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An extensive guide to caregiving issues affecting seniors and their families, presented by Barbara E. Friesner, a recognized author, educator and consultant on senior care issues.

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.

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. 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.

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 Caregiver Alliance

Family Caregiver Alliance is a public voice for caregivers, illuminating the daily challenges they face, offering them the assistance they so desperately need and deserve, and championing their cause through education, services, research and advocacy.

Family Transition Blog

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

Help for Texans

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

In-home services

The Utah Department of Human Services provides this list of  services that may be available, such as homemaker, chores, adult day care); eligibility and contact information.

Insurance Programs (Utah Department of Human Services)

This site provides an overview of Medicare A, Medicare B, supplements to Medicare, downloadable supplemental insurance, home- and community-based waivers, low-income Medicare beneficiary program, qualified Medicare beneficiary program, and long-term care insurance.

Iowa’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program

Iowa’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program – can provide answers to questions on Medicare, Medicare supplement insurance, long term care insurance and other health insurance issues.

Long Term Care Ombudsman

A service that aids Arkansas nursing home residents.

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

South Carolina’s program to advocate for residents in long term care facilities.

Long-Term Care Insurance

This web page, found on the Pennsylvania Insurance Department’s web site, provides detailed information about long-term care in Pennsylvania, including FAQs, a list of insurance companies selling long-term care plans, information about Pennsylvania’s Act 51 (granting the right to appeal an insurance company’s determination when a benefit trigger is not met), and other consumer resources.

Long-term ombudsman

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) seeks resolution to problems and advocates for the rights of residents of Utah long-term care facilities. This site enables you to find an ombudsmen near you. 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

This state-wide toll-free number provided by the Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care, can help you evaluate your Medicare supplemental insurance and clarify many other related, and sometimes confusing, issues

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 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.

State Health Insurance Assistance Programs in West Virginia

This site links to programs providing information about Medicare benefits, Medicare supplement insurance companies, supplement plans and monthly rate comparisons, long-term care insurance plans, and help with Medicare costs.


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