State and National Government Links

Here you will find hands-on information for caregivers that will assist you in planning, education and care. It is important that you take advantage of the many resources to make the task of caregiving as easy as possible.

HelpingCaregivers.com assumes no responsibility for the use of resource information provided. Our furnishing links to these sites is not to be construed as an endorsement.

Recent Links:

NIHSeniorHealth 
Health information for older adults. This website for older adults was developed by the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine, both part of the National Institutes of Health. It is designed to be used by people with low vision, can be enlarged and has voice.
nihseniorhealth.gov


Administration on Aging
Your governmental source for information, including Eldercare Locator.
www.aoa.gov

Because We Care
An online resource guide for the growing number of Americans who are caring for an older family member, adult child with disabilities or an older friend.
www.aoa.gov./wecare/intro.html

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
This government site offers information and resources on this very important and unique form of caregiving.
www.aoa.gov/factsheets/grandparents.html

Medicare
The Medicare website offers a variety of resources to find out all you possibly could about Medicare. Use the “Medicare Compare” feature to compare your options for Medicare.
www.medicare.gov

National Institute on Aging
Leading the federal effort on aging research.
www.nia.nih.gov

The Resource Directory for Older People  
A Cooperative Effort of the National Institute on Aging and the Administration on Aging
www.nia.nih.gov/health/resource/rd2001.htm

Social Security Online 
The official web site for the Social Security Administration.
www.ssa.gov

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
Information and resources for older Texans and their families.
www.dads.state.tx.us/index.cfm

Texas Silver Haired Legislature 
The Texas Silver-Haired Legislature strives to promote good government for all Texans by directly involving Senior citizens in the legislative process. TSHL provides a nonpartisan forum for discussion and debate of Senior issues, advocacy training and an avenue through which older citizens may serve as a resource to both public and private sectors.
www.txshl.com

U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging 
The Special Committee on Aging serves as a focal point in the Senate for discussion and debate on matters relating to older Americans. Often, the Committee will submit its findings and recommendations for legislation to the Senate. In addition, the Committee publishes materials of assistance to those interested in public policies which relate to the elderly. 
aging.senate.gov/index.cfm?Fuseaction=Home.Home

WestTexasCares.com
The West Texas Cares project is a collaborative initiative between Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Area Agencies on Aging that is focused on caregiver outreach and education to meet the needs of rural family caregivers in West Texas.
www.westtexascares.com