission of NCSC is to improve the
administration of justice through leadership and service to
state courts, and courts around the world. NCSC disseminates
information to state court leaders on key national policy
issues, and helps advocate their policies with Congress as well
as supporting several prestigious national organizations.
Center for Assisted Living
The National Center for Assisted Living is a
resource for leadership in the assisted living profession,
serving its members through consumer education, networking
opportunities, public affairs, professional development and a
respected voice in public policy advocacy. NCAL is the assisted
living voice of the American Health Care.
National College of Probate Judges
The National College of Probate
Judges was organized in 1968 to improve the administration of
justice in courts with probate jurisdiction. The College was
established in response to public concern with the time and costs
involved in estate administration. It is the only national organization
exclusively dedicated to improving probate law and probate courts.
National Council on Disability
The National Council on Disability
(NCD) is an independent federal agency making recommendations
to the President and Congress on issues affecting Americans with
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
NCJRS is a federally
funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information
to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.
National Disability Rights Network
The National Disability Rights
Network (NDRN) is the nonprofit membership organization for
the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems
and Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities.
Collectively, the P&A/CAP network is the largest provider
of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities
in the United States.
National Family Caregivers Association
This association provides
information and support for people caring for loves ones that
are chronically ill or disabled.
National Family Caregiver Support Program (OAA Title IIIE)
National Family Caregivers Support Program is a Federal
initiative that supports family caregivers of adults aged 60 or
older or anyone with Alzheimer's disease. It also funds services
to grandparents and relative caregivers, age 55 or older, of
children 18 years of age or under or who care for a relative
with a disability age 19 to 59.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest
nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative
care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization
is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access
to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality
of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.
National Organization for Empowering Caregivers
To provide assistance,
education, support and referrals for informal family caregivers,
as well to promote public awareness about the realities of caregiving.
We are committed to encouraging collaboration with other caregiving
organizations in order to create a user-friendly clearinghouse
of existing programs dedicated to helping family caregivers.
National Respite Coalition
The Mission of the National Respite
Coalition is to secure quality, accessible, planned and crisis
respite services for all families and caregivers in need of such
services in order to strengthen and stabilize families, and enhance
child and adult safety.
National Senior Citizens Law Center
The National Senior Citizens
Law Center advocates nationwide to promote the independence and
well being of low-income elderly individuals and persons with
disabilities. As a national support center, NSCLC advocates through
litigation, legislative and agency representation and assistance
to attorneys and paralegals in field programs.
North Carolina Guardianship Association
The NCGA is a private,
nonprofit corporation founded in 1997. It trains and supports
individuals who are court-appointed guardians for persons who
lack the capacity to make sound personal and business decisions
and who have no family members or friends to serve in that capacity.
Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
The Kent State School of
Nursing and the American Nurse's Association focuses on current
nursing issues at this site. A topic-related glossary, overview,
articles and letters to the editor are featured.
Professional Fiduciary Association of California
PFAC is committed
to provide information to the membership on economic, social
and political developments likely to affect the professional
fiduciary; to provide continuing education and promote minimum
standards in the administration of conservatorships, guardianships,
trusts, estates and durable powers of attorney; to build and
maintain awareness of this association among families, attorneys,
probate court officials, various city and county agencies, and
among present and potential fiduciaries; to provide advocacy
with the state legislature; and to cooperate with the courts
of this state.
seniorDECISION features free consumer ratings and reviews of
nursing homes, assisted living centers, retirement communities,
and home health care agencies nationwide.
Shepherd's Centers of America
Shepherd’s Centers of America
(SCA) is a network of community volunteer organizations that
serve the needs of older adults in four areaas: life maintenance,
life enrichment, life reorganization, and life celebration. Founded
in 1972 to nurture a new image of aging and respond to the increased
longevity of contemporary adults, Shepherd Cents now exist in
20 states and in more than 75 communities. A combination of in-home
and destination programs are selected from more than 35 types
of programs and services on SCA’s menu of options to address
each community’s unique needs. Such programs as Partners
in Health, Meals on Wheels, Adventures in Learning, Home Health
Aide, and Handy Hands help people remain in their own homes
with improved quality of life.
Skilled Nursing Facilities
SkilledNursingFacilities.org is a senior care
resource that offers a nationwide directory of nursing
homes. For over 15,100 nursing homes in our directory,
we provide detailed Medicare quality ratings, inspection
information and filed complaints to help consumers
research the best skilled nursing care options. We also
strive to offer extensive information relevant to assist
consumers during their senior healthcare search.
Texas Guardianship Association
The Texas Guardianship Association
(TGA) was formed in the fall of 1992 in order to promote communication
and cooperation among individuals, organizations, agencies and
courts concerned with guardianship and its alternatives.
The ARC of the United States
The ARC is a national organization
of and for people with mental retardation and related developmental
disabilities and their families. It is devoted to promoting and
improving supports and services for people with mental retardation
and their families.
The Center for Health Design
The Center provides information
and features pertaining to how the design of a physical environment
can improve health care delivery quality.
The Continuing Care Accreditation Commission
Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC), a not-for-profit organization
founded in 1985, is the nation's only accrediting body for aging
services continuums, including continuing care retirement communities.
CCAC's accreditation program is based on the belief that accreditation
promotes and maintains quality and integrity in the aging services
National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
In February 2010, the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services awarded a landmark grant to Services &
Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)—in partnership with 10
organizations from around the country—to establish the country’s
first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at
improving the quality of services and supports offered to
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults.
The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
(NCCUSL), comprises more than 300 lawyers, judges and law professors,
appointed by the states as well as the District of Columbia,
Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, to draft proposals for
uniform and model laws on subjects where uniformity is desirable
and practicable, and work toward their enactment in legislatures.
The State of the States in Developmental Diabilities
of the States in Developmental Disabilities is a research project
administered by the University of Colorado. The project, authorized
by the Federal Government's Developmental Disabilities Act as
amended, is funded as a Project of National Significance by the
Administration on Developmental Disabilities in the United States
Department of Health and Human Services.
The World Health Organization
This site indexes vaccinations
and health requirements, newsletters and health reports from
around the world.