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National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information

Government website offers practical information and options on planning for future long-term care needs.

National Association of County Veteran Service Officers (NACVSO)

Provides assistance in obtaining veterans' benefits and answers questions regarding rules and regulations concerning veterans. Wesbite provides directory of Veteran Service Officers across the country.

MedlinePlus - Go Local

An online resource from the National Institute on Health that helps consumers find health services by location and service type. Services include:
- In-home care
- Nursing homes
- Hospitals
- Support groups
- Hospice and palliative care
- Physicians
- Pharmacies
Also provides health and drug information for patients and family members.

(This list is not exhaustive, please visit website for information on more services)

Medicare Rights Center

Nonprofit organization that provides direct assistance to people with questions or concerns about Medicare. Information is provided about Medicare drug coverage, health plan options, and rights and benefits. Assistance is available online or by a telephone hotline.

LawHelp.org

Provides online directory of nonprofit legal services providers throughout the country.

Healthfinder.gov

Government web site for consumers that links to over 1,500 health-related organizations and provides consumer guides on issues including long-term care, Medicare, and nursing homes.

Family and Medical Leave

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year to care for themselves, or for a seriously ill family member, or for a new child without losing their jobs or health care insurance. Some states have additional benefits, such as paid family leave.

Disability.gov

Government site links to information and resources on a wide range of disability related topics, such as: benefits, civil rights, community services, health services and more. The site includes a state and local resources map which allows the user to locate disability related information/services in their area.

ClinicalTrials.gov

An online service of the National Institutes of Health with current information about federally and privately supported clinical trials in human volunteers to answer specific health questions. The website offers information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.

Benefits Checkup

An online service of the National Council on Aging to help older adults and their families determine their eligibility for and enroll in federal, state, local and private benefit programs including Medicare and Medicaid.

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