Medicare is a government health insurance program for adults age 65 and older, some people under age 65 with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal disease:

- Part A covers hospital costs as well as limited skilled nursing, home health and hospice care, without a monthly premium.
- Part B covers medical costs, such as doctor's visits and outpatient care, to those who pay a monthly premium.
- Part D includes limited prescription drug coverage through private insurance companies for those who choose to pay a monthly premium.

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

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.

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.

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.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Caregiver Hotline for Post - 9/11

Provides primary care, specialized care, and related minor medical and social support services to U.S. veterans, service members and their families. VA benefits and services include:
- Compensation
- Pension
- Health Care
- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
- Education and Training
- Home Loans
- Life Insurance
- Dependents and Survivors
- Burial

National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information

Online resource developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that provides information on services and financing options for future long-term care needs.

National Center on Caregiving (NCC) at Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)

Offers a national telephone hotline, online resources and printed publications which serve as a central source of information and assistance to family caregivers in every state.


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