Resources

Organizations

AARP
An organization for people age 50 and older providing information and education, advocacy, community services and special products.

The Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center
Information about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging.

Arthritis Foundation

American Diabetes Association

Healthfinder
A government web site that provides links to numerous health related resources on the Internet.

Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance
A State Office for the Aging program of free health insurance information, counseling and assistance on Medicare, managed care, Medigap insurance and long term care insurance.

Medicare Information
This site, the official U.S. government website for Medicare information, contains a variety of pamphlets and other publications.

National Family Caregivers Association
Information and education; support and validation; public awareness and advocacy for America’s family caregivers.

National Library of Medicine
The largest medical library, providing access to medical journal articles, abstracts and information on a wide variety of health topics.

New York State Partnership for LTC
A unique and innovative state-sponsored program that combines private long-term care insurance and Medicaid to help New Yorkers prepare for the possibility of needing nursing home or home care.

RXLIST

Parkinson’s Disease

Seniornet
An international community of seniors who use computers.

Senior Citizen’s Resource Guide
A State Office for the Aging guide to the extensive range of New York State programs and services available to help older New Yorkers remain healthy and active in their communities.

Social Security Administration
This U.S. government site allows users to request their individual statements, get publications on benefits, and receive other information.

NYS Government

Assembly
The home page of the NYS Assembly, providing access to a variety of services including bill status and retrieval, press releases, reports, and explanations of the legislative process.

Department of Health
DOH’s site includes directory services, vital records, and information for providers, physicians, consumers and researchers on various topics.

New York State
New York’s official web page provides links to the Governor’s web page and various state government resources.

Office for the Aging
This web site includes information on several programs and services administered through the Office for the Aging, including funding for social model adult day care services.

Senate
The home page of the NYS Senate, providing access to a variety of services including bill status and retrieval, press releases, reports, and explanations of the legislative process.

Federal Government

Administration on Aging
Part of the Department of Health and Human Services that supports a nationwide aging network consisting of “meals on wheels,” transportation, at-home services and ombudsman services.

American Society on Aging

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The agency provides a system of health surveillance to monitor and prevent outbreak of diseases. The web site includes national health statistics and information on ongoing research.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CMS is the agency within the Department of Health and Human Services that administers the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The CMS Web site includes news and technical information.

Office of Inspector General
The Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services investigates alleged Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse.

U.S. Census Bureau
The Census Bureau, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, provides access to a wealth of demographic and economic information at the national, state and local level.

White House
The official site of the White House provides a variety of briefing materials including recent press releases and statistics, and includes a directory of federal government agencies and services.

Other Associations

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
AAHSA represents not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing high-quality health care, housing and services to the nation’s elderly. Its membership consists of over 5,000 not-for-profit nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, senior housing facilities, assisted living and community services. NYAHSA is AAHSA’s state affiliate in New York.

AAHSA Affiliated State Associations
This page from the AAHSA web site lists the AAHSA affiliated state associations throughout the country, and provides links and other contact information.

American Medical Association
The AMA site provides information on the medical field, including abstracts from the Journal of the American Medical Association, American Medical News and the Archives of Internal Medicine.

American Nurses Association

Empire State Association of Assisted Living
An association representing the Assisted Living Industry and promoting the interests of providers and residents.

Home Care Association of New York State: www.hcanys.org

Other Long Term Care-Related Sites

American Geriatrics Society
The AGS, with an active membership of over 6,000 health care professionals, is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults.

Caregiver Job Clearinghouse
AAHSA/DOL/AHCA employee recruitment Web site.

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
JCAHO is the nation’s oldest and largest standard-setting and health care accrediting body.

Modern Healthcare Magazine
This website provides access to current and past issues of Modern Healthcare magazine.

The National Council on the Aging
NCOA is an association of organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well being, and contributions of older persons. The site contains public policy information and alerts.

Seniornet