RESOURCES       This is nowhere near a complete list of resources. However, if you start with one of these resources, you will be led to others.

Estate Planning & Elder law

National Academy of Elder law Attorneys (NAELA)     Lists Attorneys who practice Elder law and estate planning, state-by-state

National Association of Estate Planners and Councils educate the public about the importance of estate planning

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

American Association of Retired Persons    

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)     Works to improve the quality of life for caregivers through education, services, research and advocacy.

Office of Aging or Department of Aging and Adult Services: Add the state to this title on Google

Elder Care Directories – specific directories to professionals

Elder Care Locator A government site connecting to community services by city or zip code  


Finding Appropriate Housing for Seniors

There are innumerable sites that offer lists and/or person-to-person help in finding appropriate housing for seniors who can no longer live in their own homes. These are but a few on-line resources. You can also find resources by googling “senior housing” on the internet. You may add a city or state as in “senior housing – Oakland”            A Place for Mom connects moms, dads, seniors and families like yours to the right elder care so you can have peace of mind and focus on your loved ones.


For Seniors Who Need Help at Home, including Dementia Care         Home Instead                        Tender Rose Home Care          Compassionate Community Care


Medi-Cal Basics and Planning

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) Educating consumers and attorneys on all aspects of long-term care and Medi-Cal

“Medicaid”    Google “Medicaid” and your state

Nursing Homes Ratings for Assisted Living, Residential Care Facility for the Elderly – see CANHR website


LGBT Resources

Lambda Legal Defense National Headquarters 

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging sponsored by SAGE

Openhouse Offering help with San Francisco housing, services and community support center and programs.

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)     Works to improve the quality of life for LGBT caregivers through education, services, research and advocacy.