Links for Family Caregivers
Caregiving—an AARP site, providing excellent information on caring for elderly parents and related topics
National Family Caregivers Association—an education and support organization for the more than 50 million Americans caring for older family members; lots of good resources and information
Family Caregiver Alliance—a very good resource for education and support for the caregiver, including teleconference workshops on topics of interest.
Kaiser Family Foundation—KFF is a treasure trove of good research, statistics, data and discussions related to public policy on health and healthcare issues. It is a must-link site for anyone even mildly interested in the field.
Links Related to Health Issues
The following condition-specific links provide excellent resources, education and support:
Association for Long Term Care Planning,
Alzheimer’s Association of Cincinnati
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association,
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America,
The Foundation Fighting Blindness,
Chrohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America,
American Diabetes Association,
American Heart Association,
National Hemophilia Foundation,
Huntington’s Disease Society of America,
American Kidney Fund,
Kidney Cancer Association,
American Liver Foundation,
Lupus Foundation of America,
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America,
National Osteoporosis Foundation
American Geriatric Society—this is mainly an industry website.
Links Related to Ongoing Learning and Living Well
SeniorNet—a membership funded not-for-profit, focusing on helping older adults learn about computers and the internet; very good training and software discount programs.
Lighting the Way, A Key to Independence—A series of articles by the Lighting Research center addressing the unique lighting needs of older adults.
GreatCall Medical Alert Device This is a link to GreatCall’s device called “Lively” which has built-in patented GPS technology. You can even add Fall Detection service to automatically call when a fall is detected.
MedicAlert—a link to the firm which makes medical alert ID tags to ensure emergency responders are aware of the individual’s unique conditions.
Medical Alert Advice– read unbiased reviews about the latest medical alert devices in the industry.
Links Related to Legal and Financial
National Council on Aging: The NCOA has a very robust and informative website. In particular it has some excellent materials relating to reverse mortgages and their advantages and disadvantages.
Certified Financial Planners—this website of the Certified Financial Planners Board of Standards includes a search facility, to locate a local planner.
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