From the Alighieri Care Management Team

Articles & News Clips about Aging Life Geriatric Care Management New York State Resources

New York City Department for the Aging – The Department for the Aging offers a wide variety of services, programs, and other resources to New Yorkers, including assistance with drug prescription programs, housing, home care, and wellness programs.

New York State Office for the Aging – This website offers contact information for all of the local offices which administer most aging programs and services. Users can also find information and links to programs and services that cover health benefits, long-term care, caregiver programs, elderly driving issues and much more.

New York State Partnership for Long-Term Care – This program helps New Yorkers prepare financially for the possibility of someday needing nursing home care, in-home care or assisted living services. The website offers information on why people should consider long-term care insurance, types of insurance, costs, etc.

Selfhelp – A private, non-sectarian, not-for-profit organization, Selfhelp offers aging, frail and “at-risk” New Yorkers a comprehensive network of social services, senior housing and home care services. It is also the oldest and largest provider of Nazi-victim services in North America.

New York Legal Assistance Group – Their Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program, run by Valerie Bogart, helps elderly clients access healthcare and home care while providing education to professionals serving this population.

Federal and National Resources

Administration for Community Living (ACL) – An agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the ACL provides resources on Alzheimer’s Disease, elder rights, caregiver assistance, etc.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – The official site for Medicare & Medicaid, with information on eligibility, coverage, enrollment and more.  

Medicare Rights Center and Medicare Interactive – The Medicare Rights Center is the largest independent source for all issues pertaining to Medicare. On their website, they have a very useful interactive component that answers questions and provides advice about Medicare. Guide for Seniors – Official information and services – both governmental and private – from the U.S. government regarding resources for senior citizens. is billed as “government made easy.”

Social Security Online – The official site of the United States Social Security Administration. The website informs users of various Social Security benefits, allows users to file for these benefits, request a social security card and much more.

BenefitsCheckUp – A service of the National Council on Aging, this website enables users with limited income and resources to find benefits programs that will help them pay for prescription drugs, health care, rent, utilities, and other needs.

National Institute on Aging (NIA) – One of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health, NIA supports and conducts research on aging. The website offers free publications on many aspects of aging, including healthy aging and conditions and diseases that commonly affect older people.

Caregiving Resources

Caregiving – “Insights, information and inspirations” for families and professional caregivers. The website hosts forums and teleclasses and contains information on everything from surviving the holidays to home modifications.

Today’s Caregiver – An online publication focused on information and resources for caregivers. 

ElderCare Online – An online community for people caring for aging loved ones, offering information on topics like arranging home care, helping loved ones grieve and Alzheimer’s and dementia care. The site also hosts discussion forums.

Parentgiving – was created to help caregivers provide better care for their aging parents by providing in-depth information and helpful checklists about a variety of caregiving topics; on-call professional care managers; and an online store where family caregivers can learn about and shop for the products and supplies for their aging parents’ needs.

Medical and Healthcare Resources

HealingWell – This website offers health articles, medical news, interactive tools, community support and links to other resources to “enable individuals to take control of their illness and start the healing process.”

Healthfinder – Developed by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, this site links consumers to reliable and accurate consumer-health and human-services information.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) – Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the NIH bills itself as “The Nation’s Medical Research Agency.” The website has lots of information on medical topics and current research.

WebMD – The website has an enormous amount of health and medical information, as well as a doctor and hospital locator, a symptom checker, a place to store personal medical information, and much more.

Membership Organizations

Aging Life Care Association®  (ALCA) – We are active members of this association, which establishes standards and ethics for professionals helping families and their loved ones. The website offers information on what an Aging Life Care Manager is, how to find one, questions to ask during the interview and how to create a successful relationship with a care manager.

New York Chapter of the Aging Life Care Association – The New York State branch of ALCA provides useful information and resources on issues related to aging for both professionals and consumers located in the greater New York area.

CaringKind – This New York-based organization was formally the New York City chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. They provide free information, assistance, and support for those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as for their family members, caregivers, and professionals.

Alzheimer’s Association – The largest national voluntary health organization dedicated to all aspects of this disease, including providing support, assistance, and educational opportunities to Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys – This site offers a registry as well as educational information on topics including Medicare, Medicaid, special needs trusts and guardianship.