Helpful National Elder Care Resources
For your convenience, we have gathered trusted, informative national resources to help you find solutions to your senior home care needs.
This site provides helpful information about aging and Alzheimer’s from the American Federation for Aging Research.
Access information about Elder Law, Medicare, Medicaid, estate planning, trusts and the rights of the elderly and disabled.
The Administration on Aging site is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of a wide variety of topics, programs and services related to aging.
A national network of chapters, the Alzheimer’s Association is the largest national voluntary health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and helping those affected by the disease.
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
The American Stroke Association is the division of the American Heart Association that’s solely focused on reducing disability and death from stroke through research, education, fundraising and advocacy.
The mission of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the principal membership organization representing and promoting the profession of physical therapy, is to further the profession’s role in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of movement dysfunctions and the enhancement of the physical health and functional abilities of members of the public.
The Assisted Living Federation of America is the largest association exclusively dedicated to the assisted living industry and the population it serves. ALFA represents over 5,000 for-profit and not-for-profit providers of assisted living as well as a diverse range of organizations involved in the assisted living industry.
NCOA is a national network of organizations and individuals dedicated to improving the health and independence of older persons; increasing their continuing contributions to communities, society and future generations; and building caring communities.
The country’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness, with more than 340 affiliates nationwide, NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million people with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.
The National Parkinson Foundation provides this educational site on Parkinson’s disease.
WebMD is a family-friendly medical directory on many health-related issues.
Agingcare.com enhances the lives of caregivers by creating the most expansive community of support, easy access to scrutinized resources, cutting edge product information and unique, original content to assist them in making the most informed choices for the elderly.
The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) is a not-for-profit, professional organization, consisting of 35,000 respiratory therapists, physicians, and other health care professionals. AARC is dedicated to assisting persons with respiratory diseases receive safe and effective respiratory care.
Aging with Dignity provides practical information, advice and legal tools needed to ensure a senior’s wishes and those of his or her loved ones will be respected.
Seniors Site is dedicated to providing a unique, informative, interesting, and entertaining Internet website for senior citizens, their children, and caregivers.
MEDLINEplus is a service of the National Library of Medicine featuring current health news, dictionaries, MEDLINE, and more.
Senior Health Information (Medications and medical devices specific to seniors)
An awareness group that aims to educate the public about prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and medical devices that have the potential to cause patients serious harm. The website is continually updated with drug recall news, recent FDA approvals, drug interactions, side effects, and current developments in the medical field. In addition, their patient advocates are working with patients to help them get the treatment and care they deserve.
This PDF from the Red Cross can help seniors plan and prepare themselves for unexpected emergencies, such as neighborhood evacuations, loss of water, gas, or electricity, etc.