Elderly and Aging

Hearing Loss Association of America

The site offers both educational and support services to those with hearing loss.

Website: www.hearingloss.org

Posted in Disability Resources, Elderly and Aging

Leading Age

Leading Age is a non-profit that offers consumer information about aging services planning and selection.

Website: www.leadingage.org

Posted in Elderly and Aging

National Association for Home Care & Hospice

Nat’l Assoc for Home Care and Hospice is a non-profit trade group that provides free information on how to select a care giver.

Website: www.nahc.org

Posted in Elderly and Aging

SafeLink Wireless

SafeLink Wireless is a government supported program that provides a free cell phone and airtime each month to income-eligible customers.

Website:  www.safelinkwireless.com

Posted in Elderly and Aging, Financial Assistance

Social Security Administration

The government’s site for social security benefits. 

Website: www.ssa.gov

Posted in Disability Resources, Elderly and Aging, Financial Assistance

AARP

This membership organization offers consumer protection information, news, advocacy and discounts for people 50 and older. A $12.50 annual membership fee is charged per person or couple.

Website: www.aarp.org

Posted in Consumer Protection Information, Elderly and Aging, Telemarketing and Mail Solicitation

Benefits Check Up

This site, from the National Council on Aging, provides various free benefits checking tools to see what assistance you may be eligible for in housing, medical services, prescriptions, legal services, utilities, taxes and more

Website: www.benefitscheckup.org

Posted in Elderly and Aging, Energy and Environment, Financial Assistance, Housing Information, Medical

Choice Trust

This Consumer Reporting Agency provides reports including tenant reports, employment reports and C.L.U.E. reports on insurance claims you have made. Landlords, potential employers and insurance companies can use these reports. The same site also allows you to order reports to check on medical providers, nursing homes, and run a background check on a variety of service providers such as child care workers or contractors.

Website: www.choicetrust.com

Posted in Consumer Information - General, Consumer Protection Information, Credit Reports, Scores and Laws, Elderly and Aging, Housing Information, Insurance

Directory of Regulatory Boards

Know about the qualifications of those you are dealing with! This web site lets you access, by state, the governmental bodies and private associations that regulate and certify people in various professions including accounting, nursing, medicine, insurance, social work, marriage counseling, funeral services, real estate and insurance, to name just a few. Click on resources, then click on Directory of Regulatory Boards and Colleges.

Website: www.clearhq.org

Posted in Consumer Information - General, Consumer Protection Information, Elderly and Aging, Fraud, Medical, Support groups

Electronic Transfer (Direct Deposit) Accounts

This government site is designed to help you learn more about the ETA and Direct Deposit and why you should use them. The search feature will help you find ETA Provider locations close to you where you can enroll.

Website: www.eta-find.gov

Posted in Banks and Banking, Elderly and Aging