We have provided this section to aid you in the research of healthcare and assistance. There are many links and contacts related to Aging Organizations, Elder Rights, End of Life Care, General Health Resources, National Health Association, Housing and Living Options, and Mental Health. Most of all we offer this information in the hope that it helps you with the future care of your loved ones.
End of Life Care
National Health Associations
Housing & Living Options
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.
American Society on Aging
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 resources on a variety of aging-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.
National Council on the Aging
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.
California Department of Aging
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.
Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse & Neglect
Site provides resources on elder abuse prevention, including information on reporting a suspected case of elder abuse.
National Consumer Law Center
Site contains useful consumer information for older adults.
National Elder Law Foundation
Provides information and links to Board Certified Elder Law Attorneys.
National LTC Ombudsman Resource Center
Center provides consultation and information and referral for long term care facility residents, families and others who use ombudsman services.
Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement
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
Americans for Better Care of the Dying
Site contains a consumers guide for end-of-life care.
Hospice Foundation of America
The website contains useful information on grief and links to other end-of-life resources.
National Hospice Foundation
Site contains consumer brochures designed to help individuals better understand hospice and end-of-life issues.
Embracing the End-of-Life Experience
Site contains information designed to help individuals better understand hospice and end-of-life issues.
General Health Resources
Stanford University Health Library
Consumer health information library that provides evidence-based medical information.
Provides useful and up-to-date health information and tools.
Su Familia: The National Hispanic Family Health Helpline
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 Associations
Site contains information on the disease and helpful materials for caregivers.
National Parkinson Foundation
Site provides consumer and advocacy information related to Parkinson’s disease.
Site and 800 number provides general information and resources on arthritis.
American Cancer Society
The Society provides information on all aspects of cancer through a toll-free information line, web site, and published materials.
American Diabetes Association
Site contains basic information on diabetes and healthy living advice and tips.
American Heart Association
Site contains very useful information on heart disease and stroke prevention.
American Psychological Association
Site contains a Help Center that provides consumer information on mental health issues and concerns.
American Stroke Association
Consumer information for stroke prevention and care of someone following a stroke.
National Kidney Foundation
Consumer information to assist individuals affected by kidney diseases.
National Mental Health Association
Site contains fact sheets and other materials related to mental health issues.
National Osteoporosis Foundation
Consumer and professional information on bone health and osteoporosis.
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.
National Association of Home Care
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.
National Center for Assisted Living
The National Center for Assisted Living website contains consumer information on assisted living and other long term care options.
National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification
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 Treatment Facility Locator
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides this on-line resource for locating drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs around the Nation.
24- Hour Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Mental Health Services Locator
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)