Alzheimerís Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR)
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)
Administration on Aging (AoA)
provides funds and community-based services for programs that
serve older adults.
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)
ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center
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)
online service provided by the National Council on Aging, this
program allows people to find programs that can help them meet
health care costs.
Caregiver Action Network
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
Caregiver Resource Directory
by Beth Israel Medical Center, this guide offers resources,
facts, and advice about caring for a family member, as well as
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (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)
Consumer Dangers - Nursing Home Abuse
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.
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
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.
drug information site currently details several dangerous drugs
and will be constantly updated to provide current information
about potential side effects, recalls and more.
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.
nationwide service helps identify local resources for seniors.
Phone: 1-800-677-1116 (toll-free)
Family Caregiver Alliance
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)
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with delicious food facts and tips to make your life BETTER,
BRIGHTER & HEALTHIER.
Hospice Foundation of America
Foundation promotes hospice care and educates professionals and
families about issues related to caregiving, terminal illness,
loss, and bereavement.
1621 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20009
Phone: 1-800-854-3402 (toll-free)
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
2519 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
Mesothelioma Caregiver Resources
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.
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.
Mesothelioma Group, 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.
Mesothelioma Lawyer Center
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
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.
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:
National Alliance for Caregiving
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
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
Association offers information and referral services.
1604 North Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ 85716-3102
National Center on Elder Abuse
Center promotes understanding and action on elder abuse,
neglect, and exploitation.
1201 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005-2842
National Family Caregivers Association
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)
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
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
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)
NIH Senior Health
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.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
program helps qualified people who lack prescription coverage to
get needed medicines.
Phone: 1-888-477-2669 (toll-free)
Well Spouse Association
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)
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