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Helpful Links

Resources for Older Adults

Resources for Older Adults

Listed below are links to many helpful organizations and resources for seniors, their families and caregivers. These listings are for informational purposes only and do not represent an endorsement by (or for) Home Care Assistance Carmichael/Fair Oaks.

The Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected.

The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center
The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center Web site will help you find current, comprehensive Alzheimer’s disease (AD) information and resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America strives to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families—through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life.

American Cancer Society
This nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization provides extensive information on preventing cancer and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

American Heart Association’s Delicious Decisions
This AHA Web site provides a healthy selection of nutrition tips, menu suggestions, heart-wise supermarket shopping tips and even advice on healthier dining out.

Caring From a Distance (CFAD)
This nonprofit organization offers assistance, resources and support for men and women providing long distance care.

Elder Law Firms.com
Elder Law Firms.com is an exclusive legal website dedicated to educating the public on Elder Law and guiding the public to legal representation in your area. They also provide news articles from around the nation and an informative resource center geared toward anyone looking for in-depth information on Elder Law.

FDA Information for Seniors
The FDA has numerous articles, brochures and other publications with information for older people on a wide range of health issues, including arthritis, cancer, health fraud, and nutrition.

The Geriatric Mental Health Foundation
The GMHF raises awareness of psychiatric and mental health disorders affecting the elderly and helps to promote healthy aging strategies. This Web site provides mental health information for older adults and their families, including assistance in finding a geriatric psychiatrist.

Help Guide
Helpguide provides over 170 non-commercial articles on the topics of Mental Health, Healthy Lifestyles, Families & Relationships and Seniors & Aging.

National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) conducts and supports research and training and disseminates health information regarding the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and their families.

NIH Senior Health
The National Institute of Health’s Senior Health Web site provides an easy-to-navigate menu of articles about aging and health-related topics for seniors and their families.

Western Region Geriatric Care Management
Professional Geriatric Care Managers (PGCMs) can guide families through professional consultation/counseling, prioritizing needs, developing customized care plans, setting up services and referral to resources and making sure the plan is instituted and followed so as to have positive outcomes.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
The National Association of Professional Geriatric Case Managers acts as a guide and advocate — identifying problems and offering solutions, from assessment of an aging parent’s needs to addressing the life change of a family affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinsons or other symptoms of dementia.

Parentgiving
This is a complete online resource for getting smart about caring for your aging parents, with hundreds of articles, experts on demand and a store with over 3200 of the most often needed home care products and medical supplies.

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Aids To Daily Living
This is an online supplier of Aids to Daily Living including Bathroom Safety Kitchen Aids Walkers and more.

Caregiver Products
Caregiver Products from The Wright Stuff, Inc. specializes in caregiving products, disability aids, elderly care products, nursing home supplies.

eTherapi
Online therapy provider that connects adults seeking to improve their mental and emotional wellbeing to licensed therapists who provide counseling online via live video conferencing.

HealthAccessories.com
Health Accessories is an online retailer of health accessories (pill boxes, pill organizers, syringes, etc.)

Independent Care Products
Products for the Elderly and Independent Care Products. Their elderly care products include, low vision aids, mobility products, arthritis aids, hearing products, one handed products, elderly hygiene products, etc.

Life Solutions Plus
This is an online retailer for elderly living and independent living products

NorthShore Care Supply
NorthShore Care Supply offers discreet home delivery of home care supplies, specializing in adult diapers, bed pads, and other incontinence supplies as well as walking aids, skin care products, exam gloves, bathroom safety supplies and weight scales. Contact our care experts for personalized service.

Nursing Homes
Today is an online elderly nursing care related website aimed at helping thousands of people find the perfect nursing homes throughout the UK each month.

ShopSleuth
ShopSleuth has organized a list of resources as “Money Saving Tips for Seniors”. Look here for information on cost cutting, avoiding and recovering from financial scams, retirement planning and assistance programs.

West Can Products
This is an online supplier of WheelChair Accessories, products ranging from wheelchair trays to wheelchair bags.