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The Ultimate List of Resources for Seniors and Caregivers

All seniors deserve to age with dignity. To get housing, caregiving, healthcare and more, seniors may need support and information. In the spirit of sharing helpful resources for seniors, we’ve put together a list of links for seniors and caregivers. Here you’ll find a diverse range of resources for seniors that cover the main concerns and topics of aging. We hope it helps you and your loved ones get the support you need. 

1. Senior advocacy organizations

These governmental and non-profit organizations offer a full range of resources for seniors. These sites are great to start your search into a senior topic. Each of them has a ton of support articles and programs for seniors.

  • National Council on Aging
  • American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
  • Administration for Community Living
  • National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
  • National Institute on Aging

2. Senior housing

These next resources for seniors are specifically focused on housing. At these links, you’ll find senior housing programs, help finding housing and senior rights when it comes to housing. 

  • National Aging in Place Council 
  • Housing Choice Voucher Program
  • National Directory of Home Modification and Repair Resources
  • Village to Village Network
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Senior Citizens

3. Caregiving support

Caregiving is a priority topic for seniors. Whether you’re a caregiver or you’re looking for caregiving support or services, these resources for seniors will be of help.

  • Family Caregiver Alliance
  • Family Caregivers Online
  • Caregiver Action Network
  • National Family Caregiver Support Program
  • AARP – Caregiving Center

4. Senior healthcare

Healthcare for seniors is a complex issue, especially since many U.S. programs are divided by state. Here you’ll find state-wide healthcare programs, specialized health initiatives and healthcare organizations that support senior needs. 

  • State Departments of Public Health
  • State Health Insurance Assistance Programs
  • PACE
  • LongTermCare.gov
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • National Health Care Association
  • Veterans Affairs Healthcare
  • Health Finder
  • Eldercare Locator
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
  • National Institute on Aging – Health Topics
  • RareDiseases

5. Medicaid & Medicare

Medicaid and Medicare are the cornerstones of senior healthcare, though they’re difficult to understand. Here you’ll get an overview of these programs, plus some advocacy groups to help you navigate them. 

  • Medicare.gov
  • Medicaid.gov
  • Medicare Rights Center
  • Social Security Administration – Medicare Benefits

6. Senior nutrition

Senior malnutrition and food insecurity are both common problems for seniors. To get meal help and nutritional guidance, here are some resources for seniors to get you started. 

  • Meals on Wheels
  • Feeding America
  • FoodSafety.org
  • Eat Right

7. Senior medications 

Medications are also essential to senior living. If you’re a senior who needs medication assistance, these organizations help seniors guarantee their medications. 

  • 211.org
  • RxAssist
  • Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) Program
  • Medisafe Medication Management

8. Senior mental health

Elderly depression and suicide are more common than you may think. These resources for seniors work to reduce loneliness and provide mental health services as needed. 

  • Friendship Line
  • Selfhelp’s Virtual Senior Center
  • Disaster Distress Hotline
  • Suicide Prevention Resource Center
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • American Psychological Association

9. Senior legal rights

Seniors have rights – and these organizations ensure that seniors get the legal resources they need regarding justice, crime, guardianship, advance directives and elder abuse

  • Justice in Aging
  • Elder Justice
  • Law for Seniors
  • Office for Victims of Crime – Crimes Against Older Adults
  • National Guardianship Association
  • MedlinePlus Advance Directives
  • National Center on Elder Abuse

10. Senior finances

These organizations work to reduce senior poverty. If you need financial assistance with utilities, resources about retirement, tax assistance or other types of economic help, here’s a good place to start.

  • BenefitsCheckUp.org
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
  • National Older Worker Career Center 
  • Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement
  • Social Security Association Retirement Benefits
  • Center for Retirement Research
  • USA.gov Retirement
  • AARP – Tax Aide
  • Catholic Charities USA

11. Senior miscellaneous topics

Finally, in this miscellaneous section, you’ll find key resources for seniors, ranging from vaccines to technology and transportation.

  • Vaccines.gov
  • Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network
  • Fall Prevention Center of Excellence
  • Older Adults Technology Services
  • AARP – Personal Technology
  • Center for Disease Control – Physical Activity
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – Older Drivers
  • Office of Disability Employment Policy – Transportation

12. MyCaringPlan

While we may be a bit biased, MyCaringPlan is a great go-to resource center for seniors. Here you can search for senior living options near you, plus articles about senior financial, legal and health information. It’s a great spot to start researching whatever senior topic is on your mind. 

Conclusion

There you have it: our ultimate list of resources for seniors and caregivers. We hope you find what you’re looking for – and more! Be sure to check out My Caring Plan’s resources for seniors as well. All the best!

Sources:

  1. Resources for Senior Citizens and Their Families, National Library Service, www.loc.gov
  2. Health Topics A-Z, National Institute on Aging, www.nia.nih.gov

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