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HEALTH CARE RESOURCES


  • AARP - American Association of Retired Persons - AARP is a nonprofit social welfare agency which advocates for the needs of mature, elderly citizens of the U.S. They have a wide variety of large scale projects, services and initiatives.
     
  • Access America for Seniors - Connects to just about every federal government agency as well as nursing, Medicare, Medicaid, food assistance, compare different Medicare plans, Veterans Health Administration, National Women's Health Resource Center and many other links. Includes government information and services, information on benefits, health and nutrition, consumer protection, employment and volunteer activities, taxes, travel and leisure and education.
     
  • Aging Solutions - Includes a wealth of articles, comprehensive checklists and links to key resources designed to make it easier for people caring for an aging parent or elderly spouse to quickly find the information they need.
     
  • Alzheimer's Association - The leading global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research.
     
  • American Association of People with Disabilities - The AAPD supports the productivity, independence, full citizenship, and total integration of people with disabilities into all aspects of society and daily living.
     
  • American Cancer Society - In-depth information on the latest in cancer research, checklists, treatment and preventive health practices.
     
  • American Diabetes - Tips for prevention of diabetes and assistance for those with the disease to learn and discover facts to support a better quality of life with healthy eating habits, exercise and knowledge.
     
  • American Heart Association - A leading non-profit that fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused from cardiovascular disease and stroke. Detailed information, the latest heart-healthy advice and informative articles.
     
  • American Optometric Association - A national authority in the optometric profession seeking to improve the quality and availability of eye and vision care nationwide.
     
  • Beltone - A trusted name in hearing care for more than 65 years, Beltone is dedicated to solutions in helping people hear better.
     
  • Benefits Checkup - A free, easy-to-use service that identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans created by The National Council on the Aging 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 their loved ones may qualify for.
     
  • Care.com - Companions, Nurses, and Other In-Home Elder Care Providers. A seniors' resource including a listing of resources by state in seven categories: housing resources, transportation resources, home care, end-of-life care, legal resources, financial planning and management, and health care.
     
  • CareGiver Partnership - The CareGiver Partnership provides a wide range of home healthcare products delivered to your door with free shipping.
     
  • Center for Medicare Services - Center offers a description of all services covered by the Medicare program. Describes services provided by nursing homes and hospices; rehabilitation; personal care; occupational and physical therapy, and speech, hearing, or language disorder therapy; treatment for individuals with mental diseases; targeted case management; home and community-based care; and home health care. Explains coverage considerations.
     
  • Home Health Compare - Search and compare Medicare and Medicaid-certified home health agencies and view the quality of care provided to patients.
     
  • Life Alert - Life Alert ® is a medical alert system specifically designed to protect seniors and all family members in a home health emergency with a medical alert system that provides emergency help 24/7 even if you can't reach a phone.
     
  • Medicare Information Center - Information on all the services provided by Medicare. Find doctors and medical facilities. Compare drug and health plans. See if that test is covered. Under “Care and Support” you’ll find topics ranging from smoking cessation to prostate cancer screening.
     
  • Medicalert - Personalized with free engraving and recognized by emergency responders around the world. MedicAlert® medical IDs are available exclusively to members of MedicAlert Foundation.
     
  • Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com - Mesothelioma is a rare cancer, and only about 3,000 Americans a year are diagnosed with the disease, which attacks the lining of the lungs, abdomen or heart. Prognosis typically depends on the type of mesothelioma and the stage at which the cancer is detected.
     
  • National Association for Home Care & Hospice - NAHC is the largest and most respected professional association representing the interests of chronically ill, disabled, and dying Americans of all ages and the caregivers who provide them with in-home health and hospice services.
     
  • National Council On the Aging - Organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, and well- being of older persons. With links to may valuable resources for the aging.
     
  • National Institute on Aging - NHPCO is dedicated to promoting and maintaining quality care for terminally ill patients and their families.
     
  • National Institutes of Health Senior Health - An easy to use site for senior health. Pick a topic by first letter. For instance, arthritis. Go to Rheumatoid arthritis and you’ll find the basics plus risks, treatment options, videos and links for further reading.
     
  • Patient Advocate Foundation - A national non-profit organization that works as a liaison between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis through case managers, doctors and attorneys.
     
  • Senior Service Directory - Senior Service Directory is an online directory that advertises a wide range of businesses and organizations catering to seniors and older adults throughout North America.
     
  • Social Security and Disability Resource Center - The Social Security and Disability Resource Center website provides a detailed overview of how the federal disability system works (social security disability and SSI) and also provides answers to many questions that applicants typically have, but often have trouble finding answers to.
     
  • United States Administration on Aging - Information on Medicare, managed care, Medigap insurance, long-term care insurance, long-term care facilities, reports on health care fraud prevention programs of the U.S.A. Links to "State Agencies on Aging" at this site to find links to individual state’s Office on Aging.
     
  • Web MD - Online source of information on any health topic. Articles on health issues are often written by doctors and geared towards the layperson.
     
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