Senior Healthcare Resource Guide

As a component of our overall Health and Human Services menu, MusiCares provides information and links for the growing segment of our community who are dealing with issues of aging.

AARP (American Association Of Retired Persons)
AARP is a nonprofit social welfare agency that advocates for the needs of mature, elderly citizens of the United States. They have a wide variety of large scale projects, services and initiatives.

Administration on Aging
The Administration on Aging serves to maximize the independence, well-being and health of older adults, people with disabilities across the lifespan, and their families and caregivers.

Alliance for Aging Research
The Alliance for Aging Research is a not-for-profit advocacy organization fighting for science policies in the nation's capital to speed breakthroughs for greater health, vitality and longevity. is a site of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation providing comprehensive information about Alzheimer's disease.

BenefitsCheckUp: A Service of the National Council on the Aging
A free, easy-to-use service that identifies federal and state assistance programs for older U.S. residents. Researching these programs used to be a time-consuming, frustrating experience, but the National Council on the Aging has created BenefitsCheckUp to help older adults quickly identify programs that may improve the quality of their lives. Family and friends can also obtain facts about benefits that their loved ones may qualify for. You may be surprised to learn what benefits are available to you, regardless of your income.
A service for companions, nurses and other in-home elder care providers , is a resource for seniors that includes a list of resources by state in seven categories: housing resources, transportation resources, home care, end-of-life care, legal resources, financial planning and management, and health care.

Center for Medicare Services: Medicaid Information
Offers an outline of services covered by the Medicaid program. Describes services provided by nursing homes and hospices; rehabilitation; personal care; occupational and physical therapy; speech, hearing or language disorder therapy; treatment for individuals with mental diseases; targeted case management; home- and community-based care; and home health care. Discusses coverage considerations.

Disability Secrets (of Social Security and benefits)
Applying for social security disability and SSI benefits can be difficult due to how long a claim may take and the high chance of being denied. But those who are denied disability can gain benefits by utilizing the appeals process. To increase the chances of winning, applicants should learn about the system and file an appeal when a claim is denied. This is the place to learn the secrets of the system from those who know it inside and out.
This site offers resources about aging and elder care, ranging from support with daily living and financial and legal information to community support.

Medicare Information Center
Medicare's own information center for those needing information on services provided by Medicare.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
The mission of NAELA is to enable elder law attorneys to identify and meet client needs through the exchange of ideas and information on substantive elder law issues and the management of successful elder law practices. NAELA promotes improvement in substantive law, legal education, and ethical guidelines in serving older persons. NAELA serves as a key public policy advocate on behalf of older persons.

National Alliance for Caregiving​
The National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse is an organization formed by victims and for victims of unlawful and abusive guardianships and conservatorships.

National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse
The National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse is an organization formed by victims and for victims of unlawful and abusive guardianships and conservatorships.

National Center for Victims of Crime
The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims. Since 1985, they have worked with more than 10,000 grassroots organizations and criminal justice agencies serving millions of crime victims.

National Council on the Aging
Organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, and well-being of older persons, with links to may valuable resources for the aging. helps prevent nursing home abuse and neglect by giving sound advice on how to assess nursing homes and how to pay for care, helps you recognize nursing home abuse and neglect by pointing out the signs of abuse and some of the medical issues involved with nursing home abuse and neglect, and helps you stop nursing home abuse and neglect by informing you of your rights and what you can do, including legal action.

Nursing Home Monitors is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the American elderly by fighting abuse, neglect and exploitation in our nation's nursing homes.
News and information, as well as resources for the elderly.

The Senior List
The Senior List is a nationwide consumer-opinion portal dedicated to linking families with quality eldercare resources, including a comprehensive eldercare directory for the entire United States.

Senior Service Directory
The Senior Service Directory is an online informational resource and senior services directory for seniors, older adults and caregivers in North America.

Today's Seniors
Contains a wide range of information for people who have already retired, are preparing for retirement or thinking about retirement. Designed especially for today's active seniors, it is filled with advice, tips and articles about retirement, personal finances, Medicare benefits, and more, with solutions to help seniors simplify their lives, eliminate the hassles and get the most out of retirement.


Regional Resources

South Region:

Alabama Department of Senior Services

Arkansas Department of Human Services: Division of Aging and Adult Services

Georgia Department of Human Services: Division of Aging Services

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Louisiana Department of Health: Aging and Adult Services

Mississippi Department of Health and human services: Aging & Adult Services

North Carolina Health and Human Services: Aging and Adult Services

Oklahoma Department of Human Services: Aging Services

South Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging

Tennessee Commission on Aging & Disability

Texas Health and Human Services


West Region:

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services: Senior and Disability Services

Arizona Department of Economic Security: Aging and Adult Services

California Department of Aging

Colorado Department of Human Services: Older Adults

Executive Office on Aging: State of Hawaii Department of Health

Idaho Commission on Aging

Aging Services: Montana Department of Health and Human Services

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services: Aging and Disability Services Division

New Mexico Aging and Longterm Services Department

Oregon Department of Human Services : Service for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Utah Department of Human Services: Aging and Adult Services

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services: Aging and Longterm Support

Wyoming Department of Health: Aging Division


East Region

Connecticut State Department on Aging

Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities

Florida Department of Elder Affairs

Illinois Department on Aging

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration

Iowa Department on Aging

Kansas Department for Aging and Disabilities

Maine Department of Health and Human Services: Elders

Maryland Department of Aging

Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs

Michigan Aging and Adult Services Agency

Minnesota Board on Aging

Missouri Senior and Disability Services

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services: Seniors and Aging

New Hampshire Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services

State of New Jersey Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services

New York State Office for the Aging

North Dakota Department of Human Services: Adults and Aging Services 

Ohio Department of Aging

Pennsylvania Department of Aging

State of Rhode Island Department of Human Services Division of Elderly Affairs

South Dakota Department of Human Services Long Term Services and Supports

Virginia Office for Aging Services

Vermont Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services

Wisconsin Department of Health Services: Services for Adults