Resources

Below are a variety of links to agencies and organizations that may be helpful as you address your home health care needs:

AARP: Provides information on estate planning, finance management tips, and more.

Administration on Aging (AOA): Federal agency responsible for advancing the concerns and interests of older individuals and their caregivers.

Alzheimer’s Association: National voluntary health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and helping those affected by the disease.

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA): Through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life, the AFA provides services to individuals suffering from dementia, as well as support to their caregivers and families.

American Cancer Society: Nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to eradicating cancer as a major health issue through research, education, advocacy, and service.

American Diabetes Association: The American Diabetes Association is a non-profit health organization providing diabetes research, information, and advocacy.

American Dietetics Association: The ADA is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Visit this site often to get timely, science-based food and nutrition information you can trust.

American Geriatrics Society: A professional organization of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults.

American Health Care Association: This association advocates for quality care and services for frail, elderly, and disabled Americans.

American Heart Association: The American Heart Association’s mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

American Lung Association: Organization fighting lung disease in all of its forms, with emphasized attention on asthma, tobacco control, and environmental health.

American Pain Foundation: This foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life of people with pain by raising public awareness, providing practical information, promoting research, and increasing access to effective pain management.

American Society on Aging (ASA): The ASA supports the commitment and enhances the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families.

American Stroke Association: A division of the American Heart Association that is solely focused on research, education, fundraising, and advocacy to help reduce disability and death from stroke.

America’s Health Insurance Plans: AHIP provides a unified voice for the community of health insurance plans. A major policy goal for their members is to expand access to high quality, affordable coverage to all Americans.

Arthritis Foundation: The foundation provides information and tools to help improve the quality of life of arthritis sufferers.

Caring Connections: A program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), this site provides free resources and information to help people make decisions about end-of-life care and services before a crisis.

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA): Resource site for the FCA that addresses the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home.

Geriatric Mental Health Foundation: Explore this site for mental health information for older adults and their families, to find a geriatric psychiatrist, for news of Foundation programs and events, and more.

Hospice Foundation of America: When faced with a life-limiting illness, The Hospice Foundation of America helps patients and their families to understand hospice care and the steps necessary to access this quality end-of-life option.

Medicaid: Learn more about Medicaid.

Medicare: Learn more about the Medicare Program and Medicare Assistance Programs.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys: Provides information, education, networking, and assistance to those who deal with elder care legal services and people with special needs.

National Area Agencies on Aging: The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging’s (n4a) mission is to provide services which make it possible for older individuals to remain in the comfort of their own home.

National Council on the Aging: Dedicated to improving the lives of older Americans.

National Family Caregivers Association: This site supports, empowers, and educates the more than 50 million Americans who care for a chronically ill, elderly, or disabled loved one. NFCA addresses the common needs and concerns of all family caregivers.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: Learn about end-of-life care.

National Organization on Disability: The NOD raises disability awareness through programs and information, ultimately looking to increase participation of disabled individuals in basic life activities.

National Parkinson Foundation: This educational site on Parkinson’s disease supports the foundation’s efforts to improve the quality of care for people with Parkinson’s disease through research, education, and outreach.

National Private Duty Association: The National Private Duty Association (NPDA) is the nation’s first association for providers of private duty home care, including non-medical homecare services. The NPDA leads the industry that cares for people at home through education and advocacy.

National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity & Aging: The National Resource Center promotes active, healthy aging by working to reduce nutrition risk among older adults, especially minorities with health disparities.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s primary agency for protecting the health of all Americans.