The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging
Health In Aging provides up-to-date information on healthcare and aging for older adults, caregivers, and providers. The site provides information and tip sheets on common health topics and resources to help find and communicate with geriatrics healthcare providers. Information is easy to understand and available in English only. The site was created by the American Geriatrics Society's Health in Aging Foundation and is overseen by elder care experts.
Benefits Checkup is a service aimed at helping older adults find state, federal, and private benefits programs to help pay for prescriptions, healthcare, food, and other services. Older adults can answer a series of questions and receive information and applications for programs for which they may be eligible. The site also contains links to forms and resources for local and national programs. Information is in English, although many forms are available in multiple languages. The site is a service of National Council on Aging, a non-profit and advocacy organization for older adults.
Centers for Disease Control’s Healthy Aging
The site provides statistics and research information from the CDC’s activities aimed at improving the health and quality of life of older adults. Resources include information about the Healthy Brain Initiative, advance care planning and chronic disease management, and links to publications and resources for both consumers and health professionals. The information is available in English.
Eldercare Locator, service of the U. S. Administration on Aging, connects older adults and caregivers to services for seniors. The online search function provides lists of trusted local resources, organizations, and services. There are also factsheets and links to online information about medicine and health, advanced care planning, and other issues. A hotline and online chat connects to Eldercare information specialists who can answer detailed questions. Online information is available in English; information in other languages is available by phone.
The Family Caregiver Alliance
Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) provides information, services, and support for caregivers and families of persons with chronic, disabling health conditions. The website offers fact sheets on conditions such as dementia, Parkinson disease, and stroke as well as statistics, public policy information, and reports. It includes caregiver advice and tips and hosts online discussion groups. Information is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. The FCA is a nonprofit, community-based organization.
The official U.S. government website provides a wealth of information on Medicare health plans, drug coverage, and costs. It also offers tools to find whether a test, item, or service is covered and for finding doctors, providers, hospitals, plans, and suppliers. Online forms are provided for applying to the program, replacing a Medicare card, or changing an address. Information is available in English and in Spanish.
MedlinePlus Seniors’ Health
The Seniors’ Health section of MedlinePlus contains links to reliable health information throughout the web including the latest news, overviews of senior health issues, research, statistics, aging organizations, clinical trials, and more. Links also guide you to pre-formatted article searches on PubMed. Information is easy to understand and available in English and Spanish. Information comes from the National Library of Medicine.
National Institute on Aging
National Institute on Aging (NIA) leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. The website includes information and tips on health and aging, with a large section on Alzheimer’s disease, as well as information clinical trials and the latest research. Information is available in both English and Spanish. Free print version of fact sheets and brochures are available for ordering. The NIA is a part of the National Institutes of Health.
National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is aimed at providing resources to help improve the services and support available for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. The website provides a wealth of articles about topics ranging from general health and aging concerns to the particular legal and social issues facing LGBT seniors. A directory for state-based resources and information about training for caregivers and healthcare providers is also available. Information is available in English and Spanish. The site is a project of SAGE, the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit focused on LGBT seniors.
NIH Senior Health
This National Institutes of Health website for older adults makes aging-related health information easily accessible for those seeking reliable, easy to understand online health information. Well-illustrated and readable, it includes many short videos, tutorials, and links out to other sites for additional information. It also allows increases in contrast as well as size of type for easier viewing. Information is available in English only.