The following websites may provide helpful information to seniors and their families.
Federal Trade Commission - Consumer Information
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
GovBenefits.gov is a partnership of Federal agencies with a shared vision - to provide improved, personalized access to government assistance programs.
"GovBenefits.gov helps citizens access government benefit eligibility information through a free, confidential, and easy-to-use online screening tool. After answering some basic questions, the user receives a customized report listing the benefit programs for which the user, or person for whom he or she is entering information, may be eligible."
Veterans Administration - file for benefits online
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation - Pension information for a company that has gone out of business.
National Council on Aging - Benefits Checkup
CarePathways.com was created and is maintained by Registered Nurses (RNs) dedicated to providing seniors and their families access to quality information, products and services. (Note: Not all information is provided without a fee.)
Nursing Home Compare Online access to Inspection Reports of all USA Medicare/Medicaid Nursing Homes and Evaluations of Assisted Living and Retirement Homes.
The Nursing Home Abuse Center is an informational website that provides comprehensive information on nursing home abuse and neglect for older people and their loved ones.
Assisted Living Directory is a starting point for researching assisted living in Alaska. In addition to listing assisted living facilities in Alaska, there are relevant articles, news, and educational videos about assisted living and senior care.
Department of Health and Social Services
Alaska Commission on Aging
Alaska Pioneer Homes
Alaska Mental Health Board
Chugiak Senior Center
22424 N. Birchwood Loop Road
Chugiak, Alaska 99567
Mabel T. Caverly Senior Center
325 East Third Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
How to Find Reliable Health Websites and Medical Information Online This Rider University guide to understanding medical misinformation and counteracting its influence can help anyone seeking to understand medical sources better online.
American Association of Retired Persons AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people aged 50 and over. AARP is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all as we age. We lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy, and service.
SeniorNet’s mission is to provide older adults with education and access to computer technologies to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.
Elder Impact Our mission is to empower seniors against ageism by making handy the information they need to control their own lives. Our team works to incorporate market research with senior needs. We want technology to be accessible, social calendars to be bustling, and everyone to have access to the medical attention and other resources they need. We want younger generations to see that they can help dismantle ageism. We don’t want there to be any victims. We want to impact older people so that they can keep impacting the world.
Drugwatch.com reports on the latest information regarding dangerous drugs and defective medical devices.
Medical malpractice exists in cases where a patient sustains some damage from a medical professional during their official medical duties.
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Established in 1987, the Academy provides a resource of information, education, networking, and assistance to those who deal with the many specialized issues involved with legal services to older people and people with special needs. The mission of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance, and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age. (This site includes an Elder Law attorney locator)
National Center For Assisted Living (NCAL) A Consumer’s Guide to Assisted Living and Residential Care is designed to help consumers select an assisted living facility that’s right for them. It describes services and includes a checklist and cost calculator. (This site is for providers, but it has valuable consumer information.)
Retirement Living Information Center was established to assist seniors in living out their retirement years. Part of that process involves finding housing that matches the lifestyle or needs of seniors. The Web site offers access to various resource materials, including books and online publications, tax information, a guide to state aging agencies, retirement news, shopping for special assistive products and services, and links to online stores.
Recall Report was created to alert the public to the latest information on dangerous drugs and products. Recall Report aims to get the data needed and possible financial support if a dangerous drug or product injures you or a loved one.