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Web Sites of Interest
- Administration on Aging (Dept. of Health & Human Services)
This site gives information health care reform, elder rights protection, emergency preparedness for the elderly, aging statistics, home and community-based services.
Caregivers will find helpful resources here on health topics, financial and legal concerns, and health care administration. Search for senior housing and assisted living facilities within a given geographic area.
- AGS Foundation for Health In Aging
Includes a checklist of what caretakers should ask healthcare providers, summaries of recent studies published in The Journal of The American Geriatrics Society (JAGS), and funding opportunities for healthcare researchers.
- Alzheimer's Association
Provides information and research on caring for individuals stricken with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
- American Association for Homecare
Gives consumer information and fact lists about homecare for the elderly.
- American Geriatrics Society (AGS)
A research repository that supplies information on careers in geriatrics, free articles on the specialized care needs of the elderly, and a free online newsletter, “AGS Week in Review.” AGS also tracks and provides opinion pieces from qualified experts on advocacy and pending legislation. impacting the elderly.
- American Society on Aging (ASA)
ASA is a multidiscipline organization that focuses on improving the quality of life for older adults and their family members. The resources page offers information on mental health, lifelong learning, motor vehicle safety, and how to encourage civic engagement among the elderly population.
- Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
Information about the AGHE and professional opportunities.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Healthy Aging
This site is layered with information on how to create and maintain healthy living habits for seniors.
- ElderCare Online
Comprehensive library of articles, educational modules, and online support services for people caring for aging loved ones, and the professionals who serve them
- Family Caregiver Alliance
Information, services and support for caregivers and families of those with chronic, often disabling health conditions. Some fact sheets are offered in different languages. Also provided are statistics, public policy data and reports.
- Gerontological Society of America
Resources for the largest and oldest organization dedicated to research, education, and practice in the field of aging.
- Heath Law - Legal Information Institute (LII)
Developed by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School, this section presents an overview and relevant resources relating to health care law.
- Helping People Meet Aging-Related Legal and Care Challenges (H.E.L.P.)
This site gives information on issues of concern that impact the elderly such as reverse mortgages and how to avoid scams, preventing and addressing elder abuse, records management for surviving spouses and family members, and estate administration.
This is the official US government site for people with Medicare. It contains information on Medicare health plans, drug benefits, links to state information, and long term care options.
- Medline Plus - Senior's Health
From the National Library of Medicine, and consumer-oriented Web site with online tutorials on topics related to aging.
- National Council on Aging
This nonprofit advocacy group works with several organizations throughout the country to provide useful information on healthy living and financial tips.
- National Institute on Aging (U.S. National Institutes of Health)
This site provides information on medications, supplements, conditions, healthy aging, care-giving, clinical trials and sponsored research. Numerous resources and publications are listed, with some of the material offered in Spanish language version.
Provides access to scores of online resources including AARP The Magazine, a health encyclopedia, and longevity and retirement fund calculators.
- The Center for Social Gerontology (TCSG)
A non-profit research, training and social policy organization dedicated to promoting the individual autonomy of older persons and advancing their well-being in society.
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