Center on Aging

  • National Resources

    Administration on Aging

    The mission of the AoA is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated, and cost-effective system of home/community-based services to help older adults maintain health and independence. Information is available for both professionals and older adults.

    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

    Division of US Department of Health and Human Resources, AHRQ is devoted to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Information is available for researchers, clinicians, policymakers, and consumers.


    Government website for benefit information and qualifications.

    Elder Care Locator

    The Elder Care Location is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting individuals to services for older adults and their families in their respective states.


    Website for both professionals and family members looking for information on aging, eldercare, long-term care, including information on legal, financial, medical, and housing issues, policy issues, research, and statistics.

    Family Caregiver Alliance

    Family Care Alliance is a nonprofit organization addressing the many facets of providing caregiving services from public policy and research, caregiving information and advice, fact sheets and publications, newsletters, discussion groups, and current news.


    LeadingAge is an association of 6,000 nonprofit organizations dedicated to making America a better place to grow old. The association members advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that supports, enables, and empowers individuals to live fully as they age. Information is included for both health care professionals and older adults.

    National Institute on Aging (NIA)

    Government website with information on research and resources for older adults and health care professionals; site includes research-based information on clinical trials for healthcare professionals as well as general information on health and aging.

    National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)

    AAA responds to the needs of Americans 60 and older in their local communities to provide options and living arrangements for them to remain in their homes, examples include: adult day care, personal care, nutrition services, and volunteer services.

    National Association of Professional Geriatric Care

    Nonprofit professional organization dedicated to providing information on how to select and locate a geriatric care manager.

    National Council on Aging (NCOA)

    NCOA is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. Its mission is to improve the lives of older adults through education, advocacy, and public policy.

    National Hospice and Pallitive Care Orgnization (NCHPCO)

    NCHPCO advocates for the terminally ill by providing professional resources, information on advance directives and hospice care, as well as information on finding a provider.

    National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH)

    NIMH’s website includes information on mental health research and funding, publications and educational resources, clinical trials, and new information and resources for health care professionals.

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)

    SAMSHA is dedicated to publicizing funding opportunities, information and resources on behavioral health issues which is essential to overall health. Their motto is: prevention works, treatment is effective, people can and do recover.