Senior citizens often have special concerns about age-related illnesses, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, heart disease and other chronic conditions. We have gathered some links to issues that affect seniors and their families.
While you may feel fit and healthy today you never know what health problems or disabilities will affect you in the future. Early planning for Long-term Care (LTC) can help prevent anxiety for you and loved ones.
Assisted Living - Also called Residential care is for adults who need help with everyday tasks. They may need help with dressing, bathing, eating, or using the bathroom, but they don't need full-time nursing care. Read more about this topic on Medline Plus
AARP - Internet
site of American Association of Retired People which is the nation's
leading organization for people age 50 and older. It serves their
needs and interests through information and education, advocacy,
and community services.
on Aging - Administration on Aging has programs for the elderly,
information about resources for practitioners who serve the aged,
statistical information on the aging, and information for consumers
(older persons and their families) including how to obtain services
for senior citizens and electronic booklets on aging related issues.
It also includes a link to AoA's National Aging Information Center
and extensive links to other aging related Web resources.
Checkup - The National Council on the Aging created BenefitsCheckUp
to help older adults to quickly identify programs that may improve
the quality of their lives. Family and friends can also obtain facts
about benefits that their loved ones may qualify for. Chances are,
you will be surprised to learn what benefits are available to you,
regardless of your income.
ElderNet - Seniors' guide to health, housing, legal, financial, retirement,
lifestyles, news & entertainment information on the World Wide
ElderWeb - one of the oldest and most comprehensive
eldercare gateways on the World Wide Web, with thousands of links
for caregivers, providers, and advisors to the frail elderly to
on-line information about health, financial, legal, housing, aging,
and other eldercare issues.
Housing and Mortgages for Seniors - This guide from MortgageLoan.com helps to understand some of the options open to seniors and precautions that they should take when it comes to owning a home, downsizing, paying a mortgage, taking out a reverse mortgage, and selling property.
Medicare.gov - Medicare.gov is a consumer beneficiary Website that provides access
to information about Medicare, Medicare health plans, contact information
and publications, as well as information about health care fraud
and abuse and nursing homes.
Council of Aging - The National Council on the Aging, promoting
the dignity, self-determination, well-being and continuing contributions
of older persons through education, research, leadership and advocacy
Institute on Aging - The National Institute on Aging (NIA),
one of the 25 institutes and centers of the National Institutes
of Health, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature
of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. This agency
also has a long list of very interesting topics on aging.
Home Information - Source of information regarding nursing homes,
finding one, helpful hints, how to select a nursing home, and patients
Security Agency - This is the official web site of the Social
Security Administration with information on retirement, disability,
survivors and supplemental security income benefits.