Elder Care Resources

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.

InfoAging

This site provides helpful information about aging and Alzheimer’s from the American Federation for Aging Research.

Seniorlaw

Access information about Elder Law, Medicare, Medicaid, estate planning, trusts and the rights of the elderly and disabled.

Administration on Aging

The Administration on Aging site is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of a wide variety of topics, programs and services related to aging.

Alzheimer’s Association

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.

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

American Stroke Association

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.

American Physical Therapy Association

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.

Assisted Living Federation of America

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.

National Council on Aging

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.

National Mental Health Association

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.

National Parkinson Foundation

The National Parkinson Foundation provides this educational site on Parkinson’s disease.

WebMD

WebMD is a family-friendly medical directory on many health-related issues.

Aging Care

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.

American Association for Respiratory Care

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

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

Seniors Site is dedicated to providing a unique, informative, interesting, and entertaining Internet website for senior citizens, their children, and caregivers.

MEDLINEplus

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.

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors by Seniors

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.