Useful Eldercare Resources
- AARP website
A nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over... dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age.
Caring for Elderly Parents: Information for Foreign Service Families
How to care for elderly parents is a major concern of many Foreign Service families. Our concerns mirror those of other American families, but how to ensure
good health care, find the right living situation, etc.
- Aging Parents and Elder Care
Everything you need in one place: elder care articles, advice, caregiving tools, support group, and more. Covers all stages of senior care for elderly aging parents.
- The Caregivers’ Guide to Alzheimer’s
Finding out that an elderly parent has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can be stressful, frightening and overwhelming. One of the biggest struggles caregivers face when taking care of a parent who has Alzheimer’s is dealing with the difficult behaviors that accompany the disease. These articles have practical tips to help caregivers cope.
- A Kids-Eye View of Alzheimer’s
Adults can learn valuable lessons by listening to what kids have to say about coping with their Grandparent's Alzheimer’s Disease.
- When a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Doesn’t Recognize You
If someone you love has Alzheimer’s, you and your family have to brace for a time when that person no longer remembers you.
- An Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease
Get the facts about Alzheimer's disease, including symptoms, diagnosis, risk factors and treatments.
END OF LIFE
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
An excellent search tool for finding a hospice, as well as guides on issues related to palliative care, including Medicare coverage and techniques for
communicating end-of-life wishes.
Contains of the consumer information from NHPCO and has state-by-state advance directive forms.
Hospice Foundation of America.
Information on end-of-life issues, such as pain management.
One section called "Caregivers Corner" has links, reading lists and a self-assessment tool for caregivers to analyze their own strengths and weaknesses.