Here is just a sampling of the resources you’ll find throughout Stages of Senior Care.
Free Downloadable Resources From The Book
Chapter 1: A Whole New World
- Senior Choices (PDF 145k)
Chapter 2: You, the Caregiver
- Advice for Caregivers (PDF 145k)
- How Adult Children Should Talk to Parents(PDF 143k)
- How Parents Should Talk to Adult Children (PDF 143k)
Chapter 3: Plan Early and Look Beyond Today
- What Does a Geriatric Care Manager Do? (PDF 137k)
Chapter 4: Aging in Place
Chapter 5: Family Care
- Seven Questions Before You Decide (PDF 137KB)
- Caring for the Caregiver (PDF 138KB)
- Family Care (PDF 148KB)
Chapter 6: Senior Centers and Adult Care Centers
- Senior Centers and Adult Care Centers: Know the Difference (PDF 139 KB)
- Senior Centers (PDF 143 KB)
- Adult Care Centers (PDF 144 KB)
Other Resources Mentioned In The Book
A Place for Mom is a referral service helping families find nursing homes, assisted living, Alzheimer’s care, retirement communities, home care, and other senior care options.
AARP is the nation’s largest membership organization for people 50+, with a mission to help people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives.
Aging with Dignity is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to affirm and safeguard the human dignity of individuals as they age and to promote better care for those near the end of life.
AgingCare.com Web site provides information on senior health conditions, expert answers to senior care questions, and an online community where you can “talk” with other caregivers who are facing similar problems.
Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.
American Pain Society is a multidisciplinary community that brings together a diverse group of scientists, clinicians and other professionals to increase the knowledge of pain and transform public policy and clinical practice to reduce pain-related suffering.
American Parkinson’s Disease Association focuses its energies on research, patient support, education and raising public awareness of the disease.
Assisted Living Federation of America is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally operated assisted living communities for seniors.
CaregiverList.com is an informative Web site that answers the questions both Adult Children and Seniors ask when they need a solution for their care needs.
Caremanager.org is the web site for the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. This volunteer nonprofit association consists of health and human services specialists who help families who are caring for older relatives.
Center for Aging Services Technologies works to expedite the development, evaluation and adoption of emerging technologies that will transform the aging experience.
Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living is a national nonprofit consumer-based organization nationwide focused on the needs, rights and protection of assisted living consumers, their caregivers and loved ones.
Cooking Under PressureSM is a nutrition campaign created to provide education and support to seniors and their family members who are sometimes stressed-out by the demands of caregiving.
Geriatric Mental Health Foundation was established by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry to raise awareness of psychiatric and mental health disorders affecting the elderly, eliminate the stigma of mental illness and treatment, promote healthy aging strategies, and increase access to quality mental health care for the elderly.
Helpguide.org is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people understand, prevent, and resolve life’s challenges. – empowering people with knowledge and hope.
Home Instead Senior Care’s 40/70 Rule® Booklet is a guide to conversation starters for Boomers and their senior loved ones. Download the booklet (PDF 572 KB).
Home Instead Senior Care’s Senior Holiday Checklist is a “look-and-see signs” checklist that can help you tell whether your loved ones need help at home.
International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care has a mission to collaborate and work to improve the quality of life of patients with advanced life-threatening conditions and their families, by advancing hospice and palliative care programs, education, research, and favorable policies around the world.
Lighthouse International is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving vision and to providing critically needed vision and rehabilitation services to help people of all ages overcome the challenges of vision loss.
Medicare Web site, medicare.gov is the Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare.
National Aging in Place Council is a group of professionals dedicated to increasing seniors’ standard of living by providing them with information and ideas they can use to remain independent throughout retirement.
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging is a leading voice on aging issues for Area Agencies on Aging and a champion for Title VI Native American aging programs.
National Citizen’s Coalition for Nursing Home Reform provides information and leadership on federal and state regulatory and legislative policy development and models and strategies to improve care and life for residents of nursing homes and other long term care facilities.
National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end-of-life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of enhancing quality of life for people dying in America, and for their loved ones.
National Private Duty Association represents more than 1,200 member organizations throughout the United States that provide private pay in-home care services for the elderly and disabled.
National Senior Citizens Law Center advocates before the courts, Congress and federal agencies to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly and disabled Americans.
Retirement Living Information Center is a gateway to resources for senior living.
SeniorDecision.com is a Web site where consumers rate and review senior care and senior housing.
The MetLife Mature Market Institute® is a nationally recognized leader in the exploration of and innovative approaches to understanding and bringing context to the multi-generational and multi-faceted issues of aging and longevity.
U.S. Administration on Aging’s Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The Eldercare Locator is your first step for finding local agencies, in every U.S. community, that can help older persons and their families.