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The following links provide a variety of web sites that deal with issues, 
programs, and opportunities of our Older Adult population and other interested persons.

AboutAssistedLiving.org guides are written by medical professionals with years of nursing experience, and our state-specific guides cover rules and regulations in easy to understand terms. Our information is provided for free and built to be accessible across devices and with screen reading software. 

National Aging in Place Council wants to be your primary informational resource so that you remain active and healthy throughout your retirement years. 

We have established a network of professionals from the private, public and non-profit sectors who can help you plan for your future housing and care needs.

Our web site provides additional ideas and information to help you accomplish whatever goals you may have. For more information visit their site or call 202-939-1770.

The Recall Center provides drug and medical device recall information alongside practical healthcare information and support. 

 is the premier informational resource on the Internet about annuities and structured settlements. Learn more about who we are, how we can help you – and how to obtain a free quote for your payments.

Assisted Living Benefits for Veterans is devoted to helping disabled and elderly maximize their healthy years and age gracefully through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. We have been featured on the Parkinson's Foundation, US Department of Health and Human Services - Health Finder, Global Healthspan Policy Institute, and is referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the web.

is a Retail Savings Guide for Baby Boomers

Consumer Safety Guide
 was created to keep the public informed about consumer dangers and safety issues associated with numerous products that can cause public harm. Our website is constantly being updated with the most recent information on the most popular prescription medications and FDA-approved medical devices that could be endangering your health or putting your loved ones at risk. Our mission is to keep you informed and help you make the most educated decisions about your health care!

 offers a Sex Offender List for Every State. A Sex offender list is important if you have kids and or grandchildren to search if there are sex offenders around your area.

CyberInsureOne A Comprehensive Guide to Keeping Seniors Safe Online
 With more and more people going online every day, many criminals have moved away from in-person petty crime and scams and toward online fraud and attacks. Seniors, unfortunately, have become a prime target for many of these scammers. 
Drug Dangers.com goal is to keep the public educated and informed of all defective medical devices and dangerous medications that are currently available on the market today. Pharmaceutical companies are trusted to put safe products on the shelves, yet thousands of people lose their lives each year due to prescription medications with adverse side effects.

~Senior Wellness Guide – Healthy Aging works with medical and legal experts to provide quality, accurate information about prescription drug side effects, medical device complications and related lawsuits. 

DrugWatch.com ~ Drug Interactions
notes that there are thousands of prescription drugs, with more and more medications introduced every year, and hundreds of dietary supplements and herbal products available in pharmacies and stores in the U.S. Consumers should be aware of the dangers of combining certain drugs and other substances, including alcohol.

Elmcroft takes great pride in offering much-needed services for seniors across the United States. Elmcroft has 102 senior care communities, including 79 assisted living communities, 4 multilevel retirement communities, and 19 health and rehabilitation centers serving over 6,000 residents in 19 states. 
Medical Alert Advice ~ Simple Exercises for Seniors to achieve a healthy, active lifestyle for the remainder of your years, you have to keep up a consistent exercise regimen. In some ways, exercising as a senior is more important than at any other time in your life. Senior exercise should be different from how you used to work out when you were middle-aged and vastly different from when you were a child. In order to strengthen your balance, to avoid a senior falling down and then be able to get back up, you have to find exercises that target strength training, endurance, balance, and flexibility. 
Medicare Enrollment & State Eligibility – this guide includes critical deadlines, state assistance programs and resources for local residents.

New Medicare Cards
 – Medicare cards have been redesigned to read information easier and reduce fraud by removing social security numbers.

Medicare Costs to Know
 – these programs will help seniors stay safe from Medicare fraud and abuse with tips and state resources.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
 state site provides info about programs including food, medical or cash assistance programs, licensed adult care facilities, and contact information for the local Department of Human Service office locations.

Eldercare Locator
 is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services throughout the country. 

Health Care.gov
 ~ Take health care into your own hands, explore insurance coverage options and learn about how the Affordable Care Act impacts you.

 helps individuals, families, and those eligible for Medicare easily research, compare, buy, and enroll in the right health insurance plan at the right price – online and over the phone. We offer free, accurate comparisons for Medicare Advantage (Part C), Medicare Supplement (Medigap), and Medicare Prescription Drug Program (Part D) plans, on- and off-exchange Medical plans, as well as Short-Term Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance.

Jumo Health
 was created to empower children and families living with medical conditions with age-appropriate health resources. Jumo provides materials in both digital and print to ensure instant and easy access to those in need. 

 ~ has created a comprehensive database of asbestos job sites in the United States and we are adding more all the time. For more information visit our site or call 844-401-4277. 

Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center brings attention to the dangers of asbestos and the deadly form of cancer it causes: mesothelioma. The website features a wide range of information regarding how asbestos-related illnesses disproportionately affect older adults.

Mesothelioma Justice Network at Asbestos.net People diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma are victims of asbestos exposure. The Mesothelioma Justice Network fights on behalf of patients, demanding justice from negligent asbestos companies. Know your legal rights and take action today.

Mesothelioma Guide
 is an advocacy organization dedicated to helping patients diagnosed with asbestos illnesses. I was impressed with the resources that your website has available to your community. 

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer and very few treat it. We specialize in connecting patients with doctors and treatment options. Our services and resources are 100% free to patients and their families. Visit our site or give us a call at 1-888-385-2024

Mesothelioma Lawyer Center clears through the confusion of your legal options and gets you and your family the help and money you need right away! Fill out our contact form today or call us now at 800-793-4540.

Mesothelioma.net helps to bring you hope, faith, and action when navigating through mesothelioma. Click “Get Your Free Resources” for the latest treatment options, to learn from survivors, and for Veterans benefits and claims, and to file for your share of $30 billion in trust funds for resources, or call 1-800-692-8608 to speak with a Patient Advocate that will answer any questions and get you the help you need. 

Nursing@Georgetown published by Georgetown University "Mental Health Challenges for Aging Americans" that shares how to understand depression among aging Americans, including the factors that complicate diagnosis, and how to recognize and respond to depression among older adults. 
GrantsForNativeAmericans a site that helps financially disadvantaged native American families with finding grants. These grants help families with utility bills, energy bills, mortgage payments, rent, medication, education, and medical bills.

 is a website designed to offer guidance to mesothelioma victims while inspiring a community of hope to launch a wild-fire of awareness and urgency to capitalize on the future opportunity to find a cure. Mesothelioma Treatment Community. Together, we are stronger.

Medicare.gov   ~ The official U.S. government site for Medicare information.

Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program~MMAP
 is a free service that can help you make health benefit decisions. MMAP counselors have been trained in health benefits information counseling and are supported by a statewide network of unpaid and paid skilled professionals. Call toll-free 1-800-803-7174. 

Michigan Office of Services to the Aging
 site provides resources for caregivers, seniors, and professionals in the aging.

National Institute on Aging
 leads the federal government in conducting and supporting research on aging and the health and well-being of older people. 

The National Council on Aging (NCOA)
 is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization whose mission is to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged and to act as a national voice for older adults and the community organizations that serve them. 

Purple.com We all know that sleep is crucial to maintaining mental and physical health, but as we age, new factors come into play that may be preventing us from getting a proper night’s rest. With that in mind, we’ve created a brand new guide detailing tips and tricks to get a better night’s sleep.

Recall Report is the web’s leading resource for information about health and safety recalls, including dangerous drugs and associated mental conditions.

With dedicated areas of our website for health conditions at recallreport.org/health-information/conditions/, we have more medical information than any other consumer recall website. Likewise, you can find very comprehensive and targeted health information for different demographics in our Health Info section at recallreport.org/health-information / (i.e. students).

 is a website that displays results from thousands of hours of research and analysis on products and services across dozens of different verticals. Our team works hard to compile all of our research so that we can showcase it in a way that is simple and easy to understand. Our primary goal is to help you make the best and most efficient purchasing decision for your needs. 

The Salvation Army of Monroe County
 is in the business of giving hope to the hopeless. Through our case services, emergency assistance, food pantry, family manor, emergency disaster services, and so much more. For information, call 734-241-0440. 

 is the premier consumer ratings and reviews site for senior living communities nationwide. Providing easy access to the information families need when making a senior living decision, SeniorAdvisor.com features user-generated reviews from seniors and their loved ones regarding communities and caregivers across the country.  Additionally, the site includes the complete directory (more than 100,000 listings) of senior housing options for all 50 states. 

SeniorCare.org ~ is a free and reliable resource that provides answers to your questions about everything from independent living options for yourself to assisted living options for your mom or dad. Whether you’re considering 55+ communities and senior apartments for the next stage of your life or gathering information on nursing homes or advanced memory care options for a loved one. We are here to help. For more information, please call toll-free at 866-333-8857. 

SeniorGuidance.org An organization dedicated to providing helpful senior living resources for the elderly and discusses all services available for seniors living in Michigan outlines helpful state programs for seniors and allows them to find assisted living facilities in every city, town, and village in Michigan.

Seniors Guide to Medication Management
 covers important tips and tricks for seniors and their caregivers to properly handle prescriptions. It’s not uncommon for seniors to be placed on an extensive medication regimen. We created this guide to educate people on how to safely simplify this often complicated process. The guide offers practical information on:

  • How to accurately read medication labels
  • Ways that aging changes your responses to medications
  • Medication safety tips and dosage information
  • Tips on medication organization and storage
  • Downloadable medication management charts
  • And much more
SeniorsandHealth.com is an online resource for seniors, families, and caregivers that provides information on changing health and senior care options. 
Senior Planning put together a comprehensive summary of state Medicaid programs for long term care. Each state has individual eligibility requirements that many people are unaware of and through months of research, we've discovered that this type of resource does not exist anywhere else on the web. This free broad state guide for Medicaid long term care programs nationwide.   

SeniorSaftey.com ~ Rated, Reviewed & Family Approved. Order online, call 1-888-473-2800 or r
equest Your Free Brochure!
SeniorSafetyReviews.com Compare The Best Medical Alert Systems of 2019. 
The Senior-Friendly Guide to Medical Alert Systems is reader-friendly, with a larger font and is compatible with screen-reader technology.
Senior Sleep Guide ~ The lack of sleep can affect physical health and if you’re a senior citizen struggling to get some much-needed shut-eye, there are plenty of safe and easy ways to improve sleep safely.
The Senior Medicare Patrol program helps Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries avoid, detect, and prevent health care fraud.
Sex Offender Lookup Tool offered by RecordsFinder.com that allows people to check the proximity of sex offenders by entering their zip code or home address.
Social Security Administration ~ The Official Website of the U.S. Social Security Administration
Sokolove Law helps people suffering from asbestos-related diseases such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. Our team has more than 40 years of experience fighting on behalf of mesothelioma victims and helped people in all 50 states.
FreeGrantsForVeterans, a website that helps low-income veterans with finding free grants. These grants help veterans with rent, housing, education, medical bills, and utility bills.
WhistleblowerWhistleblower Information is to keep the public educated and informed of the many different types of government contractor fraud, medical & healthcare fraud, pharmaceutical and FDA fraud, tax fraud, which unfortunately are all too often happening each day here in the US. Fraud can cost the government millions of dollars a year at the expense of the taxpayers. By spreading awareness, our hopes are to lower the statistics on these fraudulent acts, letting the right individuals pay for their crimes, instead of the innocent taxpayers!
Medical News Today provides the latest seniors and aging research from prestigious universities and journals throughout the world. Including news on the biology of aging, demographics, continuity of care, quality of life, care needs, longevity, lifestyle and more.
DeluxeCorporation offers an article with 5 tips for seniorpreneurs. It provides useful tips for active retirees that are interested in starting their own business. 

GERDHelp.com created a Senior Nutrition Guide which includes Healthy Diet Foods for Older Adults to provide communities with access to important information that is all in one place. This nutrition guide aims to provide older generations with a dietary reference to help lead a more balanced, healthy life, particularly when dealing with common conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, GERD, and arthritis. Mattress1000 ~ A Better Sleep for Seniors – A comprehensive GuideSo, read on to learn everything you need to know about sleep in seniors.  A sound and restful night’s sleep may be closer than you think!

5 Ways to Improve Patient Education
by Jumo Health ~ Health information is complex, and patients can easily become confused. Without the proper educational resources, doctors, clinical trial professionals, pharmaceutical reps, and other health educators may find teaching patients about medical issues difficult. To help, we have put together our top five strategies for educating patients effectively.

Free Grants for Women in Michigan These grants help with electric bills, medical bills, foreclosure, housing, mortgage, college, and rent, among others. You can apply for multiple grants through their official websites. Although competition to receive these grants is very large, so are the opportunities for receiving free grants. Go through our entire website and apply for grants today.

***Please note***
These links and listings are meant to be a resource guide for those looking for resources in our community. 
This list is not all-inclusive of those resources available in our community.

The Monroe County Commission on Aging makes no specific endorsement of these listings, links or services. 
Feel free to contact our office with any changes or corrections.

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