This section is dedicated to helping each visitor in finding valuable information on healthcare and assistance. These links are related to Aging Organizations, Elder Rights, End of Life Care, General Health Resources, National Health Association, Housing and Living Options, and Mental Health.
Index of Resources
- Aging Organizations
- Elder Rights
- End of Life Care
- General Health Resources
- National Health Association
- Housing and Living Options
- Mental Health
AARP is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of persons 50 and older. This site provides useful information and resources on topics such as health and wellness, economic security and work, long-term care and independent living, and lastly personal enrichment.
The American Society on Aging is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the knowledge and skills of those working with older adults and their families. Site offers useful information on a variety of age-related topics.
The site is designed for the purposes of both professionals and family members looking for information on elder care and long-term care and includes links to information on legal, financial, medical, and housing issues, as well as policy, research, and statistics.
The National Council on the Aging is an association of organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well-being, and contributions of older persons. The Senior’s Corner section of the site contains health related resources and tips.
The California Department of Aging (CDA) administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the State.
Site provides resources on elder abuse prevention, including information on reporting a suspected case of elder abuse.
Site contains useful consumer information for older adults.
Provides information and links to Board Certified Elder Law Attorneys.
Center provides consultation and information and referral for long term care facility residents, families and others who use ombudsman services.
WISER is a non-profit organization devoted to providing women with information they need for a financially sound retirement. Site contains resources on such topics as Social Security, savings and investing, and widowhood.
End of Life Care
Site contains a consumer’s guide for end-of-life care.
The website contains useful information on grief and links to other end-of-life resources.
Site contains consumer brochures designed to help individuals better understand hospice and end-of-life issues.
Site contains information designed to help individuals better understand hospice and end-of-life issues.
General Health Resources
Consumer health information library that provides evidence-based medical information.
Provides useful and up-to-date health information and tools.
Service offers free reliable and confidential health information in Spanish and English.
Call toll free Monday through Friday 9 am to 6 pm Eastern Standard Time.
National Health Association
Site contains information on the disease and helpful materials for caregivers.
Site provides consumer and advocacy information related to Parkinson’s disease.
Site and 800 number provide general information and resources on arthritis.
The Society provides information on all aspects of cancer through a toll-free information line, web site, and published materials.
Site contains basic information on diabetes and healthy living advice and tips.
Site contains very useful information on heart disease and stroke prevention.
Site contains a Help Center that provides consumer information on mental health issues and concerns.
Consumer information for stroke prevention and care of someone following a stroke.
Consumer information to assist individuals affected by kidney diseases.
Site contains fact sheets and other materials related to mental health issues.
Consumer and professional information on bone health and osteoporosis.
A website and organization that is dedicated to bringing high-quality care to every community.
Housing and Living Options
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) website contains information about housing and long-term care services and facilities.
Senior Resource provides information on housing choices for older adults.
NAHC is a trade association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices, home care aide organizations, and medical equipment suppliers. Site contains a consumer section focused on choosing a home care provider.
The National Center for Assisted Living website contains consumer information on assisted living and other long-term care options.
NRCSHHM is a non-profit organization that promotes aging in place and independent living for persons of all ages and abilities. The website contains excellent resources on senior housing and home modifications.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides this online resource for locating drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs around the Nation.
24- Hour Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
This Locator provides you with comprehensive information about mental health services and resources by city, state or zip code. It is useful for professionals, consumers and their families, and the public.
Toll-free telephone: 1-800-789-2647
Web Site: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Suicide Prevention Hotline at: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). For TTY users, call: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)
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