the Administration on Aging offers resources and guidelines on how to pick a nursing home.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), is committed to helping the Nation improve our health care system. To fulfill its mission, AHRQ conducts and supports a wide range of health services research.
The Five Wishes document helps you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself.
From the American Bar Association and the Commission on Law and Aging, a consumers tool kit for health care advance planning.
Gerontology health information from the American Geriatrics Society.
Information on The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 from the American Hospital Association.
Caring Connections is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life. This site provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file.
Nursing Home Guide from Consumer Reports.
Express Scripts Senior Corner is a non-commercial website dedicated to keeping seniors informed about topics that are the most important to them, empowering consumers to make informed choices about drugs and treatment options.
Since 1997, Healthfinder has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. healthfinderÂ® links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations.
Information on prescription drugs, supplements and herbs from the National Institute on Health.
Health information from MedLinePlus.
Health information from the National Institute on Aging.
A new website for older people and their families from the National Institutes of Health - health topics, videos and quizzes, talking web that reads the text for you.
NeedyMeds is a non-profit with the mission of helping people who cannot afford medicine or healthcare costs.
Podiatry Today - The most widely read publication in podiatry.
Physician referral service is offered by the American Geriatrics Society.
The California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform offers information about nursing homes, complaints, and consumer information in California.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health.
The Society for Innovative Medical Practice Design is an organization of Healthcare Providers promoting a direct financial relationship with their patients in order to restore the integrity of the patient-physician relationship -including concierge, retainer, retail, and cash pay physicians.
Nursing Home Compare from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - Offers detailed information on past performance surveys of every Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the United States.
Nursing Home Compare from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services offers detailed information about the past performances of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers articles and publications with information for older adults on a wide range of health issues. Some are available in Spanish.
WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health.