Senior Care Government & Non-Profit Agencies

Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)
Consumer information for AHCA, which regulates Homemaker and Companion Services Agencies, Home Health Agencies, Nurse Registries, Nursing Homes and other healthcare providers in Florida.

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2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that, where available, connects people with important community services and volunteer opportunities. The implementation of 2-1-1 is being spearheaded by the United Way and referral agencies in local communities.

Administration on Aging
This government agency, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, oversees Older Americans Act programs.

Alzheimer's Association
Dedicated to researching the preventions, cures and treatments of Alzheimer's disease.

Area Agency on Aging
To help older persons and persons with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible. Local Agency locator.

Assessing the Risk of Living Alone by G. Hall, A. Bossen and J. Specht, University of Iowa College of Nursing
A scientific assessment designed for the elderly helps families and professionals make the decision in a more objective manner.

Benefits Check Up
This National Council on the Aging website guides users through a questionnaire that ends with a detailed explanation of all the government benefits they or a loved one are entitled to.

Eldercare Locator
Locate community services in their neighborhoods.

ElderWeb
An Online Elder Care Sourcebook

Family Caregiver Alliance
A resource center dedicated to the needs of family member caregivers.

FirstGov for Seniors
Links to information about varied topics such as retirement planning, tax assistance and consumer protection.

Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)
Consumer information for AHCA, which regulates Homemaker and Companion Services Agencies, Home Health Agencies, Nurse Registries, Nursing Homes and other healthcare providers in Florida.

Florida Department of Elder Affairs
Information about health and wellness, long-term care, community-based care, projects and publications for Florida citizens.

Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels, a national program with local chapters throughout the country, strives to eliminate malnutrition and hunger in the elderly population.

Medicare
This is the official website for people with Medicare.

National Council on the Aging
A national network of organizations and individuals dedicated to improving the health and independence of older persons.

National Hospice Foundation
This organization is a good resource for those looking for information on end-of-life care. It provides a thorough explanation of what hospice care is, how to choose a hospice care program and where to find programs throughout the United States.

Nursing Home Comparison
This website allows users to compare Medicare and Medicaid qualified nursing homes.

Florida Nursing Home Guide WATCH LIST

This website lists the facilities that did not meet conditional status in a specific quarter. A conditional status indicates that the facility did not meet minimum standards.

"Preventing Falls in the Elderly" by K.R. Tremblay Jr., and C.E. Barber
Key risk factors of falls and preventive measures for each factor

Social Security Administration
This is the official website of the Social Security Administration.

US Department of Veterans Affairs
The website provides Veteran's benefits and contact information for all state chapters.

"Years Ahead: Aging in America"
In 2003, MSNBC.com published an updated report on how seniors are staying engaged in their later years, and the love and loss that accompanies growing old together.

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