Useful Links

The following list of links include organizations and associations which specialize in topics related to the needs of older adults and their families.  While information gathered through “web searching” may at times be helpful, no online resource can substitute for a consultation with an experienced elder law attorney.  We offer these listings in hopes that they may provide information to increase understanding on issues you and your family may be facing.  

Administration on Aging

Alzheimer's Association   

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care and support and the largest private, non-profit funder of Alzheimer research.  This site provides a 24/7 Help Line and a wealth of information – signs and stages, diagnosis and treatment, myths, research, safety, financial matters, legal issues, local resources, support groups, advocacy and fundraising - to educate and provide support to individuals and families coping with Alzheimer’s.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services provides you with objective, plain-English resources you need to answer your estate planning questions . . . and to help you better understand estate planning and the estate planning process. 

Family Caregiver Alliance

Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home.  Long recognized as a pioneer in health services, FCA now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA) is a professional association of more than 4,200 attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to seniors and people with special needs.  NAELA members assist their clients with public benefits, probate and estate planning, guardianship/conservatorship, and health and long-term care planning.  The NAELA member directory is available online for the public, and the website provides information on why you should choose an Elder Law attorney or Special Needs attorney and many helpful resources.

National Center on Elder Abuse

The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), directed by the U.S. Administration on Aging, is committed to helping national, state, and local partners be fully prepared to ensure that older Americans will live with dignity, integrity, independence and be free of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The NCEA is a resource for policy makers, social service and health care practitioners, the justice system, researchers, advocates, and families.

National Care Planning Council   

This is a comprehensive resource for Elder Care (Senior Care) and Long Term Care Planning with information on books to help you learn about long term care planning.  There are also providers and services by category to assist you in finding resources for your elder care needs.   

Social Security Administration    

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs    

Tremendous Life Books   

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