Senior Services and Assistance
Community assistance for seniors is available nationwide in the U.S.
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Identity Theft Hotline (F.T.C.)
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Administration on Aging (AoA)
An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the AoA is one of the nation's largest providers of home- and community-based care for older persons and their caregivers.
Area Agencies on Aging ( or call 1-202-872-0888
Funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging, these agencies provide services which make it possible for older individuals to remain in their home, thereby preserving their independence and dignity. The local agency coordinates and supports a wide range of home- and community-based services, including information and referral, home-delivered and congregate meals, transportation, employment services, senior centers, adult day care and a long-term care ombudsman program.

Provided by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, this toll free 800 number can give callers the telephone numbers for Area Agencies on Aging, Senior Helplines, and State offices on Aging throughout the United States. Calls are answered Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (ET). Individuals calling this service have access to more than 4800 state and local information and referral service providers, identified for every ZIP code in the country. The database also includes special purpose I & R telephone numbers for Alzheimer's hotlines, adult day care and respite services, nursing home ombudsman assistance, consumer fraud, in-home care complaints, legal services, elder abuse/protective services, Medicare/Medicaid/Medigap information, tax assistance and transportation.

Housing from the Administration on Aging (
This page provides extensive resources for senior housing needs such as assistive technology, home remodeling, housing resources, housing services, independent living, and nursing facilities.
Medicare (
Home page for the informative, easy-to-use U.S. Medicare website.
Nursing Home Compare (
This Section of the Medicare website compares all skilled nursing facilities in the United States. This is a very useful site that gives specific information about each nursing home including the most recent State Survey for each facility. The nursing home's corresponding plan of correction to address the deficiencies found during the inspection are available from the nursing home or from the State survey agency Call 1-888-419-3456.
Physician and Specialist Locators (
Search for a physician in your area through various national organizations
Social Security Administration (
The United States Social Security Administration issues Social Security numbers, pays retirement, disability and survivors benefits to workers and their families, and administers the Supplemental Security Income program. If you live in the United States and you want information and directions to the Social Security office that serves your area, just enter your U.S. Postal Service five-digit ZIP code at the U.S. Social Security Office Locator website . You’ll get information about your local Social Security office and other agencies in your area that may be able to help you.

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