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National Center For Assisted Living
American Health Care Association
The National Center For Assisted Living website provides educational articles about assisted living: definitions, statistics and articles. Telephone numbers and website links are provided to state assisted living organizations which can help people to locate and evaluate assisted living facilities in their area. A variety of news and professional assisted living magazine links are also available. The site itself is minimal in design and easy to navigate.

Caregiver Action Network
Caregiver Action Network
The Caregiver Action Network (formerly the National Family Caregivers Association) is a nonprofit family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease. The organization and website provide education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.

National Council on Aging
NCOA
Founded in 1950, NCOA is the nation's first association of organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well being, and contributions of older persons. Find news and information on various NCOA projects (such as benefits checkup) on this nicely designed website.

The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry is a national association representing and serving its members and the field of geriatric psychiatry. It is dedicated to promoting the mental health and well being of older people and improving the care of those with late-life mental disorders. AAGP's mission is to enhance the knowledge base and standard of practice in geriatric psychiatry through education and research and to advocate for meeting the mental health needs of older Americans.