Resources

 

National Resources

  • The Administration on Aging (AoA), through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, offers links to numerous fact sheets addressing a range of issues faced by older adults and family caregivers.
  • Through AgingCare you can find information on nursing homes, assisted living, or hospice; check eligibility for benefits; get resources for money and legal issues; and find support for caregivers.
  • GovBenefits.gov is the official government benefits website. It is a free, confidential tool that helps individuals find government benefits they may be eligible to receive.
  • Caregiverlist contects seniors and their families with senior programs, eldercare options, Medicaid, and more.
  • The National Institutes of Health has an A to Z list of health and wellness information for older adults.
  • The Pioneer Network advocates for elders across the spectrum of living options and is working towards a culture of aging that supports the care of elders in settings where individual voices are heard and individual choices are respected – whether it is in nursing homes or transitional care settings.
  • The Center of Medicare Advocacy is a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides education, advocacy, and legal assistance to to help older people obtain fair access to Medicare.
  • The U.S. Living Will Registry will help you register individuals & families and answer your questions about creating a living will.
  • USA.gov is an online guide to government information and services, including the basics about retirement and pension benefits. 
  • Social Security will help you plan for your retirement by providing detailed information about your retirement benefits under current law and pointing out things you may want to consider as you prepare for your future.

 

Colorado Resources

  • The Colorado Long-Term Care Ombudsman supports, protects, and advocates for people living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
  • The Seniors’ Resource Center provides an array of services that support older adults so they can remain in thir homes and be a part of the community. They offer services from day programs to home care to transportation.
  • The Larimer County Office on Aging is a comprehensive directory to find services related to aging, caregiving, legal services, and many more resources for seniors.

 

Nevada Resources
  • The Nevada Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is a single point of entry into the long term services and support system to ensure consumers and their families can easily access programs and benefits for which they qualify. They offer a range of services including information, referral, planning assistance, options counseling, application assistance and follow up.
  • The Clark County Ombudsman works as an impartial and independent fact finder in reviewing and resolving complaints related to the Family Services and Social Service departments.
  • The Nevada Senior Guide is a resource directory about homes, health, services, and lesiure for seniors and those who support them.
  • The mission at the Southern Nevada Senior Law Program is to provide free legal assistance to senior residents.

 

Oregon Resources

 

Washington Resources

  • The Washington State Long-Term Ombudsman advocates for residents of nursing homes, adult family homes and assisted living facilities.
  • The Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens provides a wide variety of resource information and referrals to older adults, their family members, and others who care for them in King county.
  • Senior Services is a comprehensive non-profit agency serving older adults and their loved ones. They offer a wide range of services, references, and a network of community connections.
  • Washington LawHelp is a guide to free civil legal services for low-income persons and seniors. They provide legal education materials and tools that give you basic information on a number of legal problems.