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Elder Law: Internet Resources

Federal Government Websites

The Social Security Administration has useful links and information about Social Security services and a special section on information for Attorneys and Representatives.

The United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has information on Medicare, Medicaid, regulations, as well as outreach and education. 

The National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Aging provides a wealth of information on health, aging, and research.  It is the main federal agency that handles research and support for Alzheimer's disease.

The Administration on Aging, from the Department of Health and Human Services, has resources for finding local programs, checking for benefits, long-term care planning, and much more.

The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) is directed by the Administation on Aging.  There are state resources, helplines, hotlines, and information to aid "national, state, and local partners in the filed to be fully prepared to ensure that older Americans will live with dignity, integrity, independence, and without abuse, neglect, and exploitation."

Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, connects you to services for older adults and their families. has information about government benefits.

Organization Websites

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), for people 50 and older, has links to information on Medicare, Social Security, research, membership benefits, and more.

American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging has links to publications, resources, research, projects, and centers.

Center for Medicare Advocacy provides topical information, alerts, articles, litigation information, and more.

Center for Social Gerontology has a particular focus on the issues of tobacco and the elderly, guardianship services, and use of mediation in guardianship and caregiver issues.  The purpose of the organization is to promote "the individual autonomy of older persons and advancing their well-being in society."

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys' website has headlines, advocacy tools, publications, brochures, and fact sheets.

National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities and provides information, referrals, training information (printed and online), and publications.

National Council on Aging is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the quality of life for older adults.  Its website contains information on benefits, health issues, and news.

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse was established to protect the "safety, security, and dignity of America's most vulnerable citizens."  The website provides reports, guides, fact sheets, state coalitions, and links to other organizations' websites.

National Elder Law Foundation contains article and information on certified elder law attorneys.

National Senior Citizens Law Center promotes the protection of the rights of the elderly poor.  There are sections on health care, economic security, federal rights, litigation, and news releases.

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