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What information is available on the Eldercare.gov website?

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Eldercare.gov, sponsored by the U.S. Administration on Aging, features a searchable database that provides medical, residential, insurance, legal and transportation services for aging adults and their families. Users of the website can ask questions and chat online with an information specialist to help guide them to helpful information and services such as adult day programs, food and nutrition, financial assistance, and in-home care options.

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Eldercare.gov also features tools for visitors to search for various medical benefits, long-term and advanced-term care planning, and links to federal websites such as USA.gov for seniors, the official U.S. government home page and Cancer Information Services. Eldercare.gov provides links to fact sheets focused on assisted living, assistive technology, government-assisted housing and home health care. Fact sheets on adult day care, hospice care, home modifications and elderly drivers are provided on the website.

Eldercare.gov features links to brochures about brain health, employment options for seniors, transitioning from home to senior care facilities, volunteer opportunities for the elderly and a guide for taking medications, as of 2015. Seniors and their families can browse through brochures about housing options, fall prevention, technology options for the aging, transportation options for the elderly and crisis response tips on Eldercare.gov, as well.

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