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Here you will find links to a variety of valuable eldercare resources
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Alzheimer's Information

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.
The National Institute of Health offers general information about Alzheimer's.
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America was founded in 2002 by a consortium of organizations to fill the gap that existed on a national level to assure quality of care and excellence in service to individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses, and to their caregivers and families.
Nestled within your own community, where available, Leeza's Place is a multifaceted reprieve, for both caregivers and the recently diagnosed, that integrates educational programs, connective social activities, emotional support, and intergenerational programming designed to help you navigate through your community's continuum of care.
Website for the show The Forgetting: A portrait of Alzheimer's is a two-hour special aimed at helping people better understand and cope with the fearsome disease of Alzheimer's, from the Public Broadcasting Network.
HelpGuide provides information on planning for Alzheimer's care.
Associations / Organizations In Aging

Website for Certified Environmental Access Consultants.
Caregiver Support / Information

Ombudsmen are dedicated to enhancing the lives of long term care residents. The National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center provides support, technical assistance and training to the 53 State Long Term Care Ombudsman Programs and their statewide networks of almost 600 regional (local) programs.
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Dial 2-1-1 on your phone: 2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that, where available, connects people with important community services and volunteer opportunities for seniors.
Eldercare.gov is a nationwide service connecting seniors with services: meals, homecare, transportation, caregiver training by the Department of Health & Human Services
Diseases / Conditions

AIDS Community Research Initiative of America AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA), a collaborative and independent not-for-profit organization, studies new treatments for HIV/AIDS and related diseases, and conducts a comprehensive HIV health literacy program.
The Congress of California Seniors focuses its primary attention on legislative and consumer issues that impact older adults. On this page, information on sex, seniors and HIV /AIDS is provided.
Tools for treatment and research - HIV/AIDS clinical trials & seniors.
The American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine's mission is to promote excellence and integrity in the professional practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, in order to enhance public health and well-being.
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), based in Arlington, VA, is the largest professional association in the world representing doctors of chiropractic. The ACA provides lobbying, public relations, professional and educational opportunities for doctors of chiropractic, funds research regarding chiropractic and health issues, and offers leadership for the advancement of the profession.
As the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM), NCCAM is committed to providing evidence-based CAM information to help health care providers and the public make health care decisions.
Financial

The Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement works to provide low and moderate income women (aged 18 to 65) with basic financial information aimed at helping them take financial control over their lives and to increase awareness of the structural barriers that prevent women's adequate participation in the nation's retirement systems.
This site is for consumers interested in learning more about reverse mortgages. The information on this site is provided by the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA).
Certified Financial Planner board of standards, the United States professional regulatory organization.
The website of the Financial Planning Association website.
The website of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors.
The website of the American Institute of Financial Gerontology.
Fun / Recreation / Leisure

Stagebridge is the nation's oldest Senior Theatre Company. Based in Oakland, California, Stagebridge is an arts organization that uses theatre and storytelling to bridge the generation gap and to stimulate positive attitudes toward aging.
The HUMOR Project, Inc. is the first organization in the world to focus full-time on the positive power of humor. Our mission is to make a difference by being a unique, pioneering, and cutting-edge organization that touches the lives of individuals, organizations, and nations.
This site will touch your funny bone with aging jokes.
Gay And Lesbian

The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education. Visit this site for information on the status of domestic partnership laws in your state.
Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF) is the nation's oldest and largest bar association of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgendered persons in the field of law.
Human Rights Campaign is a national organization that works to advance equality based on sexual orientation and gender expression and identity through advocacy and education. Visit this site for information on the status of domestic partnership laws in your state.
LAMBDA Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender persons and persons living with AIDS through litigation, education and public policy work. Visit this site for information on the status of domestic partnership laws in your state.
Information on the challenges facing LGBT elders, from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
Out and Aging - The MetLife Study of Lesbian and Gay Baby Boomers.
Gay And Lesbian Legal

LAMBDA is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender persons and persons living with AIDS through litigation, education and public policy work. Visit this site for information on the status of domestic partnership laws in your state.
BALIF is a Minority Bar Association of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered persons and their supporters, with over 500 members including judges, lawyers, legal workers and law students. It is a helpful resource for information about laws affecting the greater LGBT community.
The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education. Visit this site for information on the status of domestic partnership laws in your state.
Government Programs / Benefits

The official Medicare site from the U.S. government.
The Medicare Rights Center helps clarify your Medicare options.
Information on Medicare and Medicaid services from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, is a site where you can find resources for older adults in any U.S. community.
Medicaid eligibility information from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Guide to Medicaid from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Health Promotion

Find a fitness facility right for you, from The International Council on Active Aging.
SilverSneakers offers an innovative blend of physical activity, healthy lifestyle and socially oriented programming that allows older adults to take greater control of their health.
America On the Move Foundation (AOM) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to improve health and quality of life by promoting healthful eating and active living among individuals, families, communities and society.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents a physical activity study: Senior Center Exercise Program for Older Adults: Improves Health and Is Catching on Around the Country.
PALS physical activity for seniors program by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Volunteer and job resources from the National Council on Aging
Healthcare / Medical

Physician referral service is offered by the American Geriatrics Society.
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.
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.
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.
Health information from MedLinePlus.
Home Support - Aging In Place

Website for Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists (CAPS) through the National Association of Home Builders.
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AARP's website for information on home design.
Website for Home Modification Resource Center.
Website for accessible design / universal design resources.
Website for the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access.
Website for the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access.
Housing

The National Center For Assisted Living (NCAL) is the assisted living voice of the American Health Care Association (AHCA), the nation's largest organization representing long term care.
The Assisted Living Federation of America has resources on assisted living facilities and long term care.
Wellspring Institute is one example of the transformative models that are improving long-term care facilities to a more consumer-centered approach, focusing on quality of life and quality of care.
Eden Alternative is one example of the transformative models that are improving long-term care facilities to a more consumer-centered approach, focusing on quality of life and quality of care.
Insurance

Information on how to cut supplemental health insurance costs (70 Ways to Save) from the TREA Senior Citizens League.
Information on health insurance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
A consumer guide to long-term care insurance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Long term care and insurance tutorials: KaiserEDU's tutorials are multimedia presentations on health policy issues, research methodology or the workings of government.
Legal

Expert law.com offers information on conservatorship and guardianship (commercial site).
H.E.L.P. assists older adults to make good decisions, to plan ahead and maintain control and independence by providing accurate, up-to-date, unbiased information and advice. Some information is California specific.
National Association of Elder Law Attorneys offers a searchable database to find a local elder law attorney.
Here you can find links to find legal help from the Administration on Aging.
Legal services for older adults and elder law from the Administration on Aging.
One of the nation's premier legal services organizations since 1974. Bet Tzedek provides free assistance to more than 10,000 people of every racial and religious background in the Los Angeles area.
Miscellaneous Resources

The National Institute on Aging provides Information designed for older Americans and their families as well as those concerned about providing the opportunities and services to enrich the lives of older persons and support their independence.
Just in Case – Emergency Readiness Notebook for Older Adults and Caregivers, from the Administration on Aging.
Disaster preparedness for those with special needs, from a Florida Area Agency on Aging.
Website for the National Do Not Call Registry.
Elder abuse information from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Information on elder abuse from Medline and the the U.S. Library on Medicine and the National Institute on Health.
Resources For Professionals In Aging

The American Health Quality Association represents Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) and professionals working to improve the quality of health care in communities across America. QIOs share information about best practices with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, and others.
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