National, Regional, and Local Resources

Texas Organizations / Agencies:

Texas Health and Human Services Commission Texas Medicaid Program Information

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services 1-800-252-5400

Office of Texas Attorney General 1800-621-9598


Medicare Information:

Medicare Website

Medicare Nursing Home Locations and Comparisons

Veteran's Information:

Veteran's Administration 1-877-222-VETS(8387)

Texas Veterans Commission

Social Security Information:

Social Security Administration

Benefits Check Up:

"Benefits CheckUp" National Council on Aging
Free website to see if you are receiving all eligible benefits.

Dallas Area Agencies:

Dallas Area Agency on Aging

The Senior Source 214-823-5700

The Stroke Center-Dallas A great stroke rehabilitation program in Dallas.

Irving Social Services

Jewish Community Center

Jewish Family Services

Dallas Area Alzheimer’s Association 214-827-0062

Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders at UT Dallas

Metrocrest Social Services

Senior Adult Services
Social services for Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison & Coppell

Dallas Meals on Wheels

Reach Resource Centers on Independent Living

Reading & Radio Resource
Recorded books and radio services for blind/disabled

Network of Community Ministries (Richardson) 972-234-8880

Dallas Legal Hospice

Special Programs for Aging Needs (Denton County)

Lutheran Social Services

North Texas Food Bank

Collin County Committee on Aging

Christian Community Action Social Services for Denton County

National Organizations:


National Alzheimer's Association

Arthritis Foundation

American Diabetes Association

American Cancer Society

American Foundation for Blind

Muscular Dystrophy Association

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

American Heart Association

ALS Association (Lou Gehrig's Disease)

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

National Consumers League's Fraud Center 1-800-876-7060

Caregiver Support:

Family Caregiver Alliance

Aging With Dignity Where families can go for help making decisions about end of life care.


Medical Websites:

Mayo Clinic


Health Central

Access to Benefits Coalition

PhRMA (Prescription Drug information)

Mesothelioma and Asbestos related Cancers

Mental Health Organizations:

Mental Health America of Greater Dallas

Metrocare Services

Jewish Family Services

Prescription Assistance:


The Medicine Program

Access to Benefits Coalition