Are There Other Resources for Me?
There are many resources for seniors and those who care for them. Seniors Helping Seniors® Merrimack Valley & Greater Lowell in-home care service has put together a list of some of the most helpful resources for both caregivers and senior care recipients. You’ll find information on everything from healthcare, benefits, and finance to entertainment and social outlets:
AARP.org Has lots of senior related articles. It also has information on health, money, leisure activities, family issues and an online community you can participate in and meet other seniors.
American Bar Association-Commission on Law and Aging Elder law resources in your area.
American Society on Aging Advocates for those who are aging and their caregivers.
Brookdale Center on Aging The largest multidisciplinary gerontology center in the Northeast.
Senior Com This online community provides senior-oriented products, services, information, and entertainment.
SeniorLink Access to elder-care professionals, programs, helpers, facilities, and agencies.
Senior Sites A listing of non-profit helpers for senior housing, healthcare, and services.
Third Age Topic areas include health care, computers, retirement, investing, caregiving, travel, news, grandparenting, and much more.
Federal, State, & Local Government
Administration on Aging Information for older persons, their families, and those concerned about enriching the lives of the elderly.
Healthy Aging for Older Adults Helpful information on a wide range of health issues faced by older adults.
Social Security Online The official website of the Social Security Administration.
Health & Medical
Alzheimer's Association The leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support, and research.
Healthfinder Information to help you and your loved ones live well and stay healthy.
Medline The world's most extensive collection of published medical information, coordinated by the National Library of Medicine.
NIH Health Information Page Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.
Caregivers Resources An extensive online library for caregivers that includes articles, reports, links, and more.
National Caregiving Organizations A list of organizations that exist to help caregivers.
Family Caregiver Alliance/National Center on Caregiving An online source of information, support, and resources for family caregivers of adults with chronic, physical, or cognitive conditions.
National Alliance for Caregiving Advancing family caregiving through research, innovation, and advocacy.
National Caregiving Foundation An organization concerned about the problems, the worries, and the sadness that can affect caregivers.
National Family Caregivers Association The Caregiver Action Network 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 Alzheimer’s disease.
Electronic Caregiver Assistive Technologies to keep seniors safe in their homes
HomeMods.org Resources on home modifications intended to make performing tasks easier, to reduce accidents, and to support independent living.
Books of Interest
Elder Rage How to survive caring for aging parents. A Book-Of-The-Month Club Selection.