Long Term Care Resources
Information on the types of and risk factors for developing dementia.
An organization for people age 50 and older providing information and education, advocacy, community services and special products.
Information on topics ranging from health care costs to medical terms and long-term planning resources to legal planning tips.
Information about Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging.
Information on thousands of prescription drugs from HealthCentral.com.
EPIC is a NYS sponsored prescription plan for seniors who need help paying for their prescriptions. Almost 100,000 seniors already belong and are saving over half the cost of their medicines.
A government website that provides links to numerous health related resources on the Internet.
A State Office for the Aging program of free health insurance information, counseling and assistance on Medicare, managed care, Medigap insurance and long term care insurance.
Tips for keeping your home a safe place to age successfully and independently.
Information on Medicaid coverage and benefits.
This site, the official U.S. government website for Medicare information, contains a variety of pamphlets and other publications.
Information and education; support and validation; public awareness and advocacy for America's family caregivers.
This site contains research and commentary about medical issues frequently pertaining to seniors.
A free and reliable resource that provides answers to your questions about everything from independent living for yourself, to assisted living options for your mom or dad.
An international community of seniors who use computers.
A State Office for the Aging guide to the extensive range of New York State programs and services available to help older New Yorkers remain healthy and active in their communities.
Tips for encouraging seniors to make healthy, informed choices when it comes to food and drink.
Do-it-yourself tips that can make your home safer and more comfortable.
This website includes information on several programs and services administered through the Office for the Aging, including funding for social model adult day care services.
Connects seniors, families, and caretakers with the information and professional support they need to make the best decision for their physical, emotional, and financial well-being.
A Department of Health and Human Services agency that supports cross-cutting research on health care systems, health care quality and cost issues, and effectiveness of medical treatments.
LeadingAge represents not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing high-quality health care, housing and services to the nation's elderly. Its membership consists of over 5,000 not-for-profit nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, senior housing facilities, assisted living and community services. LeadingAge New York is LeadingAge's state affiliate in New York.
The AMA site provides information on the medical field, including abstracts from the Journal of the American Medical Association, American Medical News and the Archives of Internal Medicine.
IAHSA is the international network of aging services, governments, ministries, private voluntary organizations, non-governmental organizations, businesses and professionals dedicated to providing or promoting quality services to assist the aging, frail elderly and disabled.
Other LTC-Related Sites
The AGS, with an active membership of over 6,000 health care professionals, is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults.
JCAHO is the nation's oldest and largest standard-setting and health care accrediting body.
This website provides access to current and past issues of Modern Healthcare magazine.
NCOA is an association of organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well-being, and contributions of older persons. The site contains public policy information and alerts.
The nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care.
This organization engages and publishes public policy research on national health issues.
Other Services and Resources
Health care is an acronym-rich field. The Worldwide Acronym and Abbreviation Server allows visitors to determine what acronyms mean.
Life Safety Code National Fire Protection Organization
An international nonprofit that strives to reduce the burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.
This site provides information on adult and childhood immunization requirements.
This site contains the New York State nursing home administrator licensure qualifications, application, and continuing education requirements.
This site offers an electronic Compliance Assistance Tool (eCAT) which provides information for developing comprehensive safety and health programs in nursing homes.