Websites For Seniors, Caregivers and Loved Ones

Able Data, Your source for assistance technology information.

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, formally known as ablepeople.org

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.

 
Aging Parents and Elder Care

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

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 elderly.

 
The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging

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.

 
Alliance for Aging Research

An information site for better living for the elderly. Offers an extensive list of outside resource links, publications, and care giving types.

 
Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, Fisher Center

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.

 
American Academy of Family Physicians

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.

 
American College of Physicians—Internal Medicine—Doctors for Adults

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.

 
American Health Assistance Foundation

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.

 
American Heart Association—Learn and Live

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.

 
American Society on Aging

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, The Leading Mesothelioma Cancer Resource

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.

 
Assisted Living Federation of America

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.

 
Bartell Drugs

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 store.

Care Pathways

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.

 
Caregiver List

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

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.

 
Case Management of America

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 professional capacities.

 
Center for Connected Health

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

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.

 
eHealth Initiative

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

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.

 
Elder Rage

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.

 
 
Empowering Caregivers

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—The Voice of Health Care Consumers

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.

 
Health Care Association of Michigan

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.

Institution for 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).

 
International Longevity Center

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.

Kolar Insights

Teri Kolar offers holistic advice and healing, based and caters to Michigan. She offers outside links to Michigan based business and Want2care.com

 

Lynxcare

Lynxcare provides essential tools for the Care Management of people with complex and serious medical conditions.

 
The Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic web site, information on disease and prevention, doctor lists, and news updates.

 
MedCentral Health Central

The main site for a hospital/care center that represents two locations. Offers links to the hospital's different departments.

 
Medicare—Nursing Homes

The official site for Medicare, compare prescription drug plans, compare hospitals, search and download Medicare publications, and much more.

 
Medicare Rights

A site for Medicare consumers to understand their rights and options.

 
Medifecta Healthcare Training

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.

 
Minnesota Help Info

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 people.

 
n4a

n4a

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.

 
National  Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

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.

 
National Employee—Health and Employee

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.

 
National Family Caregivers Association

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 being.

 
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

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.

 
National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Disease

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.

 
National M.S. Society

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.

 
National Senior Citizens Law Center

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

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.

 
Non Profit Career Network

A professional non-profit job search network site.

 
Objective Management Rate

A computer company (international) that offers a wide array of services. Would be used in Senior Centers for a security system.

 
Pharma—New Medicine, New Hope

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.

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.

 
Senior Net

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.

 
Seniors Daily Online

A news/lifestyle site for persons 50+. Broken down like a daily newspaper with sections for news, lifestyle, travel, health, etc.

 
Serve Link Home Care Inc.

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.

 
Something Fishy—An Eating Disorder Web Site

The site concentrates on eating disorders and prevention, advice and outsource help.

 
Stop Pain—Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care

An information site for Beth Israel Medical Center in the pain/hospice/terminal care.

 
Technology for 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.

 
Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance

Official Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance site offers info on this disease and support links.

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Official site for the FDA. Information, with information on medical devices.