Other Sources of Information
AARP - American Association of Retired Persons
Wide variety of large scale projects, services and initiatives.
Administration on Aging
Elder branch of the Department of Health and Human Services
Association for the Protection of the Elderly
Especially focuses on difficulties of patients in nursing homes. Includes information on Ila Swan, national nursing home patient advocate Ila Swan Nursing Home Patient Advocate.
Telephone: 1-800-677-1116 (Mon - Fri 9 am to 11 pm Eastern Time)
Contact information for your local "Office for the Aging", provides help in locating needed services in your area.
Develops resources to help Elders who are being abused.
Provides practical training through dynamic presentations that create awareness of exploitation of vulnerable adults and the elderly.
Institute on Aging
Nonprofit helps elders stay in their homes. Has support groups, counseling, 24 hour Friendship Line (415) 752-3778 for seniors over 60 who want to talk to someone.
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
NAELA promotes improvement in substantive law, legal education, and ethical guidelines in serving older persons, and serves as a key public policy advocate on behalf of older persons.
National Center for Victims of Crime
Resource and advocacy organization for crime victims.
Nursing Home Alert.com
Gives advice on how to assess nursing homes, pay for care, recognize nursing home abuse and neglect, and informs you of your legal rights.