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Exhibit 4: ElderCare Resource Web Sites
Government Sites

Access America for Seniors—www.seniors.gov
Information about programs for seniors and links to other senior sites.

Administration on Aging—www.aoa.gov
Every conceivable issue affecting the elderly and their families. A great starting point for research. Includes numerous links as well as a comprehensive resource directory for older people.

HealthCare Financing Administration—www.hcfa.gov
Medicare and Medicaid information for consumers and providers.

Medicare Handbook and Consumer Information—www.medicare.gov
The official Medicare site.

National Institute on Aging—www.nih.gov/nia
Health and medical information for the aged.

Social Security Administration—www.ssa.gov
The official Social Security site.

U.S. Census Bureau—www.census.gov
Demographic information on the aging population. Amazing research capabilities.

Organizations

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)—www.aarp.org
Resources on consumer issues affecting those over 50 as well as links and details on AARP initiatives and member benefits.

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging—www.aahsa.org
Information on continuing care retirement communities and on the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission.

American Geriatrics Society—www.americangeriatrics.org
Issues affecting the aging.

Health Insurance Association of America—www.hiaa.org
Medigap policies and LTC insurance.

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations—www.jcaho.org
A listing of accredited health care facilities in all 50 states. Checklists for use in choosing a health care facility or provider. Explanation of the accreditation program.

National Academy of ElderLaw Attorneys—www.naela.org
Information for and about NAELA members.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging—www.n4a.org
Information about local area agencies on aging, including numerous local and national links.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers—www.caremanager.org
How to find a geriatric care manager.

National Association of Social Workers—www.socialworkers.org
Information about social workers and links to other organizations.

National Council on the Aging, Inc—www.ncoa.org
More resources for the aging and their families.

National Resource and Policy Center on Housing and Long-Term Care—www.homemods.com/
The Home Modification Assistance Program site, which provides support for builders and others to make alterations to homes to allow for independent living.

National Senior Citizens Law Center—www.nsclc.org
Advocacy for the aged.

Visiting Nurse Associations of America—www.vnaa.org
Links to local visiting nurse associations.

Other Resources

Careguide—ElderCare Resource Center—www.careguide.net
A for-profit enterprise that provides a wealth of information for the elderly, caregivers and providers. Search for health care providers in your area.

ElderWeb—www.elderweb.com
An award-winning site founded by Karen Stevenson Brown, a member of the ElderCare task force. Numerous links to resources, useful articles and a listing of some of the CPAs and CAs now providing ElderCare services.

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