Helpful Links to Government Resources for Seniors and Caregivers

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Need more information or resources for seniors or caregivers? Look no further. Below is an alphabetically organized list of government resources.

Administration for Community Living (ACL)

This website offers information on programs for older adults and people with disabilities. It can be a helpful resource for families and caregivers looking for services to help their loved one and/or person they are caring for.

Website: https://www.acl.gov/
Phone: 202-619-0724

Alzheimers.gov

Operating as a service of the National Institute on Aging, this website provides information on Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias.

Website: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/alzheimers
Phone: 1-800-438-4380

Cancer Information Service (CIS)

As a program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Cancer Information Service (CIS) provides the latest information and research on cancer. They are available as a resource for cancer patients, their family & friends, health professionals, researchers, or anyone with cancer-related questions.

Website: https://www.cancer.gov/contact/contact-center
Phone: 1-800-4-CANCER

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

As a U.S. government agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides resources for financial caregivers that are in charge of managing someone else’s money.

Website: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/consumer-tools/managing-someone-elses-money/

Elder Justice

The United States Department of Justice provides helpful resources to identify, prevent, and respond to elder abuse and financial fraud targeted at seniors.

Website: https://www.elderjustice.gov
Responding to Elder Abuse in Your State: https://www.justice.gov/elderjustice/responding-elder-abuse-your-state

Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Tips for Seniors

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) offers information for seniors and additional resources to better understand medication use and safety.

Website: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-information-consumers/tips-seniors
Phone: 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332)

Go4Life

Go4Life is a health program created by the National Institute on Aging at NIH to encourage older adults 50+ to engage in exercise and physical activity. This website contains numerous articles on how to get started with exercise, stay motivated and fit, along with other information on physical wellness and safety.

Website: https://go4life.nia.nih.gov/

GovBenefits.gov

GovBenefits.gov is a confidential online resource that helps individuals find federal benefits that they may be eligible for.

Website: https://www.benefits.gov/

Healthfinder

A resource offered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Healthfinder provides links to online publications and information on any health-related topics.

Website: https://healthfinder.gov/

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

A resource offered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, this website provides information regarding housing options for yourself, an aging parent, relative or friend as well as resources to speak to a housing counselor to answer any questions.

Website: https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/information_for_senior_citizens

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides resources to assist families manage their energy costs.

Website: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ocs/programs/liheap

Long Term Care for Veterans

The Veterans Affairs provides a guide for Geriatrics and Extended care with information about long term care options, assistance for caregivers, and more.

Website: https://www.va.gov/GERIATRICS/Guide/LongTermCare/index.asp

Medi-Cal (California Health Insurance for Low Income Elderly)

This is the official website for individuals enrolled or looking to enroll with Medi-Cal. It provides information on eligibility, benefits, reimbursement, helpful contacts, and more.

Website: https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/Pages/default.aspx

Medicare.gov

This is the official U.S. Government website for individuals enrolled or looking to enroll with Medicare. It provides information on eligibility, benefits, reimbursement, helpful contacts, and more.

Website: https://www.medicare.gov/

National Center for Elder Abuse (NCEA)

The National Center for Elder Abuse (NCEA) offers information and resources on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation to professionals and the public. You can report suspected mistreatment and find educational materials to learn more about policies and legal protections.

Website: https://ncea.acl.gov/

National Institute on Aging

The National Institute of Health offers resources through the National Institute on Aging for articles and resources related to aging and caregiving.

Website: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health

Nursing Home Compare

This website allows individuals to research and get more information about every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing homes, home health services, hospice care, hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long term care hospitals, dialysis facilities, and doctors & clinicians in the United States.

Website: https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html?

Nutrition.gov

This website is sponsored by the USDA and provides information about nutrition and healthy eating choices.

Website: https://www.nutrition.gov

The Senior Corps

This website provides more information on AmeriCorps Seniors, a volunteer opportunity for individuals 55 and older, to support their neighbors and make a difference in their community.

Website: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/senior-corps
Phone: 1-800-424-8867

Social Security Administration

This website for the Social Security Administration provides information and resources for accessing your Social Security and preparing for retirement. 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.

Website: https://www.ssa.gov/ Phone: 1-800-772-1213

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

This website provides information on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a government nutrition benefits that helps supplement the food budget of needy families.

Website: https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap
Phone: 703-305-2286

Travel.State.gov

The U.S Department of State offers travel tips and safety & security information for older Americans traveling abroad.

Website: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/go/older-traveler.html
Emergency Phone: 1-888-407-4747

USA.gov

This is the official website for information on all U.S. government services.

Website: https://www.usa.gov/
Phone: 1-800-FED-INFO

Veterans Administration

This is the official website for information on Veterans Affairs benefits and services.

Website: https://www.va.gov/
Phone: 1-800-827-1000