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Alzheimerís Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR)

A service of NIA, the ADEAR Center offers free publications and information on diagnosis, treatment, patient care, caregiver needs, long-term care, education and training, and research related to Alzheimerís disease.
P.O. Box 8250
Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250
Phone: 1-800-438-4380 (toll-free)
Website: 
http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers

Administration on Aging (AoA)

AoA provides funds and community-based services for programs that serve older adults.
Phone: 202-619-0724
Website: 
www.aoa.gov

Alzheimerís Association

A national voluntary health organization supporting Alzheimerís research and care, the Association offers information and support to patients and families.
225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17
Chicago, IL 60601-7633
Phone: 1-800-272-3900 (toll-free)
Website: 
www.alz.org

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center

This national resource center provides resources and information, including a respite locator program, technical assistance to State organizations, and an information clearinghouse.
800 Eastowne Drive, Suite 105
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: 1-800-473-1727, ext. 222 (toll-free)
Website: 
www.archrespite.org

BenefitsCheckUp

An online service provided by the National Council on Aging, this program allows people to find programs that can help them meet health care costs.
Website: 
www.benefitscheckup.org

Caregiver Action Network

The Caregiver Action Network is the nationís leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimerís disease. CAN (formerly the National Family Caregivers Association) is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.
2000 M St. NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-772-5050
Website: 
www.caregiveractionnetwork.org

Caregiver Resource Directory

Offered by Beth Israel Medical Center, this guide offers resources, facts, and advice about caring for a family member, as well as the caregiver.
Website: 
www.netofcare.org/crd/resource_form.asp

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

CMS is a Federal agency that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with the States to administer Medicaid.
7400 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
Phone: 1-800-633-4227 (toll-free)
TTY: 1-866-226-1919 (toll-free)
Website: 
www.cms.hhs.gov

Consumer Dangers - Nursing Home Abuse

Dedicated to keeping the public informed about consumer dangers and safety issues associated with numerous products that can cause the public serious harm. Our senior safety team strives to provide a comprehensive free resource for our seniors to stay protected from nursing abuse and to learn more about the different kinds of abuse to look out for.
Website: 
www.consumerdangers.com/nursing-home-abuse

CountyOffice.org

CountryOffice.org is the most accurate internet database of county government offices in the United States. Use our site to locate your county assessor, board of elections, chamber of commerce, child support offices, colleges, coroner, courts, and much more, with all relevant details.
Website: 
www.countyoffice.org

DrugDangers.com

Our goal at DrugDangers is to keep the public educated and informed of all defective medical devices and dangerous medications that are currently on the market.
Website: 
www.drugdangers.com

DrugNews.net

Our drug information site currently details several dangerous drugs and will be constantly updated to provide current information about potential side effects, recalls and more. 
Website: 
www.drugnews.net

Drugwatch.com

Two out of every three seniors have two or more chronic conditions. Age increases the risk of several conditions like osteoarthritis and Type 2 diabetes. Osteoarthritis may lead to knee or hip implants, and some implants have stronger safety records than others. Many Type 2 diabetes medications also carry potentially dangerous side effects. Itís important to be aware of the risks of all drugs and medical devices.
Phone: 1-888-645-1617
Website: www.drugwatch.com/seniors

Eldercare Locator

This nationwide service helps identify local resources for seniors.
Phone: 1-800-677-1116 (toll-free)
Website: 
www.eldercare.gov

Family Caregiver Alliance

The Alliance provides information, education, services, research, and advocacy for caregivers.
180 Montgomery Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 1-800-445-8106 (toll-free)
Website: 
www.caregiver.org

Health Unify

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Website: www.healthunify.com

Hospice Foundation of America

The Foundation promotes hospice care and educates professionals and families about issues related to caregiving, terminal illness, loss, and bereavement.
1621 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 300
Washington DC 20009
Phone: 1-800-854-3402 (toll-free)
Website: 
www.hospicefoundation.org

Leading Age

LeadingAge reinforces our not-for-profit membersí commitment not only to providing services and care, but also to leading the charge for change in the way our country views aging. LeadingAge and our members are committed to innovative practices to transform how we serve our aging population, to cutting-edge initiatives that develop services that meet older adultsí needs and preferences, and to advocacy that expands the world of possibilities for aging.
2519 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202-783-2242
Website: 
www.leadingage.org

Mesothelioma Caregiver Resources

Caregivers are in a rewarding and sometimes difficult role. They are called upon constantly to keep on giving. The reality is, that unless they take time out to nurture and replenish themselves, there may come a day when there is little left to give. These support resources are designed to help caregivers find the support they need to renew, recharge and rejuvenate so that they can continue doing what they love to do -care for their loved one.
Website: 
www.mesothelioma.com

Mesothelioma Guide

Mesothelioma is a fatal cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos particles. The average latency period that mesothelioma takes to develop is anywhere from 20-40 years. Since this period is so long, mesothelioma usually affects older adults in their 60ís and 70ís. Mesothelioma Guide aims to provide easy to understand information to patients and their families about treatment options, mesothelioma specialists, and support groups.
Website: 
www.MesotheliomaGuide.com

Mesothelioma Group, The

The MG just published a very informative guide to understanding cancer. The Mesothelioma Group also donates to local charities and provides scholarships to victims and their families.
Website: 
www.mesotheliomagroup.com

Mesothelioma Lawyer Center

For over 20 years we've helped mesothelioma and asbestos victims locate the top mesothelioma attorneys in their area. here are many law firms that handle mesothelioma cases, and your choices may seem overwhelming. We clear through the confusion and make sure you have information on only the top mesothelioma law firms.
Website: 
www.mesotheliomaLawyerCenter.org

Mesothelioma Support Groups

Because mesothelioma is such a rare disease, it can be hard to find local support groups that focus on this specific form of cancer. The American Cancer Society has an extremely helpful search tool on their website that can help you narrow down different types of support to find exactly what you need in your local area. You are also welcome to call one of our Mesothelioma Help Now Claim Advocates, who will be happy to assist you in finding a local support group.

Another great place to connect with these resources is through the hospital that is treating you or your loved one. We also recommend searching online. For example, here are a few respected hospitals that provide a variety of support groups:
Website: 
www.mesotheliomahelpnow.com/support/groups

National Alliance for Caregiving

The Alliance supports family caregivers and the professionals who help them and works to increase public
awareness of issues facing family caregivers. The website features peer-reviewed links to other resources for family caregivers.
4720 Montgomery Lane, 5th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Website: 
www.caregiving.org

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

The Association offers information and referral services.
1604 North Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ 85716-3102
Phone: 520-881-8008
Website: 
www.caremanager.org

National Center on Elder Abuse

The Center promotes understanding and action on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
1201 15th Street, NW
Suite 350
Washington, DC 20005-2842
Phone: 202-898-2586
Website: 
www.ncea.aoa.gov

National Family Caregivers Association

This group supports family caregivers and offers education, information, and referrals.
10400 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 500
Kensington, MD 20895-3944
Phone: 1-800-896-3650 (toll-free)
Website: 
www.nfcacares.org

National Home Abuse Center (NHAC)

Nursing Home Abuse Center (NHAC) is a free online resource with information about senior and elder dangers and safety options. Approximately 1 in 10 Americans aged 60+ have experienced some form of elder abuse. It is estimated that upwards of 10 million seniors are abused each year. Our mission is simple: To be the top online resource educating the public on the risks of senior abuse in an attempt to save lives and rebuild shattered trust. The information provided by NursingHomeAbuseCenter.com is not a substitute for professional medical advice.
189 S Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (800) 962-2873
Website:
 
wwwNursingHomeAbuseCenter.com

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

This professional association for hospices has resources and information for the public.
1700 Diagonal Road, Suite 625
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 1-800-658-8898 (toll-free)
Website: 
www.nhpco.org

NIH Senior Health

NIHSeniorHealth can help seniors find answers to their medical questions from the comfort of their own homes thanks to this new and innovative online resource and the Internet.
Website: 
www.niaseniorhealth.gov

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

This program helps qualified people who lack prescription coverage to get needed medicines.
Phone: 1-888-477-2669 (toll-free)
Website:
 www.pparx.org

Well Spouse Association

The Association is a national, nonprofit membership organization providing support to wives, husbands, and partners of chronically ill and/or disabled people.
63 West Main Street, Suite H
Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: 1-800-838-0879 (toll-free)
Website: 
www.wellspouse.org

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