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Seniors, Resources For

  • Seniors, Resources For
    • Nonprofit organization devoted to providing information, resources, discounts and services on subjects related to helping improve the lives of people over 50.

    • Information on Aging from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    • Investing information about buying an annuity.  U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

    • Identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans.

    • Information on home and community based services throughout California.
    • A state licensed free referral agency for seniors and their families with a searchable database of more than 7,500 licensed retirement homes, life care communities, residential care homes, and nursing homes in California.
    • Information about issues related to the end-of-life. Includes state specific Durable Power of Attorney (Advance Directives) and Living Will forms.
    • Information provided by the Los Angeles County District Attorney to help senior citizens recognize and protect themselves from elder abuse.

    • Free public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging.  Connect with a specialist in your area regarding services for older adults and their families.

    • Information provided by the State of California on hospice care, palliative care, pain managmenet, advance care directives and estate planning.

    • Discusses basics in services and support regarding: Medicare, Medicaid, how to approach the subject, myth vs. fact, and costs.

    • L.A. City network of care website - community based senior programs.

    • Includes forms, laws and publications from California Department of Health Care Services.

    • How to get started with Medicare. Site includes the current Medicare & You Handbook and information on the New Health Care Law.

    • NIH Clinical Center Regonizes Familty Caregivers website provides government, non-profit and for-profit information on locating caregiver resources.

    •  NIHSeniorHealth makes aging-related health information easily accessible for family members and friends seeking reliable, easy to understand online health information. This site was developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

    • Provides information about every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.

    • Searchable website to find a nursing home, a project of the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR).

    • Information on the national service program for seniors.
    • Local resources for older adults and caregivers.

    • State Bar of California pamphlet with tips and resources for seniors with information about many laws, benefits, and services available.  Free online upon request, in Engish and Spanish.

    • Check out your Social Security statement and manage your benefits.

    • TLA50, launched by the California State Library to address the changing nature of aging, contains a searchable resource database for working for and with active, older adults.

    • Provides community and senior center locations and resources for the Los Angeles County area.