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Today is Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Directory of Agencies and Organizations

While this list represents a comprehensive guide to organizations that address the clinical care needs of older people, it is not a resource of all social service agencies and organizations assisting older citizens. Through these links users may gain access to other sites that are not a part of Sunshine Healthcare Solutions which assumes no responsibility for any material that may be accessed through any such link.

Click on a topic headline in the list to the left. Then, to access that site's information, click on the name of the organization. That organization's web site will open in a new window.








General Aging

Administration on Aging (AOA)

The mission of the Administration on Aging is to help elderly individuals maintain their dignity and independence in their homes and communities through comprehensive, coordinated, and cost effective systems of long-term care, andlivable communities across the U.S.


Agency for Health Care Research and
Quality (AHRQ), formerly the Agency for
Health Care Policy and Research

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is committed to helping the Nation improve our health care system. To fulfill its mission, AHRQ conducts and supports a wide range of health services research.


Aging Network Services (ANS)

Aging Network Services personally selects a geriatric care manager to visit your parents. Their membership network consists of 250 Masters-level social workers throughout the United States who have met ANS' exacting standards of professionalism - in credentials, geriatric experience and sensitivity.


Alliance for Aging Research

The private, not-for-profit Alliance for Aging Research is the nation's leading citizen advocacy organization for improving the health and independence of Americans as they age. The Alliance has become the voice for Baby Boomer health by developing, implementing and advocating programs in research, professional and consumer health education and public policy.


American Academy of Home Care Physicians (AAHCP)

The American Academy of Home Care Physicians serves the needs of thousands of physicians and related professionals and agencies interested in improving care of patients in the home.


American Association of
Homes & Services for the Aging (AAHSA)

The AAHSA is comprised of 5,700 member organizations, many of which have served their communities for generations, offer the continuum of aging services: adult day services, home health, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care retirement communities and nursing homes


American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. As the nation's largest membership organization for people 50+, AARP is leading a revolution in the way people view and live life after 50.


American College of
Health Care Administrators (ACHCA)

ACHCA is a non-profit professional membership association which provides superior educational programming, professional certification, and career development opportunities for its members.


American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)

For 28 years, the American Federation for Aging Research has been at the forefront of this revolutionary approach to the science of healthier aging. AFAR has played a major role in providing and advancing knowledge of aging and mechanisms of age-related disease by providing start-up grants to nearly 2,500 early-career scientists.


American Geriatrics Society (AGS)

The American Geriatrics Society is a not-for-profit organization of over 6,700 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.


American Health Care Association (AHCA)

The American Health Care Association is a non-profit federation of affiliated state health organizations, together representing more than 10,000 non-profit and for-profit assisted living, nursing facility, developmentally-disabled and subacute care providers that care for more than 1.5 million elderly and disabled individuals nationally.


American Hospital Association (AHA)

The American Hospital Association is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Close to 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 37,000 individual members come together to form the AHA.


American Medical Directors Association (AMDA)

The American Medical Directors Association, the professional association of medical directors, attending physicians, and others practicing in the long term care continuum, is dedicated to excellence in patient care and provides education, advocacy, information, and professional development to promote the delivery of quality long term care medicine.


American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

The American Occupational Therapy Association is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services


American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is the nation's premier emergency response organization. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering.


American Senior Fitness Association (ASFA)

The leader in professional education and practical training for Older Adult Fitness Specialists.


American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA)

Members of ASHA are executives involved in the operation, development and finance of the entire spectrum of seniors housing - independent living, assisted living, and continuing care retirement communities.


American Social Health Association (ASHA)

The American Social Health Association is a trusted, non-profit organization that has advocated on behalf of patients to help improve public health outcomes. They are America's authority for sexually transmitted infection information.


American Society on Aging (ASA)

The American Society on Aging is an association of diverse individuals bound by a common goal: to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families. The membership of ASA is a multidisciplinary array of professionals who are concerned with the physical, emotional, social, economic and spiritual aspects of aging.


American Society of
Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP)

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists empowers pharmacists to enhance quality of care for all older persons through the appropriate use of medication and the promotion of healthy aging.


Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA)

The Assisted Living Federation of America is the only professional association exclusively dedicated to companies operating professionally managed assisted living communities for seniors.


B'nai B'rith

B'nai B'rith International, the global voice of the Jewish community, is the most widely known Jewish humanitarian, human rights, and advocacy organization. Since 1843, BBI has worked for Jewish unity, security, continuity, and tolerance.


Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities USA is the national office for over 1,700 local Catholic Charities agencies and institutions nationwide. Catholic Charities USA provides strong leadership and support to enhance the work of local agencies in their efforts to reduce poverty, support families, and empower communities.


Children of Aging Parents (CAPS)

Children of Aging Parents is a nonprofit, charitable organization whose mission is to assist the nation's nearly 54 million caregivers of the elderly or chronically ill with reliable information, referrals and support, and to heighten public awareness that the health of the family caregivers is essential to ensure quality care of the nation's growing elderly population.


CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN)

The CDC National Prevention Information Network is the U.S. reference, referral, and distribution service for information on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis.


Commission on Accreditation for
Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of human service providers in the areas of aging services, behavioral health, child and youth services, DMEPOS, employment and community services, medical rehabilitation, and opioid treatment programs.


Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)

The goal of the Department of Veteran Affairs is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. The DVA's employees continue to offer their dedication and commitment to help veterans get the services they have earned. Our nation's veterans deserve no less.


Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

The 1.2 million-member Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a non-profit charity dedicated to building better lives for America's disabled veterans and their families.


Family Caregivers Alliance (FCA)

The Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. Long recognized as a pioneer in health services, FCA now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.


Gerontological Society of America (GSA)

We are the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. GSA's principal mission is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public.


Healthcare Information and
Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society is the healthcare industry's membership organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.


Interfaith Caregivers Alliance (ICA)

Mays Mission for the Handicapped has been provides opportunities to people with disabilities in areas of employment opportunities, scholarships, camperships, emergency monetary assistance an goodwill.


Joint Commission on Accreditation
of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)

The mission of The Joint Commission is to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations.


Medicare Hotline

The official U.S. government site for people with Medicare.


National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA)

The National Adult Day Services Association is the leading voice of the rapidly growing adult day services industry and the national focal point for ADS providers. Our members include adult day center providers, state associations of providers, corporations, educators, students, retired workers and others interested in working to build better lives for adults in adult day programs every day.


National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA)

The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging's mission is to serve as the nation's leading advocacy organization committed to the dignity, well-being, and quality of life of Asian Pacific Americans in their senior years.


National Association of
Area Agencies on Aging (NAAAA)

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging is the leading voice on aging issues for Area Agencies on Aging and a champion for Title VI Native American aging programs.


National Association of Directors of
Nursing Administration (NADONA)

The NADONA is the leading advocate and educational organization for DONs, ADONs and RNs in Long Term Care (LTC). The National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration understands the daily challenges of nursing, and is here to provide individuals with the tools they need for professional success.


National Association for Home Care (NAHC)

NAHC is the nation's largest trade association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices, home care aide organizations, and medical equipment suppliers.


National Association of Professional
Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM)

Professional Geriatric Care Managers (PGCMs) are health and human services specialists who help families care for older relatives, while encouraging as much independence as possible.


National Association for the
Support of Long Term Care (NASL)

The National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL) is a trade association founded in the Fall of 1989 by advocates of professional medical services to long term care facilities. NASL now represents the legislative and regulatory interests of over 100 companies providing ancillary services, therapy, products, medical supplies, diagnostic testing and information systems for the long term, post acute and homecare industries.


National Caucus and Center on
Black Aged, Inc. (NCBA)

The National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, is improving the quality of life for elderly African Americans and low income minorities


National Citizens' Coalition for
Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)

NCCNHR provides information and leadership on federal and state regulatory and legislative policy development and models and strategies to improve care and life for residents of nursing homes and other long term care facilities.


National Council on the Aging (NCOA)

The National Council on Aging is a non-profit service and advocacy organization with the mission of improving the lives of older Americans.


National Council on
Patient Information and Education (NCPIE)

NCPIE is a coalition of over 125 diverse organizations whose mission is to stimulate and improve communication of information on appropriate medicine use to consumers and healthcare professionals


National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)

The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age.


National Health Information Center (NHIC)

The National Health Information Center is a health information referral service. NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers.


National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA)

The National Indian Council On Aging, Inc, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1976 by members of the National Tribal Chairmen's Association that called for a national organization to advocate for improved, comprehensive health and social services to American Indian and Alaska Native Elders.


National Institute on Aging (NIA)

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.


National Institute on Disability and
Rehabilitation Research (NICOA)

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. All programmatic efforts are aimed at improving the lives of individuals with disabilities from birth through adulthood.


National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)

It is the mission of NARIC is to generate, disseminate and promote new knowledge to improve the options available to disabled persons. The ultimate goal is to allow these individuals to perform their regular activities in the community and to bolster society's ability to provide full opportunities and appropriate supports for its disabled citizens.


National Subacute Care Association (NASPAC)

NASPAC works with policy-makers to address the political challenges of ensuring fair and prompt reimbursement for care providers, strives to excel in the educational and informational needs of this field, and encourages industry research and exchange of ideas concerning healthcare.


National Association for Hispanic Elderly (NAHE)

The National Association for Hispanic Elderly was founded to serve the needs of Hispanic elderly and other low income persons. It is recognized as the pioneer and the leading organization in the field of Hispanic Aging.


United Seniors Health Cooperative (USHC)

The United Seniors Health Cooperative provides seniors with insurance resources, news, and discounts.


Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA)

The Visiting Nurse Associations of America is the national association of nonprofit Visiting Nurse Agencies and home healthcare providers who care for and treat approximately 4 million patients annually.


Web MD

WebMD is the leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information. Providing credible health information and many resources.


Well Spouse Foundation

The Well Spouse mission is to provide emotional peer-to-peer support to the wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled. Well Spouse offers this support through various programs and events.


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End-Of-Life Issues

Americans for Better Care of the Dying (ABCD)

Americans for Better Care of the Dying aims to improve end-of-life care by learning which social and political changes will lead to enduring, efficient, and effective programs.


Palliative Care Policy Center (PCPC)

The Palliative Care Policy Center offers expert support to hospitals, nursing homes, health systems, hospices, and other organizations that serve individuals nearing the end of life. PCPC aims to help people make breakthrough changes happen in areas that matter to patients and families.


Choice in Dying, Inc. (CID)

Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life, supported by a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


Compassion in Dying

Compassion & Choices, a nonprofit organization, improves care and expands choice at the end of life. They support, educate and advocate.


GriefNet

GriefNet offers support for individuals that have suffered loss through services such as e-mail support groups as well as other resources.


Hospice Association of America (HAA)

The Hospice Association of America is a national organization representing thousands of hospices, caregivers and volunteers who serve terminally ill patients and their families.


Hospice Education Institute (HEI)

The Institute is an independent, not-for-profit organization, serving members of the public and health care professionals with information and education about the many facets of caring for the dying and the bereaved.


Hospice Foundation of America (HFA)

Hospice Foundation of America provides leadership in the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care with the goal of enhancing the U.S. health care system and the role of hospice within it.


The Last Acts Campaign

Last Acts created a wealth of useful Web content-for health care consumers, health-care practitioners, policy-makers and employers.


Death With Dignit

The objective of Death With Dignity is to preserve the integrity of individuals facing terminal illness.


National Hospice and
Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.


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Education

Association for Gerontology in
Higher Education (AGHE)

The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education is a membership organization of colleges and universities that offer education, training, and research programs in the field of aging.


Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

The AAMC and the medical schools, teaching hospitals, academic and professional societies, faculty, residents, and students we represent are committed to improving the nation's health through medical education, research, and high-quality patient care.


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Legal Issues and Elder Abuse

Legal Services for the Elderly

130 West 42nd Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Tel: (212) 391-0120
Fax: (212) 719-1939
E-Mail: hn4923@handsnet.org


National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. is a non-profit association that represents lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families.


National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)

The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment.


National Association of State Units on Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD)

The National Association of State Units on Aging represents the nation's 56 officially designated state and territorial agencies on aging. The Association's principal mission is to support visionary state leadership, advance state systems innovation and articulate a national policy on home and community based services for older adults and individuals with disabilities.


National Clearinghouse on Elder Abuse (Literature)

University of Delaware
College of Human Resources, Education and Public Policy
Department of Consumer Studies

211 Allison Annex
Newark, DE 19716
Tel: (302) 831-3525
Fax: (302) 831-6081


National Committee for
Prevention of Elder Abuse (Research)

The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA) is an association of researchers, practitioners, educators, and advocates dedicated to protecting the safety, security, and dignity of America's most vulnerable citizens.


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Cancer

American Cancer Society, Inc. (ACS)

The American Cancer Society is committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy, and rehabilitation.


National Cancer Institute (NCI)

The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.


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Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

CAMline is an evidence-based website on complementary and alternative medicine for healthcare professionals and the public. It represents a successful collaboration of conventional and CAM organizations, interests and expertise.


Department of Health and
Human Services, Public Health Service

When making decisions about health, it's important to know where to go to get reliable information. healthfinder.gov has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations to bring you the most reliable health information on the Internet.


HerbMed by the Alternative Medicine Foundation, Inc

HerbMed is an interactive, electronic herbal database - provides hyperlinked access to the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health. It is an impartial, evidence-based information resource provided by the nonprofit Alternative Medicine Foundation, Inc. This public site provides access to the 20 most popular herbs.


National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.


Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database

The Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database gives detailed information on natural medicine brand name products and ingredients.


WebMD Inc.

WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing health, and support to those who seek information.


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Diabetes Mellitus

American Diabetes Association (ADA)

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes; delivers servicesto hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.


National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health. The Institute supports much of the clinical research on the diseases of internal medicine and related subspecialty fields, as well as many basic science disciplines.


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Digestive Problems

American Liver Foundation (ALF)

Our mission is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.


National Digestive Disease
Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC)

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health. The Institute supports much of the clinical research on the diseases of internal medicine and related subspecialty fields, as well as many basic science disciplines.


United Ostomy Association (UOAA)

UOAA is a national network for bowel and urinary diversion support groups in the United States. Its goal is to provide a nonprofit association that will serve to unify and strengthen its member support groups, which are organized for the benefit of people who have, or will have intestinal or urinary diversions and their caregivers.


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Head and Neck Problems

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and
Neck Surgery, Inc. (AAO-HNS)

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is the world's largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck.


American Council for Headache Education (ACHE)

The American Headache Society Committee on Headache Education is a nonprofit patient-health professional partnership dedicated to advancing the treatment and management of patients with headaches.


American Dental Association (ADA)

The ADA is the oral health authority committed to both the public and the dental profession.


American Society for Geriatric Dentistry (ASGD)

The American Society for Geriatric Dentistry is committed to a mission of improving the oral health of older adults.


National Headache Foundation (NHF)

The National Headache Foundation exists to enhance the healthcare of headache sufferers. It is a source of help to sufferers' families, physicians who treat headache sufferers, allied healthcare professionals and to the public.


National Institute of Dental and
Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

The mission of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research is to improve oral, dental and craniofacial health through research, research training, and the dissemination of health information.


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Hearing Problems

American Tinnitus Association (ATA)

The American Tinnitus Association exists to cure tinnitus through the development of resources that advance tinnitus research.


Better Hearing Institute (BHI)

The Better Hearing Institute is a not-for-profit corporation that educates the public about the neglected problem of hearing loss and what can be done about it.


International Hearing Society (IHS)

The International Hearing Society is the professional association that represents Hearing Instrument Specialists worldwide. IHS members are engaged in the practice of testing human hearing and selecting, fitting, and dispensing hearing instruments.


National Institute on Deafness and
Other Communication Disorders (NID)

The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability.


Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)

The Hearing Loss Association of America provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing lost. HLAA is working to eradicate the stigma associated with hearing loss and raise public awareness about the need for prevention and the importance of regular hearing screenings throughout life.


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Heart and Circulation Problems

American Association of Cardiovascular and
Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)

The mission of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is: To reduce morbidity, mortality, and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research, and disease management.


American Heart Association (AHA)

The mission of the American Heart Association is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke
Courage Stroke Network
3915 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Tel: (763) 520-0520 or (800) 553-6321
Fax: (763) 520-0577


National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute provides global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.


National Institute of
Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

The mission of NINDS is to reduce the burden of neurological disease - a burden borne by every age group, by every segment of society, by people all over the world.


National Stroke Association (NSA)

The National Stroke Association achieves its mission to lower the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling community outreach programs, calling for continued improvement in the quality of stroke patient care, and educating both healthcare professionals and the general public about stroke.


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Joint, Muscle, and Bone Problems

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopedic surgeons and others in the world. The Association engages in health policy and advocacy activities on behalf of musculoskeletal patients and the profession of orthopedic surgery.


American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)

The American Podiatric Medical Association is the leading resource for foot and ankle health information.


Arthritis Foundation (AF)

The foundation helps people take control of arthritis by providing public health education; pursuing public policy and legislation; and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis.


Lupus Foundation of America (LFA)

The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. is the foremost national nonprofit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus and providing support, services and hope to all people affected by lupus.


National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and
Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NIAMS)

The mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research, and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases.


National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)

The mission of the National Osteoporosis Foundation is to prevent osteoporosis and related fractures, to promote lifelong bone health, to help improve the lives of those affected by osteoporosis and to find a cure through programs of awareness, advocacy, public and health professional education and research.


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Lung and Breathing Problems

American Association of Cardiovascular and
Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)

The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is dedicated to our mission of reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management.


American Lung Association (ALA)

The mission of the American Lung Association is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.


National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute provides global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.


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Memory and Thinking Problems

Alzheimer's Association (AA)

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.


Alzheimer's Disease Education and
Referral Center (ADEAR)

The Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center Web site will help you find current, comprehensive Alzheimer's disease information and resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).


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Neurologic Problems

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

The American Academy of Neurology is an international professional association of more than 21,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals dedicated to providing the best possible care for patients with neurological disorders.


American Parkinson's Disease Association (APDA)

The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc. was founded to "ease the burden and find a cure" for Parkinson's disease. The organization focuses its energies on research, patient support, education and raising public awareness of the disease.


Epilepsy Foundation of America (EFA)

The Epilepsy Foundation of America is the national voluntary agency solely dedicated to the welfare of the more than 3 million people with epilepsy in the U.S. and their families. The organization works to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; to improve how people with epilepsy are perceived, accepted and valued in society; and to promote research for a cure.


Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA)

The Society is a National, voluntary health organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with Huntington's Disease and their families.


National Institute of
Neurological Disorders and Stroke (HINDS)

The mission of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is to reduce the burden of neurological disease - a burden borne by every age group, by every segment of society, by people all over the world.


Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF)

The Parkinson's Disease Foundation is working for the nearly one million people in the US who live with Parkinson's disease by funding promising research to find the causes of and a cure for PD while supporting people with Parkinson's, their families and caregivers through educational programs and support services.


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Nutritional Concerns

Food and Nutrition Information Center

The Food and Nutrition Information Center has strived to serve the professional community (including educators, health professionals and researchers) as well as consumers by providing access to a wide range of trustworthy food and nutrition resources from both government and non-government sources.


Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA)

Meals On Wheels Association of America works toward the social, physical, nutritional, and economic betterment of vulnerable Americans. The Meals On Wheels Association of America provides the tools and information its programs need to make a difference in the lives of others.


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Pain

American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)

The American Chronic Pain Association facilitates peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families so that these individuals may live more fully in spite of their pain.


American Geriatrics Society (AGS)

The American Geriatrics Society is a not-for-profit organization of over 6,700 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people.


American Pain Society (APS)

The American Pain Society is a multidisciplinary community that brings together a diverse group of scientists, clinicians and other professionals to increase the knowledge of pain and transform public policy and clinical practice to reduce pain-related suffering.


City of Hope Pain Resource Center (COHPPRC)

The City of Hope Pain Resource Center is an independent biomedical research, treatment and education institution, they are a leader in the fight to conquer cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.


National Chronic Pain Outreach Association (NCPOA)

Chronicpain.org's purpose is to lessen the suffering of people with chronic pain by educating pain sufferers, health care professionals, and the public about chronic pain and its management.


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Psychological Problems

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP)

The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry is a national association representing and serving its members and the field of geriatric psychiatry. It is dedicated to promoting the mental health and well being of older people and improving the care of those with late-life mental disorders.


National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

NAMI is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.


National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

The mission of the National Institute of Mental Health is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure.


Mental Health America (MHA)

Mental Health America is the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives.


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Sexuality and Sexual Concerns

American Congress of Obstetricicans and Gynecologists (ACOG)

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has over 52,000 members and is the nation's leading group of professionals providing health care for women.


American Urological Association (AUA)

The mission of the American Urological Association is to promote the highest standards of urological clinical care through education, research and in the formulation of health care policy.


Hysterectomy Educational Resources and
Services Foundation (HERS)

The purpose of the Hysterectomy Educational Resources and Services Foundation is to provide information about the alternatives to and consequences of hysterectomy that are requisite to informed consent.


Sexuality Information and
Education Council of the United States (SIEC)

The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States was founded to provide education and information about sexuality and sexual and reproductive health.

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Sight Problems

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the largest national membership association of Eye doctors.


American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

The American Foundation for the Blind is a national nonprofit that expands possibilities for people with vision loss.


American Optometric Association (AOA)

The AOA is a federation of state, student and armed forces optometric associations. Through these affiliations, the AOA serves members consisting of optometrists, students of optometry, paraoptometric assistants and technicians.


Better Vision Institute (BVI)

Dedicated to enhancing life through better vision, The Vision Council represents the manufacturers and suppliers of the optical industry. We provide a forum to advocate for better vision and to promote quality vision care products and services in the global community.


Foundation for Glaucoma Research

The Foundation for Glaucoma Research works to prevent vision loss from glaucoma by investing in innovative research, education, and support with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.


National Eye Institute (NEI)

The National Eye Institute's mission is to conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind.


Prevent Blindness America (NSPB)

Prevent Blindness America is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness America touches the lives of millions of people each year.


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Skin Problems

American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

The American Academy of Dermatology is committed to excellence in patient care, medical and public education, research, professionalism, and member service and support.


American Academy of Facial Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is the world's largest specialty association that represents over 2,700 facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons throughout the world.


American Social Health Association (ASHA)

The American Social Health Association is a trusted, non-profit organization that has advocated on behalf of patients to help improve public health outcomes. ASHA is recognized by the public, patients, providers, and policy makers for developing and delivering accurate, medically reliable information about sexually transmitted infections.


National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and
Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NIAMS)

The mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research, and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases.


The Skin Cancer Foundation

The Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical profession about skin cancer, its prevention by means of sun protection, and the need for early detection and prompt, effective treatment.


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Urinary Problems

National Association for Continence (NAFC)

The National Association For Continence is a national, private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with incontinence, voiding dysfunction, and related pelvic floor disorders. NAFC's purpose is to be the leading source for public education and advocacy about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and management alternatives for incontinence.


National Kidney and Urologic Diseases
Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC)

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health. The Institute supports much of the clinical research on the diseases of internal medicine and related subspecialty fields, as well as many basic science disciplines.


National Kidney Foundation (NKF)

To enhance the lives of everyone with, at risk of or affected by kidney disease.


The Simon Foundation for Continence

The mission of the Simon Foundation for Continence is to bring the topic of incontinence out of the closet, remove the stigma surrounding it, and provide help and hope to people with incontinence, their families and the health professionals who provide their care.


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Helpful Senior Care Resources

Alabama Nursing Home Association

ANHA was established in 1951 as a statewide network of professionals dedicated to providing excellence and quality care for Alabama's elderly in need. ANHA has since become a viable voice in the state's long term care concerns. As the oldest long term health care association in the state of Alabama, ANHA reflects a strong network of long term care facility owners, operators and administrators. ANHA represents approximately 97% of Alabama's long term health care.


AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people age 50 and over have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole, ways that help people 50 and over improve their lives. Since 1958, AARP has been leading a revolution in the way people view and live life.


Home Healthcare Agencies

Home health care companies offer a wide range of skilled medical services such as nursing care, physical therapy and occupational therapy from qualified medical professionals in addition to various services from home health aides. Other home care companies might offer assistance with daily activities, such as bathing and eating. Home care services are conducted in the comfort of your home.

HomeHealthCareAgencies.com has compiled extensive home health care information such as licensing requirements and state contacts. We offer a directory of 11,299 Medicare-certified home health agencies and 18,722 other home care companies in the United States.


Adult Day Care

Adult day care centers are senior care locations that are open during normal business hours and provide various care services, supervision and social interaction for the elderly. Seniors generally attend adult day care on a scheduled basis which can provide relief to caretakers, such as family members or caregivers. Seniors who attend adult day care can benefit from the increased companionship and social interaction with others.


Administration On Aging

The mission of AoA is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.



SkilledNursingFacilities.org

Skilled Nursing Facilities, more commonly known as nursing homes, are a healthcare option for seniors that are in need of constant medical attention. Nursing homes provide the skilled nursing care, appropriate medical monitoring and assistance with activities of daily living that many elderly persons require as they age and suffer various health setbacks.



Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted living has emerged as a popular senior living option for those elderly people seeking a place to reside that offers medical monitoring and minor medical care while still offering personal privacy and freedom. Assisted living is licensed and regulated at the state level, which makes for a wide range of differences among assisted living communities.




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