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2-1-1 Get Answers, Get Connected
2-1-1 (Dial Phone #211) is an easy to remember telephone number that where available, connects people with important community services and volunteer opportunities. United Way of America (UWA) and the Alliance for Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) strongly support Federal funding so that every American has access to this essential service.
A Medicare Basics Video Series
There are 9 videos in the series US
The Medicare Basics Video Series was developed to simplify the four basic parts of Medicare (A, B, C & D) to help make your Medicare choices easier to understand. The information for this series is from the official Medicare publications, Medicare & You, Understanding Medicare Enrollment Periods, and Your Guide to Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage. The entire series was reviewed for accuracy by Medicare (CMS Region VIII).
Administration for Community Living
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is headed by the Administrator, who reports directly to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACL's Principal Deputy Administrator serves as Senior Advisor to the HHS Secretary for Disability Policy.
US is the government's free information resource about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Here you can find links to authoritative, up-to-date information from agencies and organizations with expertise in these areas.
Find Benefit Programs US
The National Council of Aging created this website to help older adults to quickly identify programs that may improve the quality of their lives. You take 10 or 15 minutes to enter information about your financial situation into an online questionnaire. BenefitsCheckUp is completely confidential.
Center For Disease Control and Prevention
Find State Health Departments US
Use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to find a local county health department.
Direct Deposit for Social Security or SSI Payment
Tel: 800-333-1795
Direct deposit is the best way to get your Social Security or SSI payment. It is safer and easier than a check, because your money goes straight to your account on your payment day. Now, signing up is easier than ever. Call Go Direct at 800-333-1795 or visit our website today!
Find your local Area Agency on Aging using the Internet
Find your local Area Agency on Aging using the Internet. The Administration on Aging maintains a database that lists local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) groups by State. You can also call The Eldercare Locator to find your local Area Agency on Aging. Call 1-800-677-1116, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time.
Long Term
Clearinghouse for long term care information US
This website is from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and presents information on Long-term. The site provides a PathFinder to get to useful information on Long-term Care.
Medicare & Medicaid Services - CMS
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) wants to "help you help yourself" by using Medicare's information resources to answer your questions. If you want to know more, visit the Medicare web site at, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227; TTY/TDD 1-877-486-2048), or refer to the handbook, Medicare & You, mailed to people with Medicare each fall.
Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
Be sure to join a Medicare Drug Plan US
You can join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in the following ways: By paper application: Contact the company offering the drug plan you choose and ask for an application. Once you fill out the form, mail or fax it back to the company. On the plan's website: Visit the drug plan company's website. You may be able to join online. On the website: You will also be able to join a drug plan at the Medicare website by using Medicare's online enrollment center. By Phone: You can join a drug plan by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) and talking to a Medicare customer service representative. TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048. Nursing Home Compare
Find Nursing Homes in your area US
Search by name, city, county, state, or zip code and compare the quality of the nursing homes using the Five-Star Quality Ratings, health inspection results, nursing home staff data, quality measures, and fire safety inspection results.
National Resource Directory (NRD)
Resources for Veterans US
The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them. It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.
Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
Comprehensive service delivery system and integrated Medicare and Medicaid finan US
Visit the CMS website and search on PACE. The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a capitated benefit authorized by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA) that features a comprehensive service delivery system and integrated Medicare and Medicaid financing.
Details: To learn more about PACE go to website and use the search feature to search on PACE
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
SHIP is a free health benefits counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their families or caregivers. SHIPs mission is to educate, advocate, counsel and empower people to make informed healthcare benefit decisions. SHIP is an independent program funded by Federal agencies and is not affiliated with the insurance industry.
U.S. Administration on Aging - Eldercare Locator
A Public Service of the U.S. Administration on Aging US
Tel: 800-677-1116
The Eldercare Locator helps older adults and their caregivers find local services & housing options for seniors. If you want more specific references call us at 1-800-677-1116, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
Get it Done Online US
Internet gateway to Federal government agencies and online services including forms, regulations and phone directories.
Veteran Administration
Tel: 800-827-1000
The U.S Department of Veterans supports a website offering information to veterans on health, compensation, home loans, education, life insurance, vocational rehab, burial and appeals. They have convenient online application forms available on the website.