Helpful Links

Your guide to finding answers online.

There is a wealth of information available to you online that can help you make informed decisions about selecting care services, finding providers, addressing health concerns and medical conditions, getting help with downsizing and moving, and many other issues related to aging well. The Amsterdam has assembled this online directory to help you find the answers you need quickly and easily.

Just click the link to visit an organization’s website.

AARP
The nation’s leading organization for people age 50 and older.
www.aarp.org

Administration on Aging
Site provides an overview on a variety of topics, programs and services related to aging.
www.aoa.gov

Alzheimer’s Association
The world leader in Alzheimer’s research and support. The first and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer’s.
www.alz.org

American Geriatrics Society
The premier professional organization of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults.
www.americangeriatrics.org

American Health Assistance Foundation
A charitable organization dedicated to funding research on age-related and degenerative diseases, educating the public about these diseases, and providing emergency financial assistance to persons with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.
www.brightfocus.org

American Heart Association
Offers information on heart attacks, strokes and family health.
www.americanheart.org

Arthritis Foundation
Provides information on arthritis: types, treatments, coping tips and research information.
www.arthritis.org

Care Central
Site helps family members manage loved ones’ calendars and documents remotely.
www.carecentral.com

Care Managers
Referral sites to locate geriatric care managers who assess needs, identify and coordinate care resources.
www.caring.com
www.caremanager.org

Care Pathways
Site created and maintained by RNs to provide older adults and their families access to quality health care information, products and services.
www.carepathways.com

FDA Information for Older People
Articles, brochures and other publications with information on a wide range of health issues.
www.fda.gov/oc/seniors

Health and Age
The Novartis Foundation for Gerontology supports education and innovation in healthy aging, geriatrics and the care of elderly people.
www.healthandage.org

Healthfinder
A government website with links to health-related information resources on the Internet.
www.healthfinder.gov

Help Starts Here
Valuable information from the National Association of Social Workers on health and wellness, seniors and aging and more.
www.helpstartshere.org

Medicare
Official U.S. government Medicare site.
www.medicare.gov

Medicare Rights Center
The largest independent source of health care information and assistance in the United States for people with Medicare.
www.medicarerights.org

National Association of Senior Move Managers
NASMM members are experienced professionals who help older adults and their families with downsizing and moving to a new residence.
www.nasmm.org

National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care
Site developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide information and resources to help you and your family plan for future long-term care (LTC) needs.
www.longtermcare.gov

National Institute on Aging
The National Institute on Aging leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging to extend the healthy, active years of life.
www.nih.gov/nia

National Institutes of Health / Senior Health
Easily accessible, reliably accurate health information for seniors and family members.
www.nihseniorhealth.org

RetirementHomes.com
North America’s largest senior living directory that offers the most up-to-date detailed listing information on many types of senior housing options, covering the continuum of care and beyond.
www.retirementhomes.com

Social Security Administration
The place for facts, articles, videos and more concerning benefits and services related to Social Security. You’ll also find links to other helpful government websites.
www.ssa.gov

WebMD
WebMD is the leading provider of online information, research, educational services and communities for physicians and consumers.
www.webmd.com