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» Resource Center » Related Web Sites » Elderly

  • American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
    The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry’s mission is to raise awareness of psychiatry and the effects of mental health disorders on the elderly. This web site provides information, news, facts, and tools for a variety of audiences.

  • American Geriatrics Society (AGS)
    AGS is a society for the providers of health care to the elderly. The mental health of older individuals is among the many topics addressed by this web site.

  • American Psychological Association's (APA) Office on Aging
    APA's Office on Aging serves as an information and referral resource for mental health professionals, older adults, and the public on issues facing older adults. The APA's membership includes approximately 2,000 geropsychologists whose clinical work and research efforts focus on the mental health needs of older adults.

  • AOA: Older Adults and Mental Health
    The Administration on Aging (AoA), an agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is one of the nation's largest providers of home-and community-based care for older persons and their caregivers. Our mission is to promote the dignity and independence of older people, and to help society prepare for an aging population.

  • Department of Veterans Affairs
    Federal agency responsible for administering veterans’ benefits and services, including the special Homeless Veterans Program.

  • Medicare: The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare
    This is the official U.S. government site for people with Medicare, the Nation’s largest health insurance program. It is sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that runs the Nation’s Medicare program.

  • National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4As)
    The 661 N4As plan, develop, and arrange for services to assist older people who are in the greatest need. The N4As contract with 27,000 service provider agencies and public and private groups to provide home and community-based care services.

  • National Institute on Aging
    One of the National Institutes of Health, NIA promotes healthy aging by conducting and supporting biomedical, social, and behavioral research and providing public education.

  • National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Service
    Information on Alzheimer's research, Alzheimer's disease publications, and links to related health and mental health resources. Also lists a toll-free number for information and referrals, answers to Alzheimer's questions, and to order publications.

  • Native Elder Health Care Resource Center
    The Native Elder Health Care Resource Center is a national resource center for older American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians, with special emphasis on culturally competent health care. Located in the School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado.

  • Suicide Among the Aged (Canada)
    This web site illustrates, through statistics, that suicide rates for the elderly exceed suicide rates among adolescents.

The information above was taken, in part, from material provided by SAMHSA.

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