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programs and opportunities of our Older Adult population and other interested persons.

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

 mission is to create the clearest picture of American health care and connect everyone with the best care possible. We’re making health care simple and intuitive using data, design, and a whole lot of empathy.

 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 Directory
 strives to be the model of honesty and transparency in the assisted living and senior care industry by providing accurate and highly trustworthy facility information, caregiver support, and in-depth, original content, videos, and interviews.  For more information visit their site or call toll free at 866-797-3096
 This guide will look to address all aspects of sleep; from how the body will suffer without it, to working out how to develop a sleep pattern that’s perfect for your lifestyle. Let’s explore the wonders of sleep in further detail. 

Benefits of Sleep - The Impact of Sleep on the Body Guide This guide will look to address all aspects of sleep; from how the body will suffer without it, to working out how to develop a sleep pattern that’s perfect for your lifestyle. Let’s explore the wonders of sleep in further detail. 

is a Retail Savings Guide for Baby Boomers
ConsumerDangers.com is dedicated to keeping the public informed about consumer dangers and safety issues associated with numerous products that can cause the public harm. Our website is continually updated with breaking news from Government agencies, Watchdog Groups, and concerned citizens about Recalls & Safety affecting consumers. Our team at consumerdangers.com strives to provide a comprehensive free resource for the public to learn more about every day products that can potentially cause harm. If you would like to get in touch with our team we can be reached at info@consumerdangers.com 

strives to make information about recalls and safety-related news about drugs, medical devices, food, and consumer products accessible to everyone in a transparent, easily understandable way.

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. 

~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.

  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. 

Medicare Enrollment & State Eligibility – this guide includes critical deadlines, state assistanceprograms 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 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 lean 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 jobsites in the United States and we are adding more all the time. For more information visit our site or call 844-401-4277. 

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 call at 1-888-385-2024

Mesothelioma Lawyer Center clears through the confusion of your legal options and get 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. 

 is a website designed to offer guidance to mesothelioma victims while inspiring a community of hope to launch a wild-fire of awareness and an 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 is 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 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. 

My Senior Care
 ~ Find senior living throughout the country. Search, compare, and contact prescreened home care, senior housing, and hospice providers in their local area or contact them at 888-644-5592.  

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 to find assisted living facilities in every city, town and village in Michigan.
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.   

SeniorSafteyReviews.com is dedicated to making SeniorSafetReviews.com the best way to find the best products and services for your safety, comfort and health through in depth research, reviews, comparisons and exclusive deals.

The Senior Medicare Patrol
 program helps Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries avoid, detect, and prevent health care fraud.

Social Security Administration
 ~ The Official Website of the U.S. Social Security Administration

 In response to this need for social workers, my team at SocialWork.org put together a series of useful guides breaking down what earning a degree in this field entails. Licensing and certification information, scholarship opportunities, and a directory of universities offering social work programs are included. In addition, we focused on online options that offer a flexibility often preferable to nontraditional students. You can check out our work below:

***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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