Law Office of Otis A. Thompson

REAL ESTATE, Estate Planning, Probate

HELPFUL RESOURCES


​General Aging Websites

Administration on Aging www.aoa.gov 
Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213 www.ssa.gov 
Medicare 1-800-633-4227 www.medicare.gov 
Department of Veterans Affairs www.va.gov
 ElderLawAnwers www.elderlawanswers.com 
GayLawNet-GayLawNews www.gaylawnet.com 
National Care Planning Council www.longtermcarelink.net/ncpc.htm

Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s Association 800-272-3900 www.alz.org 
Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center 800-438-4380 www.alzheimers.org
Leeza’s Place www.leezasplace.org

Arthritis 
Arthritis Foundation www.arthritis.org American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
1-800-824-2663 www.aaos.org

Brain Injury
Brain Injury Association of Florida http://www.biaf.org

Cancer 
American Cancer Society www.cancer.org 
National Cancer Institute www.cancer.gov

Care Programs 
The National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center 202-332-2275 www.nccnhr.org 
Long-term care ombudsman www.ltcombudsman.org 
Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (202) 619-0724 www.aoa.gov

Care Giving 
Children of Aging Parents 1-800-227-7294 www.caps4caregivers.org 
Administration on Aging www.aoa.dhhs.gov/caregivers 
National Council on Aging Benefits Check Up www.benefitscheckup.org 
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers www.caremanager.
Today’s Caregiver www.caregiver.com
Elder Care Online www.ec-online.net
Family Caregiver Alliance www.caregiver.org
Caregiver’s Home Companion www.caregivershome.com

Depression 
National Mental Health Association 1-800-969 www.nmha.org 
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry www.aagpgpa.org 
American Psychological Association 1-800-374-2721 www.apa.org

Diet 
American Dietetic Association www.eatright.org 
National Cancer Institute – 5 A Day Program www.5aday.gov 
National Center for Nutrition 1-800-366-1655

Driving 
National Highway Transportation Safety Administration www.nhtsa.dot.gov 
Driving Safely While Aging Gracefully www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/olddrive

Employment 
The Senior Job Bank www.seniorjobbank.org 
Experience Works www.experienceworks.org 
AARP Working Options www.aarp.org/working_options

Estate Planning
Mike Kilbourn’s Blog http://floridadomicileman.wordpress.com/

Eye Care 
The National Eye Institute www.nei.nih.gov 
Glaucoma Foundation www.glaucomafoundation.org 
Macular Degeneration Foundation: www.eyesight.org 
American Macular Degeneration Foundation: www.macular.org 
Macular Degeneration Network: www.macular-degeneration.org

Financial Help 
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards www.cfp-board.org 
American Savings Education Council www.asec.org 
U.S. Securities and Exchange www.sec.gov

Flu Prevention 
Flu Facts For Everyone www.cdc.gov/nip/flu 
Focus On The Flu www.niaid.nih.gov/newsroom/focuson/flu00/

Fraud 
Federal Trade Commission www.ftc.gov 
National Fraud Information Center www.fraud.org 
Medicare www.medicare.gov/FraudAbuse/Overview.asp

Funeral Planning 
Funeral Consumers Alliance 1-800-458-5563 www.funerals.org 
Funeral Service Consumer Assistance Program: 1-800-662-7666
Cremation Association of North America www.cremationassociation.org

Hearing 
Free hearing test www.freehearingtest.com 
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association www.asha.org 
Sight & Hearing Info www.sightandhearing.org 
Government Health Finder www.healthfinder.gov 
Better Hearing www.betterhearing.org

Heart Care 
American Heart Association www.americanheart.org 
Congenital Heart Information Network www.tchin.org 
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute www.nhlbi.nih.gov 
Nutrition, Health Heart Disease; Cause Prevention www.health-heart.org

Hospice 
Hospice Association of America www.hospice-america.org/consumer.html 
Hospice Net www.hospicenet.org 
Hospice Web www.hospiceweb.com 
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization www.nhpco.org

Incontinence 
National Association for Continence 1-800-252-3337 www.nafc.org 
National Kidney & Urologic Diseases www.niddk.nih.gov/health/urolog/urolog.htm

Insomnia National Center on Sleep Disorders Research www.nhlbi.nih.gov/sleep 
American Academy of Sleep Medicine www.aasmnet.org 
National Sleep Foundation www.sleepfoundation.org

ElderLawAnswers.com www.elderlawanswers.com 
WealthCounsel www.wealthcounsel.com

Living Alternatives Senior Living Alternatives www.senioralternatives.com

Long Term CareNational Association of Insurance Commissioners – Shopper’s Guide to Long-term Care Insurance www.naic.org

Medicare Medicare 1-800-633-4227 www.medicare.gov

Medigap Medicare Health Plan Compare www.medicare.gov/MPHCompare/Home.asp 
Medigap Compare www.medicare.gov/mgcompare/home.asp

Osteoporosis National Institutes of Health: Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases, National Resource Centerwww.osteo.org 
National Osteoporosis Foundation www.nof.org

Prescription Drugs Medicare Prescription Drug Assistance Programs www.medicare.gov/Prescription/Home.asp 
Free/Discounted/Affordable Prescription Medication – www.makoa.org/freemedicine.htm 
Rxassist www.rxassist.org 
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy complete list of online drugstores www.nabp.net 
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America 1-800-762-4636 www.phrma.org 
TRICARE Senior Pharmacy Program www.tricare.osd.mil

Social Security
Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213 www.ssa.gov

Strokes 
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes 1-800-352-9424 www.ninds.nih.gov 
American Stroke Association 1-888-478-7653 www.strokeassociation.org 
National Stroke Association 1-800-STROKES www.stroke.org

Taxes 
Internal Revenue Service 1-800-829-1040 www.irs.gov

Veterans 
Department of Veterans Affairs www.va.gov

Volunteerism 
Volunteer Match www.volunteermatch.org 
American Hospice Foundation www.americanhospice.org 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America www.bbbsa.org 
Habitat for Humanity www.habitat.org 
Meals on Wheels www.mowaa.org