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Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
Charity Fraud
Elder Abuse and Neglect: In Search of Solutions
Facts about Law and the Elderly - American Bar Association regarding laws and the elderly; includes sections on elder abuse, reporting requirements, prevention, statistics, legal remedies
International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
National Center on Elder Abuse - State-by-state laws and resources regarding elder abuse, education, statistics, free newsletter
The National Elder Abuse Incidence Study - U.S. Department of Aging report on Elder Abuse
P.R.I.D.E. - (Promoting Respect, Integrity & Dignity in Elders)  Includes FAQs, information and symptoms, and a Resource Directory for those at risk for abuse and exploitation
National Long Term Care Ombudsman Center
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Administration on Aging - Elder Abuse Page
Victimization of the Elderly - Report and resources from the National Victims Assistance Academy, U.S. Dept. of Justice

Adult Day Care
National Adult Day Services Association – NADSA
What to Look for in an Adult Day Service Provider

Advanced Directives
Consumer's Tool Kit for Health Care Advance Planning 

Aging
AARP
AARP Health and Wellness
Administration on Aging
Aging Parents and ElderCare
Agewell
American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP)
American Geriatric Society
American Society on Aging
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)
Benefits CheckUp - NCOA screening tool (financial assistance, health care programs, property tax programs, housing assistance, veterans assistance, home energy assistance, In-home services, long term care, nutrition: congregate/group and home delivered, transportation, Insurance Counseling, Golden Access Passport, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, prescription drugs)
BGTIME.org - Bridging Generations through Technology, Information, Media and Engagement. BGTIME is an online community forum specially designed for senior citizens in South Carolina.    
Eldercare Locator
ElderKit - record and maintain information about personal and medical concerns
FirstGov for Seniors
Foundation for Health in Aging (FHA)
Gerontological Society of America
Health and Age
Healthy Helpings Benefit Calculator - food stamp eligibility (SC)
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (NAAAA)
National Council on the Aging
National Council on Aging's Benefits Checkup 
National Hispanic Council On Aging
National Indian Council on Aging
National Institute on Aging
National Resource Center on Supportive Housing & Home Modifications
New Lifestyles Online - Lists all state licensed senior housing communities and care agencies nationwide. View online tours, services and amenities or contact the facilities directly with your questions.
Primer on Aging
National Institute on Aging How to Find Help 
Senior Com - seniors "Chat room" and "Senior News Network"
Senior Corps
Senior Health - a new talking web site with formats and topics tailored to the needs of older people
Senior Link
Senior Net - computers and internet education for seniors and older adults
Senior Sites
United States Senate Special Committee on Aging
Valuable information for Senior Adults

Assessment Tools - see Screening Tools

Assistive Living
Assisted Living Federation of America
SeniorLivingMap - Senior and Assisted Living Facilities in South Carolina

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Benefits
Healthy Helpings Benefit Calculator - food stamp eligibility (SC)
National Council on Aging's Benefits Checkup
Senior Benefits

Best Practice
Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care
National Best Practices Survey of Home and Community-Based Long Term Care Programs - Toward a Community Support System For the Elderly
Promising Practices in the Field of Caregiving

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Caregivers/Caregiving
Aging Parents and ElderCare
American Red Cross - Family Caregiving
Balancing Work and Caregiving 
Caregiver Magazine
Caregiving: Knowing Public Benefits Programs  
Family Caregiver Alliance
Full Circle of Love - Information for Caregivers 
National Alliance For Caregiving
National Association of Home Care National Family Caregiver Association
National Family Caregiver Support Center
National Respite Locator
Nursing Home Compare
Planning For Caregiving 
Today's Caregiver

Care Managers
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

Checklists - see Screening Tools

Clinical Trials
Cancer Care
Cancer Clinical Trials 
CenterWatch - provides information on clinical trials and new drugs approved by the FDA
Dental/Maxillofacial Surgery
Dermatology/Plastic Surgery
Endocrinology
Gastroenterology
Graft-versus-Host Disease
Healthy Patient Studies
Hematology
Huntington Study Group 
Immunology/Infectious Diseases
Musculoskeletal
National Institute for Cancer - information on clinical trials for cancer
National Institutes of Health - provides patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies
Nephrology/Urology
Neurology
Obstetrics/Gynecology
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Otolaryngology
Pancreatica.org
Pharmacology/Toxicology
Psychiatry/Psychology
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
Research and Clinical Trials - Office of Rare Diseases
Rheumatology
Search for Clinical Trials
Southwest Oncology Group
Trauma/Emergency Medicine
Virtual Trials

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)
What to look for when choosing a CCRC - takes you to the middle of a medium sized (215KB) pdf file.

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Death and Dying - see End of Life and Hospice

Dental
Public Dental Clinics (in SC only)

Driving and Older Adults
The Older and Wiser Driver (AAA Foundation) 
Driver Safety Program (AARP)

Drug Assistance - see Medication Assistance

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Employment - see also Veteran
America's Job Bank
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Job Accommodation Network
Jobs in South Carolina
Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
SC Jobs Now - South Carolina's Statewide Job Market (SC)
Social Security Administration Work Site - Office of Employment Support Programs
South Carolina Jobs
U.S. Dept. of Justice
U.S. Dept. of Labor
U.S. Work Force
Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)
Veteran Employment Assistance

End of Life - see also Hospice and Advanced Directives
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
American Hospice Foundation
Americans for Better Care of the Dying
Center to Advance Palliative Care

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care 
Hospice Foundation of America
Last Acts Coalition
National Hospice and Palliative Care
Online Community for End-of-Life Care
Partnership for Caring

Eye Care
Eye Care America

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Family - see also Caregiver
Family Caregiver Alliance
Family-Centered Care Toolkit - provides guidance from Military Health System leadership to local facilities on how to market family-centered care
National Family Caregiver Association

Federal Government
Access America For Seniors
Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services - CMS (formally Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) - information about Medicaid, Medicare
Federal and State Benefits
Federal Government - First Gov - all online resources offered by the Federal Government
Federal Internet Sites
First Gov for Seniors
Government Benefits
Health Finder
Health Finder - in Spanish
Medicare
National Institutes of Health
Social Security Administration
 US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - comprehensive homebuyer's kit, complete with searchable databases of HUD homes for sale, condominiums and developments approved for FHA financing, and HUD approved lenders
US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs - find the Veterans' Medical Center nearest you; find out what benefits you may qualify for, with help from the Department of Veterans' Affairs
US House of Representatives
US Senate
US Senate Special Committee on Aging

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Geriatrics - see Aging

Government - see Federal Government

Grandparents
AARP Grandparent Information Center
Child Welfare League of America
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren:  Where to Find Help
Grandparents Taking Care of Grandchildren
Grandsplace
Kinship Care of Abused, Neglected, and Abandoned Children
Nurturing Grandparent
Safety Tips when Grandchildren Visit - Small pdf brochure on 5 things you can do to make your home safer for you and your grandchildren
State Polices for Assessing and Supporting Kinship Foster Families
Statistics on Grandparent Caregivers

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Health
AARP Health Options
American Medical Association

Dr. Koop - health and medical information from former Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop
Find a Doctor - AMA physician select on-line doctor finder
Foundation for Health in Aging (FHA)
Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide
Health A to Z
Health and Age
Health and Well Being - a well-being site aimed primarily at women
Health Answers
Health Care Financing Administration - now called Center for Medicaid & Medicare Services - CMS
Health Finder - tips on choosing a health plan, a doctor, a course of treatment, or a long-term care facility. Also provides information on the latest health research on different illnesses
Health Information for Spanish Speaking Consumers
HealthLink
Health Scout
Lookup Medical Information - Mayo Clinic Health Oasis
Mayo Clinic - health headlines; also allows users to e-mail questions to physicians
Medhunt - U.S. government- sponsored site with 14,000 links to health sites
MedicineNet
MedLine
Medscape - for reports and journal articles
Merck Manuals
Minority Health

National Health Information Center
National Health Law Program
National Institutes of Health - gateway to resources of US agencies, including diseases being studied by institutes
National Library of Medicine - MedLine - access to world's largest biomedical library, includes consumer health information
National Women's Health Information Center - includes links to specialty sites
New England Journal of Medicine
Quackwatch - the truth behind the latest health scares, legends, rumors and hoaxes
RealAge
Web M.D. - health news and information, physicians Directory, and support groups
Wellness

Home Health
Home Health Compare

Hospice - see also End of Life
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care
Hospice Foundation of America
Innovations in End-of-Life Care 
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Partnership for Caring: America's Voices for the Dying

Housing
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
Assisted Living Federation of America

Center for Carolina Living Continuing Care Retirement Communities(CCRC) - What to look for when choosing a CCRC
Home Modifications
National Home of Your Own Senior Housing Net
National Resource Center on Supportive Housing & Home Modifications
US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
 - comprehensive homebuyer's kit, complete with searchable databases of HUD homes for sale, condominiums and developments approved for FHA financing, and HUD approved lenders
US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development - for the elderly
US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development - Multifamily Inventory of Units for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Subsidized Housing - by state

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Injury Prevention
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Preventing Falls Among Seniors
Safety Tips when Grandchildren Visit - Small pdf brochure on 5 things you can do to make your home safer for you and your grandchildren

Insurance
Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services - formerly HCFA - information about Medicaid, Medicare and State Children's Health Insurance Plan
Long Term Care Insurance Information - Consumer Law Page
Long Term Care Insurance Information - AARP
Long Term Care Insurance Information - National Advisory Council
Long Term Care Insurance Information - American Health Care Association

Long Term Care Insurance Information - USHC

Intergenerational
Generations United

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Jobs - see Employment

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Law(s)/Legal
Ask-A-Lawyer - SC only
American Bar Association Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly
Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA)
DHHS Office of Civil Rights (Olmstead Links) 
Elder Law Organizations
Fair Housing Laws

Federal Laws and Regulations
Findlaw
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
National Consumer Law Center 
National Health Law Program
National Senior Citizens Law Center
Older Americans Act
Senior Law Home Page - helps older persons, families, attorneys and financial planners to access information about "Elder Law"

Legal - see Law and Advocacy

License Plate/Placard (handicapped) form for SC
Handicapped License Plate/Placard for SC
Form (Microsoft Word) Form (PDF)

Long Term Care - see also Nursing Home
AARP Health Options
Long Term Care Options (not Medicaid)
National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center - Long Term Care Insurance
Is Long Term Care Insurance For You?
Long Term Care Insurance Information - Consumer Law Page
Long Term Care Insurance Information - AARP
Long Term Care Insurance Information - National Advisory Council
Long Term Care Insurance Information - American Health Care Association
Long Term Care Insurance Information - USHC 
Long Term Care Insurance Programs

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Medicaid
Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services - CMS (formally Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)
Medicaid - now Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS)
Medicaid for South Carolina

Medical - see Health

Medication Assistance - see Prescriptions

Medicare
Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services - CMS (formally Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) learn about your Medicare benefits, get information about home and community-based services, or report suspected Medicare fraud through the Health Care Financing Administration's web page. Also provides an on-line version of the "Medicare & You" handbook
HCFA/DHHS 
Making Medicare Choices 
Medicare Basics
Medicare Rights Center
National Committee to Preserve Medicare & Social Security
Senior Medicare Patrols

Military - see also Veteran

Family-Centered Care Toolkit - provides guidance from Military Health System leadership to local facilities on how to market family-centered care
Tricare - serves the Federal Community in Washington, DC and the Department of Defense community in accommodating employees with disabilities

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Native American Resources
National Indian Council on Aging
National Resource Center on Native American Aging

Nursing Homes
Guide to Nursing Home Rights
How to Choose a Nursing Home National Long Term Care Ombudsman Center 
Nursing Home Compare
Rights of Nursing Home Residents

Nutrition
Healthy Helpings Benefit Calculator - food stamp eligibility (SC)
National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs
National Policy and Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging

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Pensions
Pension Information and Counseling Project

Prescriptions and Prescription Assistance
American Society of Consultant Pharmacists - for pharmacists dealing with seniors
Drug InfoNet Free  Medicine Foundation
Free Medicine Program
Generic Drugs: The Unadvertised Brand
Helping Patients - PhRMA and its member companies are proud to present an interactive Web site that provides a comprehensive one-stop link to thousands of medicines offered through hundreds of patient assistance programs sponsored by member companies, non-member companies and government and local organizations
Indigent Prescriptions
IntelliHealth

Medicare Prescriptions
Medication Assistance Program
MedicineNet
Merck Manuals
Needy Meds
 
PDR.net
Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs
Prescription Assistance Program - for physicians only
RX: List 
SilverCard - SC's prescription drug program for seniors

Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  
Preventing Falls Among Seniors

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Research
Alliance for Aging Research Journal of Anti-Aging Research

Respite
National Respite Locator Service
Respite Checklist

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Screening Tools
Benefits CheckUp - NCOA screening tool (financial assistance, health care programs, property tax programs, housing assistance, veterans assistance, home energy assistance, In-home services, long term care, nutrition: congregate/group and home delivered, transportation, Insurance Counseling, Golden Access Passport, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, prescription drugs)
ElderKit - record and maintain information about personal and medical concerns
Healthy Helpings Benefit Calculator - food stamp eligibility(SC)
Housing Highlights: Home Modification and Repair - an overall assessment of your home -- a vital first step to home modification

Senior Information - see Aging

Social Security
National Committee to Preserve Medicare & Social Security
Social Security - latest news about Social Security Benefits
Social Security Administration - begin planning for retirement by computing your estimated Social Security benefits online. Provides information on obtaining a Social Security number as well as information for employers on reporting earnings

South Carolina Resources
Adult Day Care Centers Licensed by DHEC 
Bureau of Long Term Care Services (LTC)
Capital Senior Center
Center for Carolina Living
Coastal Carolina University Certificate Program in Gerontology
Handicapped License Plate/Placard form for SC 
Healthy Helpings Benefit Calculator - food stamp eligibility (SC)
Medicaid for South Carolina
Senior Resources
SilverCard - SC's prescription drug program for seniors
SC Association of Residential Care Homes
SC Center for Gerontology
SC DHEC - Home Health and Long Term Care
SC Health Care Association (Nursing Homes)

Statistics
Aging Stats 
Administration on Aging – Statistics Alliance for Aging Research
Census Information for Older Adults
Statistics on Grandparent Caregivers

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Veteran's
American Legion
Dept. of Veteran's Affairs
 - find the Veterans Medical Center nearest you, and find out what benefits you may qualify for, with help from the Department of Veterans Affairs
Military Resume Writer - America's Talent Bank
National Veteran's Wheelchair Games
Paralyzed Veterans of America
PVA National Bass Trail
PVA Sports and Recreation
PVA Trapshoot Circuit
Small Business Administration - Veterans Business Development
VetBiz - Dept. of Veteran Affairs, Center for Veteran Enterprise
Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)          
Veteran's Information - U.S. Office of Personnel Management

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Women
Health and well-being - site aimed primarily at women
National Women's Health Information Center - includes links to specialty sites
Office of Women's Health – US Food and Drug Administration