HomeCare for the Carolinas

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See links at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

The National Association for Home Care
and Hospice's Virtual Headquarters

How To Choose a Home Care Provider

 

Medicaid Information

Administration on Aging http://www.aoa.gov: This site is designed to serve you – whether you are an older American, a caregiver, a professional in the field of aging, a member of our national aging network, a member of the media, or anyone with an interest in our nation’s large and growing aging population.

Aging Help
http://www.aginghelp.com: Aginghelp is for the professional serving the older American through community and in-home services. This help is often identified as senior, aging or elderly services by organizations that include senior centers, day-care facilities, health clinics, focal point agencies, area agencies, county departments, state units, or other organizations.

Age Net
http://www.agenet.com: AgeNet, Inc. operates a comprehensive, national eldercare network to meet the specific needs of the fast growing aging population and their adult caregiving children. This eldercare network brings together suppliers of eldercare products and services with businesses such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health care providers, health systems, and organizations or companies with employee assistance programs.

Ageless Design
http://www.agelessdesign.com: This site is dedicated to smarter, safer living for seniors, especially those with Alzheimers Disease.

Aging With Dignity
http://www.agingwithdignity.org: The non-profit Aging With Dignity was established because you and your family deserve better. We provide you with the practical information, advice and legal tools you need to ensure your wishes and those of your loved ones will be respected. By helping you improve your own quality of care, we can bring about dramatic change, one person at a time.

Alliance for Aging Research
http://www.agingresearch.org: The nation's leading non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and independence of Americans as they age through public and private funding of medical research and geriatric education.

Alliance for Retired Americans
http://www.retiredamericans.org: A strong, new voice for retired workers and their families. The Alliance is not a senior citizen’s social club and it is not an organization formed to sell you things. It is a way for retired union members and others to make their voices heard. More than 2.5 million people are members already.

Alzheimer’s Association
http://www.alz.org: The Alzheimer’s Association, a national network of chapters, is the largest national voluntary health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and helping those affected by the disease.

Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral Center
http://www.alzheimers.org: Welcome to the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center's website. Here you will find information about Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. The ADEAR Center is a service of the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The NIA is one of the National Institutes of Health under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

American Assoc. for Geriatric Psychiatry
http://www.aagpgpa.org: The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry is a national association representing and serving its members and the field of geriatric psychiatry. It is dedicated to promoting the mental health and well being of older people and improving the care of those with late-life mental disorders. AAGP’s mission is to enhance the knowledge base and standard of practice in geriatric psychiatry through education and research and to advocate for meeting the mental health needs of older Americans.

American Assoc. of Retired Persons
http://www.aarp.org: Founded in 1958 by retired California educator, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, AARP (formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons) today represents more than 34 million members. Over half of our members are working, either full or part-time, while the remainders are fully retired.

American Federation for Aging Research
http://www.afar.org: Since 1981, the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) has helped scientists begin and further careers in aging research and geriatric medicine. Our mission is to promote healthier aging through biomedical research.

American Geriatrics Society
http://www.americangeriatrics.org: The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is the premier professional organization of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults. With an active membership of over 6,000 health care professionals, the AGS has a long history of effecting change in the provision of health care for older adults. In the last decade, the Society has become a pivotal force in shaping attitudes, policies and practices regarding health care for older people.

American Parkinson Disease Association
http://www.apdaparkinson.org: The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc., founded in 1961, has sought to "Ease the Burden and Find the Cure" for this disease through research, patient and family support and education.

American Society on Aging
http://www.asaging.org: Thousands of professionals throughout the country rely on the American Society on Aging to keep them on the cutting edge in an aging society. Through renowned educational programming, outstanding publications and state-of-the-art information and training resources, ASA members tap into the knowledge and experience of the largest network of professionals in the field. But ASA is much more than a traditional professional association. ASA is unique.

Arthritis Foundation
http://www.arthritis.org: The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with advocacy, programs, services and research.

Assisted Living Federation of America
http://www.alfa.org: The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) represents over 7,000 for-profit and not-for-profit providers of assisted living, continuing care retirement communities, independent living and other forms of housing and services. Founded in 1990 to advance the assisted living industry and enhance the quality of life for the approximately one million consumers it serves, ALFA broadened its membership in 1999 to embrace the full range of housing and care providers who share ALFA's consumer-focused philosophy of care.

Better Vision Institute
http://www.visionsite.org: The Better Vision Institute is a prestigious and unique body that brings together the vision community's three professional disciplines – ophthalmology and optometry. It provides the only forum in which these three professions can come together to address America's vision health. It is an independent, not-for-profit advisory board to Vision Council of America. VCA is a non-profit trade association for optical industry suppliers totaling almost 1,000 members.

Beverly Foundation
http://www.beverlyfoundation.org: The Beverly Foundation is concerned with the quality of life of the years that have been added to the average lifespan. Its founders and current supporters believe that it is an obligation of society to enhance the quality of life in the later years regardless of the setting in which that life is lived.

Care Guide
http://www.careguide.com & http://www.eldercare.org: CareGuide is a care management company dedicated to helping people at every stage of the aging process lead more comfortable, secure and independent lives. Through our national network of care managers, toll-free Support Center and Web site, CareGuide provides families with everything they need to assess, plan, manage and monitor the best care for their loved ones.

CarePathways.com
http://www.carepathways.com: CarePathways.com is an Internet community created and maintained by Registered Nurses (RNs) dedicated to providing seniors and their families access to quality information and creditable services.

Children of Aging Parents
http://www.caps4caregivers.org: Children of Aging Parents is a nonprofit, charitable organization whose mission is to assist the nation's nearly 23 million caregivers of the elderly with reliable information, referrals and support, and to heighten public awareness that the health of the family caregivers is essential to ensure quality care of the nation's growing elderly population.

Clearinghouse on Abuse & Neglect of Elderly -
http://www.elderabusecenter.org: NCEA exists to provide elder abuse information to professionals and the public; offer technical assistance and training to elder abuse agencies and related professionals; conduct short-term elder abuse research; and assist with elder abuse program and policy development. NCEA's website contains many resources and publications to help achieve these goals.

Council on Family Health -
http://www.cfhinfo.org: Seniors can get helpful information on health related issues and medication facts at this website.

Elder Corner
http://www.eldercorner.com: Since 1991, We here at ElderCorner have been committed to helping the "over 50" folks by providing practical and affordable products. With the inception of the World Wide Web, we realized the opportunity to connect people to the products that can help improve their quality of life. Seniors today are enjoying active lifestyles and planning fun and happy futures. ElderCorner's innovative products can make a difference in the way people live.

Elder Rage -
http://www.elderrage.com:—or—Take My Father...Please!, How To Survive Caring For Aging Parents, by Jacqueline Marcell. Are You At Your Wit's End?! Trying to cope with an elderly loved one who: • Makes unreasonable demands, wanting all of your time? • Is obsessed with sickness and death but refuses counseling? • Has become depressed, manipulative, distrustful or hostile? Then you'll love this riveting true story, written with compassion and humor—and realize that you're not alone with your countless frustrations and conflicting emotions.

ElderWeb
http://www.elderweb.com: This award-winning site is designed to be a research site for both professionals and family members looking for information on eldercare and long term care, and includes links to information on legal, financial, medical, and housing issues, as well as policy, research, and statistics.

Elders Without Walls
http://www.elderswithoutwalls.com: This web site is designed to be a communication vehicle for the residents of all assisted living facilities, including nursing homes and retirement homes.

FirstGov for Seniors
http://www.seniors.gov: FirstGov for Seniors is one of several projects created at the direction of the National Partnership for Reinventing Government (NPRG). The Social Security Administration (SSA) agreed to create, host and maintain FirstGov for Seniors as a service especially geared toward senior citizens.

Generations Online
http://www.generationsonline.com: The mission of Generations on Line is to promote this technology to enhance the quality of life of older people. Aimed at the large population of older Americans who cannot afford or choose not to enroll in computer training or Internet training, Generations on Line is both a service for access and product for learning. We provide specially programmed self-training software to senior centers, libraries, retirement homes and other locations where older people congregate.

Gerontological Society of America
http://www.geron.org: To promote the conduct of multi- and interdisciplinary research in aging by expanding the quantity of and improving the quality of gerontological research, and by increasing its funding resources; and to disseminate gerontological research knowledge to researchers, to practitioners, and to decision and opinion makers.

Go60.com
http://www.go60.com: Go60.com is a no-nonsense, yet caring and compassionate internet destination devoted to helping seniors improve with age. Go60.com is not about imitating youth or dazzling you with an eye-popping, animated website. Go60.com is about aging well, and aging wisely and successfully.

Lighthouse International (Vision)
http://www.lighthouse.org: To enable people of all ages to overcome vision impairment through worldwide leadership in vision rehabilitation services, education, research and advocacy.

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly
http://www.littlebrothers.org: Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly is a national, nonprofit organization committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. We offer to people of good will the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and the celebration of life.

Meals on Wheels
http://www.mowaa.org: The Meals On Wheels Association of America represents those who provide congregate and home-delivered meals services to people in need.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
http://www.naela.org: The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. is a non-profit association which assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families. Established in 1987, the Academy provides a resource of information, education, networking and assistance to those who must deal with the many specialized issues involved with legal services to the elderly and disabled.

National Area Agencies on Aging
http://www.n4a.org: The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) is the umbrella organization for the 655 area agencies on aging (AAAs) and more than 230 Title VI Native American aging programs in the U.S. The fundamental mission of the AAAs is to provide services which make it possible for older individuals to remain in their home, thereby preserving their independence and dignity.

National Association for Continence
http://www.nafc.org/: National Association For Continence (NAFC), formerly Help for Incontinent People (HIP), is a not-for-profit organization established in 1982 dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with incontinence. NAFC's purpose is to be the leading source of education, advocacy, and support to the public and to the health professional about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and management solutions for incontinence.

National Association for Home Care
http://www.nahc.org: NAHC is the nation's largest trade association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices, home care aide organizations, and medical equipment suppliers. Simply put, NAHC is the one organization dedicated to making home care and hospice providers lives easier. From professional development to fighting for better regulation, from knowing all angles of federal and state regulations to providing the latest information affecting home care and hospice, NAHC stands ready to serve your needs, enabling you to better serve your patients.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
http://www.caremanager.org: GCM is a non-profit, professional organization of practitioners whose goal is the advancement of dignified care for the elderly and their families. With more than 1,500 members, GCM is committed to maximizing the independence and autonomy of elders while striving to ensure that the highest quality and most cost-effective health and human services are used when and where appropriate.

National Association of Social Workers
http://www.naswdc.org: NASW is a membership organization that promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers. NASW also seeks to enhance the effective functioning and well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its work and through its advocacy.


National Association of State Units on Aging
http://www.nasua.org: The National Association of State Units on Aging was founded in 1964 as a national non-profit membership organization comprised of the 57 state and territorial government agencies on aging. The mission of the Association is to advance social, health, and economic policies responsive to the needs of a diverse aging population and to enhance the capacity of its membership to promote the rights, dignity and independence of, and expand opportunities and resources for, current and future generations of older persons, adults with disabilities and their families.

National Center on Women & Aging
http://www.heller.brandeis.edu: Women face tremendous challenges as they confront their later years. The mission of the National Center on Women and Aging is to focus national attention on the special concerns of women as they age, to develop solutions and strategies for dealing with these concerns, and to reach out to women and organizations across the country, promoting the changes necessary to improve older women's lives.

National Citizen’s Coalition for Nursing Home Reform
http://www.nccnhr.org: The National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR) was formed because of public concern about substandard care in nursing homes. NCCNHR is the outgrowth of work first achieved by advocates working for Ralph Nader and later for the National Gray Panthers.

National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare
http://www.ncpssm.org: The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare was founded in 1982 to serve as an advocate for the landmark federal programs of Social Security and Medicare and for all Americans who seek a healthy, productive and secure retirement. With millions of members and supporters across America, we are the nation's second-largest grassroots citizens organization devoted to the retirement future for all citizens - from our "twenty-something" generation and baby-boomers to the nation's thirty-four million seniors.

National Council on Aging, Inc
http://www.ncoa.org: Organizations and professionals promoting the dignity, self determination and well being of older persons.

National Institute on Aging
http://www.nia.nih.gov: The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the 25 institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.

 
National Policy & Resource Center on Nutrition & Aging
http://www.fiu.edu/~nutreldr: The National Policy and Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging (Center) reviews nutrition and aging-related journals and reports monthly.

National Senior Citizen’s Law Center
http://www.nsclc.org: The National Senior Citizens Law Center advocates nationwide to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly individuals, as well as persons with disabilities, with particular emphasis on women and racial and ethnic minorities.

National Senior Games Association
http://www.nsga.com: A not-for-profit organization dedicated to motivating senior men and women to lead a healthy lifestyle through the senior games movement.

Oasis
http://www.oasisnet.org: OASIS is a national nonprofit educational organization designed to enhance the quality of life for mature adults. Offering challenging programs in the arts, humanities, wellness, technology and volunteer service, OASIS creates opportunities for older adults to continue their personal growth and provide meaningful service to the community.

Senior Corps
//www.seniorcorps.org: The Senior Corps is the national service program that puts the experience and talents of seniors across the country to work getting things done in their communities.

Senior Drivers
http://www.seniordrivers.org: The mission of Seniordrivers.org is not to teach anyone how to drive; rather, our mission is two-fold: Present some simple demonstration exercises that can keep one's aging body both flexible and less tired, and offer a set of "refresher" tips, to help seniors overcome some of the stickier situations found in everyday driving

Senior Friends
http://www.seniorfriends.com: Looking for friends who share your interests? Special people who are enjoying life? So are we! Give yourself and those you love - Moms and Dads, all those "special someones" in your life - the gift of Senior Friends, the opportunity to enjoy exciting and educational activities, seminars and screenings, and an array of discounts on items from insurance to flowers, prescriptions to car rentals.

Senior Job Bank
http://www.seniorjobbank.org: Senior Job Bank exists to spread the word about the wisdom of keeping our older population in the workforce longer. The Senior Job Bank web site offers an easy, effective and free method for our senior citizens to find occasional, part-time, flexible, temporary and even full-time jobs. Through the Senior Job Bank web site, homeowners and businesses deal direct with older, more mature, more experienced and more reliable workers.

Senior Service America, Inc.
http://www.seniorserviceamerica.org: This organization's purposes are exclusively charitable, educational and scientific: It provides employment for seniors through the Senior AIDES Program, the Senior Environmental Employment Program, and Mature Staffing Systems; It conducts research programs and workshops.

Senior World Online
http://www.seniorworld.com: A senior resource center for active seniors in the digital age.

SeniorClix
http://www.seniorclix.com: SeniorClix.com is an information and e-commerce site focusing on the needs of seniors, family members and caregivers, and the senior services network. We are owned by CareMedia LLC, which in turn includes three owner groups.

Senior Explorer
http://www.seniorexplorer.com: Senior Explorer was founded in October 1998 to provide seniors with the ways and means to become more actively involved with computers and the Internet. We truly believe that no other age group is more suited to the Information Age than those 50 and older.

SeniorNet
http://www.seniornet.org: SeniorNet's mission is to provide older adults education for and access to computer technologies to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.

Senior’s Wellness
http://www.seniorswellness.com: Welcome to SENIORS WELLNESS, offering important, useful, and up-to-date health and wellness information for seniors and their caregivers.

United Seniors Health Council
http://www.unitedseniorshealth.org: United Seniors Health Council is a not-for-profit organization composed of thousands of consumers, advocates and eldercare professionals who are committed to the belief that informed consumers are best able to help themselves.