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Administration for Community Living
Created around the fundamental principle that older adults and people of all ages with disabilities should be able to live where they choose, with the people they choose, and with the ability to participate fully in their communities.
Administration on Aging (AoA)
The Administration on Aging (AOA) is the principal agency of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA), as amended (42 U.S.C.A. § 3001 et seq.). The OAA promotes the well-being of older individuals by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities. The Act also empowers the federal government to distribute funds to the states for supportive services for individuals over the age of 60.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): Elderly Health Care
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of America's health care system. AHRQ develops the knowledge, tools, and data needed to improve the health care system and help Americans, health care professionals, and policymakers make informed health decisions.
The Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA) established a national network of federal, state, and local agencies to plan and provide services that help older adults to live independently in their homes and communities. This interconnected structure of agencies is known as the Aging Network.
Medicare is part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Includes Nursing Home Compare, which rates nursing homes for quality. Also includes information comparing medicare plans, medigap, and prescription drug assistance programs.
New York State Office for the Aging
Helps older New Yorkers be as independent as possible for as long as possible through advocacy, development and delivery of person-centered, consumer-oriented, and cost-effective policies, programs and services which support and empower older adults and their families, in partnership with the network of public and private organizations which serve them. Toll-free hotlines, local offices, public forums, Eldercare Locator service (nationwide), articles from Aging News Newsletter, facts & figures, legislation news, etc.
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
One of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, NIA leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. NIA is the primary Federal agency supporting and conducting Alzheimer's disease research.
This website, mostly geared for consumers, includes many resources for researchers and a history of the organization and the program.