Resources
Guardianship Resources:
Florida State Guardianship Association
www.floridaguardians.com
The Florida Bar – What is Guardianship?
http://www.floridabar.org/tfb/TFBConsum.nsf/48e76203493b82ad852567090070c9b9/e8fd739d221b11c085256b2f006c5a4e
NGA (National Guardianship Association)
www.guardianship.org
Guardianship Basics – A Handbook for Guardians
http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/doea/pubguard/GuardianshipBasics.pdf
Florida Courts on Guardianship – additional resources
http://www.flcourts.org/resources-and-services/family-courts/guardianship.stml

Care Givers:
NAPGCM (National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers)
www.caremanager.org
Today's Caregiver Magazine
www.caregiver.com
Caring.com
www.caring.com

Elder Abuse - Information and Prevention:
Florida Elder Abuse Hotline
1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873) OR
ReportAbuse.dcf.state.fl.us
Elder Consumer Protection Program
http://elder.law.stetson.edu
National Center on Elder Abuse
http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/
The Administration on Aging
http://www.aoa.gov/
Office of Victims of Crimes
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/
  
Financial Resources:
National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
www.napfa.org

Insurance Resources:
Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
http://www.floir.com/
National Association of Insurance Commissioners
https://eapps.naic.org/cis/
  
Health Care Resources:
Health Care Plans/Medicaid
http://www.floridahealthfinder.gov/LandingPages/HealthPlans.aspx
DCF (Department of Children and Families)/Medicaid
http://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/access-florida-food-medical-assistance-cash/medicaid
Alzheimer’s Association (National)
www.alz.org

Publications:
Medicaid Quality Issues Briefs
http://ahca.myflorida.com/medicaid/Policy_and_Quality/Quality/issue_briefs.html
“Increasing Awareness About Elder Abuse”
http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/400691/inside-hubbard-house/2012-07-19/increasing-awareness-about-elder-abuse
  
  

Local Resources for Seniors:
Elder Helpline
http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/doea/elder_helpline.php
Long-term Care Ombudsman Program
http://ombudsman.myflorida.com/
Senior Services
http://www.coj.net/departments/parks-and-recreation/senior-services.aspx
Elder Source – Programs and Services
https://www.myeldersource.org/
Aging True – Nonprofit Enabling Home-Based Senior Independence
http://agingtrue.org/
Alzheimer’s Association (Local)
http://www.alz.org/cnfl/
AARP Florida
http://states.aarp.org/region/florida/
Hospice Providers
http://www.floridahealthfinder.gov/Hospice/SelectLocationHospice.aspx
Assisted Living Facilities
http://www.floridahealthfinder.gov/LandingPages/ALF.aspx
ACCESS (Automated Community Connection to Economic Self Sufficiency)
www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/
Find a Ride – Nonprofit providing safe transport for seniors
http://www.safeandmobileseniors.org/findaride.htm
  
National Resources for Seniors:
AARP
www.aarp.org
Medicare
www.medicare.gov
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
www.kff.org
Social Security Online
www.ssa.gov
Benefits Checkup
www.benefitscheckup.org
The World Institute on Disabilities
www.wid.org
  
Government Agencies:
AHCA (Agency for Health Care Administration)
http://floridahealthfinder.gov
HealthCare.gov
https://www.healthcare.gov/
Department of Elder Affairs
http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/index.php
DCF (Department of Children and Families)/Medicaid
http://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/access-florida-food-medical-assistance-cash/medicaid
HUD.gov/Housing Resources for Seniors
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/states/florida/homeownership/seniors

Professional Elder Law Associations:
NAELA (The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys)
www.naela.org
AFELA (Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys)
www.afela.org
Elder Law Section (The Florida Bar Elder Law Section)
http://www.eldersection.org
NCOA (National Council on Aging)
www.ncoa.org
Special Needs Alliance
www.specialneedsalliance.com

   
  

“Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture, the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest.”
-- Marilyn Ferguson, 1980