This list is by no means exhaustive, nor does it represent every county in the state. If you have any suggestions to add to the list, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
National Aging Resources
AARP – American Association of Retired Persons
Access America for Seniors -Health and security information and services for older adults
Assisted Living Federation of America
Alzheimers Association -The largest national voluntary health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and helping those affected by the disease
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America – information and resources for patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and their caregivers
Benefits Checkup – Helps find programs for seniors that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services
Elder Care Locator – A way to find community assistance for seniors
Elder Web – A research site for both professionals and family members looking for information on eldercare and long term care
Family Caregiver Alliance – An information resource on long-term care
Medicare – The official US Government site for people with Medicare
National Association of Geriatric Care Managers – Locate a certified care manager to assist you or your family member nationwide
National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
National Fraud Information Center – Enables consumers to get answers to their questions and report possible fraud
National Senior Citizens Law Center – Advocacy group for low-income and disabled elderly individuals
Nursing Home Compare – Information & indicators about long term care facilities
Safe Return– Identifying information is provided to a national registration for people with dementia who wander. Can select either a pendant or bracelet to wear. Fee required
Senior Net – Provides adults 50+ access to and education about computer technology
Snap for Seniors – The Senior Housing Locator powered by SNAPforSeniors provides a current and comprehensive database of all licensed senior housing in the U.S.
Social Security Administration – U.S. Social Security Administration official website
State Health Facts – Data on health coverage, demographics, Medicaid budget actions and more on statehealthfacts.org
US Administration on Aging – Administered through the US Department of Health and Human Services
Veteran’s Benefits – U.S. Veteran’s Administration official website
Statewide Aging Resources
Duke University Center for the Study of Aging – One of the nation’s premier centers for geriatric research. Center services include special programs for long-term care resources and family support programs
Elder Law Clinic – The Elder Law Clinic of Wake Forest University provides free legal services for low to moderate income older adults in the region.
Friends of Residents in Long-Term Care – A non-profit citizen advocacy organization for residents in North Carolina’s long-term care facilities and their families.
Full Circle of Care – Caregiver information and connection to individualized services needs
Legal Aid of NC – Statewide program providing free legal services in civil matters to low-income people.
Long-Term Living – Information about choosing a Nursing Home or Assisted Living facility, making the transition to a facility, paying for long-term care, and advance directives.
National Fraud Information Center -Enables consumers to get answers to their questions and report possible fraud
NC Department of Health & Human Services – Administered by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
NC Department of Insurance – Senior’s health insurance information program
NC Division of Aging and Adult Services – Administered by the NC Department of Health and Human Services
NC Division of Health Services Regulation – who to call if you have a complaint about a nursing home, adult care home or assisted living facility.
NC State Bar – This section of the NC State Bar website provides information about finding a lawyer, working with a lawyer, and filing a complaint against a lawyer.
UNC Institute on Aging – Working to enhance the well-being of older North Carolinians through statewide collaboration in research, education, and public service
Nurse Aide Registry / Health Care Personnel Registry – Assists individuals and facilities who wish to access the Nurse Aide I and Health Care Personnel Registry databases for pre-employment verification of an applicant’s credentials
Senior Centers in North Carolina– listings by county
Region A – Southwestern AAA
Region B – Land-of-Sky AAA
Region C – Isothermal AAA
Region D – High Country AAA
Region E – Western Piedmont AAA
Region F – Centralina AAA
Region G – Piedmont Triad AAA
Region I – Northwest Piedmont AAA
Region J – Triangle J AAA
Region K – Kerr-Tarr AAA
Region L – Upper Coastal Plain AAA
Region M – Mid-Carolina AAA
Region N – Lumber River AAA
Region O – Cape Fear AAA
Region P – Eastern Carolina AAA
Region Q – Mid-East Commission AAA
Local Aging Resources
County Departments of Social Services – a directory of all the county social services agencies is available on this site
County Cooperative Extensions – a directory of all the county cooperative extension offices in North Carolina. Cooperative extensions have information about nutrition, health and family and consumer services.
Many counties also have a Department of Aging or a Department of Senior Services. Some examples of county resources: