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Seniors Resources Links II



Eldercare - Elder Caregiving Resources
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Here is a directory, actually a group of lists acquired via email from various sources, of items related to elder caregiving (eldercare) for caregivers, professionals and family. 

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Administration on Aging - a wide ranging source of information on aging sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
https://aoa.acl.gov/

Eldercare Locator - a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging (AOA). The Eldercare Locator connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services. The service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers.
http://www.eldercare.gov/Eldercare.NET/Public/Index.aspx

 
Alzheimer's Association - The largest national voluntary health organization supporting Alzheimer's research and care.
http://www.alz.org/
 
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging - A national association committed to advancing the vision of healthy, affordable, ethical long-term care for America . The association represents 5,600 mission-driven, not-for-profit nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living and senior housing facilities, and community service organizations.
http://www.leadingage.org/

American Association of Retired Persons - A nonprofit, non partisan membership organization for people over 50.
http://www.aarp.org/

American Health Care Association - A non-profit federation of affiliated state health organizations representing the long term care community to the nation at large – to government, business leaders, and the general public.
http://www.ahca.org/

American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc. – A comprehensive resource for those interested in Parkinson’s Disease, treatments of Parkinson’s Disease, current medical breakthroughs, and support group for Parkinson’s Disease
http://www.apdaparkinson.org/

American Society on Aging – A resource for those interested and committed to enhancing the knowledge and skill of older adults and their families.
http://www.asaging.org/

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - A valuable resource with information on all of the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
cms.hhs.gov

Department of Veterans Affairs - Official government site for American Veterans, their spouses, survivors and dependants .
http://www.va.gov/

Elder Life Planning – A resource library to find out about the latest news in long term health care, care management, elder law, and retirement housing alternatives.
http://www.elderlifeplanning.com/

Florida Agency for Health Care Administration – A resource guide for those interested in researching health care: the current providers, facilities, insurance, and current issues.
http://www.fdhc.state.fl.us/

Florida Council on Aging - A statewide network of professionals in aging committed to serving Florida ’s diverse aging interests through education, information-sharing and advocacy.
http://www.fcoa.org/

Florida Department of Elder Affairs – A resource for those interested in researching every aspect, including the nuances of care for the elderly.
http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/

Florida Department of Health - Allows you to look up information on individual medical providers such as physicians, home helath aides, nurses, etc.
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/

FloridaHealthStat. - Access to and information about Florida facilities, health care providers and gathered information relating to health care in the state of Florida .
http://www.floridahealthstat.com/

Florida Medical Association - An advocate for physicians and their patients to promote the public health, to ensure high standards in medical education and ethics, and to enhance the quality and availability of health care.
http://www.fmaonline.org/

Florida State Guardianship Association - Dedicated to promoting the protection, dignity, and value of incapacitated persons through a code of ethics, advocacy, and the dissemination of information.
http://www.floridaguardians.com/

Healthfinder - A Federal Website that links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,800 health-related organizations.
http://www.healthfinder.org/

Last Acts - A national Coalition to improve care and caring near the end of life.
http://www.lastacts.org/

Medicare - The official U.S. Government site for People with Medicare.
http://www.medicare.gov/

MedLine – An extensive collection of published medical information form The National Library of Medicine.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys - A resource of information, education, networking and assistance to those who must deal with the many specialized issues involved with legal services to the elderly and disabled.
http://www.naela.org/

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers - A non-profit, professional organization of practitioners whose goal is the advancement of dignified care for the elderly and their families.
http://www.caremanager.org/

The National Center on Elder Abuse - A consortium of six partners who provide elder abuse information to professionals and the public.
http://www.elderabusecenter.org/

National Council on Aging - Dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well being, and contributions of older persons.
http://www.ncoa.org/

National Family Caregivers Association - A grass roots organization created to educate, support, empower and speak up for the millions of Americans who care for chronically ill, aged or disabled loved ones.
http://www.nfcacares.org/

National Guardianship Association - Promotes a nationally recognized standard of excellence in guardianship.
http://www.guardianship.org/

National Stroke Association – A resource for those interested in researching the causes of strokes, support groups, current events, and medical breakthroughs for strokes
http://www.stroke.org/

SeniorPro – A resource for those interested in researching senior care providers, their referrals, and recommendations.
http://www.seniorpro.com/

United Way - A portal to any local United Way agency.
http://national.unitedway.org/


Misc. Information Sources
American Association of Retired Persons
Boston ElderINFO
Executive Office of Elder Affairs
Resources for Elders in Massachusetts
Social Security on Line
The Interactive Aging Network

Federal Agencies
Administration on Aging (AoA)
America Access for Seniors
Health Care Financing Administration -> Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Medicare
Medicaid (MassHealth)
National Academy on An Aging Society & The Gerontological Society of America
National Academy on Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
National Institute on Aging
Social Security Administration
Veterans Affairs
National Association of the Deaf
National Federation of the Blind

Health & Medications
WebMD


Additional Resources
www.eldercare.gov  Eldercare Locator provides US resource
www.longtermcareliving.com  consumer information about long-term care
www.nadsa.org  National Adult Day Services Association
www.nccnhr.org  National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform
www.nia.nih.gov  National Institute of Aging
www.ltcombudsman.org  US numbers for Ombudsmen
www.stroke.org  National information and resources for stroke
www.seniorresource.com  Senior resources (echo housing information)
www.seniors.gov   for seniors
www.seniorsresourceguide.com  database search resource guide
www.estateplanninglinks.com  resources and information US links
www.aoa.dhhs.gov  Administration On Aging Resource Directory for Older People
www.partnershipforcaring.org  Voices for the Dying
www.abanet.org  American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging Go to Entities and select Commissions then under commission profiles select (Legal Problems of the Elderly, Commission on)
www.elderlifeplanning.com
www.seniorjournal.com  News and issues related to aging
www.mowaa.org  Meals On Wheels Association of America
www.elderabusecenter.org  Information about elder abuse
www.ncvc.org  National Center for Victims of Crime
www.usps.com  Type in fraud in the search-Provides information pertaining to mail fraud and ways to prevent from being a victim.
www.infoline.org  information on aging issue
www.medicarerights.org  A non-profit/non-governmental, National organization that provides web information
www.healthinsuranceinfo.net  US health insurance consumer rights
www.cms.hhs.gov  center for Medicare and Medicaid services
www.healthlaw.org  Information on health rights and advocacy on Medicare and Medicaid
www.familiesusa.org  A Voice for health care consumers, information and advocacy
www.ahd.org  American Health Decisions provides individual state information and resources about managed careSenior Living
www.aahsa.org   American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging US listings
www.nahc.org  National association for Home Care many hospice and home health organizations are members
www.seniorliving.about.com  Senior information and resources
www.agenet.com  A network for providers servicing the elders
www.aplaceformom.com  Resources and information for caring for a parent
www.assistedlivingonline.com  Senior housing and assisted living resources statewide and Canada
www.seniorresource.com  housing (senior housing) Misc. Resources:
www.ableproject.org  Provides assistance in locating disability products
www.disabilitytravel.com  Provides a travel companion program with a healthcare professional to accompany a senior or disabled person
www.ataccess.org  Resources that help with accessing technology
www.redcross.org  International services
www.afas.org  Air Force respite



U.S. Government Site Just for Seniors - Click
39 and Over: This is their main menu - •What's News •Never Too Late •Silver Lining •FAQ's •Senior Resources •Relevant Links • Website Help. They also have chats and forums. 39andover.com/

AARP's List of Senior Web Sites: A comprehensive listing, including all members of Congress, lots of state contacts, etc. aarp.org/cyber/general.htm

Aardvarkexpress: A different kind of site for seniors who have some time. aardvarkexpress.com/ See their own promotion Click Here

AccentCare: provides a wide range of caregiving services that enable seniors to live independently at home accentcare.com/

Age of Reason: Claims over 5,000 web listings. We didn't count but there is a bunch. ageofreason.com

Age Span: agespan.com - enabler, on-line community geared to helping seniors with new technology.

Age Venture News Service: Lots of opinion, book reviews, info aimed at seniors. demko.com

Aging Research and Education Center, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio - http://www.uthscsa.edu/arec/ - one of the preeminent research programs in aging and geriatrics in the nation.

Alliance for Aging Research: A private, not-for-profit advocacy organization fighting for science policies in the nation's capital: agingresearch.org

Alliance for Retired Americans: retiredamericans.org/ - Union-backed organization advocating policy on senior citizen programs.

American Federation on Aging: infoaging.org - "Knowledge we all need to live healthier, longer lives."

American Society on Aging asaging.org/ - the largest network of professionals in the field of aging.

BenefitCheckUp: benefitscheckup.org A helpful site by the non-profit National Council on the Aging. Guide to state, federal programs helping seniors and caregivers.

Caregiver Magazine: caregiver.com/ - Caregiver Media Group (Today's Caregiver Magazine, Caregiver.com, etc.) and all of it's products are developed for caregivers, about caregivers and by caregivers.

Caregivers Marketplace - http://www.caregiversmarketplace.com/ - Get cash back and discounts on caregiving products. Enrollment is FREE and confidential.

Caregivers Sourcebook ageinfo.com - This site sells the Caregivers Sourcebook which they say, "serves the professional as a caregiving resource referral reference. For the individual, it is a reliable, jargon free guide that educates the care giver on issues of care giving, elder care, elder law..."

Center for Healthy Aging centerforhealthyaging.org/index.php A non-profit organization whose mission is to meet the needs of aging adults and their families.

Citizens for Better Medicare: bettermedicare.org - A non-profit group keeping Medicare improvement on the national agenda. Establishment-leaning group.

Civic Ventures: civicventures.org - Founded in 1998, works to expand the contribution of older Americans to society. Associated with the Experience Corps experiencecorps.org/ - that places a critical mass of older adult volunteers in schools and youth-focused organizations in their communities.

Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living: ccal.org The only national consumer - focused advocacy organization dedicated solely to the needs and rights of assisted living residents

Directory: State Agencies on Aging: aoa.dhhs.gov/aoa/pages/state.html - Provided by Administration on Aging

Directory: Area Agencies on Aging: aoa.dhhs.gov/agingsites/state.html - Provided by Administration on Aging

Directory: State Long Care Ombudsmen: aoa.dhhs.gov/aoa/pages/ltcomb.html - Provided by Administration on Aging

Directory: State Legal Assistance for Elderly: aoa.dhhs.gov/aoa/pages/lsdevs.html - Provided by Administration on Aging

Disabled Traveler: Click Here - For the disabled of any age - good information - who like to travel

Double Nickels: "Welcome to 55," a fun site with lots of links. doublenickels.com

Eldercare Locator eldercare.gov - U.S. service to find programs and supportive services to help people care for an older member of their family in their homes and communities.

Elder Web elderweb.com - . Sources of information for professionals and family caregivers.

Experience Corps experiencecorps.org/ - - Places a critical mass of older adult volunteers in schools and youth-focused organizations in their communities.

Family Connection's Senior Pages thefamily.com/seniors/index.html - - Lots of information for senior citizens.

Foundation Fighting Blindness - http://www.blindness.org/ -Mission is to find the causes, treatments, preventions, and cures for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.

Genetics on Aging agingresearch.org/geneticsinaging/index.html - A site by the Alliance for Aging Research that focuses on the role of genetics in the aging process.

Go60 - go60.com/ - Helping seniors improve with age.

Green Thumb, Inc. greenthumb.org - The country's oldest and largest provider of mature-worker training and employment.

Health and Age: healthandage.com/ - Novartis Foundation on Gerontology site with lots of information on senior health.

Health and Retirement Study: One of the leaders in researching aging. umich.edu/~hrswww

International Council on Active Aging icaa.cc/ we help you embrace the aging wellness movement and ride the wave of success.

Ivanhoe Broadcasting (Health News) ivanhoe.com This Website by Ivanhoe Broadcast News is emerging as a growing source of health news for senior citizens.

Keenagers.com keenagers.com/ - - A nice clean site with lots of links and information for seniors.

Long Term Care Link longtermcarelink.net/ A comprehensive, noncommercial source of long-term care information.

Medicare Rights Center medicarerights.org - A national, not-for-profit organization that helps ensure that older adults and people with disabilities get good affordable health care.

National Committee to Preserve Social Security ncpssm.org/ - Broad-based group that speaks often on Social Security issues.

National Council on the Aging (NCOA) ncoa.org/ - the nation's first national, nonprofit group of people and organizations dedicated to promoting the dignity, independence, well-being, and contributions of older people.

National Council of Senior Citizens ncscinc.org - The National Council of Senior Citizens works to improve the lives of the elderly and people of all ages.

PACE npaonline.org - Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) provide and coordinate all needed preventive, primary, acute and long term care services so that older individuals can continue living in the community.

Progressive Majority progressivemajority.org - Pushes a populist political agenda with emphasis on senior citizen issues.

Retirement Net - http://www.retirenet.com/ - Claims to be the world's leading online retirement resource! Finding the right home has never been faster or easier.

Retirement Research Foundation rrf.org/welcome.html - A non-profit foundation to help retired senior citizens.

Sam and Ann Barshop Center for Longevity and Aging Studies - http://www.barshop.uthscsa.edu/ - a major academic instution that has a large program in biogerontology.

Sam and Rosa Stein Institute for Research on Aging SIRA.ucsd.edu - An Organized Research Unit under the auspices of the University of California, San Diego with a commitment to advancing lifelong health and independence through research, education, and patient care.

Senior Center seniorcenter.com/ - Another senior portal site.

Senior Citizens Bureau seniorcitizensbureau.com - Promotes senior networking and group intervention by providing entertaining and exciting outlets for seniors to meet, socialize and have fun.

Senior Citizen Hall of Fame - Ohio: state.oh.us/age/Members.htm - . Over 200 Buckeye State citizens have been named. Find them here.

SeniorClix.com seniorclix.com - is an information and e-commerce site focusing on the needs of seniors, family members and caregivers, and the senior services network

SeniorCom - Once a popular site, it has now been closed and under construction for a couple of years. Don't waste your time.

Senior Crime Watch http://www.seniorcrimewatch.com/ - You can post your crime stories here.

Senior-Fitness http://www.senior-fitness.com/ - Site on fitness by former Olympic Diving Coach Betty Perkins-Carpenter. Offers helpful books she has written.

Seniorglobe.com http://www.seniorglobe.com/ - Exists to provide those ages 55 and over the best possible community services and information resources that the web has to offer, completely free of charge.

SeniorNet http://www.seniornet.org/ - . Computer training for older Americans at 175 centers nationwide.

Senior Hospitality http://www.seniorhospitality.com/ - Lots of link info for seniors

Seniors 4 Hire - www.seniors4hire.org/ - Jobs and employment resources for older workers, retirees and senior citizens 50 and over.

Seniors.com - Don't waste your time. Once an active site, it has been inactive a couple of years - just like Senior.com. Both are dead.

Seniors Coalition - www.senior.org/ - A non-profit, 501c(4), non-partisan, education and issue advocacy organization that represents the interests and concerns of

America's senior citizens at both the state and federal levels.

Seniors Guide http://www.seniorsguide.net/ - A site designed for seniors in Texas and, in particular, Austin.

Senior Job Bank http://www.seniorjobbank.org/ - - Site where jobs for seniors are posted. Has helpful information, too.

Seniors Search (Lots of Links) http://www.seniorssearch.com/ -

Senior-Spirit senior-spirit.com/ - - E-zine for senior women

Senior Sites seniorsites.com - Lists non-profit providers of senior housing, health care, and services.

Shepherd Centers - shepherdcenters.org - People of all faiths work together in Shepherd's Centers to help older adults sustain and celebrate life.

Successful Aging (Canada) http://www.successfulaging.ca/ - Basic information and news by the Successful Aging Project at Lakehead University.

SuddenlySenior.com: http://www.suddenlysenior.com/, features humor and hope for those 50- to 75-years old who 'became senior before their time.'

This is England www.one-voice.co.uk/england - A really unique site where a mother and daughter tell stories of England. It's lots of fun.

Too Young 2 Retire www.2young2retire.com/ - True stories of seniors on the go. Interesting reading!

Unraveling the Secrets of Human Longevity: Click Here) Scholarly Website trying to understand the mechanisms of aging and longevity in orderto extend healthy and productive human lifespan.

Virtual-Retirement.com - www.virtual-retirement.com/- National Index of Retirement Communities, Assisted Living Communities, Continuing Care Homes, Nursing Homes, Senior Housing and Active-living Retirement Communities located in USA and Canada.

WELLComeHome www.bsu.edu/wellcomehome/index.html a well-done resource for the elderly to assist them in home modification planning.
Federal government

All-In-One Government Site: www.firstgov.gov/ - Reach all of the government sites and information.

Access America for Seniors http://www.seniors.gov/ - . Federal interagency Web site offering consumer information from 19 government agencies.

Administration on Aging http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov/ - . Information from the federal agency that deals with issues affecting older Americans.

Aging Initiative www.epa.gov/aging/ - A site by the Environmental Protection Agency on healthy aging.

Consumer Protection Agency Senior Help www.ftc.gov/bcp/menu-seniors.htm - Web Page with links to consumer information specifically for senior citizens. It has information about a wide range of topics from buying cars to saving money.

Department of Health and Human Services http://www.os.dhhs.gov/ - . Includes computer links to many of the department's agencies.

Eldercare Locator http://www.eldercare.gov/ - U.S. service to find programs and supportive services to help people care for an older member of their family in their homes and communities.

First Government for Seniors www.seniors.gov/ - Where to find the latest government news for senior citizens and a guide to all federal government sites for seniors.

Health Care Financing Administration http://www.hcfa.gov/ - . The operations of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Also: http://www.medicare.gov/, the official

Medicare site, which contains comparisons of Medicare and Medigap policies.

Medicaid cms.hhs.gov/medicaid/consumer.asp - Home page for Medicaid consumers.

Medicare www.medicare.gov/ - Home page for Medicare consumers.

Medicare Nursing Home Compare www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/home.asp - Provides detailed information about the performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.

National Aging Information Center of AoA - Click - Skipping the Administration on Aging introductions, etc., this goes right to their information for seniors.

National Institutes of Health nih.gov - . Provides links to several institutes, including the National Cancer Institute and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

National Library of Medicine - Senior Health nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/seniorshealthgeneral.html - Gathers health news about seniors on a daily basis.

Senior Corps - Go to our Senior Corps page for links - Click

Social Security Administration ssa.gov - . Everything about Social Security and its many services.

U.S. House Subcommittee on Social Security waysandmeans.house.gov/socsec.htm - Where Social Security legislation begins.

U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging aging.senate.gov - A good place to keep up with legislation affecting seniors.

 
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