Advocacy & Support Resources
National Institute on Aging – Publications of the NIA on various topics of interest to Seniors and their Families. Most publications are free.
Family Caregiver Alliance – Family Caregiver Alliance supports and sustains the important work of families nationwide caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.
Alzheimer’s Association – Provides reliable information, care consultation and supportive services for families.
Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) – Free individual counseling about Medicare and other health care issues.Call 1-800-434-0222.
Nursing Home Guide – Searchable list of California skilled nursing homes
Searchable list of Skilled nursing homes – Medicare evaluations of skilled nursing homes a nursing home locator
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform – This is also a website to find a lawyer specializing in elder law.
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys – Provides a resource for information, education, networking and assistance to those who deal with the many specialized issues involved with legal services to the elderly.
Senior Legal Hotline – Provides free legal advice and brief services by phone or email to California residents 60 and over. 1-800-222-1753
Professionals Working in the Field
Senior Move Manager
Certified Relocation and Transition Specialists (CRTS) provide the organization, sorting, moving, re-settling services, Right-Size DesignTM and support.
National Association of Senior Move Managers – A professional association of organizations dedicated to assisting older adults and families with the physical and emotional demands of downsizing, relocating, or modifying their homes.
Veterans Benefit Group – Helps veterans and their surviving spouses attain the Aid & Attendance Benefit from the Department Veterans Affairs.
Heritage Financial North – Volunteer representatives help veterans & surviving spouses navigate the complicated process of applying for Aid & Attendance benefits.