This listing presents federal web sites that offer valuable information on a range of critical eldercare issues.
2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people across the U.S. and in many parts of Canada find the local resources they need. We’re here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Topics include Health, Crisis, Emergencies and Disasters, Food, House and Utilities, Human Trafficking, Jobs and Employment, Reentry and Veterans. Search by zip code, city or state.
Eldercare Locator is a pubic service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. It connects you to services for older adults and their families. Search on many topics to include Adult Day Care, Alzheimer’s Disease, Abuse Prevention, Food & Nutrition, Health Insurance, Legal Assistance, Long Term Care, Transportation, plus much more. You can also call 800-677-1116.
U.S. Administration on Aging
This site contains a wide array of information on older persons and services for the elderly. Several resource rooms focusing on such topics as Alzheimer’s Disease and caregiving are available. You can also call 202-619-0724
The official U.S. gateway to all government information. Learn about the nationwide emergency alert system. Find unclaimed money the governement owes me. Find a government job. Get information on voting and elections. Find benefits, grants and loans. Plus much more! Phone: 1-800-FED-INFO
ADEAR Center is a current, comprehensive, unbiased source of information about Alzheimer’s Disease. The ADEAR Center is operated as a service of the National Institute on Aging. 1-800-438-4380.
Cancer Information Service
The Cancer Information Service (CIS), a program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), provides the latest and most accurate cancer information to patients, their families, the public, and health professionals. 1-800-4-CANCER
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Managing someone else’s money. To help financial caregivers, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released easy-to-understand guides. Each guide contains information on the fiduciary’s responsibilities and tips on how to spot financial exploitation and avoid scams. Also, each guide includes a “Where to go for help” section with a listing of relevant agencies and service providers.
Disability.gov is a comprehensive Federal website of disability-related government resources. Included topics include Benefits, Civil Rights, Community Life, Education, and Employment, Emergency Preparedness, Health, Housing, Techology, and Transportation.
Find helpful resources to prevent and respond to elder abuse. There mission is to combat elder abuse and financial exploitation, encourage reporting abuse, and educate the public to make America safer for all.
FDA for Older People
FDA has numerous articles, brochures and other publications with information for older people on a wide range of health issues, including arthritis, cancer, health fraud, and nutrition. 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332)
Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, is designed to help adults 50+ fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life.
This site is the official government benefits website. It is a free, confidential tool that helps individuals find government benefits they may be eligible to receive.
Guide to Long Term Care for Veterans
The VHA offers many long term care services to Veterans enrolled in its health care system. Find out about our programs, get tools, or learn how to stay healthy as you age.
Healthfinder provides links to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, websites and support and self-help groups, as well as government agencies and nonprofit organizations for seniors and others.
This site provides information related to housing options for seniors including information on HUD housing programs. This includes homes, apartments and protecting yourself from housing discrimination and reverse mortgage scams.
This site contains general information on the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare.
National Center for Elder Abuse
This site provides resources on elder abuse prevention, including information on reporting a suspected case of elder abuse.
This site provides aging-related health information easily assessable for adults 60 and over.
Nursing Home Compare
The primary purpose of this tool is to provide detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.
A federal resource that provides easy access to all online federal government information on nutrition.
The Senior Corps
Senior Corps is a network of programs that tap the experience, skills, and talents of older citizens to meet community challenges through its three programs: Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and RSVP (the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program). 800-424-8867
Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration toll-free number operates from 7AM to 7PM, Monday to Friday. Recorded information and services are available 24 hours a day. The website contains a wealth of information and resources including on-line databases and publications. 800-772-1213
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
This site provides information on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, including eligibility and application information. 703-305-2286
The State Department offers travel tips and provides special tips for older Americans traveling abroad. Emergency Phone: 1-888-407-4747
Information on VA benefits and services. 1-800-827-1000
Veterans Crisis Line
Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves. 1-800-273-8255, press 1