Resource Center

Eldercare & Aging Resources

Aging Successfully

Administration on Aging 

addresses the entire spectrum of issues that affect the aging population and caregivers. Links to Area Agencies on Aging and information about retirement, financial planning, elder abuse and fraud are available. Includes materials in Spanish.

AARP 

is the premier organization for adults 50 and over. AARP offers information, advocacy, political action and resources. The site offers information in Spanish.

Senior Corps 

is a network of federally sponsored programs that helps American seniors find opportunities to address community needs through service and volunteerism.

SCORE 

is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration and is dedicated to aiding in the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide.

 

Health & Aging

Alzheimer’s Association 

helps you increase your knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease, discover new medical treatments, and locate the chapter nearest you. Includes materials in Spanish.

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center 

provides information about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. In addition, bibliographies and links to local chapters are available online. This is a service of the National Institute on Aging (NIA).

American Academy of Family Physicians 

offers rich resources on all types of medical, health and wellness information, including a section on “Herbal and Alternative Remedies.” The site features many articles in Spanish.

American Cancer Society 

is a rich resource for people with cancer and their loved ones. Visitors can also learn about prevention and early detection, including current mammography information for breast cancer screening.

American Diabetes Association 

provides information on diabetes, prevention, and healthy lifestyle. Users can also search for local resources.

American Dietetic Association 

includes excellent fact sheets, many of which are also in Spanish, and reading lists. The organization runs a nutrition hotline as well.

American Heart Association 

provides comprehensive, readable information and tips for the whole family on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The site includes materials in Spanish.

American Lung Association 

offers smoking cessation materials and other information to help users improve their lung health.

Arthritis Foundation 

is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with information, advocacy, programs, services and research. Spanish language materials may be purchased.

Medicare.gov 

is the official federal government website for the Medicare program. Its valuable resources include FAQs about Medicare coverage, information on supplemental plans, an interactive nursing home comparison tool with data on all Medicaid- and Medicare-licensed nursing homes in the U.S., a participating physician directory, and a search tool for prescription drug assistance programs.

Medline Plus 

is a service of the National Library of Medicine. The site features up-to-date information on senior health and wellness topics, a medical dictionary, and many articles in Spanish.

www.menopauseNU.org 

is an easy-to-use site gives women a personalized approach to assess their overall health and to manage their menopause symptoms. It includes the latest research on menopause, current drug and non-drug therapies, and a self-assessment that will help women and their healthcare providers evaluate symptoms and treatment options.

Men’s Health Network 

offers information on an array of health issues, including screening and prevention, and other issues of concern to older men.

National Alliance for Hispanic Health 

features materials in English and Spanish on important health and mental health issues.

National Institute on Aging 

is an excellent government site featuring health information and resources for seniors. Information also is available in Spanish.

National Institutes of Health 

features information on a wide array of health and wellness topics for older adults, and includes materials in Spanish.

 

Caregiving

Alzwell 

emphasizes the emotional component of caregiving. Caregivers can explore various resources, share their stories, gather information and scribble notes on the “anger wall.” The site links to an online foreign language translation program.

Caregiving Online 

focuses on caregiving information, education, support and validation, and encourages public awareness and advocacy.

Family Caregiver Alliance 

offers a comprehensive site dealing with a variety of topics such as balancing work and caregiving, and caring for Alzheimer’s patients. It also offers links to other caregiving sites. The site includes some fact sheets in Spanish and Chinese.

National Alliance for Caregiving 

provides important links and serves as a good general resource for family caregivers.

 

Community Services

Hospice Net 

is an independent, non-profit organization working exclusively through the Internet. The organization provides information and support to patients and families facing life-threatening illnesses.

Meals On Wheels 

is a private, non-profit organization devoted to helping keep senior citizens independent by delivering nutritious meals to them at home.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers 

has information about the association and what type of services geriatric care managers provide. You can also search the member roster to look for a care manager in your area.

Growthhouse 

provides resources for hospice and homecare, palliative care and pain management. Search topic areas including pain management, elder care, estate planning, funeral planning, and HIV and AIDS.

 

Eldercare Resources

Alzheimer’s Association 

is the largest national voluntary health organization dedicated to advancing research for the causes, treatments, and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. This site can help you to find your local Alzheimer’s chapter. Users also have access to additional information about the disease, as well as resources for people with Alzheimer’s, families and caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s, and help with planning for the future.

Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation 

offers an abundance of information on Alzheimer’s. From identifying the signs, symptoms, causes, and risks of the disease, to finding resources and support to help you through treatment, this site has an encompassing array of information on everything related to Alzheimer’s.

American Dietetic Association 

is the nation’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Use this site to access tips and resources to help you or a loved one maintain a healthy diet for a healthy lifestyle. This site can also be used to locate a registered dietician. Search by type of service, including individual or group counseling and area of expertise.

American Medical Association 

has over 690,000 providers and information on licensed physicians in the United States. Users can search for a physician by name or specialty.

ElderWeb
is a site for adults of all ages. This site offers information about topics ranging from financial planning and retirement to romance and assisted living.

FirstGov for Seniors 

is a government site offers a wealth of information for all citizens including health, consumer action and affairs, online services, national news, and seasonal health and safety tips.

The National Association of Geriatric Care Managers 

is the association of professionals who specialize in assisting older people and their families in meeting their long-term care needs. Use their resource finder to locate a geriatric care manager in a location convenient to you or your older relative.

Doctor Directory.com 

allows users to search by city and state for the physician or hospital located nearest you. Users can also access resources and additional information by topic area. Working Professionals may also advertise their practice to patients through this website.

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) 

represents the country’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. This site can help low-income patients to finance their prescriptions and help users to identify these patient (i.e., drug) assistance programs.

Eldercare Locator 

allows users to search for a wide variety of elder care resources by state and zip code, this site also offers resources for caregivers and helpful links to government-sponsored websites.

 

Financial Retirement Planning

AARP 

is the premier organization for adults 50 and over. AARP offers information, advocacy, political action and resources. The site offers information in Spanish.

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy

sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, provides hundreds of articles, online tools, FAQs, and an ask-the-expert option and includes retirement planning.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards 

is the official website of the regulatory agency of financial planners. Learn what financial planning is and check on CFP licensee status.

The Financial Planning Association 

allows users to find a financial advisor, educational materials, and when and why to seek professional advice.

Social Security Administration 

features publications, answers to frequently asked questions, and current information on issues affecting benefits recipients. Includes materials in 14 foreign languages, including Spanish.

WISER 

is sponsored by the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement and the National Center on Women and Aging. Fact sheets are available online that address a variety of topics as they relate to retirement, finances and women. Specific topics include pensions, Social Security, divorce, and widowhood.

 

Grandparenting

Foundation for Grandparenting 

provides general information on grandparenting issues to better the lives of grandchildren, parents and grandparents.

 

Grief / Loss End Of Life

AARP 

is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping older Americans achieve lives of independence, dignity and purpose. The site includes a wide array of materials of interest to older adults and others, including Funeral Goods and Services and Pre-Paying for Your Funeral. Some materials are available in Spanish.

Better Business Bureau 

is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes ethical business standards and voluntary self-regulation of business practices. The BBB’s website offers information about pre-need funeral planning.

CancerNet at the National Cancer Institute 

provides valuable information for people with end-stage cancer and their loved ones. It features materials on coping with cancer, finding support, and end-of-life issues. Many resources are available in Spanish.

Coping with Grief and Loss 

from the HelpGuide. This resource center addresses different types of grief and loss, along with ways to get support and care for yourself.

Cremation Association of North America

is an association of crematories, cemeteries and funeral homes that offer cremation.

Funeral Consumers Alliance

a nonprofit, educational organization that supports increased funeral consumer protection, is affiliated with the Funeral and Memorial Society of America (FAMSA).

GriefHealing 

features articles by Martha Tousley, RN – a hospice bereavement counselor who has won awards for her writings. One set of articles deals with “Human Loss and Grieving” and the other set with “Pet Loss and Grieving. There is also a very comprehensive book list for adults and for children on bereavement.

GriefShare 

is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Use their website to find a support group near you.

Growth House 

is an “international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life care.” It includes grief and loss resources, as well as a “Guide to Funeral and Memorial Planning.”

MISS Foundation 

is a volunteer-based non-profit organization that aids families after the death of a child from any cause. Their website includes many articles and resources for parents and other adults, and also features materials to help grieving children, as well as some materials in Spanish. MISS also works on “legislative and advocacy issues, community engagement and volunteerism, and culturally competent, multidisciplinary, education opportunities.”

National Funeral Directors Association 

sells a wide range of useful books, pamphlets, and videos. The site includes a collection of relationship- and situation-specific materials (e.g., death of a child, spouse, or co-worker, and death by suicide). Also provides information about funeral options and costs.

 

Housing

Administration on Aging 

addresses the entire spectrum of issues that affect the aging population and caregivers. Links to Area Agencies on Aging and information about retirement, financial planning, elder abuse and fraud are available. Includes materials in Spanish.

AARP 

is the premier organization for adults 50 and over. AARP offers information, advocacy, political action and resources. The site offers information in Spanish.

Assisted Living Federation of America 

allows you to view the Federation’s 10-point philosophy of care as well as a state-by-state directory of assisted living facilities.

Senior Housing Net 

is a comprehensive site offering information on the following: Retirement Communities, Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s Care, Nursing Homes, Adult Day Care, Home Care, Hospice Care, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Elder Law Attorneys, and Geriatric Care Mangers. You can also take a virtual tour of a facility.

 

Legal

Lawyers.com 

is an easy-to-navigate site that allows you to search for a lawyer by specialty in your geographic area. Legal and information resources are available as well.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys 

provides resources, information, education, networking, and assistance.

National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys 

focuses on estate planning and offers an on-line database. Find an estate planning attorney in your area.

National Senior Citizen’s Law Center 

offers an online directory, questions to ask when choosing an attorney, advocacy for low-income elderly.

 

Older Adult Safety

Administration on Aging 

addresses the entire spectrum of issues that affect the aging population and caregivers. Links to Area Agencies on Aging and information about retirement, financial planning, elder abuse and fraud are available. Includes materials in Spanish.

AARP 

is the premier organization for adults 50 and over. AARP offers information, advocacy, political action and resources. Also includes a section on home modifications for seniors. The site offers information in Spanish.

 

Services

Administration on Aging 

addresses the entire spectrum of issues that affect the aging population and caregivers. Links to Area Agencies on Aging and information about retirement, financial planning, elder abuse and fraud are available. Includes materials in Spanish.

AARP 

is the premier organization for adults 50 and over. AARP offers information, advocacy, political action and resources. The site offers information in Spanish.

Meals on Wheels 

is a private, non-profit organization devoted to helping keep senior citizens independent in their own homes by delivering nutritious meals to them at home. Donations and volunteers are more than welcome.

National Senior Citizens Law Center 

advocates nationwide to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly individuals, as well as persons with disabilities, with particular emphasis on women and minorities. This site offers up-to-date educational materials about the legal aspects of such topics as nursing homes, Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare.

Social Security Administration 

features publications, answers to frequently asked questions, and current information on issues affecting benefits recipients. Includes materials in 14 foreign languages, including Spanish.

Technology

SeniorNet 

has a mission: “to provide older adults education for and access to computer technology to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom. SeniorNet teaches seniors (age 50 plus) to use computers and the Internet at over 140 Learning Centers nationwide.”

 

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