National Resources

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NATIONAL RESOURCES
There are numerous national organizations that can provide helpful
information or connect Michigan residents to programs and services for
older adults.


Administration for Community Living
(ACL)

The ACL is a part of the U.S.
Department of Health and Human
Services and provides funding for
services and supports provided
by networks of community-based
organizations nationwide.
acl.gov
202-401-4634

Alzheimers.gov
Provides information and resources
about Alzheimer’s disease and related
dementias.
alzheimers.gov
800-438-4380


BenefitsCheckUp®

Offers a comprehensive, free online tool
that connects older adults with benefits
they may qualify for.
benefitscheckup.org

Caregiver Action Network
Nation’s leading family caregiver
organization working to improve the
quality of life for the more than 90 million
Americans who care for loved ones with
chronic conditions, disabilities, disease,
or the frailties of old age.
caregiveraction.org
202-454-3970


Family Caregiver Alliance
Provides services, education programs,
and resources with caregivers’ needs
in mind to offer support, tailored
information, and tools to help caregivers
manage the complex demands of
caregiving.
caregiver.org
800-445-8106


Medicare
Provides information about the Medicare
program and also has a tool for
caregivers to compare home health care
agencies and nursing homes.
medicare.gov
800-633-4227

National Council on Aging
Helps people age 60 or older meet the
challenges of aging by partnering with
nonprofit organizations, government,
and business to provide innovative
community programs and services,
online help, and advocacy.
ncoa.org
571-527-3900


National Institute on Aging

Leads the federal government in
conducting and supporting research on
aging and the health and well-being of
older people.
nia.nih.gov
800-222-2225


Social Security Administration
Information on retirement and disability
benefits, including how to sign up for
Social Security.
ssa.gov
800-772-1213

U.S. Eldercare Locator
A public service of the U.S.
Administration on Aging that connects
citizens to services for older adults and
their families. This program can connect
Michigan residents to their regional AAA.
eldercare.acl.gov
800-677-1116

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