Helpful Links

 

Non-profits

Family Eldercare – a range of services for older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers

Age of Central Texas – Adult day health care and Caregiver education and resources

Hospice Austin – Hospice care, health care for terminally ill persons

The Center for Medicare Advocacy produces a wide array of written material to assist Medicare beneficiaries and their advocates

The Medicare Rights Center offers helpful and reliable Medicare information

Lower Cost Prescription Drugs

Medicare Pharmaceutical Assistance Program – Medicare’s website identifies prescription drug assistance programs

NeedyMeds.com is a free resource to help people learn about programs for those who can’t afford their medications

State and Federal Agencies

Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area – quality services to support and advocate for the health, safety and well-being of older adults

VA Health Benefits Service Center

TRICARE – Military retirees, spouses and survivors

Medicare Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) dedicated to Medicare.  The national nursing home database contains detailed survey and certification data noting deficiencies and corrective action ordered by state agencies

Social Security Administration – recent legislation, the Social Security Handbook, links to federal regulations


Department of Aging and Disability Services offers information on the Texas Medicaid program

Legal Links

American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is dedicated to improving the lives of persons with severe mental illnesses including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness), major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and severe anxiety disorders

National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) advocates in areas of Age Discrimination, Americans with Disabilities Act, Medicaid, Medicare, Nursing Homes, Older Americans Act, Pension Rights and Social Security

CMS.gov is a very large site with lots of general as well as technical information regarding HHS and its two major programs, Medicare and Medicaid

THOMAS (US Congress) Legislation, Congressional Record, and Committee Information. Current and pending legislation can be tracked, as well as voting records of representatives