Government Agencies – National Resources

Medicare
Government Site for People with Medicare, for the latest information on Medicare enrollment, benefits, and other helpful tools.
www.medicare.gov

Medicaid
Medicaid assists with health and long-term care coverage and is mutually funded by the federal and state governments.  See the Medicaid site for your state below.
http://www.medicaid.gov/

Social Security
The Official Website of the U.S. Social Security Administration.
www.ssa.gov

All government benefits
Your pathway to government benefits.
www.benefits.gov

Veterans Benefits
As one of three administrations within VA, the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), in partnership with the Veterans Health Administration and the National Cemetery Administration, provides benefits and services to Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families in recognition of their service to the Nation.
www.benefits.va.gov

AOA Eldercare Locator
Welcome to the Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families. You can also reach us at 1-800-677-1116.
www.eldercare.gov

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Reducing the burden of neurological disease.
www.ninds.nih.gov

National Institute of Health (NIH)
NIH is the nation’s medical research agency—supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health. A part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
www.nih.gov

NIH Medline Plus
A service of the National Library of Medicine and NIH.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/medlineplus.html

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
STEADI program for Falls Prevention
CDC’s Injury Center created the STEADI Tool Kit for health care providers who see older adults in their practice who are at risk of falling or who may have fallen in the past. The STEADI Tool Kit gives health care providers the information and tools they need to assess and address their older patients’ fall risk.
http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/Falls/steadi/index.html

National Adult Day Association
NADSA advances the national development, recognition and use of adult day services. Adult day services is peace of mind.  Adult day services provide a coordinated program of professional and compassionate services for adults in a community-based group setting.
http://www.nadsa.org/

The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics
Focused on the issues and needs of the more than 1,200 Free and Charitable Clinics and the people they serve in the United States.
http://www.nafcclinics.org/

NC Association of Free Clinics
www.ncfreeclinics.org

National Elder Law Foundation
The National Elder Law Foundation is the only national organization certifying practitioners of elder and special needs law. NELF’s Certified Elder Law Attorney designation is itself certified by the American Bar Association.
www.nelf.org

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Professional association of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to seniors and people with special needs.
www.naela.org