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A variety of organization who can help with specific health care needs
Agencies who can help with sensitive issues
A supply of information for caregiver support
Through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life, the AFA provides services to individuals suffering from dementia, as well as support to their caregivers and families.
The ADA is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Visit this site often to get timely, science-based food and nutrition information you can trust.
This foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life of people with pain by raising public awareness, providing practical information, promoting research, and increasing access to effective pain management.
The ASA supports the commitment and enhances the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families.
AHIP provides a unified voice for the community of health insurance plans. A major policy goal for their members is to expand access to high-quality, affordable coverage for all Americans.
A program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), this site provides free resources and information to help people make decisions about end-of-life care and services before a crisis.
Explore this site for mental health information for older adults and their families, to find a geriatric psychiatrist, for news of Foundation programs and events, and more.
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging’s (n4a) mission is to provide services that make it possible for older individuals to remain in the comfort of their own homes.
The NOD raises disability awareness through programs and information, ultimately looking to increase the participation of disabled individuals in basic life activities.
This educational site on Parkinson’s disease supports the foundation’s efforts to improve the quality of care for people with Parkinson’s disease through research, education, and outreach.
The National Resource Center promotes active, healthy aging by working to reduce nutrition risk among older adults, especially minorities with health disparities.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s primary agency for protecting the health of all Americans.
When it comes to elder fraud, why not learn from the top dog – the FBI. At their senior citizen fraud page, you’ll find a comprehensive list of the most common frauds and scams, from telemarketing fraud, identity theft, advance fee schemes, investment scams, internet fraud, reverse mortgage fraud, even counterfeit prescription drugs, and how to protect yourself or your loved ones. www.fbi.gov/scamssafety/fraud/seniors.
The National Center on Elder Abuse (www.ncea.aoa.gov) offers a variety of helpful resources to educate the public and assist victims of elder abuse, including links to local hotlines and prevention programs.
The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (www.cpsc.gov) has put together a free booklet on “Safety For Older Consumers – Home Safety Checklist.” That covers all the essentials needed to prevent falls and accidents in and around the home.
This organization provides a lengthy list of online
resources to both non-paid and professional caregivers.
A part of the National Center on
Caregiving, with many worthwhile resources at their website, including a link to each state
so you can explore more connections within your own state.
Tons of interesting posts that help
families manage and learn from their caregiving experiences. Worthwhile reading if you’re
just getting started as a paid caregiver.
Lots of excellent resources here
for caregivers, including free webinars.
This organization helps for-pay
home care businesses, with training, lobbying for worthy legislation to help caregivers, and a
useful agency locator at their website to help consumers locate private duty home care
providers by state.
Provides a wide range of services
to members, including training, certification, networking with others in the field, and a job