Association and Non-Profit Resources

The AARP's website covers the organization's advocacy positions on a variety of elder topics including Social Security and Medicare. Helpful features include information on comparing Medigap insurance policies and information on Medicare.

Go to AARP website
Formerly known as the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, ALCA is an organization dedicated to the development, advancement, and promotion of humane and dignified social, psychological, and health care for the elderly and their families through counseling, treatment, and the delivery of concrete services by qualified, certified providers. The site features a Find an Aging Life Care Expert search to locate a professional.

Go to ALCA website
Since its founding in 1980, the association has provided nearly $140 million to support research into the prevention, treatment and eventual cure for Alzheimer's. Its nationwide network of chapters offer frontline support to individuals affected by Alzheimer's through 24/7 information and referral services, and education and support groups. Check out their Dementia and Driving Resource Center for signs of unsafe driving, tips on having the conversation, and video vignettes illustrating supportive conversations taking place in four different situations.

Go to Alzheimer's Association website
The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) works to preserve and strengthen access to care for the millions of Americans who require medical care in their homes. AAHomecare represents health care providers, equipment manufacturers, and other organizations in the homecare community.

Go to AAHomecare website
This website contains text of many ABA publications and information on the activities of the ABA's Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly. Browse the Senior Lawyers DivisionABA Section of Real Property, Trust, and Estate LawABA Commission on Law and Aging pages for more resources.

Go to ABA website
ACTEC is a professional association consisting of approximately 2,700 lawyers from throughout the United States. Members are invited to join based upon their professional reputation and ability in the fields of trusts and estates.

Go to ACTEC website
This organization provides information and supports programs for terminally ill and grieving individuals, their families, and the professionals who care for them.

Go to American Hospice Foundation website
The purpose of ASBH is to promote the exchange of ideas and foster scholarship, research, teaching, policy development, professional development, and collegiality among people engaged in all endeavors related to clinical and academic bioethics and the health-related humanities.

Go to ASBH website is a premier informational resource about annuities and structured settlements.

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Bet Tzedek Legal Services is a non-profit public interest law firm which provides free legal services to the elderly and indigent of Los Angeles County.

Go to Bet Tzedek Legal Services website
Since 1983, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), a statewide nonprofit 501(c)(3) advocacy organization, has been dedicated to improving the choices, care and quality of life for California’s long-term care consumers.

Go to CANHR website
Caregiver Action Network (formerly National Family Caregivers Association) is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age.

Go to Caregiver Action Network website
CMA is a private, not-for-profit organization that produces a wide array of written materials to assist Medicare beneficiaries and their advocates including self-help packets, brochures, and a quarterly newsletter. Additionally, CMA is involved in education, policy making, and litigation impacting Medicare beneficiaries throughout the country.

Go to CMA website

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Office for Older Americans released four easy-to-understand booklets to help financial caregivers. The Managing Someone Else’s Money guides are for agents under powers of attorney, court-appointed guardians, trustees, and government benefit fiduciaries (Social Security representative payees and VA fiduciaries).

The guides help people acting as fiduciaries in three ways:

  • They walk them through their duties.
  • They tell them how to watch out for scams and financial exploitation, and what to do if their loved one is a victim.
  • They tell them where to go for help.
Go to CFPB website; also view the CFPB Managing Someone Else's Money guides.
CJPF is a private, non-profit educational organization that promotes solutions to problems facing the criminal justice system. The organization assists policy makers, criminal justice professionals, and the public by disseminating information about preventing crime and improving the quality of justice through education programs, publications, and the media.

Go to CJPF website
The Elder Justice Coalition was formally launched on February 10, 2003, to coincide with the introduction of the Elder Justice Act (S. 333), which was introduced by Sens. John Breaux and Orrin Hatch. The Coalition has five founding organizational members: the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA), the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA), the National Association of State Units on Aging (NASUA), the National Association of Adult Protective Service Administrators (NAAPSA), and the National Association of State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs (NASOP).

Go to EJC website
Families USA Foundation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health and long-term care for all Americans. This is a valuable site for those involved in advocacy at the legislative and regulatory levels and for those with legal problems with managed care or Medicaid.

Go to Families USA Foundation website
The official geriatric nursing Web site of the American Nurses Association (ANA) - It was developed through the Nurse Competence in Aging initiative to provide information regarding nursing care of older adults.

Go to GeroNursesOnline website
This website includes extensive information about nursing home costs, medical decision-making and other topics.

Go to H.E.L.P. website
The Hartford Institute seeks to shape the quality of health care older Americans receive by promoting the highest level of geriatric competence in all nurses. By raising the standards of nursing care, the Hartford Institute aims to ensure that people age with optimal function, comfort and dignity.

Go to Hartford Institute website
HPA is a private non-profit charitable corporation dedicated to serving the general public, hospice patients, their families/caregivers, the bereaved and hospice staff. HPA promotes quality hospice services whether a patient is enrolled in a licensed hospice, residing at home, or in a facility.

Go to HPA website
Developed by the Elder Law Clinic of Wake Forest University
This site offers a wide array of links to organizations and articles, for scholars and practitioners interested in global developments on law and aging (or law and ageing, as its written in the U.K.). Links include legal organizations, NGOs, academic resource centers, governmental bodies, and issue-specific organizations.

Go to International and Comparative Elder Law website
Justice in Aging is a national non-profit legal advocacy organization that fights senior poverty through law. Formerly the National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC), since 1972 we’ve worked for access to affordable health care and economic security for older adults with limited resources, focusing especially on populations that have traditionally lacked legal protection such as women, people of color, LGBT individuals, and people with limited English proficiency. 

Go to Justice in Aging website
LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

Go to LLS website
The Life Care Planning Law Firms Association is a national network of holistic law practices that offer legal services, care coordination and advocacy services to help elderly clients and their families navigate the health care and long-term care maze. In addition to providing education, networking and resources to firms that practice this unique specialty of law, the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association is a national advocate for quality care for elders, dedicated to raising public awareness about the physical, financial, and legal implications resulting from aging.

Go to LCPLFA website

This not-for-profit organization is dedicated to ensuring that older adults and people with disabilities receive quality, affordable health care. The website offers helpful and reliable Medicare information for professionals in the health care field.

Go to the Medicare Rights Center website
The Mesothelioma Center is dedicated to providing those who suffer from the asbestos-related cancer malignant mesothelioma—also known as asbestos cancer—or from asbestos-related lung cancer, or who know someone who does, with the most up to date information and support.

Go to Mesothelioma Center website
With more than 210,000 members, NAMI is the nation's leading grassroots advocacy organization solely 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.

Go to NAMI website
This association is an established group of professionals who specialize in facilitating a smooth transition for seniors moving from the home into a senior housing community.

Go to National Association of Senior Move Managers website
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services developed this website to provide information and resources to help you and your family plan for future long-term care (LTC) needs.

Go to National Clearinghouse for LTC Information website
The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA) is an association of researchers, practitioners, educators, and advocates dedicated to protecting the safety, security, and dignity of America's most vulnerable citizens.

Go to NCPEA website
The organization was formed as NCCNHR (National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform) in 1975 because of public concern about substandard care in nursing homes. The Consumer Voice's mission is to represent consumers at the national level for quality long-term care, services, and supports.

Go to the National Consumer Voice website
NaCCRA is dedicated to the promotion of continuing care resident communities as a humane, cost-effective long-term care model for elderly individuals. NaCCRA encourages the development of minimum federal standards for provider performance, allowing ample opportunity for each state to utilize policies, which contribute to the welfare and financial security of their residents.

Go to NaCCRA website
NELF was founded by NAELA's Board of Directors in 1993. This non-profit organization is dedicated to the development and improvement of the professional competence of lawyers in the area of elder law, and provides certification for elder law attorneys.

Go to NELF website
The mission of the National Guardianship Association is to provide educational training and networking opportunities for guardians; to promote the highest levels of values, standards and ethics; and to ensure a nationally recognized standard of excellence.

Go to NGA website
NHeLP is a national organization providing health care advocacy for low-income people. It provides litigation support, training and consulting services, and detailed analysis of current and proposed legislation.

Go to NHeLP website
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America initiated National Memory Screening Program as part of its mission to provide "optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families"…and as part of its focus on “Caring for the Nation.”

Go to National Memory Screening Program website
The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.

Go to National MS Society website
NOSSCR is the national support organization for attorneys specializing in Social Security disability law. The site features basic information on the law and the organization. Some materials are available only to members.

Go to NOSSCR website
This website is a useful resource for patients, caregivers, and professionals. 

Go to National Parkinson Foundation website
The National Partnership hosts a special section on caregiving which has information on important federal laws that can help caregivers; helpful articles on a range of caregiving issues, from how to prepare for the possibility of caregiving to what to do when the job suddenly falls on your shoulders; links to research on caregiving; and a resource section that highlights other sites.

Go to National Partnership website
Parkinson's Resource Organization is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides group and individual support to those making the journey through Parkinson's.

Go to Parkinson's Resource Organization website
Founded to assist students and professionals seeking social work licensure. The mission at is to provide an easy-to-navigate and more efficient way to explore social work licensure requirements in each state by pinpointing or linking directly to commonly sought social work licensure information, such as program options, concentrations, and career paths. Those interested in caring for the elderly will find information about gerontological social workers.
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Locate pro bono legal services by state.

Go to State Bar Associations website

The Synergy Summit is a nonprofit collaboration among the leadership of the major accounting, legal, and financial service organizations in the United States. Together, these groups represent more than 200,000 lawyers, accountants, financial advisors, philanthropic gift planners, and insurance and other professionals. Synergy Summit helps bring quality estate, financial, and charitable planning information and services to the public through multidisciplinary partnerships and projects.

Go to Synergy Summit website

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