Resources

Elder Couple on ComputerCaregivers and Adult Children Resources

The Caregiver Space is an online community for caregivers to “share experiences, find critical resources, minimize and cope with stress, and effectively combat the isolation and exhaustion of providing chronic care through a personal network of peers…”

Caregivers of New Jersey provides a central point of contact on caregiving issues. There are established caregiving coalitions is Sussex, Bergen, Warren, Morris, Essex, Union, Somerset, Monmouth, and Ocean counties. Other counties are encouraged to start their own.

Caregiving.com is a community of family caregivers sharing stories, support, and solutions.

Caring.com is a website for people looking for information and support as they care for their aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. Their mission is to help the helpers. They “equip family caregivers to make better decisions, save time and money, and feel less alone—and less stressed—as they face the many challenges of caregiving.

Eldercare Locator is a public service of the US Administration on Aging. You can search for services for older adults and their families. You can also reach them by calling 800.677.1116.

National Caregivers Library is an extensive library for caregivers. They offer articles, forms, checklists, and links to topic-specific resources.

The Senior List is a ratings and review portal for things related to seniors and senior living. You will find product reviews on items such as medical alert systems, senior-friendly cell phones, apps for seniors, and more.

Employment Resources

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) helps job seekers improve their skills, obtain training, and find a job. Part of the AARP Foundation.

WorkSearch connects seniors with jobs, opportunities, and communities. Part of the AARP Foundation.

Financial Resources

AARP Financial Planning and Management covers most aspects of finance including banking, planning, record keeping, saving, and investing.

Benefits Checkup helps individuals find benefits from Medicare and other sources they are entitled to.

Kiplinger provides financial advice for the baby-boomer generation.

ReverseMortgageAlert.org provides seniors with information — written in “plain English” — about reverse mortgage loans — from an introduction to the history to why you may want to consider this type of loan.

Health and Eldercare Resources

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; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Alzheimers.Net is an online support group, informational resource, and source of inspiration for Alzheimer’s sufferers and their caregivers.

The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging a national non-profit organization established in 1999 by The American Geriatrics Society. They aim to build a bridge between the research and practice of Geriatrics and the Public, and to advocate on behalf of older adults and their special health care needs.

American Health Assistance Foundation is a non-profit organization that funds research into cures for Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma, and provides the public with information about risk factors, preventative lifestyles, available treatments and coping strategies.

Benefits Checkup helps individuals find benefits from Medicare and other sources they are entitled to.

Faith in Action brings together volunteers from many faiths to work together to care for their neighbors who have long-term health needs.

Medicare Rights Center (MRC) is the largest independent source of health care information and assistance in the United States for people with Medicare. Founded in 1989, MRC helps older adults and people with disabilities get good, affordable health care.

The Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center helps mesothelioma patients and their caregivers stay informed and up-to-date about this rare cancer. They provide resources to assist caregivers on their journey with their patients and share hope and emotional support with both patients and family members.

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date and helpful information about mesothelioma cancer. Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, and MCA is a top source for information regarding symptoms, treatment, and survivorship.

Mesothelioma Center offers up-to-date information on mesothelioma cancer. They work one-on-one with individuals afflicted with the disease to help them find doctors, treatment centers, and support groups.

The Mesothelioma Group’s mission is “to lead the way in supporting and encouraging mesothelioma patients and their families.” They offer free resources, including a e-book guide on Mesothelioma and an article on Being a Caregiver.

MesotheliomaHelp.org features helpful information about the long-term effects of asbestos exposure, which is inevitably Mesothelioma. You’ll find many helpful articles as well as a 24/7 chat feature with a team thoracic nurses. Download a free copy their Patient’s Guide to Mesothelioma to learn more about treatment options and prognosis.

Mesothelioma Life Expectancy: There are many factors that go into a patient’s mesothelioma prognosis. Mesothelioma Guide can help you understand ways that you can improve your prognosis after receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis.

The National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center advocates for residents’ rights and quality care.

Nursing Home Abuse Center (NHAC) is a free online resource with information about senior and elder dangers and safety options.

Nursing Home Abuse Support‘s goal is to “educate the American public with factual and scientific information pertaining to elder abuse and neglect within the United States.”

Recall Guide is a free, non-commercial tool that provides access to information about FDA recalls, warnings, hazardous interactions, and other important information about your prescriptions and medications. Recall Guide constantly monitors more than 68,000 over-the-counter prescriptions and medications to keep its users safe and conscious about their health.

RX Dangers strives to “educate the American public on current pharmaceutical drugs and devices commonly harming people in our country.”

seniorDECISION is a website where consumers rate and review senior care and senior housing.

Housing and Senior-Related Resources

Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) in communities across the country plan, coordinate, and offer services that help older adults remain in their home—if that is their preference—aided by services such as Meals-on-Wheels, homemaker assistance, and whatever else it may take to make independent living a viable option. By making a range of options available, AAAs make it possible for older individuals to choose the services and living arrangement that suit them best.

AARP Senior Housing Help The AARP has a section on senior housing choices—consider the needs, wants, and personality of your family member when choosing housing.

AssistedLiving.org is “meant to serve as a resource for anyone looking for information on placing themselves or a loved-one into an assisted living or elder care facility.” They offer a state-by-state guide answering common questions about assisted living.

Assisted Living Facilities is a informational list of state-licensed assisted living housing in the United States. The extensive list explains the rules and regulations of each state.

The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally operated assisted living communities for seniors. ALFA’s member-driven programs promote business and operational excellence through national conferences, research, publications, and executive networks. ALFA works to influence public policy by advocating for informed choice, quality care, and accessibility for all Americans.

LeadingAge looks to expand the world of possibilities for aging. Their membership “includes 6,000 not-for-profit organizations representing the entire field of aging services, 39 state partners, and hundreds of businesses, consumer groups, foundations, and research partners.”

OurParents.com is a free and unbiased online resource to help you and your family research, and evaluate senior living options. They share many articles relevant to senior housing, caregiving, and other aging issues.

Retirement Homes.com is a comprehensive directory of retirement homes, retirement communities, senior housing, long term care, and elder care facilities. Retirement Homes will help you learn about all your retirement living, senior housing, and long term care options in the USA and Canada.

SeniorAdvisor.com has a mission to “equip families like yours with the best information available so you can make confident choices about senior care and services.” Find Senior Services for Westfield here.

SeniorCare.org is a free resource that gives answers to your questions about “everything from independent living options for yourself, to assisted living options for your mom or dad. Whether you’re considering 55+ communities and senior apartments for the next stage of your life, or gathering information on nursing homes or advanced memory care options for a loved one,” this site can help.

seniorDECISION is a website where consumers rate and review senior care & senior housing.

The Veterans Administration’s Aid and Attendance Program can provide veterans and surviving spouses financial resources towards home health care, nursing home stays, or assisted living options.

Legislation and Elderlaw Resources

ElderLawAnswers supports seniors, their families and their attorneys in achieving their goals by providing information about crucial legal issues facing seniors; a network of highly qualified elder law attorneys nationwide; and online practice tools for elder law attorneys.

Medicare Rights Center (MRC) is the largest independent source of health care information and assistance in the United States for people with Medicare. Founded in 1989, MRC helps older adults and people with disabilities get good, affordable health care.

The National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center advocates for residents’ rights and quality care.

NursingHomeAbuseGuide.org’s mission “is to provide the public with accurate and up-to-date information on the many aspects of nursing home injury and abuse.”

Online Learning

SeniorNet is an online technology education, discussion, book clubs for those 50+.

Coursera: the “best” online courses, for free. Coursera is “a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.”

Blogs, Websites, and Social Media

ChangingAging™ is a “multi-blog platform challenging conventional views on aging.” Dr. Bill Thomas is the founder and a “visionary leader in the online Changing Aging movement.” He is an authority on geriatric medicine and eldercare.

The Nursing Assistant Guides website compiled a list of 100 senior living sites covering a wide range of issues regarding older adults. You’ll find links to sites covering transitioning aging parents, senior living, age-related diseases, elder care, caregiving, and more.


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