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Administration on Aging - This site is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of a wide variety of topics, programs and services related to aging. Whether you are an older individual, a caregiver, a community service provider, a researcher, or a student, you will find valuable information provided in a user-friendly way.
www.aoa.dhhs.gov

 

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law - This site provides information for mental health services related to aging, children, the ADA, housing and health care.
http://www.bazelon.org/

 

BenefitsCheckUp - This site identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans.
https://ssl1.benefitscheckup.org/

 

Community Partnerships for Older Adults - This is a national resource for communities looking to strengthen long-term care and support service systems for older adults.
http://www.partnershipsforolderadults.org/

 

Consumer Information about Long Term Care - This site acts as a guide on long term care to help you plan, prepare and pay for the future.
http://www.longtermcareliving.com/

 

Depression Resource Directory - Depression - This web site educates about depression, including common causes, symptoms, information on diagnoses, precautions and side effects of treatments and medication. 
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/beas/depression/welcome.htm

 

Easter Seals - Easter Seals services include medical rehabilitation, adult day programs, employment training, recreational opportunities & inclusive child care. There is an Easter Seals office moving to Maine; look for specific website soon!
http://www.easterseals.com/site/PageServer

 

Eldercare Locator - Eldercare Locator, a nationwide toll-free service, helps older adults and their caregivers find local services for seniors. It links to your local Area Agency on Aging.
http://www.eldercare.gov/Eldercare/Public/Home.asp

 

FirstGov for Seniors - This government site has a variety of government resources and agencies available to elders.
http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Seniors.shtml

 

National Alliance for Caregiving -Click on "Tips for Caregivers" on the left side of the page to find easy solutions to difficult caregiving situations. 
http://www.caregiving.org

 

Nursing Home Comparison - This is a Medicare page that enables you to compare the quality of care in local nursing homes.  
http://www.medicare.gov/

 

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