Some Helpful Online Resources
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Guardian Insurance brings together most of the links on the Internet to help boomers, caregivers, and seniors living on their own. There is no reason for a senior or their caregiver to ever feel alone or wondering where to get help again. The Internet brings the information you're looking for right to you.
AHWGO was started in 2009 in the San Francisco Bay Area by Susanne Stadler, an architect, and Natasha Boissier, a social worker, with the goal to promote an interdisciplinary dialogue among experts, thinkers, activists and designers on the topic of aging.
ElderCareWebsites.com is an alphabetical listing of company websites from across America that contain general information about elderly care / senior care services, including Elder Law, Estate Planning, Daily Money Management, Geriatric Care Management, Home Care, Investment Services, Long Term Care Insurance, Retirement Planning, Senior Housing, Senior Real Estate, V.A. Benefits, etc.
Elderluxe offers innovations best suited to a more sophisticated and educated customer and think that you’ll enjoy more than a few in your everyday life... in your everyday pursuit to "Age Well."
ELDR is a media company, which seeks to inspire the influential 60–plus audience to celebrate the joys, navigate the challenges and discover the meaning of aging.
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Leading the federal effort on aging research and publications. Excellent educational materials.
The New Old Age blog, a place to explore this unprecedented intergenerational challenge and share the stories of readers, the advice of professionals, and the wisdom gleaned from her own experience caring for her late mother in her waning years.
The largest dating site for meeting older, mature and senior singles in the world! It is powered by the largest and most effective senior dating network. It's free to join!
Alzheimer's and Dementia
World's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.
The AFA's mission is "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."
Excellent resources and support to individuals with Alzheimer's and their family members.
"Coach Broyles Playbook for Alzheimer's Caregivers " is a great resource for caregivers on how to take care of elderly loved ones. Download for FREE in many different languages.
The Alzheimer's Reading Room is the number one site on the Internet for current information, research, caregiver tools, and insight into Alzheimer's disease. The information is geared to baby boomers, caregivers, families, and those fighting Alzheimer's and dementia.
R4Y proposes a roadmap to improve the quality of care for individuals living with Alzheimer’s. This website is dedicated to all those caregivers and long-term care facilities, including hospitals and assisted living facilities, who provide care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia such as Lewy bodies, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s disease. Caregivers can meet and retreat here.
ALS Association leads the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
One of the core goals at NINDS is to turn science advances into new therapies to benefit people with neurological disorders. The NINDS has a long and distinguished history in this area. In the early '70s, the first proof of principle trials of enzyme replacement therapy for Gaucher's disease, which is now standard of care, were performed by Dr. Roscoe Brady and his colleagues in the NIH Clinical Center.
The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc. was founded in 1961 to ease the burden and find a cure for Parkinson's disease.
Organization devoted to research and education in Parkinson's disease.
The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) is a leading national presence in Parkinson's disease research, education and public advocacy. They are working for the nearly one million people in the US who live with Parkinson's by funding promising scientific research while supporting people living with Parkinson's through educational programs and services.
Up-to-date resource for all mesothelioma issues ranging from mesothelioma statistics to asbestos exposure.
Mesothelioma Guide is a comprehensive resource for family members and patients who have been exposed to asbestos. The website features up-to-date information about improving prognosis, life expectancy and many treatment options. The Doctor Match program has been designed to connect patients with the best specialist for their specific diagnosis and geographic location. Lastly, the site features an online-community for patients to talk to real people, including caregivers and survivors..
Extensive database of information and resources for patients and their families to better understand the symptoms of mesothelioma and the various aspects of diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and many other factors of survival.
American Recall Center, is devoted to providing health and wellness news in simple, straightforward terms. Their ultimate goal is to help readers take complete charge of their health by being fully informed.
A fantastic resource that contains the latest buzz about brain health. They also host chat groups focusing on the topic and have some free games that you can try.
Bay Area House Call Dentists is a division of The Blende Dental Group. They start with respect and consideration, two important values at Living Well Assisted Living at Home, when handling the health and wellness of our members. They make regular dental care an important priority and offer house calls for dental patients with special needs who can’t easily get to a dental office, including patients with physical disabilities, emotional issues or phobias (some are so afraid of dentistry they need to be sedated for any kind of procedure).
Brain Support Network is focused on education and information for families dealing with four neurodegenerative disorders — Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB), and Corticobasal Syndrome/Degeneration (CBS/CBD) — or a general diagnosis of "atypical parkinsonism" or "Parkinson's Plus."
Drugwatch.com is a comprehensive Web site featuring extensive information about medications, drug interactions, and drug side effects.
Good Medicine Consult and Advocacy (GMCA) is a group of doctors, nurses and other professionals, dedicated to filling the gaps in our complex medical system. They are not a treating practice. They support patients and families during crisis and plan and anticipate future health care needs.
A worldwide resource for healthcare consumers and professionals providing links to health services and products, alternative health, education, dental and medical resources, hospitals, employment, healthcare publications, mental health and much more!
Memory Jogging Puzzles and Memory Exercise Cards (Matching Games) are beneficial memory activities, memory exercises and fun brain games used in care and treatment of dementia and special needs. Games to help improve memory. These memory puzzles and memory games are valuable tools when interacting with your loved one. They were tested by activity directors and patients prior to production and received positive results.
"We can’t cure Alzheimer's & Dementia, but I can help you give your loved one ‘a fun moment in time’."
NAMI has established itself as the most formidable grassroots mental health advocacy organization in the country. Dedication, steadfast commitment and unceasing belief in NAMI's mission by grassroots advocates have produced profound changes. NAMI's greatest strength is the dedication of grassroots leaders and members. Alliance of families, friends and individuals that serve to strengthen communities across the country.
Advice from Seattle Geriatric Psychiatrist, Ron Sterling, M.D. (Caregiver Support, Online Medical Advice.
An online community for caregivers, this website helps caregivers find support, resources and information, as well as a place to connect with other caregivers.
Do you have legal questions, health care concerns about elders, and stress over family conflicts? AgingParents.com can answer many of your most pressing and complex questions. With the combined experience of a nurse-lawyer and a psychologist, they work directly with you to help you find options, solutions, and to know your rights.
Caregiving can be a very rewarding job, but unfortunately stress among caregivers is extremely common. Ignoring the symptoms of stress can eventually affect physical and mental health, but following some simple stress management tips can make a big difference.
For those looking to hire a caregiver directly
TenderTree is a website that helps you connect with and hire the perfect home caregiver for your loved one. Search and browse 2000+ compassionate and experienced caregivers in the SF Bay Area. You can search by location, pay rate, gender, language, qualifications, and much more. They offer background checks, references, and other ways to help ensure your caregiver is trustworthy.
Caregiver Media Group is a leading provider of information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers.
Well Spouse provides emotional peer–to–peer support to the wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled.
Housing, Financial & Legal
Life Care Funding converts a life insurance policy into a Benefit Plan to help a senior pay for their Long Term Care. A person who uses the Life Care Benefit will be able to remain private pay for as long as possible. Life Care Funding is a free service for Senior Care providers and for families. Watch the video
Living Senior provides valuable senior care consulting, information and services to seniors nationwide. Living Senior matches seniors to residential and care options that fit their own individual needs.
Nursinghomeabuseguide.org provides a comprehensive free resource for the public to learn more about nursing home abuse and the actions they can take to protect a loved one.
To view senior and assisted living facilities in a particular area, simply enter the city or zip and click search. Each senior living facility will be marked with a pin on the map. When you click on a pin, you will be provided with details of that community. In the left hand column, there will be five filters. By selecting any of the filters you'll narrow the options displayed to just senior care homes that meet that criteria.
Your source for aging well. Tips and News on family lifestyle, health, care options, retirement, legal, and money management.
Senior Resource is the "E-cyclopedia" of housing options and information for retirement, finance, insurance and care.
Sound solutions to stay at your home.
Independent Living Aids & Assistive Technology Devices
Our goal is to assist you and your loved ones with independent living aids and senior care products. The assistive technology devices and other elderly care products we provide are to assist people that have reduced vision, strength and mobility issues, and various other health and medical needs.
MedFolio, a medication management device, signifies a time when the old-fashioned "pill box" meets the 21st century. Stylish and sleek, this medication organizer can reside on any household countertop. The MedFolio Electronic Pillbox will alert you to take your next dose of medications by an audible audio and a visual alert- LED-lighting system. For those patients with active lifestyles…receive your medication dosing reminders.
MobileHelp's Anywhere Help Button, is the first and only medical alert system to offer you the ultimate in independence, confidence, freedom and peace of mind.
Rescue Alert of California - a Resource for seniors and caregivers
Rescue Alert of California has been a leading senior resource for over a decade, providing quality medical alert systems and 24 hour monitoring service from EMD certified attendants.
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