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This listing presents federal Web sites that offer valuable information on a range of critical eldercare issues.


U.S. Administration on Aging
Administration on Aging LogoThis site contains a wide array of information on older persons and services for the elderly. Several resource rooms focusing on such topics as Alzheimer’s Disease and caregiving are available.

Phone: 202-619-0724
The official U.S. gateway to all government information.

Phone: 1-800-FED-INFO

ADEAR Center
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center LogoADEAR Center is a current, comprehensive, unbiased source of information about Alzheimer’s Disease. The ADEAR Center is operated as a service of the National Institute on Aging.

Phone: 1-800-438-4380

Cancer Information Service
Cancer Information Service LogoThe Cancer Information Service (CIS), a program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), provides the latest and most accurate cancer information to patients, their families, the public, and health professionals.

Phone: 1-800-4-CANCER is a comprehensive Federal website of disability-related government resources.


FDA for Older People
FDA LogoFDA has numerous articles, brochures and other publications with information for older people on a wide range of health issues, including arthritis, cancer, health fraud, and nutrition.

Phone: 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332)

Go4Life LogoGo4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, is designed to help adults 50+ fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life.

Website: LogoThis site is the official government benefits website. It is a free, confidential tool that helps individuals find government benefits they may be eligible to receive.


Guide to Long Term Care for Veterans
Veterans Affairs LogoThe Guide provides information about long term care options – home and community based, and residential care.


Healthfinder LogoHealthfinder provides links to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, websites and support and self-help groups, as well as government agencies and nonprofit organizations for seniors and others.


Housing and Urban Development LogoThis site provides information related to housing options for seniors including information on HUD housing programs.


Health and Human Services LogoThis site contains general information on the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare.


National Center for Elder Abuse
This site provides resources on elder abuse prevention, including information on reporting a suspected case of elder abuse.


National Institutes of Health Senior LogoThis site provides aging-related health information easily assessable for adults 60 and over.


Nursing Home Compare
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid LogoThe primary purpose of this tool is to provide detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid LogoA federal resource that provides easy access to all online federal government information on nutrition.


The Senior Corps
Senior Corps LogoSenior Corps is a network of programs that tap the experience, skills, and talents of older citizens to meet community challenges through its three programs: Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and RSVP (the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program).

Phone: 1-800-424-8867

Social Security Administration
Social Security Administration LogoThe Social Security Administration toll-free number operates from 7AM to 7PM, Monday to Friday. Recorded information and services are available 24 hours a day. The website contains a wealth of information and resources including on-line databases and publications.

Phone: 1-800-772-1213

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
FNS LogoThis site provides information on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, including eligibility and application information.

Phone: 703-305-2286

State Department LogoThe State Department offers travel tips and provides special tips for older Americans traveling abroad.

Emergency Phone: 1-888-407-4747

Veterans Administration
Veterans Affairs LogoInformation on VA benefits and services.

Phone: 1-800-827-1000