There are numerous books, organizations, and support groups that can help answer you questions and educate you about long-term care.

Medicare and You 2003
Department of Veterans Affairs
Consumer information on Medicaid
Social Security
Administration on Aging provides information and resources on a variety of aging-related topics, ranging from housing to nutrition, and caregivers to volunteer opportunities.

Eldercare Locator: call 1-800-677-1116 or check the web at http://www.eldercare.gov

BenefitsCheckup: A quick, confidential and free web service that can connect you to federal and state programs: http://www.benefitscheckup.org/

The National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification offers tips on how to assess home safety for elders and sources of funding for home modifications: http://www.homemods.org/

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research sponsors a website with a wide range of information and links to assistive devices: http://www.abledata.com/

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers can help you find a care manager in your area: http://www.caremanager.org/

Assisted Living Federation of America offers videos to help families evaluate the Assisted Living alternative, along with a directory to locate facilities in your area: http://www.alfa.org/public/articles/index.cfm?cat=6

American Health Care Association offers help on selecting nursing homes or assisted living:http://www.longtermcareliving.com/planning_ahead/index.htm

The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aged has information on CCRCs: http://www.aahsa.org/public/coc.htm

The National Association of Elder Law Attorneys provides a checklist of questions and answers when looking for an attorney that specializes in elder law. They can also help you locate an elder law attorney: http://www.naela.com/public/QA.htm

The American Association of Long-Term Care Insurance can help you find a LTC insurance specialist near you: http://www.aaltci.org/agent_locate.html

Alzheimer’s Association
Family Caregiving Alliance
National Alliance for Caregiving
National Association of Insurance Commissioners

Long-Term Care. Your Financial Planning Guide.
Shelton, Phyllis (2003). New York: Kensington Books.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Long-Term Care Planning.
Driscoll, Marilee (2002). Indianapolis, IN: Alpha Books.

J.K. Lassiter’s Choosing the Right Long-Term Care Insurance.
Lipson, Benjamin (2002) New York: John Wiley.

Planning for Long-Term Care.
United Seniors Health Council (2002). Washington, D.C.

Long-Term Care Insurance Made Simple.
Abromovitz, Les (1999). Los Angeles: Health Information Press.