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Responsible for the administration of the Florida Medicaid program, licensure and regulation of Florida’s health facilities and for providing information to Floridians about the quality of care they receive
National Library of Medicine (NLM)'s website contains links to trustworthy information throughout the web, links to the latest news, overviews of senior health
issues, research, statistics, aging organizations, clinical trials, and more. Links guide you to pre-formatted searches on PubMed This page is also available in Spanish.
Extensive links to government agencies (natiional, state and local) that provide services and programs for seniors, includes consumer protection resources, money and taxes, end-of-life issues, health and housing. Information is organized by topic rather than government agency. Hospice care, nursing home and hospital comparisons, prescription drug plans and how to request a birthday greeting from the President for persons over 80 are covered.
Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging provides information on finding various elder care programs locations, elder rights & resources, promoting a health lifestyle, national and state benefits and services for seniors, long-term care insurance, and caregiver support programs.
Centers for Disease Control's website has statistics and research information, a copy of the latest State of Aging and Health in America report, information on the Healthy Brain Initiative, lists of organizations, information on end of life issues, lists of organizations, and links to articles and reports. Information on joining the Public Health and Aging listserv is provided.
The official U.S. government site for people with Medicare contains information on Medicare health plans, the Medicare drug benefit, Medigap insurance plans, links to state information, long term care information, full text of pamphlets, online forms to request a
replacement Medicare card, to change an address or to determine eligibility.
Information, services and support for caregivers and families, Offers fact sheets in English, Spanish and Chinese on various conditions. As an advocacy group it also offers statistics, public policy and reports. It includes caregiver advice and tips (also in Spanish and
Chinese) and hosts online discussion groups.
GMHFas established by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry to raise awareness of psychiatric and mental health disorders affecting the elderly, eliminate the stigma of mental illness and treatment, promote healthy aging strategies,and increase access to quality mental health care for the elderly. Their website nas information on finding a geriatric psychiatrist, and some fact sheets in Spanish.
Information and tips on healthy aging, caregiving, medications, dietary supplements and diseases are included. Resources are available in both English and Spanish. Copies also are provided in PDF format where applicable. Print versions are available for online ordering. Health and aging organization database lists more than 300 national organizations that provide help to older people.
This site from the American Automobile Association (AAA) Foundation for Traffic Safety links seniors to tools for assessing their driving skills; it also offers advice, exercises, and lessons to help them drive safely for as long as possible. Alternatives for seniors who can no longer drive safely are provided, and there is a database of relevant state regulations. Many printable PDFs are included.