Elder Care Resources You Can Use

It’s common to have many questions when beginning to research your long-term care options. PSC Community Services has compiled a list of reputable national organizations that can provide answers to some of your most pressing aging care questions. As always, if you have specific questions about elder care or home care, you can contact our elder care experts. We’re here for you.

  • National Academy on an Aging Society: As a non-partisan public policy institute, the Academy actively conducts research on issues related to population aging and provides information to the public, the press, policymakers, and the academic community.
  • ABA Commission on Law and Aging: American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging’s mission is to strengthen and secure the legal rights, dignity, autonomy, quality of life, and quality of care of elders.
  • Seniorlaw: Access information about Elder Law, Medicare, Medicaid, estate planning, trusts and the rights of the elderly and disabled.
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Resource Center: The nursing home abuse and neglect resource center for the elderly and their families.
  • Administration on Aging: The AoA’s site is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of a wide variety of topics, programs and services related to aging.
  • AGS Foundation for Health in Aging: A national non-profit organization established in 1999 by The American Geriatrics Society. We aim to build a bridge between the research and practice of Geriatrics and the Public, and to advocate on behalf of older adults and their special health care needs.
  • Alzheimer’s Association: The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest national voluntary health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and helping those affected by the disease.
  • American Heart Association: The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
  • American Stroke Association: The division of the American Heart Association that's solely focused on reducing disability and death from stroke through research, education, fundraising and advocacy.
  • American Physical Therapy Association: The mission of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is to further the profession's role in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of movement dysfunctions and the enhancement of the physical health and functional abilities of members of the public.
  • National Area Agencies on Aging: n4a's primary mission is to build the capacity of its members to help older persons and persons with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible.
  • National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care: NADONA/LTC is the largest educational organization committed exclusively to nursing and administration professionals in the long-term care and assisted living professions.
  • National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO): NAHDO is a national, not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to improving health care through the collection, analysis, dissemination, public availability, and use of health data.
  • National Mental Health Association (NMHA): The country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With more than 340 affiliates nationwide, NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million people with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.
  • National Parkinson Foundation: Educational site on Parkinson's disease.
  • American Nurses Association (ANA): ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.
  • American Occupational Therapy Association: The nationally recognized professional association of approximately 35,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students of occupational therapy.
  • Eldercare Locator: Connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services. The service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers.
  • Elderweb: A research site for both professionals and family members looking for information on eldercare and long-term care.
  • Long Term Care Link: A site that provides information to those who are researching long-term care issues.
  • American Association for Respiratory Care: The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) is a not-for-profit, professional organization, dedicated to assisting persons with respiratory diseases receive safe and effective respiratory care.
  • American College of Healthcare Administrators (ACHCA): ACHCA is a non-profit membership organization that provides superior educational programming and certification in a variety of positions, and career development for its members. ACHCA identifies, recognizes, and supports long term care leaders, advocating for their mission and promoting excellence in their profession.
  • American Health Care Association: Informational resource advocating for quality in long-term care.
  • American Hospital Association: National organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities.
  • International Council on Active Aging: Dedicated to changing the way we age by uniting professionals in the retirement, assisted living, fitness, rehabilitation, and wellness fields to help dispel society's myths about aging.
  • National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity & Aging: The Center promotes active healthy aging by working to reduce nutrition risk among older adults, especially minorities with health disparities.
  • The Center for Social Gerontology: TCSG's mission is to help society adapt to the dramatic increase in the numbers of old and very old, and to insure that older persons at all socio-economic and health levels are able to meet their needs and use their talents and abilities in a changing society.
  • Aging Parents and Elder Care: Aging Parents and Elder Care is a senior care resource that provides a variety of articles, comprehensive checklists, links to key resources, a support group – and more for those who provide elder care for aging parents and loved ones.
  • Caring Institute: Caring Institute’s mission is to reinforce the message that you can do well by doing good, and that success is defined by having a passionate concern for the welfare of others. The Caring Institute continually honors and promotes a new standard of social responsibility and the concept that one person can make a difference.
  • Disability Resources: Disability Resources, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live, learn, love, work and play independently.
  • Senior Citizens’ Resources: A government web portal for seniors filled with helpful resources.
  • National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc.: National organization designed to improve the quality of life for elderly African Americans and other minorities.
  • SAGE: Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders: SAGE is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults.
  • Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research: Dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease and ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today.
  • Senior Wellness Guide: A variety of helpful health information for senior men and women, including information on drugs and devices, healthy aging tips and general health.