- DC Office on Aging Helpful Links
- DC Office on Aging Lead Agencies - The Office on Aging funds comprehensive
service-delivery organizations as focal points in the community and designates
them “Lead Agencies.” These agencies plan and deliver direct services
to the District’s elderly residents and their caregivers. Each ward has
one or more Lead Agencies that provide services to seniors in the ward. Click
on the ward tab where you live for information about the Lead Agency that
- The National Alliance for Caregiving is dedicated to providing support to family
caregivers and the professionals who help them and to increasing public
awareness of issues facing family caregivers.
- The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) exists to support family
caregivers and to speak out publicly for caregivers' needs. NFCA espouses a
philosophy of self-advocacy and self-care that is predicated on the belief that
caregivers who choose to take charge of their lives, and see caregiving as but one of its
facets, are in a position to be happier and healthier individuals.
- Since 1991, the Eldercare Locator, a nationwide toll-free service, has
helped older adults and their caregivers find local services for seniors. The
service allows consumers to easily link to the information and referral (I&R)
services of their state and area agencies on aging. These I&R programs can help
you identify appropriate services in the area where you or your family member
- The U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) provides home and community-based services
to millions of older persons through the programs funded under the Older
Americans Act. The AoA Caregiver Resource Room is where families, caregivers,
and professionals can find information about The National Family Caregiver Support Program.
- Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based
nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and
friends providing long-term care at home. The Alliance provides specialized
information on Alzheimer's disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's
disease, ALS and other disorders and long-term care concerns.
- The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the 25 institutes and centers
of the National Institutes of Health, leads a broad scientific effort to understand
the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974,
Congress granted authority to form the National Institute on Aging to provide
leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and
other programs relevant to aging and older people.