If you are in need of additional information on senior housing options, there are several government resources available to you. Below are five agencies that we have found very helpful to our clients:

Administration on Aging
The mission of AoA is to help elderly individuals maintain their dignity and independence in their homes and communities through comprehensive, coordinated, and cost effective systems of long-term care, and livable communities across the U.S.

Assisted Living Federation of America
Assisted living information and assisted living directory listing assisted living facilities. The Assisted Living Federation of America defines assisted living as a long-term care option that combines housing, support services and health care, as needed.

California Department of Social Services
The mission of the California Department of Social Services is to serve, aid, and protect needy and vulnerable children and adults in ways that strengthen and preserve families, encourage personal responsibility, and foster independence. Adult Protective Services (APS) – To protect older adults and persons with disabilities from abuse, neglect and exploitation by investigating and providing or arranging for services as necessary to alleviate or prevent further maltreatment.

Medicare is a consumer beneficiary website that provides access to information about Medicare, Medicare health plans, contact information and publications, as well as information about health care fraud and abuse and nursing homes

Orange County Office on Aging
The Orange County Office on Aging serves as the lead advocate, planner and facilitator relative to all aging issues on behalf of all older persons in Orange County. This site includes a guide to services for seniors and their families.