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Resources

RESOURCES (My hand-picked best-of-web resources for your loved ones.)

AARP

AARP full of practical information on finances, housing, healthcare, aging focus on Boomers.

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Planning Your Parents Retirement

Alzheimer’s Association
Information about all dementias and useful tips for caregivers.

Benefitscheckup.org
Find help paying for food: Get your SNAP Application now.

Caregiver.org
Click on your state on the Family Care Navigator map to locate government, nonprofit and private services in your area.

Caring From a Distance
Guidance for the long-distance caregiving challenges many of us face.

Village to Village Network
Villages are neighborhood organizations that match members to services and resources for an annual fee.

Resources Continued

Caregiving.org
Offers a wide range of research, information, and resources—such as a questionnaire that helps you assess your own health.

ElderCare.gov; 800-677-1116

Call or type your zip code or city online to search for services in your community.

Gero.usc.edu
Find Aging-in-Place Home Modification Help in your Area.

Home Health Compare
A government website where you can research home health agencies.

Homemods.org
A University-based non-profit promoting aging in place for persons of all ages and abilities.

LeadingAge.org A search function that helps find care facilities that offer a variety of services in your area.

LotsaHelpingHands.com
People who ask, “How can I help?” can sign on to a Web-based community you create that matches volunteers with tasks and keeps members informed of everything that’s going on with the person who’s being cared for.

Medicare.gov
Review and Compare Your Coverage Options, find doctors, providers, hospitals, In-Home Care, plans and suppliers.

Medicare Rights Center
What you need to know about Medicare from an independent advocacy group.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
A guide to lawyers who specialize in elder care and disability issues.

National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Click on long-term care link for consumer information about long-term care insurance.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
When more hands-on Professional assistance is needed this site helps you find a care manager.

National Family Caregivers Association
Resources and advocacy for family caregivers and links to many resources.

Nursing Home Compare
This government website lets you compare the quality of nursing homes. But these measures should be only the start of your search.

SNAPforSeniors.com
for senior facilities using a variety of criteria such as the type of home, apartment size, memory care services and payment options.
vnaa.org
Visiting Nurse Associations of America Click on your state to find at-home help.

Aginginplace.com Information from a team of professionals who care.

Eldercare Locator

ElderCare.gov; 800-677-1116
Call or type your zip code or city online to search for services in your community.

Family Caregiver Alliance: National Center for Caregiving

Caregiver.org
Click on your state on the Family Care Navigator map to locate government, nonprofit and private services in your area.

LeadingAge.org Features a search function that helps you find care facilities that offer a variety of services in your area.

LotsaHelpingHands.com
People who ask, “How can I help?” can sign on to a Web-based community you create that matches volunteers with tasks and keeps members informed of everything that’s going on with the person who’s being cared for.

Medicare.gov

Review and Compare Your Coverage Options, find doctors, providers, hospitals, In-Home Care, plans and suppliers.

National Alliance for Caregiving

Caregiving.org
Offers a wide range of research, information, and resources—such as a questionnaire that helps you assess your own health.

SNAPforSeniors.com
For senior facilities using a variety of criteria such as a type of home, apartment size, memory care services and payment options.

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology  homemods.org

Visiting Nurse Associations of America

vnaa.org
Click on your state to find at-home help.

Aging in Place Useful Links

Use Your Home to Stay in your Home
National Directory of Home Modification Resources
Assistive Technology from the Family Caregiver Alliance
Stop Falls
Stuck in the Middle
Great Places to age
Consumer Reports (protect mom/dad’s money)
Free in Home assessment
Your home as a care setting
OTs (occupational therapist)
Hire a Geriatric Care Manager?
Virginia Livable Homes Tax Credit (see if your state offers tax credits)

Elder Orphans “Get Adopted” 

Courtesy Note: Source list compiled by Patrick Roden of aginginplace.com