Resources

Help with Healthcare Needs

A variety of organization who can help with specific health care needs

Government Resources

Agencies who can help with sensitive issues

Professional Organizations for Caregivers

A supply of information for caregiver support

Help with healthcare needs

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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA)

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. 

American Dietetics Association

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.

American Pain Foundation

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. 

American Society on Aging (ASA)

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.

America’s Health Insurance Plans

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 to all Americans. 

Caring Connections

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. 

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Geriatric Mental Health Foundation

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.

National Area Agencies on Aging

  

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging’s (n4a) mission is to provide services which make it possible for older individuals to remain in the comfort of their own home.

National Organization on Disability

The NOD raises disability awareness through programs and information, ultimately looking to increase participation of disabled individuals in basic life activities.

National Parkinson Foundation

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.

National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity & Aging

The National Resource Center promotes active, healthy aging by working to reduce nutrition risk among older adults, especially minorities with health disparities.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s primary agency for protecting the health of all Americans.

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Fraud & Identity Theft

    

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.


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Elder Abuse

  

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.

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Fall Prevention

  

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.

Professional Organizations For Caregivers

Caring from a Distance

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www.cfad.org

This organization provides a lengthy list of online

resources to both non-paid and professional caregivers.

Family Caregiver Alliance

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 www.caregiver.org 

A part of the National Center on

Caregiving, with many worthwhile resources at their web site, including a link to each state

so you can explore more connections within your own state.

Inside Elder Care

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www.insideeldercare.com 

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.

National Alliance for Caregiving

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 www.caregiving.org 

Lots of excellent resources here

for caregivers, including free webinars.

National Association for Home Care

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www.nahc.org 

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.

Private Duty Homecare Association

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www.pdhca.org 

Provides a wide range of services

to members, including training, certification, networking with others in the field and a job

exchange.

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