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Federal Agencies

Administration on Aging
www.aoa.gov
Provides information about AoA programs, resources for practitioners who serve the aging, statistical information, and consumer information.

Administration for Community Living

www.acl.gov
Provides information about ACL programs, resources for older adults, adults with disabilities and their families and caregivers.  Is the new, evolving face of the Administration on Aging.

Caregiver Support/ Information
www.medicare.gov/caregivers/
Provides information useful to caregivers including Help with Medicare billing, navigating and understanding Medicare, care giving options and getting support and help from others.

FirstGov for Seniors
www.usa.gov
Provides easy, one-stop access to all online U.S. Federal Government resources.

HealthCare.gov
www.healthcare.gov
Provides information on federal healthcare reform.

Medicare
www.medicare.gov
Provides detailed information about Medicare, Medicare health plans, discount pharmaceutical programs, nursing home quality, and much more.

National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information
www.longtermcare.gov
This resource is primarily intended as an information and planning resource for individuals who don’t yet require long-term care. It includes information on services and financing options that can be helpful to all individuals.

National Institutes of Health
www.nih.gov
Provides consumer-oriented information on a wide range of health topics important to older adults and their families.

Social Security Administration
www.socialsecurity.gov
Provides information on retirement, disability, survivors, and supplemental security income benefits.

Veterans Affairs
www.va.gov
Provides information and links to veterans benefits and services.

National Aging Organizations

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
www.aarp.org
Provides extensive information and resources for adults over age 50; advocates on legislative, consumer, and legal issues; assists members to serve their communities; and offers a wide range of unique benefits, special products, and services for members.

Benefits CheckUp
www.benefitscheckup.org
Provides an online questionnaire that helps older Americans and their families identify the specific federal and state public assistance programs that may improve their quality of life.

Eldercare Locator
www.eldercare.gov
Provides contact information and location of the area agency on aging for any zip code in the country via the Internet or toll-free telephone service.

Lifeline
www.lifelinesys.com/content/home
A medical alert service company, providing trained personal response associates 24 hours a day, to assist subscribers.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
www.naela.org/
A nonprofit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families.

National Alzheimer's Association
www.alz.org/
A voluntary health organization dedicated to finding preventions, treatments and, eventually, a cure for Alzheimer's dementia.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
www.n4a.org
Serves as the umbrella organization for the country’s 655 area agencies on aging (AAAs). Operates the Eldercare Locator and publishes a directory of all AAAs in the country.

National Council on the Aging
www.ncoa.org
Promotes the dignity, self-determination and well being of older persons through a wide variety of services and programs. NCOA primarily works with community organizations and professionals to help them enhance the lives of older persons. Operates the Benefits CheckUp program.

Paying for Senior Care
www.payingforseniorcare.com
Provides benefit and eligibility information on long-term care resources, including federal programs and outside financial resources such as veterans' pensions and reverse mortgages. Site includes a resource locator tool.

National Caregiver Resources

AARP
www.aarp.org
Provides helpful information on caregiving for a spouse, an aging parent, or a grandchild. Search “caregiver” and “grandparents” from home page.

AGS Foundation for Health
www.healthinaging.org
Provides a detailed resource guide entitled, Eldercare at Home: An FHA Resource for Families Giving Care at Home, prepared by the American Geriatrics Society.

Caregiversstress.com
www.caregiverstress.com/
An informative website offering ways to cope with caregiver stress.


Caring Today Magazine
www.caringtoday.com/
A website providing readers with straight talk and sound advice on all the issues they face in providing care for family and/or aging parents.

Children of Aging Parents
www.caps4caregivers.org
Assists caregivers of the elderly or chronically ill with reliable information, referrals and support, and works to heighten public awareness that the health of the family caregivers is essential to ensure quality care of the nation's growing elderly population.

Family Caregiver Alliance
www.caregiver.org
Addresses the needs of families and friends providing long-term care by developing services, advocating for public and private support, conducting research and educating the public.

Family Caregiving
familycaregiving101.org/
A website designed to provide caregivers with the basic tools, skills and information they need to protect their own physical and mental health while they provide high quality care for their loved one.

Linda Rhodes Caregiving
www.lindarhodes.com
Provides numerous national website links under “Top Caregiver Picks” and “Resource Directory.”

Medicare site for Caregivers
www.medicare.gov/caregivers/
Helps connect caregivers to Medicare resources, including specific information about billing help, navigating Medicare and getting help and care options.

National Alliance for Caregiving
www.caregiving.org
Provides information and support to family caregivers of the elderly and the professionals who serve them.

National Family Caregivers Association
www.nfcacares.org
Provides information, education, support, validation, public awareness, advocacy, and strives to minimize the disparity between a caregiver's quality of life and that of mainstream Americans.

Share the Care
sharethecare.org/
Provides resources and advice on how to organize a group to care for someone who is seriously ill.

Strength for Caring
strengthforcaring.com/
A thorough on-line resource for caregivers and caregiving information.

Well Spouse Foundation
www.wellspouse.org
Provides support to spouses and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled through monthly support groups, online chat rooms, and newsletters. 

State and Regional Resources

AARP Colorado State Office
www.aarp.org/co
Provides information on all areas of community involvement including legislative concerns, community service, fitness, long-term care, and independent living issues.

All About Dignity
www.allaboutdignity.com/
All About Dignity offers classes teaching skills to caregivers who wish to care for loved ones with special physical needs at home.  Also helps to prepare attendees to move into the health field as Personal Care Providers (PCPs).

Alzheimer’s Assn.-Colorado Chapter
www.alzco.org
Provides family support groups, educational meetings, a newsletter and other publications, short-term family counseling, and 24/7 telephone HELPLINE for caregivers, 800-272-3900.

Colorado Department of Human Services
mandatoryreporting.articulate-online.com
Accesses on-line mandatory reporting training for professionals wishing to be up-to-date on legislation taking effect on July 1, 2014, regarding the mandatory reporting of suspected abuse or neglect of elders (anyone 70 or older).

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
www.cdphe.state.co.us/hf/
The Health Facilities Division provides qualitative information on area adult day care centers, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities including descriptions of any complaints and how they were resolved.

Colorado Division of Insurance
www.dora.state.co.us/insurance
Provides information on licensed insurance practitioners. Provides detailed information about Medicare, Medicare supplemental insurance, Medicare HMOs, Medicaid, and long-term care insurance policies available in the state as a service of the Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program, Colorado Division of Insurance.

Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation
http://www.csof.org/
Promotes Osteopathic Principles through patient care, education and research.

Colorado Springs Senior Center
www.springsgov.com
Provides opportunities for quality of life experiences for adults age 55 and older by implementing diverse and inclusive programs.

Colorado State Ombudsman
www.thelegalcenter.org
Provides statewide education and assistance in the investigation and resolution of issues and problems regarding long-term care in skilled and assisted living facilities for residents, their families, and the community.

CU Aging Center
www.uccs.edu/~agingcenter
Offers specialized counseling services that assist family members and friends of older persons in effectively coping with the social, psychological, and emotional impact of caregiving.

El Paso County Bar Association - Lawyer Referral
www.elpasocountybar.org
Provides names of attorneys with experience in the desired specialty area. The first in-office consultation with an attorney is $20.00 for half an hour. Subsequent fees are negotiated with the attorney.

El Paso County Medical Society
www.epcms.org
Provides information on area physicians and consumer information regarding finding a physician.

El Paso County Public Health
http://www.elpasocountyhealth.org/
Provides education and health promotion activities, direct clinical care, and other disease prevention services to the citizens of El Paso County.

ElderWatch - Colorado Consumer Line
http://hotline.aarpelderwatch.org/public/home.html
Provides information on financial scams and fraudulent business practices and investigates consumer complaints.

Memorial Hospital
www.memorialhealthsystem.com
Provides access to current information on physicians, health issues, fitness, specific diseases, and research medications. Continuing education training classes are listed and open to the public on a space available basis.

Network of Care for Seniors and People with Disabilitie
www.pikespeak.co.networkofcare.org/aging
Online resource for community information and service providers.

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
www.penrosestfrancis.org
Provides access to information on physicians, hospital services and programs, and health and wellness issues and classes.

The Pikes Peak Forum for Health Care
www.pikespeakforum.org
A local organization providing education and information on end-of-life decision making, use of the MOST form, and advance care planning. The website includes the booklet, "Decisions about the End of Life: help for those who must decide," a locally developed guideline for end-of-life decisions. The website also has links to local, state and national resources for advance care planning/end-of-life decision making.

PILLAR
www.visitpillar.org
Serves as a lifelong learning institute by offering enriched educational opportunities and stimulating classes, tours, trips, and strolls.

 

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