All Links

This list of links is divided into three sections:

AAPD

– The American Association of People with Disabilities website offers information and support to those with disabilities.

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AARP

A nonprofit membership organization dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of persons 50 and older

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Abilities Expo

The one show for assisted living products and services

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ABLEDATA

This comprehensive web site on products that support independent living was created by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research as part of the Administration for Community Living.

Access Center for Independent Living (ADAPT)

A community for people with disabilities

Accessible Home Design

an easy to read online book that gives tips on making a home accessible. The site also has an architecture section with more information on accessible homes and healthcare architecture.

Accessible Space

A non-profit organization, develops affordable housing, supportive living, rehabilitation services for people with traumatic brain injuries and seniors. The site provides information on how to find housing for both diabled people and senior citizens.

Acessiblidade (in Spanish)

An online database that provides links to informational technology, accessibility and rehabilitation technology

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Administration for Community Living (ACL)

The federal agency focused on increasing access to community support and resources for and older Americans.

Aging Research Centre (ARC)

This research web site offers links to recent aging related articles, which is updated monthly, real audio features, and research projects of interest

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Alliance for Retired Americans

This national organization serves to protect the health and economic security of seniors, and voice the opinions of retirees and older Americans

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American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

This inclusive web site has many resources related to aging and psychiatry; it has links to AAGP bookstore, consumer information, advocacy and public policy, American Journal for Geriatric Psychiatry, a bulletin for health professionals, and information from the press

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American Federation for Aging Research

Funds junior investigators and medical and Ph.D students to do biomedical research on aging and age-related conditions

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American Institute of Architects

This web site provides information for architectural professionals and helps consumers find the suitable architects

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American Occupational Therapy Association

An organization which helps you to learn more about how occupational therapy can help you or your loved ones live life to its fullest.

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American Physical Therapy Association

An organization representing professionals in the field of physical therapy whose goal is to increase awareness and support of physical therapy as an important part of health care.

American Planning Association

This web site provides various information, such as consultant services, how to become a certified planner, updates about the National Planning Conference, various research projects, and links to educational opportunities and careers and more

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American Society of Interior Designers

The web site offers links to the organization’s continuing education, government affair, and information to design students with downloadable online application

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American Society on Aging

An interdisciplinary organization in the field of aging

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ANFA

The Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture was founded to promote and advance knowledge that links neuroscience research to a growing understanding of human responses to the built environment.

Bipartisan Policy Center

A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting health, security, and opportunities for all Americans by promoting the unison of both parties on polarizing issues.

Caregiver Network

This site provides information to the network’s services including seminars and care management, caregiver information, links to products and other services

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Caregiver911.com (Today’s Caregiver Magazine)

Dedicated for caregivers, including local, regional and state sources, and a regularly-updated clearinghouse of links to caregiver resources available on the Internet

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Center for Health Design

Creating a future where the built environment supports the highest level of human health, well-being, and achievement in all aspects of life and work

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Center for International Rehabilatation Research Information Exchange

an informative and interactive website that attempts to facilitate the sharing of information and expertise in rehabilitation research between the U.S. and other countries

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A part of the Department of Health and Human Services that provides health information and conducts research on expensive and dangerous health issues.

Community Connections

This information center site contains links to HUD programs and initiatives, publications, other resources like Federal programs and private funding resources, and more

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Concrete Change

Free basic construction guidelines and cost information, suggestions for heating up a nationwide and international movement for basic access in ALL new homes.

Council of Large Public Housing Authorities

The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of public housing

Department of Justice Home Page

This site has all the Department of Justice materials for technical assistance such as status reports on enforcement, information on the ADA resources in public libraries and other lists are available

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Disabilityinfo.gov

is the U.S. government’s online resource for people with disabilities. The housing section has information on accessible and affordable housing.

Easy Living Home

is a coalition of organizations that certifies builders who use accessible design. Home buyers can also find out about homes in their area. Most of the builders are located in Georgia but Easy Living Home is planning to expand to other states.

Eden Alternative

An alternative philosophy to raditional long term care institutional settings

Elder Law Answers

Provides a depth of information on long-term care and other elder law issues not found elsewhere on the Internet, as well as a directory of leading elder law attorneys nationwide

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Eldercare Locator

A nationwide toll-free service that helps older adults and their caregivers locate local senior services online and through 1-800-677-1116

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Eldercare Web

A site full of resources for healthcare, death, legislation, caregivers and finance

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Fall Prevention Center of Excellence

A center at the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology dedicated to developing programs for seniors, families, and professionals to reduce fall risks in elderly adults.

Federal National Mortgage Association

This web site of the FannieMae Foundation provides extensive information on mortgage loans to single-family, multifamily, housing & community development, as well as company news, listings of property on-sale, business opportunities with the Foundation, and information to both investors and consumer

Generations United

This site has extensive information on intergenerational policy, programs, and issues with links to public policy, legislative alerts, training, special initiatives, services learning, and intergenerational programs

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Georgia Institute of Technology

A rehabilitation and research center focused on supporting aging-in-place for people with disabilities.

Gerontological Society of America

This is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the scientific study of aging and to the translation/dissemination of research for practice and policy

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GiveTech

Provides computer tools designed specifically for those with severe physical disabilities that allow increased self-reliance and a vastly enhanced computing and Internet experience. GiveTech’s goal is to provide such technological tools to those in need.

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Guide to Retirement Living

Features articles related to aging and retirement living

Healthfinder

This website is the federal government’s portal to reliable health information online, it has extensive features that offer health news, online checkup and many more

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Healthfinder® Espanol

The same informative Healthfinder website is now available in Spanish to offer a large segment of Spanish-speaking elderly group health news and information

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Home Modification Occupational Therapy Alliance (HMOTA)

A professional organization of home modification occupational therapists throughout the United States that specialize in home modifications for accessibility and provide home evaluations based on diagnosis as well as product recommendations.

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Homeplans

This site features a vast collection of home plans and an exclusive section on many aspects of Universal Design.

Homes Renewed

An organization focused on increasing the amount of American homes equipped to have residents living in them for the entirety of their lifespan.

Hometime Home Page

Information and excerpts from the home remodeling show, Hometime are available here.

Housing and Rehabilitation Association

This web site offers useful links to many public housing redevelopment projects and contacts, publications, information on conferences, and other related links on housing and rehabilitation

HUD’s HOPE VI

program transforms public housing projects into mixed-income, diverse, and stable neighborhoods in order to attract middle-income persons to developments that include a wide range of incomes and housing types

IDEA Center for Inclusive Design Environmental Access

This inclusive web site provides links to the Center’s various research, development, and design programs, publications, special interests on home modifications, and offers innovative ideas on products that promote accessibility, as well as software to educate professionals about providing accessibility.

ImproveNet

This is an Internet Service Company dedicated to help homeowners find reliable contractors, architects and designers for their remodeling and new construction projects.

Independent Living

Serving self-help organizations of disabled people who work for equal opportunities, self-determination and self-respect. They offer training materials, technical assistance and information on personal assistance, advocacy, access, legislation and peer support.

Institute for Advanced Studies in Immunology and Aging

The institute offers many programs in the categories of research, education, and clinical care, their web site also features publications and reports on their research findings

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Institute for the Future of Aging Services

This national information resource center is designed to provide Medicare information through training programs, technical assistance and targeted research

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International Code Council

The Council’s web site has links to development of international codes, government relations, information on certification to professionals and Project Impact

John Hopkins University School of Nursing

The top rated graduate nursing program in the nation dedicated to improving the health of individual and communities around the world and producing extraordinary nursing graduates.

Lighting the Way: A Key to Independence

A series of booklets on lighting for older people developed in collaboration between AARP and the Lighting Research Center (http://www.lrc.rpi.edu).

Livable Design

Livable Design’s Seal of Approval was established in 2009, by its parent company, Eskaton, a senior residence and service provider throughtout Northern California.

Livable Design National Demonstration

Features an online virtual “toolbox” of information and education that articulates the benefits of Livable Design, highlighting an Eskaton-built National Demonstration Home in Roseville, California.

Making the Grade

This is a new feature of the National Center on Accessibility web site. The forum showcases best practices and accessibility projects that exceed the minimum standards and facilitate optimum access for visitors with disabilities

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Meals on Wheels America

An organization focused on improving senior isolation and hunger by delivering nutritious meals to America’s seniors with recent targeted efforts on home safety.

Medicaid Long Term Care

A comprehensive guide of state Medicaid programs (elder care, housing options, and long term care) with individual eligibility requirements

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National Alliance for Caregiving

A non-profit coalition dedicated to improving the lives of caregivers by supporting research, developing programs, and increasing awareness of family caregiving struggles.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

The website has a variety of links such as eldercare locator, N4A events, job announcements, and policy papers on topics like long-term care, Medicare, and more

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National Association of Counties

Their website has links to legislative affairs, annual conferences and events, projects and programs that support county governments, publications and more

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National Association of Home Builders

Provides information on choosing a remodeler. The Research Center keeps U.S. home builders in tune with new technology and changing needs.

National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies

Works with contractor licensing and enforcement agencies and the construction industry to maintain standards and regulations that protect consumers.

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National Association of the Remodeling Industry

Provides a guide for hiring a remodeler for any region in the USA.

National Center for Healthy Housing

A non-profit organization focused on securing healthy homes for everyone through community based research and advocacy.

National Council on Aging, National Falls Prevention Resource Center

An organization focused on assisting elderly Americans to meet the challenges of aging by providing community programs, services, online help, and advocacy, specifically related to fall prevention.

National Council on Independant Living (NCIL)

An advocacy organization that furthers the concerns of persons with disabilities. The site contains information on upcoming conferences and training sessions. There are also links to other resources

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National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

The NIDRR works to improve and promote housing options for disabled people to ultimately perform their regular activities in the community and to bolster society’s ability to provide full opportunities and appropriate supports for the disabled

National Kitchen and Bath Association

This web site offers consumers and professionals tips and guidelines on kitchen and bath designs and remodeling projects

National Low Income Housing Coalition/LIHIS

Established in 1974, the National Low Income Housing Coalition/LIHIS is the only national organization dedicated solely to ending America’s affordable housing crisis. The NLIHC is committed to educating, organizing, and advocating to ensure decent, affordable housing within healthy neighborhoods for everyone. NLIHC provides up-to-date information, formulates policy, and educates the public on housing needs and the strategies for solutions

National MultiFamily Housing Council

This website has a legislative action center where people can send messages to the Congress, respond to legislative alerts; this site also offers links to joint legislative program, media center on facts and press release, information on renting vs. owning and more

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National Organization on Disability

A national cross-disability network organization that promotes the full and equal participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of American life. This site offers frequently updated news and resources concerning people with disabilities and employment; education; access to health care, transportation and technology; and community, political, and religious participation

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National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)

This site offers a searchable database of all the research published by the National Institute on Disability Research, an annotated bibliography of ADA publications, an explanation of NARIC and links to other related site

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National Safety Council

A non-profit organization focused on eliminating preventable deaths in homes, at work, in communities, and on the road through education, research, and advocacy.

National Trust for Historic Preservation

“Protecting the Irreplaceable”, this web site provides information on laws and public policy, travel programs, links for owners of historic homes, historic sites, and even quizzes to educate kids

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NeighborWorks Program

NeighborWorks America creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities.

Nursing Home Information Site

Here one can find answers to all nursing home questions, such as how to select, costs, Medicare and Medicaid coverage, regulations, etc.

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Rebuilding Together

A national non-profit organization that rehabilitates the homes of low-income homeowners free of charge through volunteer efforts

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Association of American

This is an interdisciplinary association that focuses on technology and disability, through research, development, education, advocacy and provision of technology; and by supporting individuals who are engaged in these activities

Remodeling Online

This web site offers extensive information on all aspects of remodeling. It also offers links to various helpful categories on remodeling such as architecture/ design, product information, how-to, home technology, and a virtual remodeling home tour

Section 508

Find out more about the new Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act that governs accessibility to information technology

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SeniorNet

The nonprofit SeniorNet provides adults 50+ access to and education about computer technology and the Internet to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.

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SeniorResource.com

An online encyclopedia of aging issues, including housing

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Sentinel Construction

This company specializes in construction and remodeling projects that enhance accessibility and independent living

Spinal Cord Injury Information Network

Provides a comprehensive and organized source of Spinal Cord Injury Information and Resources from recognized centers, organizations, researchers and educators

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StayHome Safe, Inc.

The business of StayHome Safe, Inc. is fall prevention through inexpensive home modifications allowing people to live at home. StayHome Safe is a licensed and certified home modification specialist

The Alzheimer’s Education & Referral Center

A service of the National Institute on Aging, the Center helps disseminate information about Alzheimer’s disease and other related disorder

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The Alzheimer’s Daily News

Provides information on dealing with Alzheimer’s and regularly updates readers on updated information to help fight and accommodate Alzheimer’s disease.

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The Archstone Foundation

The organization is a leader in the world of philanthropy for issues related to older Americans.

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The Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE)

The mission of CIRRIE is to facilitate the sharing of information and expertise in rehabilitation research between the U.S. and other countries

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The Center on Disabilities at CS University Northridge

Visit this website for resources available to people with disabilities, information on educational programs, training, and conferences on disabilities issues as well as job opportunities at The Center on Disability

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The website has a fact sheet with four messages on preventing falls, as well as tips, lists of CDC publications, research project information and other links fill the page

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The Cohousing Network

The Cohousing Network (TCN) is an organization whose purpose is to promote and encourage the cohousing concept, support both individuals and groups in creating communities, provide assistance to completed groups for improving their systems for living together in community, and provide networking opportunities for those involved or interested in cohousing

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The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence

A center dedicated to conducting research to develop products and services for older adults as well as providing public education programs on safety, mobility, and independence.

The Helping Home

The Helping Home is an online directory of in-depth guides on how to age in place safely with home modifications, medical equipment, and assistive devices

The Home Wheelchair Ramp Project

Links, manuals, videos, and articles on how to construct and install accessible wheelchair ramps in your home

The Institute on Aging and Environment

University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee – This web site contains links to a list of consulting services and projects from the institute, research and publications that are available for purchase and also links to other related sites

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The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM)

is dedicated to assisting older adults and families with the physical and emotional demands of downsizing, relocating, or modifying their homes.Their Industry Partner,eSMMART, offers a Certificate in Senior Move Management (cSMM). A 25% discount is offered by entering the promo code ‘USC’ at the eSMMART Training Center.

The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM)

Founded in 2002, the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) is dedicated to assisting older adults and families with the physical and emotional demands of downsizing, relocating, or modifying their homes. Their Industry Partner, eSMMART, offers a Certificate in Senior Move Management (cSMM). If you are interested in obtaining a cSMM, go to eSMMART Training Center.

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The National Council on the Aging (NCOA)

A private, nonprofit association committed to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well-being, and contributions of older persons and to enhancing the field of aging through leadership and service, education, and advocacy

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The National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association

This website has state-by-state information on reverse mortgage lenders

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Federal agency responsible for housing programs, community and economic development. HUD grant announcements and applications may be obtained online

United Spinal Association

(formerly Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association) – The United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the lives of veterans with spinal cord injuries or diseases by ensuring quality health care, promoting research, and advocating for civil rights and independence.

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United States Access Board

This independent federal agency is dedicated to promote accessibility to people with disabilities. Their web site includes a bi-monthly newsletter and a user-friendly version of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG).

Web Accessibility Initiative

This organization promotes accessibility of the Web to people with disabilities through five primary areas of work: technology, guidelines, tools, education & outreach, and research & development. Visit their web site to find out how each area is implemented to promote accessibility of the Web

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WheelchairNet

WheelchairNet is an online community and resource center for those that use wheelchairs. The site is also a resource for health professionals, community members and families who interact with wheelchair users.

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Where the Heart Is: How to Pay for Home Modifications

This helpful article explains how to find funds for home modifications by using grants, loans, deducations, mortgages, insurance policies, and local home repair and modification resources