Eldercare

Eldercare

latin-manAlert Systems for Missing Adults in Eleven States: Background and Issues for Congress. Congressional Research Service Report for Congress. May 7, 2009.

Benefits CheckUp, an online service of the National Council on Aging helps consumers find programs that help them pay for prescription drugs, health care, rent, utilities, and other needs, with information in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Caregivers and Their Relatives Disagree About Care Given and Received, Penn State Study. A recent study interviewed 266 pairs of primary caregivers and their loved one with mild to moderate dementia and the results appear in the August issue of the Gerontologist.

Eldercare Locator Resource Center, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families. Search for services in your area on-line. You can also reach us at 1-800-677-1116

Falls Among Older Adults, information from the CDC about falls – the leading cause of injury death for older adults.

Family Caregiver Alliance, a nonprofit organization focused on the needs of caregivers through national, state, and local programs providing education, services, research and advocacy.

Finding the Right Aging Services, information about aging service options for older adults.

Healthcare.Gov, provides information about the Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance options for you and your family. Search by state to find available coverage and pricing options.

Healthy Brain Initiative: A National Public Health Road Map to Maintaining Cognitive Health, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Alzheimer’s Association. Chicago, IL: Alzheimer’s Association; 2007.

Longterm Scorecard: Long-Term Services and Supports Scorecard website: interact with data from Raising Expectations: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers. Use the map to view state-specific rankings and results compared to benchmarks. Select performance indicators and states for comparison; and generate customized, downloadable tables and bar charts.

Medicare, the official website for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Medicare provides health care and assistance for older and disabled Americans. The toll-free phone number is (800) MEDICARE.

Medicare Rx Matters, operated by CMS, this website is designed to help people make decisions about the new Medicare prescription drug plan.

National Academy of Elderlaw Attorneys, an association of elderlaw attorneys specializing in legal services for elderly and disabled individuals. This website provides an elderlaw attorney locator.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, a professional organization focused on ensuring quality professionals to provide fee-based eldercare services.

National Clearinghouse for Long Term Care, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides information and resources to help consumers plan for future long-term care (LTC) needs.

Paying for Long-Term Care

Planning for Long-Term Care

Talking with your Doctor: A Guide for Older People, a 30-page booklet from the National Institute on Aging. Publication # 94-3452.

Technology Solutions for Older Adults

The CEAL, General Home and Community-based Services Attributes and Assisted Living Indicators

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