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Medicare References

To learn more about your Medicare options, use the Medicare links below.

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Medicare and You
Learn the basics about Medicare plans: what they are, how to get them, definitions and tips.

Medicare Made Clear Show Me Guide (9.5 MB)
Understand your Medicare Plan options—and how to decide on one—with this overview.

Other online resources

AARP
Find more information about Medicare and other programs.

Administration on Aging
A valuable resource for information on aging, providing information on local services for older Americans.

Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leader in Alzheimer's research and support for families.

Caring.com
Providing caregiver help and resources.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is the federal agency that oversees the Medicare and Medicaid programs by establishing policies for health care providers, assessing quality of care facilities and services, and assuring that both programs are run properly by contractors and state agencies.

Children of Aging Parents
Focused on the health of the family caregiver, Children of Aging Parents is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to assist caregivers by providing information, referrals and support.

Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for public health in the United States and provides support and protection to older Americans.

Easter Seals
Addresses the needs of rural caregivers.

Eldercare Locator
Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. This site connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services. The service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organization that serve older adults and their caregivers.

Family Caregiver Alliance
FCA is a public voice for caregivers. FCA pioneers programs in information, education, services, research and advocacy to support and sustain the important work of families nationwide who are caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.

Gilbert Guide
Provides tools to help caregivers find local providers, facilities and services.

Hospice Information
For information about hospice care programs in your area, call your state’s hospice care organization. Call the Medicare Helpline toll-free at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), TTY 1-877-486-2048, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to get the number in your state.

Lotsa Helping Hands
Supporting family caregivers by empowering their circles of community who are eager to help those in need.

Medicare
Visit the official U.S. government site for people with Medicare.

MedicareRxConnect
Find more information about Medicare prescription drug coverage and search the directory for resources in your state.

Medline
View national news and information from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC)
The National Alliance for Caregiving is dedicated to providing support to family caregivers and the professionals who help them and to increasing public awareness of issues facing family caregivers.

National Council on Aging (NCOA)
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization dedicated to helping seniors find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently, and remain active in their communities.

Caregiver Action Network
Strives to educate, support, empower and advocate for caregivers.

OptumRx
Order Medicare-reimbursed, doctor-prescribed medical supplies with no out-of-pocket costs and free home delivery.

SHIPTalk
Access one-on-one counseling, education programs and other assistance. State Health Insurance Assistance Programs are federally funded for people with Medicare and their families.

Snap for Seniors
Offers information on living and care options for seniors.

Social Security Administration
Apply for benefits, replace your Medicare card or find a Social Security office.

Well Spouse Foundation
The Well Spouse Association is the only national organization focusing exclusively on the needs of all spouses caring for a chronically ill and/or disabled husband, wife, or partner. Let others who have "been there and done that" help you face the challenges of long-term caregiving.