Search the list of National LGBT and Aging Resources for organizations that provide resources and tools to assist older adults, families and caregivers in a number of areas such as aging services, benefits, legal issues, health care, senior centers, LGBT community centers, housing services, and much more.
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Health Care Resources
An informative website form the National Council on Aging. Helps older adults find benefits programs, apply for extra Medicaid help, and find options for paying for groceries, utility bills and prescription drugs.
TheBody.com's mission is to use the web to lower barriers between patients and clinicians, demystify HIV/AIDS and its treatment, improve the quality of life for all people living with HIV/AIDS, and foster community through human connection.
Compare Care Quality
A tool from healthcare.gov that allows users to search and compare hospitals and nursing facilities by state or city.
Find a Health Center
Search for hospitals and other health care providers near you.
U.S. government website that gives information related to the flu including: options to find state-specific resources; links to state H1N1 response pages; and, information on state planning and preparation efforts.
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Provider Directory
Directory of LGBT-friendly/specific/competent medical providers, including dentists, mental health specialists, general practitioners, and OB-GYNs. Other searchable areas include specialties (orthopedics, oncology) and alternative medicine (aromatherapy, yoga, herbal medicine, acupuncture, etc.).
GMHC is the world's first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. Building on decades of dedication and expertise, we understand the reality of HIV/AIDS and empower a healthy life for all.
Guttmacher Institute's HIV/AIDS and STIs Resources
The Guttmacher Institute advances sexual and reproductive health and rights through an interrelated program of research, policy analysis and public education. This page links to a number of articles and fact sheets about HIV/AIDS.
An informational clearing house that helps folks find doctors, dentists, nursing homes, hospice care, as well as community health centers.
Health Assistant Partnership
This manual provides an introduction to the original Medicare program, eligibility, Medicare coverage issues, and related health insurance programs, such as supplemental coverage. It is one of three HAP Medicare training manuals in a series that also contains manuals on the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) programs.Â Updated in January 2010.
Health Insurance Options
A customizable search that locates health insurance options and their availability based on population and location. Also allows older adults to search for coverage options based on specific medical conditions, financial limitations, and special needs.
HIV & Aging Blog
This HIV & Aging Blog is presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine, (AAHIVM), and its partners, ACRIA, (the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America) and the American Geriatrics Society, (AGS) as a "go to" place for information and resources to assist providers, researchers, journalists, clients and the general public to find resources like; relevant journal articles, case histories, up and coming HIV & Aging Conferences, and links to other HIV organizations who include aging programs. In addition, the site contains editorials from experts in the field on emerging topics and trends, and spotlights on "hot topics."
Kaiser Foundation's HIV/AIDS Resources
The Kaiser Foundation operates a large-scale health news and information service on the Web and a series of specialized websites, featuring both data they produce as well as the latest and best data from others in the field.
Mautner Project: The National Lesbian Health Organization
The Mautner Project educates sexual minority women about their health and trains health-care providers about their LBT patients, providing tools and insights on how to achieve better health outcomes.
This website, created by the Medicare Rights Center, is geared toward the consumer and helps to answer a number of questions about Medicare.
Medicare Plan Finder
Use this tool to search for and compare coverage options available in your area. Do a general or a customized search.
Medicare's Quality Finder
The Quality Care Finder on Medicare.gov offers tools such as Hospital Compare, Nursing Home Compare, and Plan Finder in one place that show objective information about the quality of health care providers and plans.
National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities, Inc.
NAESM educates communities of color on the facts about HIV/AIDS (Education/Prevention) and to make health care and social services available to people of color with early or advanced stages of HIV/AIDS regardless of their sexual orientation.
National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners
The goal of the National Council of Certified Dementia Practioners is to develop and encourage comprehensive standards of excellence in the health care profession and delivery of dementia care. NCCDP is committed to providing quality Alzheimer's Training and Dementia Training program.
National LGBT Health Education Center
The National LGBT Health Education Center provides trainings, educational resources, and technical assistance to health organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Issues of aging in LGBT populations are highlighted in the Education Center's continuing education programs and publications.
National HIV/AIDS Clinician Consultation Center's 2011 Compendium of State HIV Testing Laws
The National HIV/AIDS Clinician Consultation Center offers information regarding testing policies by state. The Compendium of State HIV Testing Laws describes key state HIV testing laws and policies. Each state's HIV testing laws are unique and many have undergone revision or supplementation since the release of the CDC's 2006 HIV testing recommendations. The Compendium is designed to help clinicians understand HIV testing laws and to implement sound HIV testing policies. It should not, however, be used as an official legal document.
National SHIP Resource Center (State Health Assistance Programs)
The SHIP National Technical Assistance Center (SHIP TA Center) serves as a central source of information for and about the national State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). The center provides training, technical assistance, and promotional activities in support of the national SHIP program and its 54 individual SHIP projects.
National Suicide Hotline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone feeling desperate, alone or hopeless in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, for yourself or someone you care about.
NeedyMeds makes information about assistance programs available to low-income patients and their advocates at no cost. Databases such as Patient Assistance Programs, Disease-Based Assistance, Free and Low-Cost Clinics, government programs and other types of assistance programs are the crux of the free information offered online.
PRIDE Institute strengthens resiliency and enhances the wellness of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and/or Transgender (LGBT) people through treatment programs grounded in the traditions of recovery while incorporating current evidence-based practices. The PRIDE Institute Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is an option for clients who have stable living environments, and/or do not require extensive residential programming. PRIDE also has programs such as PRISM (which offers mental health assistance) and residential treatment.
Red Nacional de Prevetión del Suicido
La supervivencia de prevención de suicidio nacional 1-800-273-TALK (8255) es una línea de prevención de suicidio gratuito, confidencial, 24 horas disponible para cualquier persona en crisis suicida o angustia emocional.
CareLike, formerly SNAP for seniors.
This tool allows you to search for "Home Health Care" and "Home Care," with an additional option to refine your search further by Skilled Nursing Care, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Home Health Aides, and Speech Therapists. The site also provides a search by zip code for housing (see Housing).
State-by-State Help for Family Caregivers
A thorough, interactive map that locates caregiving services in each state. Searchable categories: General Information & Assistance, Services for Family Caregivers, Services for Care Receivers Living at Home, Resources on Living Arrangements for Care Recipients, Government Health & Disability Programs, Legal Help & Advocacy, Disease-Specific Organizations, and Family Caregiver Organizations.
University of California at San Francisco - HIV InSite
The goal of this site is to provide comprehensive, up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention and policy from the University of California at San Francisco. Along with other resources, it has a page dedicated to HIV and Aging and HIV and Transgender People.
U.S. Administration on Aging's Older Adults and HIV Resources
Through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Administration on Aging offers several resources for aging professionals and others interested in designing programs for older adults about the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, including fact sheets, downloadable and adaptable PowerPoints and downloadable posters.
Whitman-Walker Health has provided health care services for the LGBT community for four decades.
Medicare Rights Center
The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives. The Medicare Rights Center is the largest and most reliable independent source of Medicare information and assistance in the United States.
Medicare Interactive, a free and independent online reference tool powered by the Medicare Rights Center, helps older adults and people with disabilities navigate the complex world of health insurance. Medicare Interactive is packed with hundreds of answers to Medicare questions and helps users to quickly find the Medicare information they need through smart links to relevant MI pages and case examples, a roll-over glossary, and other helpful resources.