Some links that may be useful to our clients.
People with Medicare, family members, and caregivers should visit Medicare.gov, the Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare, for the latest information on Medicare enrollment, benefits, and other helpful tools. www.medicare.gov
Social Security offers an online retirement application that you can complete in as little as 15 minutes. It’s so easy. Better yet, you can apply from the comfort of your home or office at a time most convenient for you. There’s no need to drive to a local Social Security office or wait for an appointment with a Social Security representative. www.ssa.gov
Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the VA. Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions, and certain benefits require service during wartime. If you are new to the VA, the Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors booklet will help you get started. www.va.gov
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people age 50 and over have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole — ways that help people 50 and over improve their lives. Since 1958, AARP has been leading a revolution in the way people view and live life. www.aarp.org
Today, The Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) is here to protect your interests, and to offer an alternative perspective on how to best solve the problems seniors face today. AMAC will be on your side when it comes to fighting high taxes, which are especially harmful to those living on a fixed income. You can count on AMAC to speak out to preserve the values that helped make America a great nation. AMAC is not afraid to say we still believe in God and Country. www.amac.us
The American Health Assistance Foundation seeks to eradicate age-related degenerative diseases by: advancing research seeking causes, prevention, treatment, and cures; promoting positive behaviors to combat these diseases; and facilitating the public’s efforts to assist those who are affected. AHAF has been designated a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States. www.ahaf.org
Known nationally as “the conservative alternative to the AARP,” the American Seniors Association works hard to fulfill its mission to provide seniors with the choices, information, and services they need to live healthier, wealthier lives. Our members’ dignity and security matter most to us, and that’s why thousands of Americans every year turn to the American Seniors Association for the help they need. www.americanseniors.org
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. We are a national voice for older Americans and the community organizations that serve them. We bring together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults. www.ncoa.org
THE COMPLETE ELDERCARE PLANNER
- Where to Start
- Questions to Ask
- Getting Help
- Long-distance Caregiving
- Running out of Money
- Older Drivers
- Getting Siblings to Pitch In
- Managing Guilt
Welcome to the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving – an advocacy, education, research, and service unit of Georgia Southwestern State University. The work of a caregiver is done willingly and selflessly. Many caregivers do their work quietly, invisibly and around the clock in homes, hospitals and other places across the country.
We are facing a caregiving crisis in the United States. Our aging population, increased longevity and the growing burden of chronic illnesses escalate the need for caregivers. Caregivers need support and community programs to help them remain healthy and maintain caring for another.
We are here to serve and support both professional and family caregivers. We welcome you and look forward to working with you to support all caregivers. www.rosalynncarter.org
Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. is not affiliated with any of the above organizations.