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Aging Organizations

AARP
AARP is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of persons 50 and older. Site provides useful information and resources on topics such as: health and wellness; economic security and work; long-term care and independent living; and personal enrichment.

Web Site: www.aarp.org

American Society on Aging
The American Society on Aging is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the knowledge and skills of those working with older adults and their families. Site offers useful resources on a variety of aging-related topics.

Web Site: www.asaging.org

Elderweb
The site is designed for both professionals and family members looking for information on elder care and long term care, and includes links to information on legal, financial, medical, and housing issues, as well as policy, research, and statistics.

Web Site: www.elderweb.com

National Council on the Aging
The National Council on the Aging is an association of organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well being, and contributions of older persons. The Senior’s Corner section of the site contains health related resources and tips.

Web Site: www.ncoa.org


 

Elder Rights

National Center for Elder Abuse
Site provides resources on elder abuse prevention, including information on reporting a suspected case of elder abuse.

Web Site: www.ncea.aoa.gov

National Consumer Law Center
Site contains useful consumer information for older adults.

Web Site: www.consumerlaw.org/initiatives/seniors_initiative

National Elder Law Foundation
Provides information and links to Board Certified Elder Law Attorneys.

Web Site: http://www.nelf.org/

National LTC Ombudsman Resource Center
Center provides consultation and information and referral for long term care facility residents, families and others who use ombudsman services.

Web Site: www.ltcombudsman.org

The Pension Rights Center
Provides information on pensions and links to pension counseling assistance programs.

Web Site: www.pensionrights.org

Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement
WISER is a non-profit organization devoted to providing women with information they need for a financially sound retirement. Site contains resources on such topics as Social Security, savings and investing, and widowhood.

Web Site: http://www.wiserwomen.org/portal/


 

End of Life Care

Americans for Better Care of the Dying
Site contains a consumers guide for end-of-life care.

Web Site: www.abcd-caring.org

Hospice Foundation of America
The website contains useful information on grief and links to other end-of-life resources.

Web Site: www.hospicefoundation.org

National Hospice Foundation
Site contains consumer brochures designed to help individuals better understand hospice and end-of-life issues.

Web Site: www.hospiceinfo.org


 

General Health Resources

Stanford University Health Library
Consumer health information library that provides evidence-based medical information.

Web Site: www.med.stanford.edu/healthlibrary

Mayo Clinic.Com
Provides useful and up-to-date health information and tools.

Web Site: www.mayoclinic.com

Su Familia: The National Hispanic Family Health Helpline
1-866-Su-Familia (1-866-783-2645)

www.hispanichealth.org
Service offers free reliable and confidential health information in Spanish and English.
Call toll free Monday through Friday 9 am to 6 pm Eastern Standard Time.


 

National Health Associations

Alzheimer's Association
Site contains information on the disease and helpful materials for caregivers.

Web Site: www.alz.org
Phone: 1-800-272-3900

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
News, facts, tools and expert information for adults coping with mental health issues & aging.

Web Site: www.aagpgpa.org

Arthritis Foundation
Site and 800 number provides general information and resources on arthritis.

Web Site: www.arthritis.org
Phone: 1-800-568-4045

American Cancer Society
The Society provides information on all aspects of cancer through a toll-free information line, web site, and published materials.

Web Site: www.cancer.org
Phone: 1-800-ACS-2345

American Diabetes Association

Site contains basic information on diabetes and healthy living advice and tips.

Web Site: www.diabetes.org/homepage.jsp

American Heart Association
Site contains very useful information on heart disease and stroke prevention.

Web Site: www.americanheart.org
Phone: 1-800-AHA-USA-1

American Psychological Association
Site contains a Help Center that provides consumer information on mental health issues and concerns.

Web Site: http://helping.apa.org/

American Stroke Association
Consumer information for stroke prevention and care of someone following a stroke.

Web Site: www.strokeassociation.org

National Kidney Foundation
Consumer information to assist individuals affected by kidney diseases.

Web Site: www.kidney.org

National Mental Health Association
Site contains fact sheets and other materials related to mental health issues.

Web Site: www.nmha.org

National Osteoporosis Foundation
Consumer and professional information on bone health and osteoporosis.

Web Site: www.nof.org

National Parkinson Foundation
Site provides consumer and advocacy information related to Parkinson’s disease.

Web Site: www.parkinson.org

Parkinson's Educator
Site offers a on-line training course developed to train caregivers in caring for those with Parkinson's Disease in long-term care settings.

Web Site: www.ParkinsonsEducator.org


 

Housing and Living Options

AAHSA
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) website contains information about housing and long term care services and facilities.

Web Site: www2.aahsa.org

Senior Resource
Senior Resource provides information on housing choices for older adults.

Web Site: www.seniorresource.com/house.htm

National Association of Home Care
NAHC is a trade association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices, home care aide organizations, and medical equipment suppliers. Site contains a consumer section focused on choosing a home care provider.

Web Site: www.nahc.org/Consumer/coninfo.html

National Center for Assisted Living
The National Center for Assisted Living website contains consumer information on assisted living and other long term care options.

Web Site: www.ncal.org/consumer/consumer.htm

National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification
NRCSHHM is a non-profit organization that promotes aging in place and independent living for persons of all ages and abilities. The website contains excellent resources on senior housing and home modifications.

Web Site: www.homemods.org


 

Mental Health

The Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides this on-line resource for locating drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs around the Nation.
24- Hour Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Web Site: www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov

Mental Health Services Locator
This Locator provides you with comprehensive information about mental health services and resources by city, state or zip code. It is useful for professionals, consumers and their families, and the public.

Web Site: http://www.mentalhealth.org/databases/
Toll-free telephone: 1-800-789-2647

Suicide Prevention Hotline at: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). For TTY users call: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)
Web Site: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

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