Resources – Alzheimer’s Association – Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral Center – information about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders

CAREGIVERS – Solutions to caregiving situations, managing stress and making decisions – Family Caregiver Alliance, a non-profit organization for family caregivers and the professionals with whom they work (provides research, education, awareness, advocacy) – Children of Aging Parents – non-profit, charitable organization for information, referrals and support – Information & Resources for Caregivers

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CARE MANAGEMENT – National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

DRUG INFORMATION -This website offers comprehensive information on patient assistance programs and prescription drug information. – Medicare’s official site, including “Plan Finder/Compare” for the Medicare D program. – Allows you to make weekly medicine schedules, including pictures of medicines – Online PDR (drug information) – Institute for Safe Medication Practices, a nonprofit organization educating professionals and consumers on safe medication practices – Consumer health and drug information – FDA safety information and adverse event reporting program

ELDER CARE/SENIOR ISSUES – The Eldercare Locator – a nationwide toll-free service to help older adults and their caregivers find local services for seniors – Online community for elder caregivers – Helps find programs for seniors that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities and other essential items or services – Administration on Aging, created by the Older Americans Act – is an online community that connects people caring for elderly parents to other caregivers, personalized information and local resources. – This is your online source for some of America’s top elder care experts who can help you plan for and deal with your family’s issues of aging. – My Senior Portal – for information, articles and resources on senior issues & eldercare.

HEALTH ISSUES – National Institute of Health – Caring Connections from the National Hospice Foundation, information on end of life care and downloadable state-specific advance directives. – Information and websites on health issues for older adults – American Academy of Family Physicians’ patient information site, search for useful articles/topics related to seniors and family health – American Parkinson’s Disease Association.

HOUSING – American Association of Homes & Services for the Aging

LEGAL ISSUES – National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys – assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families – resource of information, education, networking and assistance – National Senior Citizens Law Center – advocates nationwide to promote independence and well being of low-income elderly individuals and persons wit disabilities, with particular emphasis on women and racial and ethic minorities

MEDICARE AND MEDICAID – The official U.S. government site for Medicare information. Includes search tools for helpful contacts, Medicare personal plan finders, nursing home comparisons and frequently asked questions – Center for Medicare Advocacy – Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – information for consumers and professional regarding Medicare and Medicaid

Medicare Under 65 – Overview of information and resources for people under age 65 who may qualify for Medicare coverage, such as those with disabilities.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES – Department of Veteran’s Affairs - Social Security Administration and Social Security Online – National Center on Elder Abuse

http://www.aging-parents-and-elder- - This is a valuable cheklist when choosing a senior placement facility.  It is loaded with pertinent questions that may need to be answered when trying to choose the most appropriate facility. - This is a handy checklist you can take with you as you tour various senior placement facilities (ALFs).  It is not as comprehensive as the previous link, but may be more user friendly. – Drugwatch helps people who were injured by dangerous drugs and medical devices.

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