HEALTH- AND MEDICAL-RELATED ORGANIZATIONS
The Conversation Project: theconversationproject.org
The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. Too many people are dying in a way they wouldn't choose, and too many of their loved ones are left feeling bereaved, guilty, and uncertain. The website is a great resource for gathering information about how to begin the conversation, as well as to see and share personal stories. There is also a starter kit available to download that will help you get your thoughts together and then have the conversation.
Ashby Memory Method: www.alzheimersinnovation.com
AMM is an evidence based dementia intervention program that has been developed specifically to meet the needs of care professionals providing supports and services to individuals and families living with a diagnosis of dementia. AMM is designed to be an easy to implement program that offers measurable quality of life benefits for dementia care clients, their families, and caregivers. The program structure provides a stimulating mix of activities using individualized pen and paper booklet formatted cognitive exercises.
Nursing Home Abuse: www.nursinghomeabuse.net/
Nursing Home Abuse exists to raise awareness of the nursing home abuse epidemic, educate the public about its causes, help residents and families prevent abuse, and help victims cope with the consequences of nursing home abuse.
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA) was founded in 1987 as a professional association of attorneys in the private and public sectors dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to people as they age and people with special needs.
SageMinder provides web-based home medication reminder and check-in monitoring services for seniors and family caregivers. Also check out the information, articles, forms, and online community. Everything from audio downloads for relaxation and information about medicare to quotes to empower family caregivers!
Senior Helpers: www.seniorhelpers.com
Sage Minder connects professional, affordable caregivers with seniors who wish to live independently, at home, with a strong focus on quality of life for the client and peace of mind for their families.
A comprehensive approach to financial maintenance, asset preservation, planning services, and complete care
A university-based, non-profit effort dedicated to promoting aging in place and independent living for persons of all ages and abilities. Based at the University of Southern California, it offers an Executive Certificate in Home Modification online training program for professionals and serves as an information clearinghouse on home modification.
The official website of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence whose mission is to identify best practices in fall prevention and to help communities offer fall prevention programs to older people who are at risk of falling.
The Braun Corporation: BraunAbility
The Braun Corporation is the largest manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vans, ramps, and wheelchair lifts worldwide and enables people with physical disabilities to regain mobility and lead active and independent lives.
Home Helpers: www.homehelpers.cc
Non-medical personal in-home senior care agency. Home Helpers' caregivers provide personal care, homemaking, senior companion care, supportive elder care, and other non-medical in-home care services to seniors, the elderly and those with temporary or permanent disabilities.
Cambridge Health: www.cambridgehealth.org
With over 10 years experience in the senior healthcare industry, we provide answers to important questions to better facilitate your complex health care decisions. Each client we service is welcomed as a part of our growing family; through our professional eldercare knowledge, caring nature and assistance we can help you make choices that will enhance your lifestyle.
Save on Medical Bills: www.medicalcostadvocate.com
Save 20% to 50% on almost any medical bill. Experts negotiate your medical and dental service bills. Great for care givers. No risk, no fee unless you save. Learn more
Alzheimer's Association: www.alz.org
Dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer's disease. Phone: 800-272-3900
American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org
A nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy and rehabilitation. Phone: 800-ACS-2345
American Diabetes Association: www.diabetes.org
Provides diabetes research, information and advocacy. Phone: 800-342-2383
American Health Assistance Foundation: www.ahaf.org
The American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) is a nonprofit organization that funds research seeking cures for Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma, and provides the public with information about risk factors, preventative lifestyles, available treatments and coping strategies. Phone: 800-437-2423
American Heart Association: www.americanheart.org
A national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Phone: 800-AHA-8721
American Parkinson Disease Association: www.apdaparkinson.org
The organization focuses on research, patient support, education and raising public awareness of Parkinson's Disease. Phone: 800-223-2732
Arthritis Foundation: www.arthritis.org
A national organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with advocacy, programs, services and research. Phone: 800-568-4045
GOVERNMENT AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
A nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over.
Caring From a Distance: www.cfad.org
An independent, non-profit organization, Caring From a Distance is dedicated to serving the needs of long distance caregivers.
Eldercare Locator: www.eldercare.gov
A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The Eldercare Locator connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services. Phone: 800-677-1116
Family Caregiver Alliance: www.caregiver.org
Community-based nonprofit organization designed to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. FCA now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.
Provides detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country. Phone: 800-MEDICARE
National Association of State Units on Aging: www.nasua.org
An association representing the nation's 56 officially designated state and territorial agencies on aging. The mission of the Association is to advance social, health, and economic policies responsive to the needs of a diverse aging population. Phone: 202-898-2578
National Center on Elder Abuse: www.elderabusecenter.org
The National Center on Elder Abuse is dedicated to educating the public about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation and its tragic consequences. Phone: 202-898-2586
National Family Caregivers Association: www.thefamilycaregiver.org
NFCA is a grassroots organization created to educate, support, empower and advocate for the millions of Americans who care for chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved ones.