The Administration on Aging (AOA) is the principal agency of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA), as amended (42 U.S.C.A. § 3001 et seq.). The OAA promotes the well-being of older individuals by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities. The Act also empowers the federal government to distribute funds to the states for supportive services for individuals over the age of 60.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families — such as health care, employment and income security, and protection from financial abuse.
Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation.
Caregiver Action Network is the nation's leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for more than 90 million Americans.
ARCH is a nonprofit organization which seeks to promote respite services for the nation's 65 million family caregivers regardless of age, disability or family situation. Respite has been shown to improve family well-being, promote family caregiver health, and help avoid or delay more costly out-of-home placements.
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) is a 501c(3) membership association representing America’s national network of 622 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and providing a voice in the nation’s capital for the 256 Title VI Native American aging programs.
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a respected national leader and trusted partner helping older adults meet the challenges of aging through services like BenefitsCheckUp®. BenefitsCheckUp® is a comprehensive, free online tool that connects older adults with benefits they may qualify for.
Medicare is a single-payer, national social insurance program administered by the U.S. federal government since 1966, currently using about 30–50 private insurance companies across the United States under contract for administration. United States Medicare is funded by a payroll tax, premiums and surtaxes from beneficiaries, and general revenue. It provides health insurance for Americans aged 65 and older who have worked and paid into the system through the payroll tax.
The United States Social Security Administration (SSA) is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors' benefits.
The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support resources.
The National Council on Aging is a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging.
Family Caregiver Alliance is the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home.
The mission of the Division of Veterans' Affairs is to be the advocate for the state's 420,968 veterans in all matters that pertain to veterans.
Medicaid is South Carolina's grant-in-aid program by which the federal and state governments share the cost of providing medical care for needy persons who have low income.
SCDDSN is the state agency that plans, develops, oversees and funds services for South Carolinians with severe, lifelong disabilities of intellectual disability, autism, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury and conditions related to each of these four disabilities.
Malignant mesothelioma is a rare cancer of the protective lining around important organs, such as the lungs, and very few treat it. The average latency period that mesothelioma takes to develop is anywhere from 20-40 years. Since this period is so long, mesothelioma usually affects older adults in their 60’s and 70’s. Community Outreach advocates of the Mesothelioma Guide specialize in connecting patients with doctors and treatment options that are best suited for them. Their services and resources are 100% free to patients and family members.
Pleural mesothelioma is the most common type of asbestos-related cancer. Though it’s an aggressive illness, ongoing advancements in chemotherapy, surgery and clinical trials are extending patients' lives years beyond their life expectancy.
The Ultimate Internet Safety Guide for Seniors highlights the top financial scams targeted to seniors, how important it is to be aware of the current threats, and how to deal with them.
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