In today’s digital world, there are many sources of health care information at your fingertips, many of which are online. We have prepared the following list to help you find reliable sources of information on a variety of subjects. Note that one of the best ways to gather information is face to face. We encourage you to talk to your personal physicians and other trusted health care providers and hope that you will consider Alaris Health Member Centers among them.
AARP is a membership organization leading positive social change and delivering value to people ages 50 and older through information, advocacy and service.
Agency on Aging
Agency on Aging provides fact sheets, publications, links and other useful information for older adults, caregivers and professionals.
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
AAHSA’s “LeadingAge’s Consumer Hub” offers information and support to help people make the most of the aging experience.
American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living
AHCA/NCAL’s “Care Conversations” offer information and options to help you find the right short-, mid-, and long-term care solutions.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CMS is a U.S. federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Family Caregiver Alliance
FCA is a clearinghouse on brain disorders, caregiver assistance and long-term care public policy.
Find out how the Affordable Care Act affects you and take healthcare into your own hands.
A government website that provides information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.
The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) is one of six centers within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The official U.S. government site for Medicare information.
Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare
Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country.
Medicare’s Home Health Compare
Medicare’s Home Health Care includes skilled nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical social services and home health aide services.
National Association for Home Care and Hospice
NAHC is the nation’s largest trade association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices and home care aide organizations.
National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services developed this website to provide information and resources to help you and your family plan for future long-term care (LTC) needs.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve end-of-life care.
National Institute on Aging
NIA, one of the 27 institutes and centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. NIA is the primary federal agency supporting and conducting Alzheimer’s disease research.
National Institutes of Health
NIH offers health and wellness information for older adults.
Senior Housing Locator
The Senior Housing Locator maintains the largest provider network of community resources in the U.S.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The HHS is the U.S. government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.
U.S. Social Security Administration
The official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration.
Visiting Nurse Associations of America
VNAA is a national association that supports, promotes and advocates for community-based, non-profit home health and hospice providers that care for all individuals, regardless of condition complexity or ability to pay.