Monday, February 13, 2012

Senior Journal Guide to Assistance for Senior Citizens and the Elderly

"The most common mail we receive at is from people seeking information on how to care for an aging relative and from seniors trying to solve their own problems. This is a list of helpful information on the Web."

Help in Your Hometown or State

Most of the problems presented to us by readers need to be solved by local experts. These are links to help find help at home.

Local Help - Eldercare Locator by Administration on Aging

Guide to finding local help with eldercare. You enter your state and zip code (where the senior needs help) and General Help from the U.S. Government 

Caregivers' Resources
Help providing care, benefits, long-distance caregiving, legal matters, support for caregivers...

Consumer Protection for Seniors
Consumer fraud, elder rights, advocates for nursing home residents...

Education, Jobs, and Volunteerism for Seniors
Adult education, AARP working options, Senior Corps...

End-of-Life Issues
Advance directives, estate planning, hospice...

Federal and State Agencies for Seniors
Administration on Aging, Social Security Administration, Veterans' Health Administration...

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Benefits and assistance, health and safety, state resources...

Health for Seniors
Disease, health care facilities, medicare, nutrition...

Housing for Seniors
Reverse mortgages, eldercare, nursing home comparison...

Laws and Regulations Concerning Seniors
Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Medicare Modernization Act, Social Security Act...

Medicare Information for Caregivers

Money and Taxes for Seniors
Investing, tax counseling, estate planning...

Pension plans, benefits calculator, retirement ages...

Travel and Recreation for Seniors
Amtrak senior discount, older drivers, travel tips...a page opens with your nearest contact agency. - Click

Local Help - State Resources for Assistance (State agencies on aging)

Links provided by Health & Human Services to state and regional assistance with Medicare and Medicaid on the Web - Click

Local Help -Need Help with Medicare? It’s available in your state

BEST SOURCE - Every state has a "State Health Insurance Assistance Program" (SHIP). These programs offer free help to Medicare beneficiaries and their families with their health insurance choices and with problems that might arise. Click Here to Home Page. For assistance in your area, Click Here.


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