Resources

RESOURCES

At Shadow Hills we are committed to helping others understand issues affecting the elderly. The following resources will take you to additional web sites which offer useful information about senior care and assisted living.

GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

Medicare Hotline
www.medicare.gov
1-800-638-6833

Social Security Administration (SSA)
www.ssa.gov
1-800-772-1213

Veterans Administration
www.va.gov
1-800-827-1000
The federal VA system offers benefits to veterans. Aid and Attendance Program is a benefit available to veterans, their spouses, or widows to help offset some of the cost of nursing homes, assisted living and personal care in the home. The Web site offers a full range of benefits, eligibility and contact information. To apply for veteran aid go to www.veteranaid.org/apply.php.

Administration on Aging
www.aoa.gov
This federal agency acts as a hub of all government aging services and provides a network of state and area agencies on aging.

Access America for Seniors
www.seniors.gov
A one-stop site featuring government and agency services for seniors.

Healthfinder
www.healthfinder.gov
A gateway to consumer health and human services info from the U.S.Department of Health and Human Services. The Web site offers a directory of services and links to agencies and databases.

National Institutes of Health
www.nih.gov
A major hub site for health information via Medline. Hosts National Institutes of Aging, Mental Health, and Cancer.

CAREGIVING RESOURCES

Elderweb
www.elderweb.com
The “grand daddy” of aging information web sites, resources and news.

The Senior Source (Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas)
www.theseniorsource.org
214-823-5700
Provides education and advocacy for older adults and caregivers. Excellent information and referral service with community resources and issues related to care planning. Provides Nursing Home and Assisted Living Ombudsman Program.

Senior Law
www.seniorlaw.com
An excellent source on a wide range of legal needs and issues of seniors

National Alliance for Caregiving
www.caregiving.org
Resource information, caregiving advice, reports, fact sheets, links, and news.

National Family Caregivers Association
www.nfcacares.org
National charitable organization for caregivers. Provides information, education, support and advocacy.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
www.aarp.org
1-800-424-3410
The largest aging consumer group in the country

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
www.caremanager.org
Resource information and U.S. directory of care managers you can contact

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Alzheimer’s Association
www.alz.org
1-800-272-3900

American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org
1-800-227-2345

American Diabetes Association
www.diabetes.org
1-800-342-2383

American Heart Association
www.americanheart.org
1-800-242-8721

American Lung Association
www.lungusa.org
1-800-586-4872

Arthritis Foundation
www.arthritis.org
1-800-283-7800

Lighthouse National Center for Vision and Aging
www.lighthouse.org
1-800-334-5497

National Association for Continence
www.nafc.org
1-800-252-3337

National Institute of Mental Health
www.nimh.nih.gov

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
www.ninds.nih.gov
1-800-352-9424

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
www.nationalmssociety.org

National Stroke Association
www.stroke.org
1-800-787-6537

American Hospice Foundation
www.americanhospice.org
1-202-223-0204