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Abuse and Neglect


National Center on Elder Abuse

Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

Virginia Department of Social Services - Adult Protective Services

Aging - General Information


AARP

Age in Action Newsletter from VCU's Center on Aging

American Geriatrics Society, The

EasyAccess Virginia

Eldercare Locator Service

General Aging Resources - Demographics, Laws, Associations, Medicare Info

National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM)

National Council on the Aging (NCOA)

National Institute on Aging

SeniorNavigator

U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Social Security Administration

U.S. Veterans Affairs Department

Virginia Retirement System
- administers benefits for Virginia's current and retired public employees

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Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders


For information on Alzheimer's Disease services in your area, please visit SeniorNavigator or EasyAccess, listed above in the Aging section.

Alzheimer’s Association (Virginia Chapters)

AlzPossible - Virginia's New Virtual Center on Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Association (National Chapter)

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR)

Alzheimer's Family Day Center

BrightFocus Foundation Alzheimer's Disease Research

Connections – Family Caregiver Education in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock counties

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) Net at the Medical College of VCU

UVa’s Memory Commons

VCU Parkinson’s Disease Center

Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs)


Find the AAA that serves your local area

List of all Area Agencies on Aging (in alphabetical order)

Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging (V4A)

Caregiving


Children of Aging Parents

Full Circle of Care

National Family Caregivers Association

National Private Duty [Homecare] Association (NPDA)
- National voice for providers of private duty home care services and an advocate for services which benefit the consumers for whom they care.

Respite Services

Virginia Family Caregiver Solution Center

City and Town Information (U.S.)


City and Town Info
- Demographics, property data and resources for U.S. cities and towns.

Community Supports


Administration for Community Living
- increasing access to community supports, while focusing attention and resources on the unique needs of older Americans and people with disabilities.

Cooling Assistance


Dominion Virginia Power
- FanCare and EnergyShare Programs

Virginia Department of Social Services
- Energy Assistance Program

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Commonwealth of Virginia


Commonwealth Calendar

Home Page for the Commonwealth of Virginia

List of State Agency Web Sites

Virginia Retirement System
- administers benefits for Virginia's current and retired public employees

Complaints


Better Business Bureau

Virginia Attorney General's Office

Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

U.S. Federal Citizen Information Center

Dementia - see "Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders"




Demographics - Aging-Related:


Aging Programs and Gerontology:

U.S. Administration on Aging


Census Data

Administration on Aging's annual “Profile of Older Americans”

University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service

U.S. Bureau of the Census

US CENSUS BUREAU BRIEF: "The Older Population: 2010," by Carrie A. Werner (C2010BR-09, November 2011).

Virginia Employment Commission

City and Town Information

City and Town Info
- Demographics, property data and resources for U.S. cities and towns.

Health Statistics

Statistical Resources on the Web - Health

U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Center for Health Statistics

U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Virginia Dept. of Health - District and Local Health Dept. Offices

Virginia Center for Health Statistics

Virginia Department for Health Professions

Public Assistance Programs:

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services

Search Engines for Government Information:

U.S. Federal Statistics

Virginia Residential/Care Options for Senior Citizens:

Virginia Bureau of Insurance - Continuing Care Retirement Centers

Virginia Health Information

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Disabilities / Handicapping Conditions


American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

Virginia Voice

Digital Television


DTV Transition 2009

Disaster Preparedness - See "Emergency Response"


 

Driving - Mature Driver Safety


American Automobile Association (AAA) - MidAtlantic Region

Virginia GrandDriver

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles' Highway Safety web site

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles' Mature Driver Safety

Elder Education

The State Council on Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)'s list of Public Colleges and Universities

The Virginia Center on Aging at Virginia Commonwealth University

Elderhostel

Elderhostel at Virginia Commonwealth University

Emergency Response


American Red Cross

Federal Administration on Aging

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Virginia Department of Health's Emergency Preparedness and Response Programs

Virginia Senior Alert - a service of Virginia State Police to help locate missing senior adults

Fraud


Better Business Bureau

Virginia Attorney General's Office

Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

U.S. Federal Citizen Information Center

GrandDriver


Virginia GrandDriver

Grandparenting - see "Kinship Care"


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Health and Wellness - also see "Nutrition"


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

National Association for Continence

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

National Stroke Association

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Heating Assistance


Dominion Virginia Power
- EnergyShare Program

Virginia Department of Social Services
- Energy Assistance Program

Home Care


MySeniorCare
- An online resource connecting families with a nationwide network of pre-screened, qualified senior care providers, covering home care, senior housing, and hospice.

Homecare Online - the National Association for Home Care and Hospice

Home Care Provider Directory
- A nationwide directory of Home Care providers. Seniors and their families can learn about Home Care options and request information from Home Care providers.

Home Health Compare
- This tool provides you with information on how well the home health agencies in your area care for their patients.

National Private Duty Association (NPDA)
- National voice for organizations that provide private duty home care services and an advocate for services which benefit the consumers for whom they care.

Virginia Association for Home Care and Hospice
- Dedicated to representing the home care interests and needs of providers, consumers and policy makers in the Commonwealth of Virginia through advocacy, education and networking.

Hospice Care


Medicare's Hospice Benefits Handbook

Virginia Association for Hospices

Housing


AccessVA: Virginia's Accessible Housing Resource

National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM)

SeniorNavigator Housing and Long Term Care

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Universal Design Case Study

Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

Virginia Housing Development Authority

VHDA Universal Design and Fair Housing

Virginia's Blueprint for Livable Communities

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Identity Theft


Federal Trade Commission

Virginia Attorney General's Office

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs'



Virginia State Corporation Commission's Bureau of Financial Institutions

Virginia State Corporation Commission's Bureau of Insurance

Insurance


National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan

The Virginia Long-term Care Partnership (.pdf)

Virginia State Corporation Commission's Bureau of Insurance

Kinship Care


AARP

Brookdale Foundation, The

Generations United

Grandsplace

VDA's Kinship Care Page

Legal Concerns and Services


Virginia Advance Health Care Directive Registry (AHCDR)

American Bar Association's (ABA's) "Find Legal Help.org"

Association for Conflict Resolution, The

Center for Social Gerontology, The

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Employee Benefits Security Administration (DOL)

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Virginia Elder Justice Training and Services - A project funded by the Office of Violence Against Women

VaLegalAid.org

Virginia Legal Aid Society

Long-Term Care


Creditation for Health Organizations

National Clearinghouse for Long Term Care Information

Assisted Living Source
- Nationwide directory of Senior Housing with a special emphasis on Assisted Living. Seniors and their families can learn about senior housing options and request information.

Home Health Compare
- This tool provides you with information on how well the home health agencies in your area care for their patients.

The Joint Commission

Long-Term Care Insurance Facts

Medicare's Hospice Benefits web page

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

Virginia Association for Hospices

Virginia Association of Non-Profit Long-Term Care Homes for the Aging

Virginia Department of Social Services Assisted Living Facility Info page

Virginia Health Information

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Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program


Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman

Mediation Services


Association for Conflict Resolution, The

Center for Social Gerontology, The

Medicare


Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder

Medicare.gov

Medicare Rights Center

Virginia Senior Medicare Patrol (Virginia SMP)

Medicaid


Medicaid

Medication


Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Costs

FreeMedicineFoundation.com

Generic Drugs: The Unadvertised Brand (brought to you by Blue Cross Blue Shield)

Health Assistance Partnership (HAP)

Needymeds.com (help with the cost of medicine)

Ten/Twenty Prescription Program

U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Generic Drugs

Virginia Health Care Foundation list of drug discount programs

Moving

National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM)
- Non-profit, professional association of organizations dedicated to helping older adults and their families with the physical and emotional aspects of moving, to maximize the dignity and autonomy of older adults as they transition from one living environment to another.

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)


Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) at VCU Aging Brain Center

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Nursing Homes


Joint Commission on Accreditation for Health Organizations

Medicare's Nursing Home Comparison page

National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.

Virginia Department of Health - Division of Long Term Care

Virginia Association of Non-Profit Long-Term Care Homes for the Aging

Virginia Health Information

Nutrition


healthfinder®

Nutrition.gov

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Home Page

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Virginia Cooperative Extension

Olmstead Plan


One Community - Virginia's Olmstead Initiative

Money Follows the Person - Assisting individuals to transition from long-term care into communities.

Personal Safety


National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Virginia Department of Health's Emergency Preparedness and Response Programs

Prescription Drug Assistance - see "Medication"


 

Retirement


Employee Benefits Security Administration (at US DOL)

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

U.S. Social Security Administration

U.S. Veterans Affairs Department

Virginia Retirement System
- administers benefits for Virginia's current and retired public employees

Telephone Discounts


Lifeline and Link-Up help ensure everyone has access to telephone service

Statistics - see "Demographics



Transportation Fund for the Elderly and Disabled


Virginia Department of Taxation - Voluntary Contributions

Virginia GrandDriver


Virginia GrandDriver

West Nile Virus


American Mosquito Control Association

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Virginia Department of Health's Office of Epidemiology

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