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Adult Protective Services

This program works on behalf of elderly Arkansas residents who may become the victims of neglect or abuse, or have dementia and neglect their own needs.

Aging Disability Resources Centers by County (West Virginia)

Links to ADRC’s, which  provide information on Medicare-funded programs, their benefits, assistance determining eligibility and enrolling. Includes Medicare Savings Programs and extra help with Medicare Part D  costs. Also connection to other aging services in West Virginia.

Aging Services providers by West Virginia county

Directory of aging services programs such as Medicare counseling, homemaker services, discounted meals, in-home respite care.

Aging Solutions

Aging Solutions provides information to help caregivers find reliable information quickly, providing advice, a variety of articles, symptoms of major conditions, comprehensive checklists, a glossary of terms, and links to key resources.

Alabama Department of Senior Services

This is an online document that contains links to the Alabama State Health Insurance Program, (SHIIP) and the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP).

Alaska – Kaiser State Health Facts

Information about Alaska’s aged and disabled Medicare beneficiaries, such as enrollment, demographics (age, gender, race/ethnicity), spending, other sources of health coverage, managed care participation, and use of services.

Alzheimer’s Association – Medicare and Medicaid

The Alzheimer’s Association provides a collection Medicare-related links as well as links to care providers and related financial matters.

American Eldercare Research Organization – Resource Locator Tools

American Eldercare Research Organization provides a Resource Locator Tools that helps families and caregivers find the means to pay for and reduce the cost of long term care for their loved ones.

Area Agencies on Aging directory – Utah

Directory of Area Agencies on Aging by location in Utah. Includes contact information. Area Agencies on Aging help link seniors to aging services and help determine eligibility.

Area aging services – Virginia Navigator

Search by keyword and zip code for specific services to include: assistive technology, bill paying services, caregiver support, credit counseling, health care and insurance, homemaker/chore/companion services, Medicaid and other state programs, nutrition/food assistance, respite care, personal care, self advocacy.

Avoiding Medicare Fraud

A federal government site devoted to fighting Medicare fraud and including links to tools, videos, press materials, and contact numbers for reporting Medicare fraud.

AZ Links Screening Tool

Fill out this online form, answer 13 questions and find out what services are available to older Arizonans and disabled adults. was launched in an effort to provide citizens with easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs. The program’s mission is to reduce the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government while increasing citizen access to government benefit information. The site’s core function is the eligibility prescreening questionnaire or “Benefit Finder.” Answers to the questionnaire are used to evaluate a visitor’s situation and compare it with the eligibility criteria for more than 1,000 Federally-funded benefit and assistance programs. Each program description provides citizens with the next steps to apply for any benefit program of interest.

California Health Advocates

CHA is a non-profit organization dedicated to Medicare advocacy and education for Californians.Its web site provides information about Medicare benefits and long-term care for people who live in California.

California Health Advocates

This a non-profit organization is dedicated to Medicare advocacy and education, providing information about Medicare benefits and long-term care for people who live in California. is a resource that offers insights, information and inspiration to family caregivers. The web site was listed as one of the best resources on the Internet for family caregivers by Modern Maturity magazine, the publication of American Association of Retired Persons, and as a resource for seniors in Business Week magazine.

Case Management Agencies in West Virginia

The west Viginia Bureau of Senior Services provides a directory of aging services programs that address issues such as nutrition, home-based care, basic living needs, and referral to Medicare-funded senior services.


Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc.

The Center for Medicare Advocacy is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that focuses on the needs of individuals eligible for Medicare by providing education, advocacy and legal assistance.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The official site of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provides a wealth of information about Medicare and Medicaid programs as well as a variety of related topics, including updates on health reform.

Colorado Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program

Colorado Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides free counseling for Medicare beneficiaries with questions about Medicare.

Congress of California Seniors

The Congress of California Seniors focuses on legislative and consumer issues that impact older adults and serves as a major progressive voice for seniors, their families and their communities.

Connecticut CHOICES Program

Connecticut CHOICES Program – provides free counseling for Medicare beneficiaries with questions.

Directory by county of Aging and Disability Resource Centers

Link to centers that provide information on local services and resources like in-home care, respite, senior and low-income housing, counseling on long-term care options, financial assistance with Medicare, Medicaid and other financial support, as well as help determining eligibility and enrolling. Medicare-funded programs, their benefits, assistance determining eligibility and enrolling.

Disability Benefit Specialist Program

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services Disability Benefit Specialist Program answers questions and solves problems related to Medicare, Social Security, health insurance and other public and private benefits for people with disabilities.

Division of Health Care Financing and Policy – Medicaid

Division of Health Care Financing and Policy – Medicaid works in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to assist in providing quality medical care for eligible individuals and families with low incomes and limited resources.

Elder Care: First Steps

Elder Care: First Steps – Caring for an aging parent, elderly spouse, domestic partner or close friend presents tough challenges. Often, you’re not sure of the next step, or even the first step. Aging Parents and Elder Care can help you in a variety of ways.

Elder Care: Planning for the Financial Costs of Caregiving

A worksheet from the University of Wisconsin that helps families estimate caregiving expenses and plan for the financial expenses of caregiving.

Family Transition Blog

A regular blog that provides commentary, resources and tips for Baby Boomers and their aging parents.

Get Your Medicare Questions Answered

A list of important health care phone numbers, including the Medicare main number, Medicare counseling, state assistance, Social Security, benefits information, fraud inquiries and more

Guide to Buying Medicare Supplement and Advantage Plans (PDF)

This guide, from Rhode Island’s Department of Human Services, helps consumers decide what health coverage fits them best, and provides an overview of Medicare plans, benefits, out-of-pocket costs, etc.

Help for Texans

Contacts to help Texas residents locate Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) in their area.

Help with Medical and Drug Costs

Find financial assistance to help pay for medical costs through programs that include Medicaid, MSPs (Medical Savings Programs), SPAPs (State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs, and Extra Help /Low-Income Subsidy.

I-CARE Brochure

Details on the Insurance Counseling Assistance and Referrals for Elders program, a government health insurance counseling service for individuals seeking information about South Carolina health insurance programs.

Insurance Counseling Assistance and Referrals for Elders (I-CARE)

Educates and assists South Carolina Medicare beneficiaries, those eligible for Medicare, and caregivers about Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap, pharmacy assistance programs, and other issues related to health insurance benefits.

Insurance Resource for Medicare Beneficiaries

A guide to Medicare resources in Texas, compiled by the Texas Department of Insurance. Includes information about prescription drug coverage, Medicare fraud, Medicare Advantage, and other counseling information.

Long Term Care Ombudsman

A service that aids Arkansas nursing home residents.

Medicare & You Handbook 2010 (PDF)

The official U.S. government Medicare consumer handbook.

Medicare Advantage Resource Page (Texas Department of Insurance)

The Texas Department of Insurance guide to Medicare Advantage in Texas, including information about beneficiary rights and consumer tips.

Medicare Help in Vermont

This site lists all Vermont Area Agencies on Aging and provides contact information. Area Agencies on Aging help seniors locate Medicare programs, determine eligibility and enroll. Also provided educational programs on enrolling in Medicare including Medicare Part D.


Medicare in Nevada

SHIP Volunteers offer FREE one-on-one assistance-and-counseling with respect to many problems seniors encounter regarding Medicare, supplemental health insurance and long-term care options.

Medicare information from California State Department of Aging

State government resources for Californians needing help with Medicare and other government health insurance programs on federal, state and local levels.

Medicare information from California State Department of Aging

State government resources for Californians needing help with Medicare and other government health insurance programs on federal, state and local levels.

Medicare Part A and B

General information and contacts for South Carolina Medicare recipients.

Medicare Physician and Healthcare Provider Directory’s searchable database of health care providers.

Medicare Rights Center

Medicare Rights CenterThe Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives. is the U.S. government’s compendium of Medicare-related information, including up-to-date information about Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medigap, Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage and beyond.

Medigap Helpline/SHIP

The Medigap Helpline is a free counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries, answering beneficiary questions. The site also offers information about Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D), Medicare supplemental insurance, and other heath insurance information.

National Clearinghouse for Long Term Care

A site that provides information and resources to help families plan for long-term care needs.

National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information

The National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information was developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide information and resources to help seniors and their families plan for future long-term care (LTC) needs.

National Council on Aging

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. Our mission is to improve the lives of older Americans.

National Family Caregiver Support Program

This site offers information related to all aspects of aging, including "elders" and "caregivers" pages that provide information and assistance on supportive services available in the community.

National Family Caregivers Association

The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age.

Partners for Health Insurance

South Carolina’s program to provide Medicare coverage to children 18 and under who live in families with income at or below 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Level

Senior Health Insurance Benefit Advisors Program

Senior Health Insurance Benefit Advisors Program – services for Idaho citizens on Medicare.

Senior Health Insurance Information Program

An Arkansas health insurance information program that provides free one-on-one counseling, education, and information to individuals with Medicare of all ages. is a comprehensive source of housing information and services for seniors and their caregivers.

Shopper’s Guide for Health Insurance for Senior Citizens

This section of the Alabama Department of Insurance Web site provides information about Medicare supplement insurance (Medigap) and long-term care insurance for Alabama’s senior citizens. The site includes a list of plan providers and plan details.

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA)

Directory of SHIBA advisors throughout Washington State who provide information about Medicare health care coverage and access. Access to Insurance Consumer Hotline to assist with questions or complaints, locate health insurance polices, and refer the uninsured and underinsured to other options.

Virginia Department for the Aging

Maps to locate aging services center in Virginia by county. These organizations connect you with a range of aging services to help you remain independent or for other long-term care supports.

West Virginia’s Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs)

Links to local areas agencies on aging for access to aging services, including Medicare funded programs and contact information for advocacy for Medicare beneficiaries.


Wisconsin’s Prescription Drug Assistance Program

Prescription drug assistance for Wisconsin residents 65 years of age or older, including Medicare beneficiaries. Description of plan benefits, eligibility information and an application form.

Your Medicare Rights

A brief, bullet-point guide to what people covered by Medicare have a right to do and ask for from their providers, what health services they have guaranteed access to, etc. The list is written by Healthcentric Advisors, a Rhode-Island based non-profit providing consulting, education, resources and quality improvement services in the healthcare industry.

‘Medicare Man’ Questions and Answers

This section of the Arkansas Insurance Department site answers Medicare-related questions sent in by Medicare beneficiaries.

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