Resources for the Aging Community
There is a wealth of resources for everything from information on specific
conditions and wellness strategies to financial and social services.
AARP offers free information and resources, as well as discounts through
a low cost membership, on a range of topics important to today’s seniors,
including health and long-term care.
This organization provides advocacy, information and
research to help people with Alzheimer’s and their families.
American Society on Aging
Provides publications such as Aging Today, as well as other publications
and education for seniors and the professionals who care for them.
Guide to Retirement Living
With one click you can order a free copy of SourceBook-Guide to Retirement Living. The site also includes helpful tips, publications and links to resources for seniors.
With information, articles and links, their focus is helping
people make the most of the aging experience.
National Association of Private Geriatric Care Managers
Provides free referrals nationwide and sells a directory of members and managers.
National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities
Represents the nation’s 56 state and territorial agencies on aging and disabilities and supports visionary state leadership, the advancement of state systems innovation and the articulation of national policies that support home and community based services for older adults and individuals with disabilities.
National Care Planning Council
A comprehensive website with links to eldercare, senior services and care planning information.
National Caucus and Center on the Black Aged
This organization offers services to enhance the lives of low income elderly African Americans in the areas of employment, health and wellness, affordable housing, and more.
National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information
This U.S. Department of Health & Human Services site provides information
and resources to help people address and plan for future long-term care needs.
National Council on the Aging
This organization works to improve health and economic security for
older adults. The site features helpful information and links to resources.
National Guardianship Association
Offers answers to important questions about guardianship as well as provides certification and education for guardians.
Social Security Administration
This agency pays benefits to retired or disabled workers and their eligible dependents, as well as eligible survivors of deceased workers. Supplemental Security Income payments are made to people who are blind or have other disabilities, and people age 65 and older who are in need. State and local offices can also be located from this site.
HOME HEALTH CARE
BIG & LOUD
Innovative and effective treatments for the speech communication (LSVT LOUD®) and physical/occupational therapy (LSVT BIG®) needs of individuals with Parkinson’s disease as well as aging and other conditions including stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome.
Home Health Compare
This Medicare site provides data that shows patient outcomes and satisfaction for Michigan Community VNA and other home health providers.
The advanced technology of X10™, a knee rehabilitation machine, gets your leg moving with minimal pain as soon as you get home from the hospital following knee replacement surgery.
National Association for Home Care (NAHC)
NAHC is a nonprofit organization representing the nation’s 33,000 home care and hospice organizations. NAHC also advocates for the more than two million nurses, therapists, aides and other caregivers employed by these organizations to provide in-home services each year to more than 12 million Americans who are infirm, chronically ill and disabled. Along with its advocacy, NAHC provides information to help its members maintain the highest quality of care.
Adjustable Bed Guide
Whether looking for adjustable features while recovering from a surgery, or needing to adjust the height when climbing out of bed, there are numerous scenarios where the features an adjustable bed offers are essential.
Barbara Karnes (BK) has dedicated the last 32 years to caring, comforting and educating dying people and their loved ones. In non-medical language, she writes about the most useful things she’s learned. Her books and blogs are inspirational, insightful and practical.
Five Wishes, a guide to creating a living will, is written in everyday language that helps start and structure important conversations about care in times of serious illness.
Hospice Foundation of America
The Hospice Foundation of America website offers a wealth of end of life care resources for professionals, patients and families.
Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Michigan
The Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Michigan has a long history of advocacy, education and support for those providing end-of-life care, bereavement support and advance care planning in Michigan. Their website features information and resources for patient and families, as well as hospice, palliative care and advanced care planning professionals.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Promotes care for the terminally ill and provides information about hospice services in the United States. Hospices provide medical care for dying patients, as well as counseling and supportive services for the patient and family members.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society provides information, research, resources and education regarding cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.
American Diabetes Association
Information, resources and advocacy for people with diabetes and those working to prevent it. The organization and site also provide research, statistics and information for healthcare professionals.
American Heart Association
The site features information on types of heart disease and related prevention, diagnosis and treatments. It also provides statistics and research data as well as information for caregivers and healthcare professionals.
American Lung Association
The American Lung Association works to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The site includes information on lung disease, prevention, resources and research.
The U.S. government’s official site for everything flu related including
prevention, types of flu, symptoms, vaccinations and resources.
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Serving communities throughout Southeast Michigan, UWSEM collaborates with area businesses and nonprofits as well as provides hundreds of programs and services that help improve health and quality of life.