Links for Cargivers
Caregiving—an AARP site, providing excellent information on caring for elderly parents and related topics
National Family Caregivers Association—an education and support organization for the more than 50 million Americans caring for older family members; lots of good resources and information
Family Caregiver Alliance—a very good resource for education and support for the caregiver, including teleconference workshops on topics of interest.
CaregiverNJ—a site provided by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, providing information mainly on various State resources. Tends to be a bit dated but has some good articles and links.
AARP Caregivers—this is a “beta site” (meaning it’s still under development). It is a very nice resource for the caregiver, with an array of planning tools, discussions on social, emotional, financial and other issues which impact the caregiver.
Kaiser Family Foundation—KFF is a treasure trove of good research, statistics, data and discussions related to public policy on health and healthcare issues. It is a must-link site for anyone even mildly interested in the field.
Links Related to Health Issues
The following condition-specific links provide excellent resources, education and support:
Alzhiemers Association, Greater New Jersey,
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association,
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America,
The Foundation Fighting Blindness,
Chrohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America,
American Diabetes Association,
American Heart Association,
National Hemophilia Foundation,
Huntington’s Disease Society of America,
American Kidney Fund,
Kidney Cancer Association,
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,
American Liver Foundation,
Lupus Foundation of America,
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America,
National Osteoporosis Foundation,
United Ostomy Associations of America,
SeniorHealth.gov—a website developed by the National institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine, it provides excellent, easily-understood information on a wide array of senior health related topics
Links Related to Ongoing Learning and Living Well
SeniorNet—a membership funded not-for-profit, focusing on helping older adults learn about computers and the internet; very good training and software discount programs.
Elderhostel—a not-for-profit educational travel organization specifically targeted toward older adults
Lighting the Way, A Key to Independence—A series of articles by the Lighting Research center addressing the unique lighting needs of older adults.
Handicapped Plates and Placards—this link details the process for acquiring handicapped plates and placards in New Jersey
LifeLine—this is a link to the Philips Lifeline medical alert system, which provides round-the-clock emergency notification
MedicAlert—a link to the firm which makes medical alert ID tags to ensure emergency responders are aware of the individual’s unique conditions
Links Related to Legal and Financial
National Council on Aging: The NCOA has a very robust and informative website. In particular it has some excellent materials relating to reverse mortgages and their advantages and disadvantages.
Certified Financial Planners—this website of the Certified Financial Planners Board of Standards includes a search facility, to locate a local planner.