L eading up to a final decision for senior care for you or a loved one can take a few hours or a few months. Sometimes a family or an individual can get a feel for something right away. Sometimes it takes more investigation and “homework” than anyone was expecting. Regardless of where you are in that process, many have gone before you and have documented their work. Many have compiled guides and cheat sheets for this process.

We’ve taken the liberty of collecting some of the most useful materials under one roof. Take a look below to dig in.

Helpful Websites

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
CMS is the federal agency that administers the Medicare and Medicaid programs. CMS provides health insurance for over 74 million Americans through Medicare and Medicaid programs.

National Institute on Aging
The National Institute on Aging promotes healthy aging by leading a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.

Social Security Administration
Find forms, benefit information, applications and other pertinent Social Security information on this site.

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping older Americans achieve lives of independence, dignity and purpose.

Eden Alternative
The Eden Alternative is a powerful tool for improving the quality of life for people who live in long term care facilities. By working to empower elders, create a life-­filled atmosphere and increase the sense of companionship among staff and elders, long term care can be provided in a better way

Senior Corps
The Corporation for National and Community Service has many programs including: the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) which helps nearly half a million Americans ages 55+ share their time and talents to help their communities; the Foster Grandparents Program which allows seniors a chance to work with children; and the Senior Companion Program which pairs younger individuals with senior citizens in need of companionship.

Nursing Home Information
This site provides helpful information and answers to your most often asked questions about nursing homes.

Today’s Seniors
Today’s Seniors is a national online newspaper for seniors featuring articles on health, entertainment, travel, politics and economics.

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