There are numerous books, organizations, and support groups
that can help answer you questions and educate you about
and You 2003
Department of Veterans Affairs
information on Medicaid
on Aging provides information and resources on a variety
of aging-related topics, ranging from housing to nutrition,
and caregivers to volunteer opportunities.
ACCESS TO SERVICES
Eldercare Locator: call 1-800-677-1116 or check the web
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:
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:
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
Alliance for Caregiving
Association of Insurance Commissioners
BOOKS ON LTC INSURANCE
Long-Term Care. Your Financial Planning Guide.
Shelton, Phyllis (2003). New York: Kensington Books.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Long-Term Care Planning.
Marilee (2002). Indianapolis, IN: Alpha Books.
J.K. Lassiter’s Choosing the Right Long-Term Care
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