- Alzheimer’s Association
A service of NIA, the ADEAR Center offers free publications and information on diagnosis, treatment, patient care, caregiver needs, long-term care, education and training, and research related to Alzheimer’s disease.
- American Foundation for the Blind
Features information for dealing with low vision or vision loss.
- Ask Medicare
Ask Medicare is designed to support and assist caregivers. Ask Medicare offers a wide range of helpful information for the nearly 66 million Americans who provide help to an aging, seriously ill, or disabled family member or friend. Ask Medicare offers tools that helps caregivers and those they care for make informed health decisions.
- Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Online service provided by the National Council on Aging that finds programs to help meet health care costs including assistance with health-care and utility costs and property tax relief — many available to middle-class families.
- Center for Excellence in Assisted Living
A national resource for materials and information about assisted living.
- Government Benefits Eligibility
Screen here for governments benefits eligibility.
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
A federal agency that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with the states to administer Medicaid.
- Elders and Families
Information and resources on a variety of aging-related topics including Alzheimer’s, disaster assistance, elder rights & resources, caregivers, housing, nutrition, promoting healthy lifestyles, services for seniors and volunteer. (Administration on Aging).
- Emergency Preparedness Resources for Seniors and Disabled
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign has released three new instructional videos designed to highlight the specific steps older Americans, individuals with disabilities and special needs, and pet owners should take to prepare for emergencies.
- Facts and Figures About Hospice Care
2005 research findings on trends in the growth, delivery and quality of hospice and palliative care across the country — who is providing hospice care, who are the patients and how much and what kind of services were provided.
- National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information.
New federal website that spells out senior living alternatives and the various payment options. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).
- National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths. They are also the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma. Site includes information, fact sheets, statistics, brochures on prevention falls among older adults.
- National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners
Promotes standards of excellence in dementia education to professionals and other caregivers who provide services to dementia clients.
- National Institute on Aging Information Center
NIA offers free information on a wide variety of subjects including doctor/patient communication, end-of-life care, the biology of aging, and Alzheimer’s disease.
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys:
Look up the attorneys who specialize in elderly issues, including estate planning, powers of attorney, health proxies and Medicaid eligibility.
- Planning for Move-Out:
A checklist for patients and caregivers preparing to leave a hospital, nursing home, or other health care setting.
- National Alliance for Caregiving
Supports family caregivers and the professionals who help them and works to increase public awareness of issues facing family caregivers.
- “Twenty Questions for Long-Distance Caregivers”
S. National Institutes of Health National Institute on Aging.
- AlertOne Services, Inc
One of America’s premier Medical Emergency Alarm System providers, it’s recommended by health care providers and professional caregivers, and is proud to be a trusted member of the health care community. Attained a BBB A+ Rating, serving over 150,000 families providing Peace of Mind at the Touch of a Button, and offering 24 / 7 / 365 National Medical Emergency Monitoring Coverage.
- Paying for Senior Care
Paying for Senior Care helps aging Americans and their families understand their long term care options and connect with the best resources to pay for at-home care, assisted living, Alzheimer’s and nursing home care.
- American Association of Daily Money Managers
A daily money manager will pay bills, make deposits, process insurance claims and handle other financial tasks.
- Reverse Mortgages
Reverse mortgages can allow cash-strapped older people to borrow against the equity in their home so they can afford to keep living there. This section of the AARP site offers a comprehensive guide to lenders, fees, pitfalls and other specifics.
- Nursing Home Tips
Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living This nonprofit advocates for high-quality assisted-living facilities and for the rights of residents. There’s solid information on their site about how to choose a good assisted-living center.
- Home Health Care
For the frail and elderly determined to stay in their own home, home health care can be the answer. This site explains the different types of care available and provides an agency locator to help you find services.
End of Life Resources
- National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Professional association for hospices that provides resources and information for the public.
- The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Healthcare 411
An audio news source that provides practical health care information, research findings, and data to help consumers, health providers, health insurers, researchers, and policymakers make informed decisions about health care issues.
- Senior Health Topics and Tips
- Common Blood Thinner Information
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