Links | Resources


AARP ScoreCard Comparing State Programs


Aging Related Resource Links


Assisted Living Trade Groups


1915(c), 1915(i), 1915(j) and 1915(k) Waiver Programs

Main CMS website page to look at state HCBS waiver programs


CMS cost report data


Certification and Compliance Information


Data  on Medicare and Medicaid

In the last six years CMS has substantively improved the access to its data and more web sites are now available.


Lists of which states are participating in which CMS initiative


Managed Medicaid 101

The National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) has an enrollment website for a course on Medicaid managed care. Its log in website is at


Affordable Health Care Act implementation sites

ACOs/medical homes/shared savings


Hospital Quality


Community-based care Transitions Programs

See also Kaiser site at


County Health Information

data on disability rates by county can be found at the resource page of this University of Montana site


Daily News

Two e-mail newsletters that do an excellent job of providing the health policy news of the day are:

The Public Policy Institute of the American Association of Retired Persons has excellent studies and educational events

The Commonwealth Fund has health policy news and their website tells you how to sign up for their on-line information.

The Current Awareness in Aging Report (CAAR) is a weekly email report of news on pensions and financial issues of older populations and is available from Jack Solock at Steve Gold website for commentary on disability and long-term care topics. 


Direct Care Workforce


Information about persons with disabilities (courtesy of Jacob Klein)  (courtesy of Hayley Masters)


Health Insurance Estimates


Home and Community Based Services Clearinghouse

The largest and most significant repository of HCBS studies


Long-Term Services and Supports

January 2014 CMS rules defining what “Home and Community Based” is.

 The National Academy of State Health Policy has information on state medical and health home programs at


Medicare Hospital Data


Medicaid Statistical Information


Mesothelioma resources


Nursing Homes

Culture change in nursing homes

First-rate sources of information on nursing home characteristics are:


Social Security Act and Code of Federal Regulations


State Medicaid Directors’ Letters


Persons who are Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid

This link provides resources to State Medicaid Agencies for coordinating care for persons eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare including Medicare data resources.


United States Census Pages


Other Website Resources

Infographics on health policy created by Hofstra’s Deane School of Law can be found at


From a website prepared by Richard Wright of ElderCorps

“I’m working on a list of the Top 15 Senior Resources on the web for I’d like to cover a wide variety of topics that will help promote the wellbeing of our seniors.

Here’s what I’ve come up with so far – check them out and share them far and wide:”

A Guide to Healthy Aging

Your Guide to Coping with Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Nutritional Considerations for Seniors and the Elderly

The Benefits of Cooking with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide

14 Ways to Help Seniors Avoid Social Isolation

Mental and Behavioral Health and Older Americans

Seniors’ Addiction Prevention Guide

How Therapy Can Help in the Golden Years

A New Home: Recognizing When It’s Time to Give Up Your Beloved Pet

Home Safety and Alzheimer’s

Housing Advice from the National Aging in Place Council

Home Design for Fall Prevention for Seniors

The Complete Guide to Preserving and Passing on Your Historic, Precious Heirlooms


The following website is courtesy of Jessie Morales. It provides access to multiple websites with financial information for older adults


“Hi, My name is Teresa and I am with American Recall Center. We are dedicated to providing seniors with helpful information regarding Practical Drug, Device, & Healthcare Safety Information.  I have placed a couple of pages below that might be useful to have on your site.”


Caroline James of Elder Action, an organization that promotes senior wellness, asked that I include the links below.


How to Age Gracefully: Don’t be Afraid of Growing Older

Retiring in Your Own Home: How Baby Boomers Can Age in Place

Home Modification and Universal Design for Elder-Friendly Living

How to Install Shower Grab Bars

Aging in Place Safe at Home Checklist

Bipolar Disorder in Seniors

The 45 Warning Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

Working Beyond Retirement: For Money Identity and Purpose

The Senior’s Guide to Becoming a Real Estate Agent in Their Golden Years

Walk-in Bathtubs

Brooke Kidd of Consumer Affairs has shared an updated guide to walk-in bathtubs. If you are interested in installing one this is a good data source on who makes them and what features should be considered in buying one.

Yvonne Olssen of writes. “It’s been almost a year since my dad’s passing, and with that on my mind, I wanted to compile and share some resources full of useful information to help seniors stay healthy, secure, and happy in this fulfilling era of their lives. Would you consider sharing these with your audience?”

25 Tips To Make Home Safe For Seniors (Especially Those Living Independently)

Sarcopenia: 10 Keys to Keep Your Muscle Mass Up as You Age

Dementia Care Dos and Don’ts: Dealing With Dementia Behavior Problems

Tips To Better Understand Your Aging Parents Exercise & Physical Activity:

Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging Exercise Tips to Get Fit and Stay Fit in Midlife and Beyond Tips For Choosing

A Therapy Pet For Seniors (Cats, Dogs and more)

The Senior’s Guide To Staying Safe Online and On Social Media


Natalie Kelly of ForeverCurious has requested I add the  following links. She says that “ForeverCurious is a group of educators and librarians who curate information online:”

Transportation Resources for Older Adults

Selling a Home with Modifications for Older Adults

Fall Prevention

Assistive Technology Buying Guide

Home Organization for Newly Disabled Seniors

Special Needs Seniors: Planning for the Future of this Vulnerable Population

Legal Guide for Newly Disabled Seniors


Elena McDermott writes that “I lead a local group aiming to support the community – especially seniors.” She suggest that following sites could be useful to seniors.

Veterans Benefits for Seniors
Making the Move to Assisted Living
Keeping Seniors Safe with While Remodeling
Disaster Preparedness for Seniors
Home Accommodations for Seniors
Tips for Seniors to Declutter and Organize their Home