AARP - Offers information concerning about caregiving and issues specific to their needs, health and wellness, and legislative updates of importance to caregivers. AARP offers a free online seminar called We Need to Talk that will help you determine how to assess your loved ones’ driving skills and provide tools to help you have this important conversation. And since it's online, you can set your own pace. They also have a page related to We Need to Talk with additional resources. 888-OUR-AARP (888-687-2277) www.aarp.org
AARP 601 E Street, NW Washington DC 20049 General Questions - firstname.lastname@example.org
Addiction Center - Addiction in the Elderly
According to the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, substance abuse among senior citizens can be classified into two general forms: the “hardy survivor,” or those who have been abusing substances for many years and have reached 65, and the “late onset” group, which is those who form addictions later in life.
Regardless of how old you are or when your addiction started, there are treatment options available to help you get back on a healthy path.
As people get older, their mental health, physical health and personal relationships may start to deteriorate. Although addiction can be difficult to recognize in this demographic, it’s important to pay attention to any unusual signs your elderly loved one displays.
Once an addiction is identified, it is critical to seek out a treatment center that has specific experience working with seniors facing addiction. Call 866-762-9650 to speak to a representative at Addiction Center treatment center.
Addiction Center - Veterans
Many men and women serving or have served in the United States military struggle with addiction. Veterans who have seen combat may have co-occurring disorders, such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, in addition to an addiction.
More than 20 percent of veterans with PTSD also suffer from an addiction or dependence on drugs or alcohol.
Addiction treatment programs that focus on PTSD and addiction simultaneously are most successful for veterans.
If your loved one is struggling with drugs or alcohol, call the Addiction Center treatment center and speak with a therapist. 866-762-9650
Administration on Aging - the Federal focal point and advocate agency for older persons and their concerns. In this role, the Administration on Aging works to heighten awareness among other Federal agencies, organizations, groups, and the public about the valuable contributions that older Americans make to the nation. The Administration also alerts others to the needs of vulnerable older people. Through information, referral and outreach efforts at the community level, the Administration seeks to educate older people and their caregivers about the benefits and services available to help them.
202-616-0724 email@example.com https://www.usa.gov/federal-agencies/administration-on-aging
One Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
African American Health Network - African American physicians and multi-denominational faith based health commissions working with AAHN in national disease specific programs - reach out to patient population- selected physicians, church congregations, local communities, and teaching hospitals. 903-547-8394 firstname.lastname@example.org
AgingCare - Commitment to the caring of elderly and connecting caregiver support groups within their communities, as well providing articles and active forums. AgingCare - believes that AgingCare.com is your community. They are your partner in caregiving—and as such, you've made them the go-to destination for family caregivers. AgingCare.com is where caregivers discover that they are not alone, how to survive, and how to provide the care their loved one needs. AgingCare.com is not simply a website, but a community of caregivers facing the challenge of caring for a loved one. They are here to provide a comfortable meeting place for the free exchange of ideas with knowledgeable professionals, responsive experts, and people like you. It's here you'll get answers to your questions, one-on-one support and practical advice. Most importantly, you'll be part of a caring community of others on the caregiving journey—all sharing the experiences, insights, frustrations and hidden joys of caring for elderly family.
(239) 594-3222 Monday – Friday 9am - 5pm (Eastern time)
AgingCare.com 9015 Strada Stell Court, Suite 203 Naples, FL 34109 www.agingcare.com
Aging with Dignity/Five Wishes - Unique among other advance directives and living wills because it is user friendly and easy to complete. Helps you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and cannot speak for yourself.
888-5 WISHES (594-7437) www.agingwithdignity.org
Alcohol Rehab Guide (ARG) is an organization that provides comprehensive, reliable information on the various aspects of alcohol abuse and addiction. They offer support and guidance for those who are struggling, as well as their parents, family members, friends, health workers and community members.
ARG is owned and funded by Recovery Worldwide, LLC, an organization that delivers web-based information on health and mental health-related topics. While they are not a treatment facility, they work with a wide range of healthcare professionals and recovery programs.
ARG is dedicated to helping people overcome alcoholism and achieve long-term sobriety. Their team is made up of individuals who have personal experience with alcohol addiction, and understand the importance of delivering top-notch resources and information. That was their inspiration. ARG aims to educate people on the dangers of alcohol addiction and guide them or their loved one into a treatment program.
As a family member or friend of someone struggling with an alcohol use disorder (AUD), it can be challenging to know how to handle this situation. Watching a loved one’s drinking pattern worsen, may take a toll on your relationship. While you cannot force a person to get help for alcoholism, there are ways to support and encourage them to seek treatment. The best thing you can do for a loved one who is recovering from an AUD is to motivate and support them every step of the way. Learn about alcohol support options by giving us a call now 844-500-2558 www.alcoholrehabguide.org
Alzheimer's Associations - Leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and outreach; library services, local chapter listings, and care finder resources. Vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research, the Association is committed to accelerating the global progress of new treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure. The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's 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.
Check out online Research Center.
Alzheimer's Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601
24/7 HELPLINE 800.272.3900 tdd: 1.866.403.3073 www.alz.org
The Alzheimer Spouse - Place of support and solutions to the unique issues and challenges facing spouses with Alzheimer's patients.
- The Alzheimer Spouse website began when the shock of how Alzheimer's Disease was affecting the woman who created this site. After experiencing many years of a loving marriage, her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. At that point, she was living in a continual emotional turmoil. For spouses caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, they struggle to come to a place of acceptance and hopefully comfort as they cope each day.
- The issues they face in dealing with a spouse with this disease are so different from the issues faced by children and grandchildren caregivers. The Alzheimer Spouse covers many issues such as: loss of intimacy, social contact, conversation, anger, resentment, stress, and pain of living with the stranger that Alzheimer's Disease has put in place of their beloved spouse.
American Lung Association - The leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. Our work is focused on five strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases; and to accelerate fundraising and enhance organizational effectiveness to support the urgency of our mission.
Mission: To save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
Vision: A world free of lung disease.
- Defeat lung cancer.
- Improve the air we breathe so it will not cause or worsen lung disease.
- Reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families.
- Eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases.
- Accelerate fundraising and enhance organizational effectiveness to support the urgency of our mission.
1-800-LUNGUSA or 1-800-548-8252 http://www.lung.org/ email@example.com
American Parkinson Disease Association - Works to raise awareness of Parkinson disease, research, patient support and education. 800-223-2732 www.apdaparkinson.org
American Society on Aging - Common goal to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families. 800-537-9728
American Stroke Association - Offers information on different types of strokes, diagnosis, and treatment. Offers support materials for both caregivers and patients. 888-478-7653 www.strokeassociation.org
Annie Appleseed Project - Staffed by volunteers provides information about alternative and complementary medicines for cancer patients. firstname.lastname@example.org URL: www.annieappleseedproject.org
A Place for Mom - Founded 15 years ago to help families navigate the maze of senior housing options. Since then, A Place for Mom has grown to become the largest senior living referral service in the U.S. and Canada. Although the company name focuses on "mom," they help dad too! As well as uncles, aunts, brothers and sisters - anyone who is faced with finding the best senior living options for their loved ones.
Mission & Core Values - A Place for Mom (APFM) is dedicated to being a comprehensive senior living resource. They aspire to be leaders in the senior care industry, providing valuable information, resources, and best-in-class customer service to families and partners.
Their core values reflect this mission: Deliver high-quality service - Act with honesty, empathy and respect
Communicate with transparency and authenticity
How Their Free Service Works: A Place for Mom is paid by the participating communities and providers in our network, therefore our service is offered at no charge to families. Their Senior Living Advisors are passionate about helping families and committed to delivering best-in-class service.
Call 866-333-2174 to talk with local advisor
U. S. Headquarters – A Place For Mom 701 5th Ave Suite 3200 Seattle, WA 98104 206-285-4666
A Place for Mom Canada, Inc. 181 Bay Street, Suite 4400 Toronto, ON M5J 2T3 www.aplaceformom.com
Assistive Technology Buying Guide - Care for Disabled or Senior Loved Ones Everything you need to know for buying assistive technology. Whether you’re caring for someone with a life-altering disability or have a senior loved one who is starting to notice the limitations of age, you may find that you need a little help in ensuring they maintain a good quality of life. Sometimes, that help comes in the form of assistive technology or those devices that help someone with a disability or age-related health concern navigate day-to-day life
Benefits Check Up - Helps people connect to government programs than can help them pay for prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other needs. www.benefitscheckup.org email@example.com
BestMattressReviews.com is an independent, unbiased mattress review site run by a review team of veterans from the mattress industry as well as journalists who have written extensively about sleep products and sleep hygiene for over 20 years. Check back often for updates as we’re currently finishing up in-depth reviews of over 70 different mattresses/sleep surfaces and many additional resources for sleepers of all kinds.
Best Mattress Reviews offers the following examples of beds for people with disabilities: Adjustable bed frames are ideal for people with disabilities that affect their physical capacity. Technically a type of adjustable bed, chair beds can easily toggle between a recliner and a horizontal surface. Chair beds are ideal for people with restricted daily mobility. Low-profile beds are designed to lay close to the ground usually 10 inches in height or less. Many disabled people experience pain or pressure when attempting to get out of relatively high-profile beds.
Also display Assistive Bedding Devices, Mattresses and Mattress Accessories, Pillows and Additional Accessories and Online Resources.
Cancer.net - Provides timely, comprehensive, oncologist-approved information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) with support from the Conquer Cancer Foundation. Brings information to people living with cancer and their caregivers. ASCO's patient information website -- Cancer.Net (www.cancer.net) -- provides timely, oncologist-approved information to help patients and families make informed health care decisions. All content is subject to a formal peer-review process by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, composed of more than 150 medical, surgical, radiation, and pediatric oncologists, physician assistants, oncology nurses, social workers, and patient advocates. In addition, ASCO editorial staff reviews the content for easy readability. Cancer.Net was launched in May 2002 as People Living With Cancer (PLWC). In April 2008, the website was relaunched as Cancer.Net (www.cancer.net). It undergoes regular formatting updates to meet visitor needs, including a full redesign in August 2014. Cancer.Net has received several honors for its content, design, and ease of use. Cancer.Net is funded by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and by donations to ASCO’s patient education program through the Conquer Cancer Foundation
www.cancer.net firstname.lastname@example.org 517-483-1780
Caregiver Action Network (CAN) - Serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer's disease. Advocate for caregivers, peer support, caregiver information. 202-772-5050 www.caregiveraction.org
Caring.com - the leading online destination for those seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones.
Our mission: to help the helpers. We 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.
More than 40 million people in the United States care for someone over age 50, yet most have little preparation or experience when they begin their caregiving journey.
To make that journey a little easier, they provide personal, one-on-one guidance with a Family Advisor, thousands of original articles, helpful tools, a comprehensive local Senior Care Directory, and the collective wisdom of an involved community. Caring.com's carefully researched and expert-reviewed content includes advice from a team of more than 50 trusted leaders in geriatric medicine, law, finance, housing, and other key areas of healthcare and eldercare.
Caring.com’s seasoned management team, editors, and technical staff have decades of experience producing award-winning health and family media. But perhaps more important, nearly all of them have firsthand experience as caregivers. They know well the role's practical challenges as well as its emotional ones. And they are dedicated to guiding a fast-growing population of new caregivers through both.
Caring.com 2600 South El Camino Real, Suite 300 San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7100 800-973-1540
Caring.com - The Caring.com Scholarship
As the population of older adults continues to grow and life spans lengthen, it is estimated over one million of the younger generation are caring for loved ones such as grandparents or parents. In addition to their caregiving responsibilities, many are also pursuing high school, college or graduate level education. Many assist with some costs for their loved one’s care making it even more difficult to cover their college expenses.
At Caring.com, they understand the demanding lifestyle of student-caregivers and the challenges they may face. The Student-Caregiver Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who are caring for an adult relative while enrolled in college.
Two scholarships of $1,500 are awarded each year to student-caregivers to help cover costs of tuition and books. Applicants must be full-time college students at an accredited two-or-four-year college or university in the United States, or full-time high school students who are registered to attend a qualifying institution the following semester.
Information regarding additional scholarships is also available on Caring.com website.
To locate The Caring.com Scholarship along with other scholarship information:
CaringBridge.com - Helps families and friends communicate with each other during hard health issues like critical illness, treatment or recovery. “In 1997, good friends of mine had a premature baby, and they asked me to let everyone know what was happening. Instead of making dozens of emotional and time-consuming phone calls, I decided to create a website. The same night their baby Brighid was born, so was the idea that became CaringBridge.”
Sona Mehring, CaringBridge Founder
Mission: To amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier.
That inaugural CaringBridge website allowed people to easily get updates and offer support and encouragement. Word spread, and others began to request their own CaringBridge websites.
Our reach has grown: Since 1997, more than half a million CaringBridge websites have been created. One in nine people in the U.S. have used CaringBridge to rally support for a loved one during a health journey, and our reach extends to 236 countries and territories around the world.
A CaringBridge website provides the information your family and friends need so they can give you the support. See your story unfold as you post Journal entries and your site visitors respond. Your home page incorporates a feed of Well Wishes and Journal comments, drawing your whole community closer in exchanging meaningful thoughts.
Cerebral Palsy Group - Cerebral palsy is a developmental disorder and leading cause of disability in young children. It affects approximately 500,000 children and adults, with around 8,000 babies and between 1,200 and 1,500 preschool-age children diagnosed each year.
Life spans vary for individuals with CP depending on the severity of their case, care from family and/or professional caregivers. The life expectancy for the average population in the United States is 78.8 years. Many patients with mild cases of CP can expect to enjoy a similar life expectancy. However, those with more severe cases might face shortened lifespans because of many factors, such as mobility, ability to communicate, and capacity for interacting with the environment.
Mission: Their goal is to develop and create a website that is both informative and easy to use. It is their hope that they can provide any and all help needed for the parents and caregivers of children and adults with CP.
Helpful Cerebral Palsy Resources
1. Be A Learning Resource - Their goal is to continue to bring you the most up-to-date information from trusted sources as it becomes available
2. Support - They work to offer the expertise you need with the compassion you deserve.
3. Improve Quality Of Life - It can often be difficult to know when and if you are making the right decisions for your child or loved one. They want you feel confident with each step.
Cerebral Palsy Group 13506 Summerport Village Pkwy Windermere, Fl 34786