AbleData provides objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation
equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers,
organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States. They
serve the nation's disability, rehabilitation, and senior communities.
Able People Foundation is a non-profit public benefit organization. Their
mission is to provide a vibrant, educational, self help and interactive environment
for people with disabilities. They focus on collecting and providing videos,
articles and contents that instruct, enlighten and enhance the community of
people with disabilities.
A support site for both elders and caregivers. Supplies check lists and links
for managing services. Gives updates and books online about caring for seniors.
Aging with Dignity is a national non-profit organization with a mission to
affirm and safeguard the human dignity of individuals as they age and to promote
better care for those near the end of life. The life and work of Mother Teresa
of Calcutta served as the inspirational foundation of Aging with Dignity.
The site focuses on giving information and advice to give better care for
The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging (FHA) is 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.
An information site for better living for the elderly. Offers an extensive
list of outside resource links, publications, and care giving types.
A leading source of funding for research into the cause, care, and
cure for Alzheimer’s by Nobel Prize winner. The Foundation operates one
of the Internet’s leading resources for caregivers, family members, and
people living with Alzheimer’s disease, www.ALZinfo.org. Only 8% of
funds raised are used on overhead costs.
A student/intern site giving info about schooling and doctor related news
based around family physicians.
American Association of
Homes and Services for the Aging
The member organizations of the American Association of Homes and Services
for the Aging (AAHSA), many of which have served their communities for generations,
offer the continuum of aging services: adult day services, home health, community
services, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care retirement
communities and nursing homes.
The site is split in two categories: Physicians and students/interns. It’s
an informational site that offers news letters, advice, mentoring for physicians
and counseling and resources for students about the Acp program.
The American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) is a non-profit organization
that funds research seeking cures for Alzheimer’s disease, age-related macular
degeneration and glaucoma, and provides the public with information about
risk factors, preventative lifestyles, available treatments and coping strategies.
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose
mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and
stroke." The site breaks down in chapters for physician, patients, prevention,
research, care takers, etc. The site an E-shop, but only offers AhA brand
products for fundraising. It contains no outside product advertising.
ASA is the largest organization of multidisciplinary professionals in the
field of aging. Their resources, publications, and educational opportunities
are geared to enhance the knowledge and skills of people working with older
adults and their families.
Asbestos.com is committed to providing the latest, up-to-date
information to our visitors in the hopes of spreading awareness about
the dangers of asbestos cancer (mesothelioma). Our goal is to offer a
one-stop resource on all asbestos and mesothelioma-related issues
ranging from occupational exposure to treatment options.
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is the only professional
association exclusively dedicated to companies operating professionally managed
assisted living communities for seniors. With over 500 large and small company
members nationwide, the Assisted Living Federation of America serves as the
voice of senior living, continually "raises the bar" for operational excellence,
and advocates on behalf of our members and the seniors they serve.
A drug store web site where you can get information on products sold, refill
prescriptions by mail, and print coupons. However, the site is not an ecommerce
CarePathways.com was created and is maintained by RNs dedicated to optimizing
a family's access to valid information and credible services about senior
care and housing options.
A site that answers and guides all questions and concerns on how to care
for seniors long and short term. Has out source links, Gives price points
on housing and costs, product information, disease info and research updates.
Has a "tag cloud" with a large keyword list arranged from a-z. everything
from disease's to product to conditions and has a blog link. When I linked
to the site, it was more of a news update than an interactive blog.
Caring From a Distance is a nonprofit organization created by men and women
who personally struggled with the anguish, stress, and frustration of long
distance care. They bring together our diverse backgrounds to help Caring
From a Distance service and help unite the distance-care community.
The Case Management Society of America aims to improve patient well-being
and health care outcomes by supporting the professional development of care
managers from a variety of disciplines, practice settings, skill levels and
A health care site that uses technology to provide health care and information
for physicians and care givers. Offers outside links to other organization
for a wide variety of diseases and issues. Based out of Boston.
Eden Alternative focuses on supporting quality elderly communities and healthy
living. Eden Alternative offers training and philosophy on how to better the
quality of life for seniors.
A non profit business site that focuses on improving the conditions of elderly
care and senior housing and elderly relations between them and caregivers.
Elder Care Online provides information, education and support to families
caring for aging loved ones, especially those coping with Alzheimer's Disease
and related dementias.
Author Jacqueline Marcell strives to help improve our eldercare laws; educate
and enlighten healthcare professionals as to how they can better help the
families they work with; encourage funding for Alzheimer’s and Breast Cancer
research; and bring awareness to the importance of early diagnosis; help prevent
elder abuse, neglect and exploitation; encourage long-term care insurance/planning;
bring attention to the need for funding of Adult Day Services.
A social site that offers support and information to caregivers to all ages
and types. Offers many resources and links to educate and help caregivers
on efficient and easier care.
Developers of MOVE STRONG, the education and exercise program that
keeps older adults active and safe at home and in the community.
Families USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated
to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.
The site provides state to state info, laws, guidance and alternatives for
healthcare programs and medicare.
A site that focuses on supporting and updating information on health care
providers in Michigan. (Professional and family based)
The Health Care
Maze for Seniors
The Health Care Maze for Seniors offers resources for the families who are
caring long term for seniors, mainly in the greater Sacramento area.
How to Care—Your Elder
Care Survival Guide
How to Care helps you manage the realities of caring for others and yourself
by supplying practical, portable information on the issues confronted by those
involved in elder care.
the Future of Aging Services.
The Institute for the Future of Aging Services (IFAS) is an independent research
organization dedicated to bridging the worlds of policy, practice and research
to advance the development and diffusion of high-quality aging and long-term
care services and supports. IFAS is the applied research arm of the American
Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA).
Founded in 1990 by world-renowned gerontologist and Pulitzer Prize winner
Robert N. Butler, M.D., the International Longevity Center is the first nonprofit,
nonpartisan, international research, policy, and education organization formed
to educate individuals on how to live longer and better, and explores ways
that society can maximize the benefits of today's age boom.
Teri Kolar offers holistic advice and healing, based and caters to Michigan.
She offers outside links to Michigan based business and Want2care.com
Lynxcare provides essential tools for the Care Management of people with
complex and serious medical conditions.
The Mayo Clinic web site, information on disease and prevention, doctor lists,
and news updates.
The main site for a hospital/care center that represents two locations. Offers
links to the hospital's different departments.
The official site for Medicare, compare prescription drug plans, compare
hospitals, search and download Medicare publications, and much more.
A site for Medicare consumers to understand their rights and options.
Medifecta Healthcare Training provides educational resources to individual
caregivers and to organizations that support and train care providers. Medifecta
develops standardized training programs and a wide array of other quality
educational resources. They provide these to organizations that train and
support direct care workers, family and volunteer caregivers.
MinnesotaHelp.info is an online directory of services designed to
help people in Minnesota find human services, information and referral,
financial assistance, and other forms of help. It is especially rich in
resource information for seniors and their caregivers; people with
disabilities and their caregivers; parents and families; and low income
n4a’s primary mission is to build the capacity of its members to help older
persons and persons with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their
homes and communities for as long as possible. The site offers answers on
elderly care, where to live, legal advice, services, in home care and more.
Geared toward family caregivers for support and ideas.
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. is a non-profit association
that represents lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older
clients and their families. Established in 1987, the Academy provides a resource
of education, information, networking and assistance to those who deal with
the many specialized issues involved with legal services for seniors and people
with special needs.
The National Association for Health and Fitness (NAHF) is a non-profit organization
that exists to improve the quality of life for individuals in the United States
through the promotion of physical fitness, sports and healthy lifestyles.
The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and
speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with
a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. NFCA reaches
across the boundaries of diagnoses, relationships and life stages to help
transform family caregivers' lives by removing barriers to health and well
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest
nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care
programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed
to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the
goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and
their loved ones.
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
conducts and supports basic and clinical research on many of the most serious
diseases affecting public health. Their site offers news, resource links,
and physician contacts.
The National MS Society strives for a world free of multiple sclerosis. They
help people address the challenges of living with MS through a 50-state network
of chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge
research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education,
and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families
move their lives forward.
The National Senior Citizens Law Center advocates before the courts, Congress
and federal agencies to promote the independence and well-being of low-income
elderly and disabled Americans.
National Stroke Association is the only national organization in the United
States that focuses 100% of its efforts on stroke. National Stroke Association
achieves its mission to lower the incidence and impact of stroke by developing
compelling community outreach programs, calling for continued improvement
in the quality of stroke patient care, and educating both healthcare professionals
and the general public about stroke.
A professional non-profit job search network site.
A computer company (international) that offers a wide array of services.
Would be used in Senior Centers for a security system.
Site represents Pharmaceutical companies, offers information on drugs (new
and old), offers a link to Partnership for Prescription Assistance, and Publications
about pharma's research and findings.
Professional Health Care Services, Inc. is a family-owned company that provides
qualified nurses aides, homemakers, companion and hospital sitters for help
and excellent care service, either in the hospital or home bound patients.
Professional Health Care Services, Inc. is also a community resource, functioning
as a placement or referral agency in order to assist families and caregivers
in locating residential care facilities for their loved ones.
SeniorNet members learn and teach others to use computers and communications
technologies to accomplish a variety of tasks. They learn to touch up photos
and send and receive them in email, to desktop publish documents, write their
autobiographies, manage personal and financial records, communicate with others
across the country and the world and serve their communities.
A news/lifestyle site for persons 50+. Broken down like a daily newspaper
with sections for news, lifestyle, travel, health, etc.
A business site that offers personal and medical services to the elderly
so they can maintain independence in their own home. Based in Trenton, MO.
The site concentrates on eating disorders and prevention, advice and outsource
An information site for Beth Israel Medical Center in the pain/hospice/terminal
Long Term Care
Technology for Long-Term Care is a free government funded resource containing
information on hundreds of technology products to improve quality of life
and care for people in long-term care settings such as nursing homes, assisted
living, boarding care, and adult day care programs. The site focuses on products
related to important care issues such as Fall Management, Medication Management,
Wander Management and more.
Official Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance site offers info on this disease and
Official site for the FDA. Information, with information on medical devices.