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Administration on Aging

The Administration on Aging works to develop a coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps the elderly maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.

A guide to state and local programs – including Medicaid, long-term care, Medicare and insurance counseling and prescription drug assistance – for Alabama seniors.

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.

Closing the Prescription Drug Coverage Gap (PDF)

Information about the Medicare Part D prescription drug “donut hole.” Publications

Search for Medicare-related publications, including “Medicare & You” “Choosing A Medigap Policy” “Medicare Hospice Benefits,” “Your Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home,” and “Your Guide to Medicare’s Preventive Services.”

Physician Compare’s searchable database of health care physicians and other healthcare professionals currently enrolled in Medicare.

Rhode Island Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Elderly (RIPAE)

This fact sheet details who within the Medicare D plan is available for the Rhode Island Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Elderly (RIPAE) program, which subsidizes the cost of prescription drugs based upon income.

Things to think about when you compare Medicare drug coverage

Review a collection of common situations faced by Medicare policy holders who are considering prescription drug coverage.

Your Medicare Benefits (PDF)

68-page U.S. government booklet explains the services and supplies covered under Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B.