Related Resources

Nursing Home Checklist

This checklist may help you know what to ask and information you should get when visiting nursing homes to determine where to place your loved one.  Download it and take it with you on your visits.

Fighting Elder Financial Exploitation through Community Networks

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This publication has been made available from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  It provides valuable insight as well as various findings and recommendations with regard to the prevalence of financial exploitation of the elderly.

Guides for Agents and Trustees

The following downloadable brochures from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are great resources for those trying to decide on agents or trustees to appoint in their estate planning documents.  These are important fiduciary roles that should be understood.

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NAELA Aspirational Standards

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA) is a professional association of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services for the aging population and for those with special needs.  As a commitment to this dedication, NAELA members must pledge to support the Aspirational Standards for the practice of Elder and Special Needs Law.  For a comprehensive guide to NAELA's Aspirational Standards, click here.

In addition, the following agencies and organizations can provide a wealth of information and resources for those interested in issues related to aging.

Area Agency on Aging

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Serving Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender Counties

  • Area Agency on Aging Planning and Administration
  • Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman
  • Family Caregiver Support Program
  • Resource Guide for Senior Services
  • Elder Abuse Prevention

1480 Harbour Drive, Wilmington
Contact: Jane S. Jones, Director
910-395-4553 / 800.218-6575 ext. 209

Alzheimers North Carolina, Inc.

219 Racine Drive, Suite B, Wilmington
Contact: Melannie Pate

Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

Counsels Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers about Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and long-term care insurance.
800-443-9354 or 919-807-6900

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Aim to cover more Americans, make Americans healthier by preventing illness, and coordinate better care with lower costs.

Wilmington North Carolina Social Security Office

1528 South 16th Street, Wilmington
866-964-6227 or 910-815-4695

New Hanover County Department of Social Services

1650 Greenfield Street, Wilmington

Brunswick County Department of Social Services

60 Government Road, Bolivia

New Hanover County Veteran Services

230 Government Center Drive, Suite 36, Wilmington

Brunswick County Veteran Services

10 Referendum Drive, Building F, Bolivia

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