Federal Resources

The Administration for Community Living was created around the fundamental principle that older adults and people of all ages with disabilities should be able to live where they choose, with the people they choose, and with the ability to participate fully in their communities.

Website: https://acl.gov/

Information, services, and resources for seniors.

Website: http://www.seniorresourcealliance.org/

The SNAP program, formerly known as Food Stamps, is a federal government program to help needy persons of any age pay for food. To qualify for benefits, households must meet strict resource and income limits. However, households in which all members receive SSI or TANF benefits are automatically assumed to meet the asset and income requirements for SNAP eligibility, and no further eligibility analysis is necessary.

SSI is a federal government program that provides a monthly cash benefit for the elderly (age 65 and over), blind, or disabled of any age who have extremely low income and very few resources.

This website provides current, comprehensive, unbiased source of information about Alzheimer’s Disease. The site is operated as a service of the National Institute on Aging.

Website: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/alzheimers
Phone: 1-800-438-4380

Find helpful resources to prevent and respond to elder abuse.

Website: https://www.elderjustice.gov

The Guide provides information about long term care options – home and community based, and residential care.

Website: https://www.va.gov/GERIATRICS/Guide/LongTermCare/index.asp

This site provides aging-related health information easily assessable for adults 60 and over.

Website: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health

The AoA administers many national programs and services for elders, including health insurance counseling, legal assistance, protection from elder abuse and help with long-term care.


Caregivers may also use the Caregiver Action Network (CAN) to ask questions or receive support. 

Established in 1996, the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit coalition dedicated to improving quality of life for friend and family caregivers and those in their care, by advancing research, advocacy, and innovation.  

A comprehensive, free resource dedicated to Mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Topics cover treatment options, financial assistance, and assistance for families of asbestos victims.


State Resources