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Federal Agencies

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

Administration for Community Living
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
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
Provides easy, one-stop access to all online U.S. Federal Government resources.
Provides information on federal healthcare reform.

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

National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information
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
Provides consumer-oriented information on a wide range of health topics important to older adults and their families.

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

Veterans Affairs
Provides information and links to veterans benefits and services.

National Aging Organizations

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
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
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
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.

A medical alert service company, providing trained personal response associates 24 hours a day, to assist subscribers.

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

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

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
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
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
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

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
Provides a detailed resource guide entitled, Eldercare at Home: An FHA Resource for Families Giving Care at Home, prepared by the American Geriatrics Society.
An informative website offering ways to cope with caregiver stress.

Caring Today Magazine
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.

Adult Children of Aging Parents
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
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
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
Provides numerous national website links under “Top Caregiver Picks” and “Resource Directory.”

Medicare site for 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
Provides information and support to family caregivers of the elderly and the professionals who serve them.

National Family Caregivers Association
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
Provides resources and advice on how to organize a group to care for someone who is seriously ill.

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

Well Spouse Foundation
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
Provides information on all areas of community involvement including legislative concerns, community service, fitness, long-term care, and independent living issues.

All About Dignity
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
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
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
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
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
Promotes Osteopathic Principles through patient care, education and research.

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

Colorado State Ombudsman
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
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
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
Provides information on area physicians and consumer information regarding finding a physician.

El Paso County Public Health
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
Provides information on financial scams and fraudulent business practices and investigates consumer complaints.

Memorial Hospital
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
Online resource for community information and service providers.

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

The Pikes Peak Forum for Health Care
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.

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

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  October 14 at 9am
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