Resources on aging

AARP Source for endless information on issues related to aging.  Don’t need to be a member to access this site.

Advance Directives Download copies of state-specific health care proxies and living wills at this site

Aging Life Care Association (formerly: National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers) Learn more about aging life care professionals/geriatric care management from this website.  To find an aging life care professional (geriatric care manager) in your area, go to this website and click on the “Find an Aging Life Care Expert” tab

Alzheimer’s Association The premiere site for information on Alzheimer’s disease

Assisted Living Federation of America A helpful site for information when you are considering an assisted living community

Long term care planning A resource for planning for long term care

Medicare The official government site has an abundance of information on regulations, nursing homes, prescription drug plans and more

Memory Matters Memory Matters is a local non-profit organization committed to helping families who face the challenges of living with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and all other types of dementia.  They offer full-day and half-day adult day care programs, various support groups and educational programming for residents of Hilton Head and Bluffton.

Social Security Calculate retirement benefits, apply for benefits on-line, ask questions, find closest social security office.  A very informative site.

U. S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Benefits and services available to veterans.  Includes information on the Aid and Attendance benefit.