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The Alzheimer’s Association gives tips and resources for caregivers and people with Alzheimer’s on questions that are frequently asked, referrals, support groups, latest research, and local referrals.
The Department on Aging (DOA) has one of the most comprehensive databases on aging. Some of the topics covered are: adult day care; assisted living; caregiving resources; diversity and aging; elder law; health and long term-care costs; low vision; mental health; prescription drugs; reverse mortgages; and much more. This site also provides links to aging-related websites and a directory of government sponsored aging services in each state.
The Maryland Department on Aging (DOA)
protects the rights and quality of life of older persons in Maryland. To meet the needs of senior citizens, the Department administers programs throughout the State, primarily through local "area agencies" on aging. Area agencies administer State and federal funds for local senior citizen programs. These programs include advocacy services, health education, housing, information and referral, in-home services, and nutrition.
AARP’s sites have a wealth of information on a variety of age related topics. Learn the latest and most important legislative issues; research on health and wellness, long term care insurance, retirement planning, Medicare as well as providing links to other useful websites.
ElderWeb is the oldest and largest sourcebook on the web. This is a research site for professionals and family members, includes more than 5,000 on-site and off-site articles about eldercare and long-term care, including legal, financial, medical and housing issues.
Medicare’s official website has an interactive database that includes detailed information on Medicare’s health plan options. There is a feature that allows you to “Comparison shop,” which is a very useful tool in determining the plan that will work best for you. This site also has information about every Medicare and Medicade certified nursing home in the country.
The Federal Consumer Information Center site will provide you with hundreds of consumer publications that you can read or order online. This is an excellent resource to learn more about Social Security and Medicare.
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