Information Is Key–the Right Information

The internet, library, and bookstore are filled with information to help the elderly and their families cope with elder care issues. However, how do you know which are best, or acceptable, or right for your situation? How do you distill all of this data into a plan that is right for you and your loved one?

Based on our experience and our research background, we have attempted to assemble some of the most useful and understandable resources you will need. Be aware, however, that, while these contain a wealth of valuable information, it can be overwhelming without some guidance. Utilizing them effectively can require special expertise, so we welcome your inquiries as to which best apply to your concerns. Let us do the work for you.

To use these resources, keep in mind that we are available for consultation to sort through the many options available.

Health Assessment
Medicare
The official U.S. government site for people with Medicare
Website: www.medicare.gov

WebMD
A leading resource for timely health and medical information
Website: WebMD.com

www.health.gov
A government portal to a number of multi-agency health initiatives and activities
Website: www.health.gov

Alzheimer's Association
This site contains information, education and support for Alzheimer's disease.
Website: www.alz.org



Home Health Care
National Association for Home Care and Hospice
The nation's largest trade association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices, and home care aide organizations.
Website: www.nahc.org

South Shore Elder Services
A quick and easy reference in finding community resources available for older adults and their caregivers looking for help to stay independent in their home.
Website: www.sselder.org


Living Options
Assisted Living Federation of America
This association is dedicated to professionally operated assisted living communities for seniors.
www.alfa.org

Nursing Home Compare
This site helps you find and compare every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country
Website: www.medicare.gov/NHCompare


Financial
Social Security Administration
The official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration
Website: www.ssa.gov


Legal
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
This organization helps you locate an elder law attorney anywhere in the United States, and provides general information on elder law.
Website: www.naela.org


Family & Support
National Council on Aging
NCOA is a national voice for older adults and the community organizations that serve them.
Website:  www.ncoa.org

Eldercare Locator
This is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The Eldercare Locator is your first step for finding local agencies, in every U.S. community, that can help older persons and their families.
Website:  www.eldercare.gov

National Family Caregivers Association
This site offers a virtual library of information and educational materials for family caregivers.
Website: www.thefamilycaregiver.org/caregiving_resources

Family Caregivers Alliance
This site contains a wide array of publications and services based on caregiver needs, including a Family Care Navigator.
Website: www.caregiver.org

Family Caregiving 101
The site is designed to provide caregivers with the basic tools, skills and information they need to protect their own physical and mental health while they provide high quality for their loved one.
Website:  www.familycaregiving101.org