The Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) maintains this Resource Directory as an informational service to help elders, their families, caregivers, and others interested in elder issues learn about available resources and organizations in their respective areas. The appearance of an individual or organization on this site is not intended as an endorsement of that individual or organization or any products or services identified on their external websites. DOEA disclaims any and all warranties, including accuracy, completeness, or validity of the data, and assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained on this Resource Directory. DOEA does not warrant either expressly or by implication any individual, organization, product, or service appearing on this site or that is electronically linked to this site. This Resource Directory is not intended to be used as a tool for verifying the credentials, qualifications, or abilities of any professional, organization, product, or service. DOEA strongly urges all users of this Resource Directory to conduct their own research of any individual, organization, product, or service appearing on this site or that is electronically linked to this site. DOEA also recommends that users exercise independent judgment and request references when considering a resource associated with diagnosis, treatment, or the provision of any service.
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Resource Directory

The Consumer Resource Guide is an easy-to-read self-help guide for elders and their families containing practical information and resources. Some of the topics covered are caregiver & consumer support, transportation, housing & property rights, health insurance programs, disease prevention & medical care, elder rights/abuse & fraud, and safety & emergency services.

DOEA Consumer Resource Guide

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) developed the Elders Needs Index (ENI) to help aging network partners strategically plan for targeting and serving areas with concentrations of vulnerable elders. The ENI is a composite index of population characteristics, presented in map format to denote the location and proportion of elders in vulnerable groups throughout Florida.

DOEA Consumer Resource Guide
Note: Entries below with the symbol external link icon indicate links to external websites. When you click these links, you will be leaving the Florida Department of Elder Affairs website.

Abuse and Neglect

Aging - General Information

Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs)

    Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) are private, not-for-profit entities designated by the Older Americans Act to advocate, plan, coordinate and fund a system of elder support services in their respective Planning and Service Areas. Each of the eleven Area Agencies on Aging in Florida is a designated Aging and Disability Resource Center.

Aging Resource Centers (ARC) & Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC)

    The Aging (and Disability) Resource Center (ARC or ADRC) is a single, coordinated system of information and access for all Floridians seeking long-term care resources.

  • Find Your Local Aging Resource Center.

Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs)/Nursing Homes

Caregivers Support & Information



Emergency Response - see Disaster Preparedness


Finance and Investments

Gift Giving


Health Insurance

Hospice & End-of-life Care

Long-Term Care



Vacations & Tourism - see Florida Information

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