Other Resources

See Also:

Cancer-related Websites
Senior Health and issues of Aging
End of Life and Advanced Planning

www.caregiverslibrary.org From Family Care America. One of the largest sources of information and tools for caregivers and seniors. Hundreds of useful articles, forms, checklists and links. Examples:  caregiving decisions questionnaire, needs assessment, organizing records, communication skills, managing difficult behavior, driving assessment, end of life issues legal and insurance issues.

www.caregiver.org  from Family Caregiver Alliance, National Center on Caregiving. Another huge resource, with links to public policy and research, caregiving information and advice, fact sheets, and publications, online groups, "Connections" newsletter, and information in other languages.

nia.nih.gov/alzheimers Division of National Institute of Health Research-based resources and information for the public, for researchers, and for health care providers. Links to books, pamphlets, documentaries, videos, and over 350 health and aging organizations. Latest studies in Alzheimer's, and links for help in care for Alzheimer's patients, including tips on dealing with behaviors, everyday care, safety, legal and financial issues, and relationships.

www.nihseniorhealth.gov Health and wellness information, health videos, tips on healthy aging, health topics by alphabet, tool kits for trainers, and help with using the internet.

www.strengthforcaring.com Help for caregivers, with practical information from bathing and skin care to fall prevention, specific health conditions, coping tips for dementia, and articles on grief, diet and stress management.

www.agingcare.com  Online community connects people caring for elderly parents, with resources and practical advice.

National Institute on Aging

PO Box 8057
Gaithersburg, MD  20898-8057
800-222-2225 (toll free)
800-222-4225 (TTY/toll free)
www.nia.nih.gov
www.nia.nih.gov/Espanol

Administration on Aging

Washington DC 20201
1-202-619-0724
www.aoa.gov

American Geriatrics Society

350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 801
New York, NY  10118
800-563-4916 (toll free)
www.healthinaging.org

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

7400 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD  21244-1850
800-633-4227 (toll free)
800-486-2048 (TTY/toll free)
www.cms.gov
www.medicare.gov

Department of Veterans Affairs

810 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington DC 20420
800-827-1000 (toll free)
800-829-4833 (TDD/toll free)
www.va.gov
www.va.gov/health/caregiver/

Hospice Foundation of America

1710 Rhode Island Avenue NW Suite 400
Washington DC 20036
800-854-3402 (toll free)
www.hospicefoundation.org
www.hospicedirectory.org

National Center on Elder Abuse

University of Delaware
297 Graham Hall
Newark, DE 19716
302-831-3525
http://www.aginginplace.org/guide-to-recognizing-elder-abuse/

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

1731 King Street, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA  22314
800-658-8898 (toll free)
www.caringinfo.org
www.nhpco.org

National Institutes of Health

9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD  20892
301-496-4000
www.nih.gov
nihseniorhealth.gov/endoflife - Preparing for the End of Life

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

888-477-2669 (toll free)
www.pparx.org

The Conversation Project

Discusses end of life issues, and ways to discuss what you want with family and friends.
theconversationproject.org

Livestrong Foundation

Articles and resources about cancer
www.livestrong.org

Compassion and Choices of  Washington

Advanced directives, Death with Dignity, forms, and resources
www.compassionWA.org

Aging With Dignity

Online access to Five Wishes Document
www.agingwithdignity.org

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