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CancerCare

Provides support services for anyone affected by cancer including limited financial assistance grants for:
- Transportation
- Child care
- Home care

AssistiveTech.net

Government-sponsored website with a directory of assistive devices and other products, which includes information about cost and vendors.

Alzheimer's Association

Provides reliable information, care consultation and supportive services for dementia caregivers through state and local chapters. The website also includes an interactive tool, CareFinder, which helps families to:
- Recognize dementia care
- Plan and pay for care
- Communicate with care providers
- Find local support and resources

The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (formerly NCCNHR)

Offers consumers, families and advocates resources and information on long-term care including; an overview of each state's nursing home system and licensing agencies, and a consumer's guide to choosing a nursing home.

Senior Sites

Provides a searchable database of over 5,000 nonprofit senior housing, assisted living facilities and retirement communities by state and county. Housing options and levels of care are described.

National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center

An online resource that defines the role of a long-term care ombudsman and how he/she can help families of nursing home residents. It also includes a state-by-state directory of long-term care ombudsmen.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Provides information about end-of-life care. Its online Find a Provider search allows the user to search for member hospice and palliative care programs for individuals who have
advanced illness or have been considered terminally ill by a physician.

National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL)

This division of the American Health Care Association, a private company, offers an online resource that provides consumers with information on nursing homes, assisted living/residential care and other types of long term care.

Eldercare Locator - Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs)

Links older adults and their family members to state and local area agencies on aging (AAAs) and community-based organizations that help older adults remain at home and in the community. AAAs offer:
- Information and Assistance
- Care Management
- Nutrition Services (i.e., Meals on Wheels)
- Legal Assistance
- Services for family caregivers through the Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP)

Access to Health Insurance / Resources for Care

Online resource that provides information on low-cost and affordable health insurance, health care, and hospice. It is a free service from the Actors' Fund of America's Health Insurance Resource Center.

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