Elder Care Resource

 

Knowledge and information are empowering, and chance favors the prepared mind. Whether you are a son, daughter, spouse, friend or family member, the more informed you are, the better decisions you will make in relation to your loved one.

This list of resources below are constantly being updated. If you would like to be added to our resources list contact us.

Local Resource Websites

National Resource Websites

  • AARP – A membership organization leading positive social change and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information, advocacy and service.
  • Aging Parents and Elder Care – Access checklists regarding Elder Care 101, elder driving concerns, glossaries of common terms, symptoms of major conditions, insurance quotes, privacy and legal resources, support groups, and other services.
  • Alzheimer’s Association – Learn about signs and symptoms, stages, diagnosis, research progress, treatment and care of Alzheimer’sdisease and dementia.
  • American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance – The Nation’s leading independent organization serving those who offer long-term care insurance and other planning solutions.
  • Arthritis Foundation – Resources for people suffering from arthritis, as well as updates on research, events, programs, and advocacy for people of all ages.
  • Care Conversations – Provides information and resources to get people talking with loved ones to prepare and ensure that future care needs are met every step of the way.
  • Caregiving.com – Information and support resources for caregivers. a community of family caregiverssharing their stories, support and solutions.
  • Case Management Resource Guide – Provides extensive databases for various housing and healthcare services.
  • Children of Aging Parents – A site to help caregivers cope and provide support and information.
  • Eldercare.com – Resources for families to understand, plan for, and manage elder care.
  • Family Caregiver Alliance – A clearinghouse on brain disorders,caregiver assistance and long-term care public policy.
  • LeadingAge – Searchable directory for not-for-profit care facilities, and tips for choosing facilities and services.
  • National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers – Locate a geriatric care manager who can oversee care provided to an elderly person.
  • National Adult Day Services Association –  A leading voice of the rapidly growing adult day services (ADS) industry and the national focal point for ADS providers.
  • National Association for Home Care & Hospice – Database of home care and hospice agencies as well as a checklist of questions to help determine the best providers for your situation.
  • National Center for Assisted Living – NCAL’s mission is to lead th assisted living profession through public policy advocacy, knowledge, education and professional development.
  • National Clearinghouse for Long Term Care – Provides information and services to help you and your family plan for future long-term care.
  • National Council on Aging – An organization that brings together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults.
  • National Parkinson Foundation – Information about Parkinson’s disease, articles from their newsletter, on-line tests for tremors and clinical depression, as well as an Ask-the-Doctor forum.
  • New LifeStyles – Comprehensive information on senior residences and care options in the United States.
  • Rx List – A Library of prescriptions and drug information.
  • SeniorNet – Provides older adults education for and access to computer technologies to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.
  • Today’s Caregiver– A leading provider of information and resources for family and professional caregivers.
  • The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors – Provides a list of fee-based financial planners who can assist with personal finances and estate planning.
  • Visiting Nurses Association of America – National association of not-for-profit community based home health providing agencies.
  • Well Spouse Association – National, not-for-profit membership organization that gives support to spouses and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled. Support groups, newsletters, and other resources help members cope with caring for their loved one.

Government Resource Websites

  • Eldercare Locator – Connects older Americans and their caregivers with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers.
  • Healthfinder.gov – Your source for reliable health information from the Federal Government.
  • Medicare.gov – The official U.S. Government site for Medicare.  Information about Medicare options and eligibility.
  • National Institutes of Health – Official website of the National Institutes of Health.  NIH is one of the world’s foremost medical research centers and is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
  • Ready.gov – Emergency preparedness guidance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, lists and explains specific threats and responses.
  • The United States Social Security Administration – The official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration.
  • U.S Department of Veterans Affairs – The official website of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and services.

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