To 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
Area Agencies on Aging
National professional organization provides information about organizations in your area that address eldercare issues.
End of Life Info
Provides information about end of life care issues and counseling to people who need accurate and reliable information.
National Council on Aging
A non-profit promoting vitality in the aging community.
Care Giving & Management Resources
Care Giver Alliance
Information for families caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.
Care Giving National Alliance
An organization providing support to family care givers.
Geriatric Care Managers
A professional association for nurses and/or social worker who have obtained a designation (GCM) and provide care for elderly people.
Fraud & Abuse Resources
A website occupied conducted by Stephen Barrett, with volumes of information about all aspects of medical fraud.
National Center for Elder Abuse
A government gateway to resources on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
Funeral Consumers Alliance
Information for those choosing meaningful dignified affordable funerals.
The on-line version of a popular magazine has a personal finance section just for seniors.
Your Money Matter$
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.
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
A State agency that serves as a clearing house for consumer complaints of all description.
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
The State agency that regulates and supports elder issues.
Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Consumer Services
Committed to helping consumers make informed insurance and financial decisions and also assists with resolving complaints against insurance companies.
IRS Tax Information for Individuals
The IRS's official page of tax information for individuals.
The official U.S. Government site for people with Medicare.
Medicare and Medicaid Services
This Government agency is responsible for Medicare and Medicaid and other Government programs and it is just full of information.
Health Care Administration
Important and useful information to consumer’s healthcare providers and healthcare practitioners.
The official Government agency for everything related to Social Security benefits.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
This site contains information about Federal Health privacy regulations.
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
For people receiving Federal service pensions.
US Veterans Affairs
Government agency with information for those that have served in the military.
Accreditation of Health Care Organizations
The government gives their opinion on local health care organizations.
Administrators in Medicine
This site contains the licensing background and disciplinary information of physicians and other healthcare practitioners.
Look up drug coverage and pricing.
For those people suffering memory loss.
The American Psychological Association provides helpful information about lives problems.
Back ground information about physicians that hold specialty licenses.
A source for comparing prices on medications and ordering on-line.
These people report on the quality of physicians, hospitals and nursing homes go here to order a report on your doctor.
Affordable Assisted Living
Florida Department of Elder Affairs provides information about the licensed assisted living and adult care homes.
Assisted Living Consortium
Non-profit organization educates consumers, professionals and the general public about assisted living issues.
Elder Law Answers
Useful elder law information.
Information to help you understand your health insurance and Medicare options.
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
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.
This is a beacon for people caring for aged loved ones.
Eldercare Resource Center
Frequently asked questions, articles and links for those coping with elder care issues.
New Life Styles
Senior living and care information.
On Guard for Seniors
Dedicated to helping seniors navigate through challenging financial decisions, explains key terms, outlines important questions to ask and provides educational videos.
A question and answer weekly newspaper column that channels useful information to the growing senior population.
Senior Providers Directory Senior Link
When the well being of an elderly parent is at stake and in need of professional assistance consider this site.
Seniors Resource Guide
Directories distributed free in lobbies of Perkins Restaurants throughout out the country, localized with advertisers providing services to seniors and contains useful articles.
This site makes it fun to be getting older.
Serves as the main hub of many senior related websites.