Elder law resource page with links to aging resources, AARP, elder law administration, elder law internet directories, and elder law research guides.
Governmental Internet Resources
- Administration on Aging
- This HHS web site
includes information designed for Older Americans and their families as well as
those concerned about providing the opportunities and services to enrich the
lives of older persons and support their independence. This web site provides
more information about AoA's programs. These programs help older people and their
caregivers to enhance and support their independence which is the hallmark of our
Nation and the birthright of every American. We hope that the information is
useful and that you will contact us about other areas of interest to
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
- The Health Care Financing Administration became the CMS on July 1, 2001. It is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and runs the Medicareand Medicaid programs.
- Older Americans Act U.S. Code
- Resource Directory for Older People
- The Resource Directory for Older People is intended to serve a wide audience
including older people and their families, health and legal professionals, social
service providers, librarians, researchers, and others with an interest in the
field of aging. The directory contains names, addresses, phone numbers, and fax
numbers of organizations which provide information and other resources on matters
relevant to the needs of older persons. Inclusion in the directory does not imply
an endorsement or recommendation by NIA or AoA.
- Senate Special Committee on Aging
- The Senate Special Committee on Aging was first established in 1961
as a temporary committee. It was granted permanent status on February 1, 1977.
While special committees have no legislative authority, they can study issues,
conduct oversight of programs, and investigate reports of fraud and
- Throughout its existence, the Special Committee on Aging has served as a focal
point in the Senate for discussion and debate on matters relating to older
Americans. Often, the Committee will submit its findings and recommendations
for legislation to the Senate. In addition, the Committee publishes materials
of assistance to those interested in public policies which relate to the
- SSA Office of Disability
- This site contains the Social Security Handbook and information on ,Welfare Reform and
Childhood Disability, Social Security Disability Publications, Disability Notes,
Employment and Rehabilitation Programs, Disability Process Redesign, Congressional
Testimony on Social Security Disability and other Issues.
- Social Security Administration
Nongovernmental Internet Resources
- Alzheimer's Association
- This site helps people understand more about the disease, provides helpful community resources for
alzheimer patients, tips for diagnosis and current treatments, further
advancements through grants.
- American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
- The American Association of Retired Persons is the nation's leading
organization for people 50 and older. AARP serves their needs through information
and education, advocacy, and community services provided by a network of local
chapters and experienced volunteers throughout the country. The organization also
offers members a wide range of special benefits and services, including Modern
Maturity magazine and the monthly AARP Bulletin. Lobby organization.
- ABA Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly (CLPE)
- CLPE is dedicated to examining the law-related concerns of older persons.
Established by the American Bar Association in 1978, the Commission has sought to
improve legal services for the elderly, particularly through involvement of the
private bar, and has explored legal issues surrounding long-term care, surrogate
decision-making, individual rights, guardianship, housing, social security, elder
abuse, and other public benefit programs. The 15-member multidisciplinary
commission includes lawyers, judges, physicians, professors, aging network
leaders, and advocates for older persons.
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
- The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. is a non-profit association
which assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients
and their families. Established in 1987, the Academy provides a resource of
information, education, networking and assistance to those who must deal with the
many specialized issues involved with legal services to the elderly and
- National Council on the Aging
- The National Council on the Aging, Inc., is a center of leadership and nationwide
expertise in the issues of aging. As a private, non-profit association founded in
1950 and headquartered in Washington, DC, NCOA has a diverse membership of
qualified information intermediators for older adults, including community-based
service providers, consumer and labor groups, businesses, government agencies,
religious groups, and voluntary organizations.
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