Sep 22, 2015 - 10:46 AM
There are government resources available to help with the search for options. A few are listed below:
• Administration on Aging ( www.aoa.gov ): The “Elders and Families” section of the AoA is particularly useful for accessing links to information regarding state and local services for older adults and their families; public and private benefits programs; Medicare; and long-term care planning
• Eldercare.gov ( www.eldercare.gov ): This helpful website offers fact sheets, booklets and links to federal websites.
• U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ( www.hud.gov/ ): Here you can find information on affordable housing for seniors and rental assistance, among other things.
• The National Council on Aging ( www.ncoa.org ): Provides a list of federal and state assistance programs.
• Department of Veterans Affairs ( www.va.gov ): Veteran’s benefits provide those who have served their country (some benefits extend to their spouses as well) financial assistance during their retirement years. To learn if you are eligible, visit this website and review the information under “Veteran Services.”
• Disability.gov ( www.disabilityinfo.gov ): A comprehensive guide on disability programs and services, including Social Security benefits and affordable, accessible housing. The website provides links to more than 14,000 resources from federal, state and local government agencies; academic institutions; and nonprofit organizations.