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Aging Issues

This list of links is divided into three sections:

A Place for Mom

– A Place for Mom is the nation’s largest senior living referral service, each month helping 15,000 families make informed decisions, save time, and feel less alone as they search for care.

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AAPD

– The American Association of People with Disablities 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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Accredited Online Colleges and Disability Education

This article discusses the benefits accredited online colleges provide students with disabilities

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Accredited Schools Online

created a Guidebook for Visually Impaired students, providing a comprehensive list of resources ranging from scholarships to information about assistive technology.

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Acessiblidade (in Spanish)

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

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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 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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BrightFocus Foundation

BrightFocus Foundation is a nonprofit organization supporting research and providing public education to help eradicate brain and eye diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma

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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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CarePathways.com

An Internet community created and maintained by Registered Nurses (RNs) dedicated to providing seniors and their families access to quality information and creditable services

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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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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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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.

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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Family Nurse Practitioner Programs

Family Nurse Practitioner Programs strives to provide readers with the best information available about family nurse practitioner degrees

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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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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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HealthCare Design

Learn new ways of working in harmony to improve the health of your patients and the profitability of your organization

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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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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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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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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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Medical Alert Systems guide

The ConsumerAffairs Team created a guide that compares popular brands, offers thousands of reviews and explains everything you need to know about medical alert systems

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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 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 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 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 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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Nebraska Age Link

This resourceful web site features links to programs and issues related to the older population such as Medicaid, Medicare, Age Discrimination, Nutrition Services, Long Term Care Insurance and more. It also offers regional information, links to the system programs, and research strategies

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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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Section 508

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

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