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Resources

Resources For Older Adults

Listed below are links to many helpful organizations and resources for seniors, their families and caregivers. These listings are for informational purposes only and do not represent a endorsement by (or for) Home Care Assistance.

AARP Internet Resources

The American Association of Retired Persons Web site provides a frequently updated database of Internet resources, including links to more than 900 of the best sites for people age 50+.

The Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected.

The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center

The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center Web site will help you find current, comprehensive Alzheimer’s disease (AD) information and resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America strives to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families—through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life.

American Cancer Society

This nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization provides extensive information on preventing cancer and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

American Heart Association’s Delicious Decisions

This AHA Web site provides a healthy selection of nutrition tips, menu suggestions, heart-wise supermarket shopping tips and even advice on healthier dining out.

Caring From a Distance (CFAD)

This nonprofit organization offers assistance, resources and support for men and women providing long distance care.

Elder Law Firms.com

Elder Law Firms.com is an exclusive legal website dedicated to educating the public on Elder Law and guiding the public to legal representation in your area. They also provide news articles from around the nation and an informative resource center geared toward anyone looking for in-depth information on Elder Law.

Family Caregiver Alliance

The FCA provides a wealth of information on care strategies, stress relief, community resources, family issues and hands-on care.

Family Caregiving 101

This site was created for people caring for a loved one who is ill or disabled. It’s a great place to find assistance, answers, new ideas and helpful advice for both you and your loved one.

FDA Information for Seniors

The FDA has numerous articles, brochures and other publications with information for older people on a wide range of health issues, including arthritis, cancer, health fraud, and nutrition.

From Hospital to Home Care

Caregiver Helping in San Francisco

From Hospital to Home Careis the third book in our senior wellness series and covers post-hospitalization care, the transition from hospital to home, common issues associated with specific medical conditions and the importance of recovering in one’s own home.Written by Dr. Kathy N. Johnson, Dr. James H. Johnson and Lily Sarafan of Home Care Assistance, draws from their combined 28 years of experience in senior care. This book explains how to enhance recovery from illness or surgery and reduce the likelihood of a return to the hospital with a combination of care coordination and high quality non-medical, balanced care which speeds healing and reduces stress.

  • Kathy N. Johnson, PhD, CMC is a Certified Geriatric Care Manager serving the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a Doctorate in Psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
  • James H. Johnson, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and the award-winning author of seven books. A former university professor and department chair, he holds a Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Minnesota.
  • Lily Sarafan, MS is a corporate executive and advocate for aging in place. She holds Masters and Bachelors degrees from Stanford University.

The Geriatric Mental Health Foundation

The GMHF raises awareness of psychiatric and mental health disorders affecting the elderly and helps to promote healthy aging strategies. This Web site provides mental health information for older adults and their families, including assistance in finding a geriatric psychiatrist.

Help Guide

Helpguide provides over 170 non-commercial articles on the topics of Mental Health, Healthy Lifestyles, Families & Relationships and Seniors & Aging.

National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) conducts and supports research and training and disseminates health information regarding the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and their families.

NIH Senior Health

The National Institute of Health’s Senior Health Web site provides an easy-to-navigate menu of articles about aging and health-related topics for seniors and their families.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

The NAELA deals with legal issues affecting the elderly and disabled, such as public benefits, probate and estate planning, guardianship/conservatorship, and health and long-term care planning. This Web site also provides current news on legal topics related to aging, as well as advice in looking for an elder law attorney.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is committed to improving end-of-life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for dying people and their loved ones.

Planning for Eldercare

This noncommercial, long term care Web site provides links to 34 in-depth chapters, totaling over 690 printable pages, from 9 experts and covering all areas of long-term/eldercare planning.

Professional Geriatric Care Managers (PGCMs)

Professional Geriatric Care Managers can guide families through professional consultation/counseling, prioritizing needs, developing customized care plans, setting up services and referral to resources and making sure the plan is instituted and followed so as to have positive outcomes.

The National Association of Professional Geriatric Case Managers

The National Association of Professional Geriatric Case Managers acts as a guide and advocate—identifying problems and offering solutions, from assessment of an aging parent’s needs to addressing the life change of a family affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinsons or other symptoms of dementia.

Parentgiving

Parentgiving is a complete online resource for getting smart about caring for your aging parents, with hundreds of articles, experts on demand and a store with over 3200 of the most often needed home care products and medical supplies.

Mesothelioma Center

We’re here to help those who need to know how to battle this disease. Our website is full of information about mesothelioma cancer, and what we do best is provide support and resources for people and families who need help understanding and coping with this disease.

Mesothelioma Caregivers

Being the primary caregiver for a person with mesothelioma is not an easy task. If a loved one or family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, and you are the person who is their strongest source of support, it will be important for you to take care of not only the patient battling the cancer, but yourself as well.

How to Be a Mesothelioma Caregiver

While patients undergo physical and mental strains of working through the diagnosis and treatment, caregivers are also burdened with the physical and emotional stress directly associated with taking care of a cancer patient.

Ecommerce:

Aids To Daily Living

Online supplier of Aids to Daily Living including Bathroom Safety Kitchen Aids Walkers and more.

Care at Home Today

An online elderly home care and domiciliary care related website aimed at helping thousands of people find the perfect home care throughout the UK each month.

Care Homes

An online elderly care related website aimed at helping thousands of people find the perfect residential care homes throughout the UK each month.

HealthAccessories.com

Online retailer of health accessories (pill boxes, pill organizers, syringes, etc.)

Independent Care Products

Products for the Elderly and Independent Care Products. Their elderly care products include, low vision aids, mobility products, arthritis aids, hearing products, one handed products, elderly hygiene products, etc.

Life Solutions Plus

Online retailer for elderly living and independent living products.

NorthShore Care Supply

NorthShore Care Supply offers discreet home delivery of home care supplies, specializing in adult diapers, bed pads, and other incontinence supplies as well as walking aids, skin care products, exam gloves, bathroom safety supplies and weight scales. Contact our care experts for personalized service.

Social Care Jobs

Online social care jobs board aimed at helping thousands of health care, care home and carer job seekers each month.

Caregiver Products

From The Wright Stuff, Inc. specializes in caregiving products, disability aids, elderly care products, nursing home supplies.

West Can Products

Online supplier of WheelChair Accessories, products ranging from wheelchair trays to wheelchair bags.