Administration on Aging (AoA): Federal agency responsible for advancing the concerns and interests of older individuals and their caregivers.
Alzheimer’s Association: Volunteer health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and helping those affected by the disease.
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA): The AFA’s mission is to provide optimal care and services to individuals faced with dementia, and to their caregivers and families—through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life.
American Cancer Society: National organization dedicated to eradicating cancer as a major health issue through research, education, advocacy, and service.
American Diabetes Association: A non-profit health organization providing diabetes research, information, and advocacy.
American Geriatrics Society: Professional organization of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults.
American Health Care Association: Association that advocates for quality care and services for frail, elderly, and disabled Americans.
American Heart Association: The American Heart Association’s mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
American Lung Association: Fighting lung disease in all of its forms, with attention on asthma, tobacco control, and environmental health.
American Pain Foundation: Mission is to improve the quality of life of people with pain by raising public awareness, providing practical information, promoting research, and increasing access to effective pain management.
American Society on Aging (ASA): Supports the commitment and enhances the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families.
American Stroke Association: A division of the American Heart Association focused on research, education, fundraising and advocacy to help reduce disability and death from stroke.
America’s Health Insurance Plans: AHIP provides a unified voice for the community of health insurance plans. Seeks to expand access to high quality, affordable coverage to all Americans.
Arthritis Foundation: Offers information and tools to help people live a better life with arthritis.
Caring Connections: A program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), providing free resources and information to help people make decisions about end-of-life care and services before a crisis.
Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA): Addressing the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home.
Geriatric Mental Health Foundation: Providing mental health information for older adults and their families and more.
Hospice Foundation of America: Helps patients and their families understand hospice care and the steps necessary to access this quality end-of-life option.
Medicaid: Official site of the federal Medicaid program.
Medicare: Official site of the federal Medicare Program and Medicare Assistance Programs.
National Area Agencies on Aging: Provides services which make it possible for older individuals to remain in the comfort of their own home.
National Council on the Aging: Dedicated to improving the lives of older Americans.
National Family Caregivers Association: Supports, empowers, and educates the more than 50 million Americans who care for a chronically ill, elderly, or disabled loved ones.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: Provides information about end-of-life care.
National Organization on Disability: Raises disability awareness through programs and information, ultimately looking to increase participation of disabled individuals in basic life activities.
National Parkinson Foundation: Seeks to improve the quality of care for people with Parkinson’s disease through research, education and outreach.
National Private Duty Association: The nation’s first association for providers of private duty home care, including non-medical homecare services.
National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity & Aging: Promotes active, healthy aging by working to reduce nutrition risk among older adults, especially minorities with health disparities.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: The United States government’s primary agency for protecting the health of all Americans.