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) www.naela.org: Lists Attorneys who practice Elder law and estate planning, state-by-state
National Association of Estate Planners and Councils www.naepc.org: educate the public about the importance of estate planning
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging www.n4a.org
American Association of Retired Persons www.aarp.org/
Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) www.caregiver.org 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 www.ElderCareMatters.com
Elder Care Locator A government site connecting to community services by city or zip code Eldercare.gov
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”
www.aplaceformom.com 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
www.homeinstead.com Home Instead
www.tenderrose.com Tender Rose Home Care
www.compassionateathomecare.com Compassionate Community Care
Medi-Cal Basics and Planning
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) www.canhr.org: 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
Lambda Legal Defense National Headquarters
National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
National Resource Center on LGBTQ Aging sponsored by SAGE
Openhouse www.openhouse-sf.org Offering help with San Francisco housing, services and community support center and programs.
Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) www.caregiver.org Works to improve the quality of life for LGBTQ caregivers through education, services, research and advocacy. Publications on all aspects of caregiving for the LGBTQ population.