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Senior Resources of Guilford
This nonprofit organization aims to promote independent lifestyles for older adults, offering medical transportation, mobile meals, and caregiver information. The listing of "Rural Outreach" is handy when assisting someone living in an outlying area.
North Carolina Department of Justice Consumer Fraud
This site offers advice for avoiding consumer fraud schemes as well as several outlets for filing complaints. For senior specific information and tips look here.
This site links seniors and their caregivers to the sources of information (local area agencies on aging and community-based nonprofit organizations) that serve seniors as well as caregivers.
National Institute on Aging
This website offers aging research, training and disseminating health information and various programs gearing to seniors. Read more about grants.
Nursing Home Directory
This is a free online guide for finding nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in NC. It lists addresses, telephone numbers, administrators, licenses' numbers, providers' numbers, and also indicate the maximum number of beds for which the facility is licensed.
Social Security Administration
Apply for Social Security benefits, request a replacement Medicare Card, and learn how to replace, correct or change your name on your social security card, tax and wage indexed charges, and more. You can also download various Social Security Administration forms from this site.
ADEAR (Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center)
This site provides facts about Alzheimer's disease and its impact on family and friends. Also offers the latest research findings. Speak with a specialist by calling 1-800-438-4380 or request informative publications free of charge.
US Administration on Aging
This US Department of Health and Human Services agency offers one of the largest sites to educate older people and their caregivers about the benefits and services available to help them. Click on the "Elders and Families" tab. You can also find the original text of the Older American Act.
Nursing Home Comparison
This website not only offers you information about Medicare, but also provides information on comparing hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, etc. It has versions in Spanish and Chinese. Click on the green Resource Locator box to see the pull down bar, which lists the different choices you may be interested in.
North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services
This site "works to promote independence and enhance the dignity of North Carolina's older adults, persons with disabilities, and their families through a community-based system of opportunities, services, benefits, and protections."