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Pig CalculatorTo help you better understand financial concepts, the Florida Institute of CPAs compiles consumer articles that offer tips on taxes and financial planning. Articles available here may have been published originally in state or national newspapers, as FICPA news releases, written by FICPA members for publication in business-journal-accounting sections, or other print or electronic publications. Wherever the original source, the articles were written with the consumer in mind. This information should not be a substitute for advice from a certified public accountant, but a guide to assist you in making wise financial decisions.

 
 

FICPA CPA Elder Planning and Support Services Committee

Websites of interest to seniors and their caregivers.

Aging Resources

Area Agencies on Aging

www.n4a.org
National professional organization provides information about organizations in your area that address eldercare issues.

End of Life Info

www.partnershipforcaring.org
Provides information about end of life care issues and counseling to people who need accurate and reliable information.

National Council on Aging

www.ncoa.org
A non-profit promoting vitality in the aging community.

Care Giving & Management Resources

Care Giver Alliance

www.caregiver.org
Information for families caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.

Care Giving National Alliance

www.caregiving.org
An organization providing support to family care givers.

Geriatric Care Managers

www.caremanager.org
A professional association for nurses and/or social worker who have obtained a designation (GCM) and provide care for elderly people.

Fraud & Abuse Resources

Health Fraud

www.quackwatch.com
A website occupied conducted by Stephen Barrett, with volumes of information about all aspects of medical fraud.

National Center for Elder Abuse

www.ncea.aoa.gov
A government gateway to resources on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

General Resources

Funeral Consumers Alliance

www.funerals.org
Information for those choosing meaningful dignified affordable funerals.

Smart Money

www.smartmoney.com/eldercare
The on-line version of a popular magazine has a personal finance section just for seniors.

Your Money Matter$

www.MyFloridaCFO.com/YMM
This financial education initiative aims to connect Floridians of all ages with the financial tools and resources needed to build a strong financial foundation and future.

Governmental Resources

Eldercare Search

Operated by the U.S. Administration on Aging, links those who need assistance with state and local agencies and community based organizations that serve older adults and their care givers.

Florida Consumer Services

www.800helpfl.com
A State agency that serves as a clearing house for consumer complaints of all description.

Florida Department of Elder Affairs

http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/ 
The State agency that regulates and supports elder issues.

Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Consumer Services

www.MyFloridaCFO.com/Division/Consumers/
Committed to helping consumers make informed insurance and financial decisions and also assists with resolving complaints against insurance companies.

IRS Tax Information for Individuals

http://www.irs.gov/individuals/index.html
The IRS's official page of tax information for individuals.

Medicare

www.medicare.gov
The official U.S. Government site for people with Medicare.

Medicare and Medicaid Services

www.cms.hhs.gov
This Government agency is responsible for Medicare and Medicaid and other Government programs and it is just full of information.

Health Care Administration

www.ahca.myflorida.com
Important and useful information to consumer’s healthcare providers and healthcare practitioners.

Social Security

www.ssa.gov
The official Government agency for everything related to Social Security benefits.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

http://aspe.hhs.gov/admnsimp/
This site contains information about Federal Health privacy regulations.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

www.opm.gov
For people receiving Federal service pensions.

US Veterans Affairs

www.va.gov
Government agency with information for those that have served in the military.

Healthcare Resources

Accreditation of Health Care Organizations

www.jcaho.org
The government gives their opinion on local health care organizations.

Administrators in Medicine

www.docboard.org
This site contains the licensing background and disciplinary information of physicians and other healthcare practitioners.

Advance RX

www.advancerx.com
Look up drug coverage and pricing.

Alzheimer’s Association

www.alz.org
For those people suffering memory loss.

APA Eldercare

www.apahelpcenter.org
The American Psychological Association provides helpful information about lives problems.

Certified Doctor

www.certifieddoctor.org
Back ground information about physicians that hold specialty licenses.

Drug Store

www.drugstore.com
A source for comparing prices on medications and ordering on-line.

Health Grades

www.healthgrades.com
These people report on the quality of physicians, hospitals and nursing homes go here to order a report on your doctor. 

Housing Resources

Affordable Assisted Living

www.floridaaffordableassistedliving.org
Florida Department of Elder Affairs provides information about the licensed assisted living and adult care homes.

Assisted Living Consortium

www.ccal.org
Non-profit organization educates consumers, professionals and the general public about assisted living issues.

Marketing to Clients

CPA Elder Planning and Support Services Committee Brochure

/Content/Files/Docs/Public/2013/eldercarebrochure.pdf
Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) have developed specialized services to meet the unique needs of seniors, their families, individuals with special needs, and other concerned parties.

Professional Resources

Elder Law Answers

www.elderlawanswers.com
Useful elder law information.

Senior Resources

AARP

www.aarp.org/healthcoverage
Information to help you understand your health insurance and Medicare options.

Benefits Check-up

www.benefitscheckup.org/
This site helps thousands every day to find programs for seniors that may pay for some of their cost of drugs, healthcare, utilities, and other essentials.

Certified Senior Advisor

http://www.csa.us/
Professional CSA’s are educated in specific issues important to seniors. CSAs (many are CPAs or health professionals) help seniors with financial health and social needs. 

Eldercare Online

www.ec-online.net
This is a beacon for people caring for aged loved ones.

Eldercare Resource Center

www.eldercareadvocates.com
Frequently asked questions, articles and links for those coping with elder care issues.

New Life Styles

www.newlifestyles.com
Senior living and care information.

On Guard for Seniors

www.MyFloridaCFO.com/OnGuard
Dedicated to helping seniors navigate through challenging financial decisions, explains key terms, outlines important questions to ask and provides educational videos.

Savvy Senior

www.savvysenior.org
A question and answer weekly newspaper column that channels useful information to the growing senior population.

Senior Providers Directory Senior Link

www.seniorlink.com
When the well being of an elderly parent is at stake and in need of professional assistance consider this site.

Seniors Resource Guide

www.seniorsresourceguide.com/
Directories distributed free in lobbies of Perkins Restaurants throughout out the country, localized with advertisers providing services to seniors and contains useful articles.

Third Age

www.thirdage.com
This site makes it fun to be getting older.