Resources

  1. www.aginginplace.com is a great resource that provides information about where and how to access dishes and utensils for eating as well as many other home aids.
  2. www.agingcare.com is a resource that provides information about common medications prescribed for the elderly. Information includes what the medication does and the side effects of which to be aware.
  3. www.n4a.org is a website the gives resources and support for your elder’s mental health issues (depression, anxiety, etc.)
  4. www.visitingangels.com is an organization that provides services in the home for help with the daily care of an elder.
  5. www.alz.org is a great resource for general information about Alzheimer’s disease. It will give 10 early detection signs of Alzheimer’s, information about services, products, an online forum that addresses questions and concerns and many other resources to help you support you parent.
  6. www.eldercare.gov provides a locator service for finding in-home help with bathing and personal care for your elder.
  7. www.activeforever.com offers lots of mobility aides and other products to enhance independence such as ramps, scooters, lifts, canes, adaptive phones, etc.
  8. www.foundation.aarp.org is a resource for finding help for low-income older Americans.
  9. www.homemods.org has information and ideas for home modification to accommodate elders.
  10. www.myinnovage.org offers services, living situation options, ideas and support.
  11. www.benefitscheckup.org provides a confidential questionnaire with information on eligibility requirements for federal programs like food stamps, social security, Medicaid as well as various state-funded programs.
  12. www.donotcall.gov places your elder’s phone number on a do-not-call list for phone solicitation companies.
  13. www.mesotheliomaguide.com/mesothelioma/ talks about this disease, the sign and symptoms and where to get help
  14. http://drugwatch.com/seniors  educates seniors on healthy aging, medication and device complications, nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
  15. http://www.mesotheliomaveterans.org Learn more about Asbestos in the military and the benefits available for you.

The password to download copies of the forms in the book is the first word on page 41 of Aging Parents, The Essential Resource Guide.