Web Sites for the Elderly and their Caregivers

Cooperating Agencies

The following agencies have cooperative arrangements with Active Seniors Options. We have reviewed each company and web site in this list, and are confident of the authoritative and helpful nature of the content. If you are interested in establishing a cooperative link arrangement, please email us.

Organization / DescriptionURL
East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging www.academyhealth.org
ECIAAA's mission is to help older adults live with dignity, independence, and safety as long as possible. ECIAAA plans, coordinates and advocates for the development of a full array of services on behalf of over 137,000 older persons living in the sixteen counties of East Central Illinois.
Agewise Care Management www.agewisecm.com
Age Wise Care Management offers professional geriatric care management services to families struggling to care for an aging loved one. Other with disabilities may also benefit from care management. If you're overwhelmed by care giving whether local or long distance or just looking to maximize available servcies, let our experienced, compassionate, and empathetic care managers be your guide.
At Home Senior Services www.at-homeservices.com/cm/Home.html
Senior At Home Services brings resources to seniors that are personally tailored so that they can continue to enjoy life in the comfort and safety of their own home.

Web Sites of Special Note

These web sites are not necessarily cooperating agencies but have something special to offer those interested in successful aging. The order in the list does not represent importance, priority, or recommendation.

Addiction Treatment Finder www.rehabinfo.net/
Our mission is to edcuate our visitors through research-based, expert written content. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive information about addiction, treatment options and the path to full recovery. Our site recently launched and now I'm putting in a lot of hard work on a larger campaign to help promote independent, responsible information on addiction recovery.
Web Site: Home Care Blog http://blog.homecareassistance.com/?p=745
Topics include Internet Use Reduces Depression in Seniors, Alzheimer’s and Marriage, and New Test May be Early Indicator of Alzheimer’s.
Web Site: A Good Daughter, Inc. Blog agooddaughterbuzz.blogspot.com/
Topics include How Painting Helps the Alzheimer Brain, Four Stages of Resolution for Alzheimer’s, Should Hospice Patients Get the Seasonal Flu Vaccine?, H1N1 Vaccine Guidelines, Demystifying "ObamaCare", Anxiety Disorders, and More Than 35 Million People Have Alzheimer's - World Alzheimer's Report.
Book: Listen to the Wisest of All www.listentothewisest.com
Authors Rita Blockman and Kimberly Morin During interviewed and tape-recorded the life stories of individuals between the ages of 88 and 104 over a two-and-a-half year period. The interviewees honestly and eagerly have shared unique insights on a myriad of subjects, offering priceless wisdom that could affect generations to come. The interviewees shared inspiring quotes, their strong spiritual beliefs, their advice to the younger generation of today, and how they all were deeply touched by friendship, poetry, music, or nature.
Web Site: Agingparents.com agingparents.com/
Legal and healthcare information and family conflict resolution in one place from a highly experienced nurse-lawyer, psychologist team. Free professional articles, toolkit and podcasts help families learn about handling common difficulties in dealing with aging loved ones.
Web Site: www.agewiseliving.com/ http://www.agewiseliving.com/
Working by phone, provides adult children with information, options, resources, and solutions to make informed decisions and coaching to enable families to implement their decisions by choice rather than crisis.
Web Site:AgingPro www.agingpro.com/
A one-stop-shop for eldercare, with national access to professionals in aging, information, discussion boards, blogs, useful website links, a store, and more.
Web Site: Alternatives for Seniors www.alternativesforseniors.com/
This free service allows people to browse and order brochures for a variety of senior housing and other services. They can also order a free hard-copy directory online.
Web Site: Boomer Care Technologies www.boomercaretech.com/
This agency specializes in at-home technologies assisting with safety, prevention and independence. Its aim is to provide the right device and strategy to keep us all living safer in our homes.
Web Site: Care Changes www.carechanges.com/
This is a FREE senior referral service helping families find assisted living, memory care, retirement communities, home care and other senior care options.
Web Site: Care.com www.care.com/senior-care-directory-national-p1072-q216613.html
This Senior Care Directory is free, and provides a comprehensive listing of resources in seven categories: housing resources, transportation resources, home care, end-of-life care, legal resources, financial planning and management, and health care. Visitors will also be able to access articles that include how-to guides, and even a blog on senior care issues.
Web Site: Caregiverlist www.caregiverlist.com/
Helps educate Seniors and their loved ones about care choices, including the costs, services and options available.
Web Site: Carepathways.com www.carepathways.com/
Created and maintained by RNs dedicated to providing seniors and their families access to quality information and creditable services. On-line access to extensive care facilities database and personal care, mobility, safety, and comfort products.
Web Site: Caring Caregivers Guide www.caregiversadvice.com/index.php
A resource for the family caregiver, professional caregiver and medical field personnel.
Web Site: Generations United www.gu.org/
Generations United (GU) is the national membership organization focused solely on improving the lives of children, youth, and older people through intergenerational strategies, programs, and public policies.
Web Site: Coping with Caregiving www.wsradio.com/internet-talk-radio.cfm/shows/Coping-with-Caregiving.html
Jacqueline Marcell is an author, publisher, radio host, national speaker, and advocate for eldercare awareness and reform. She hosts an Internet radio program "Coping with Caregiving" heard worldwide.
Web site: DrugWatch.com www.drugwatch/seniors/
DrugWatch.com is an awareness group that aims to educate the public about prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and medical devices that have the potential to cause patients serious harm. The website is continually updated with drug recall news, recent FDA approvals, drug interactions, side effects, and current developments in the medical field. In addition, patient advocates help patients get the treatment and care they deserve. There is a special section for seniors.
Web Site: Gilbert Guide www.gilbertguide.com/
An online guide for locating services and long term care providers.
Web Site: National Center for Assisted Living www.ahcancal.org/ncal/Pages/default.aspx
The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) is the assisted living voice of the American Health Care Association (AHCA). NCAL is dedicated to serving the needs of the assisted living community through national advocacy, education, networking, professional development, and quality initiatives.
Web Site: Maxi Aids www.maxiaids.com/store/default.asp
Products for independent living.
Web Site: National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs http://www.nanasp.org/
A national membership organization providing resources and information on healthy aging to professionals who work with aging adults.
Web Site: Paying for Senior Care www.payingforseniorcare.com/
The website saves families hours of research time and can help you discover resources of which you were previously unaware.
Web Site: A Place for Mom http://www.aplaceformom.com/
A free referral service for families in search of senior care options. An eldercare adviser discusses the elderly loved ones’ specific situation and provides resources and housing options tailored to their needs.
Web Site: SNAPforSeniors www.snapforseniors.com/
Provides senior living and care options.
SAMHSA Treatment Facility locator. http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/
The Facility Locator is the most comprehensive database of treatment providers available but does not provide answers for many of the practical questions that individuals and families have.
Web Site: Social Security Administration http://www.ssa.gov/
Provides benefits information.
Web Site: United States Dept of Health & Human Services www.aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/08poverty.shtml
HHS poverty guidelines
Web Site: You Can Be The One www.youcanbetheone.com/seeingSigns/dementia
Provides information on a variety of age-related health issues such as memory loss, dementia, Alzheimer’s, etc.

Links We Are Aware Of

We have not reviewed all of the following sites at length, so there is no implied endorsement, but many of them offer extremely useful information. If you find a broken link or have an additional site to suggest, please email us.

Academy Health www.academyhealth.org
Active Seniors Options www.activeseniorsoptions.com
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) www.ahrq.gov
Agenet - Solutions for Better Aging www.AgeNet.com
Aging Network Services www.agingnets.com
Aging Parents and Elder Care http://www.aging-parents-and-elder-care.com/
AGS Foundation for Health in Aging (FHA) http://www.healthinaging.org/
Alliance for Aging Research http://www.agingresearch.org/
Alzheimer's Association www.alz.org
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging www.aasha.org
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) www.aarp.org
American Health Care Association www.ahca.org
American Medical Association http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/4642.html
American Occupational Therapy Association www.aota.org
American Physical Therapy Association www.apta.org
American Society on Aging www.asasing.org
American Society on Aging www.asaging.org
Area Agency on Aging www.n4A.org
Benefits CheckUp www.benefitscheckup.org
Best Caregiver Info www.bestcaregiverinfo.com
Caregiving.com http://caregiving.com
Children of Aging Parents www.caps4caregivers.org
Current Biomedical Research in Aging http://www.afar.org/
DHHS Administration on Aging www.aoa.gov
Economic Policy Institute http://www.epinet.org/
Elder Care Online http://www.ec-online.net/
ElderCare Online http://ALZwell.com
ElderWeb http://www.elderweb.com/
Families USA http://www.familiesusa.org
Family Caregiver Alliance www.caregiver.org
Focus on the Family www.troubledwith.org
Foundation fro Gerontology Healthandage.com
Gerontological Society of America http://www.geron.org/
Illinois Department on Aging http://www.state.il.us/aging/
Institute for Successful Aging www.fullpotential.com
Kaiser Family Foundation http://www.kff.org/
Mature Markets, Inc. www.maturemarketsinc.com
Meals on Wheels Foundation www.mealsonwheels.org
Medicare Rights Center http://www.medicarerights.org/
Medicare's Nursing Home Compare Site http://www.medicare.gov/nhcompare/home.asp
MedLine Plus Database http://medlineplus.gov/
National Academy on an Aging Society http://www.agingsociety.org/
National Academy on Social Insurance Media Sourcebook http://www.nasi.org/info-url_nocat2744/info-url_nocat.htm
National Adult Day Services Association www.nadsa.org
National Alliance for Caregiving www.caregiving.org/
National Association for Home Care www.nahc.org
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging http://www.n4a.org/
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers www.caremanager.org
National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform http://www.nccnhr.org/
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare http://www.ncpssm.org/
National Council on the Aging www.ncoa.org
National Eldercare Referral Systems wwwnursinghomereports.com
National Family Caregivers Association www.nfcacares.org
National Health Information Center"Healthfinder", DHHS www.healthfinder.gov
National Institute on Aging Information Center www.nih.gov/nia/
National Mental Health Association www.nmha.org
National Senior Citizens Law Center www.nsclc.org
New Lifestyles www.newlifestyles.com
NIA: Alzheimers.org alzheimers.org
SAGE Crossroads Project http://www.sagecrossroads.net/
Senior Corps Hotline www.seniorcorps.org
Senior Options www.senioroptions.com
Senior Sites www.seniorsites.com
Senior.com http://senior.com
State Health Facts http://www.statehealthfacts.org/
The Urban Institute http://www.urban.org/
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Eldercare Locator www.eldercare.gov/Eldercare.NET/Public/Home.aspx
U.W. ElderCare Referral Agency www.eldercareinfo.com
Visiting Nurse Association of America www.vnaa.org
Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement wiserwomen.org/portal/

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