Long Term Care Resources
- Elder Caregiver Finder: A website that provides onlne resources and service directories on elder care services.
On-Line Service: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Public information area includes material about arthritis,
osteoporosis, scoliosis, total joint replacement and the
prevention of back pain and broken hips.
Research Center - Health and Long-Term Care: Information,
research results and policy insights about access to health
care and long-term care; financing care, benefits and services;
Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance; managed care and
consumer protection; advance directives and ethical issues;
malpractice, fraud and abuse.
for Healthy Aging and Elderly Care: The Novartis Foundation
for Gerontological Research. Areas of interest to physicians
and researchers, other healthcare professionals, and patients.
Weekly news updates from Reuter’s Health Information.
Patient area topics include impaired mobility and nutrition.
The Ask the Expert forum is free to view, but does require
registration if you wish to participate.
Health and drug information specific to seniors including online
senior drugs reviews of commonly prescribed drugs for the elderly.
Issues Message Board: Forum on the process and affects
Aging Information for PA: Aging information for Pennsylvania
with links to long term care, educational programs, senior
health sites, and other important issues.
Slips, Trips and Broken Hips: Supports the ongoing UK
Department of Trade and Industry campaign on falls prevention
aimed at older people in the home.
A health and wellness site that has articles and user forums.
Medicare Information: Information on Medicare for beneficiaries,
their families and providers.
Health News for Seniors: CNN and WebMD present information
and health news for seniors.
LLC: Provides information, support, links and book recommendations
to the elderly, their caregivers, and the bereaved.
for Seniors: Includes information on health conditions,
medical coverage, and offers links to state resources.
- Senior Health: Source for information regarding aging.
Offers videos on senior health issues.
Aging Campaign: National, ongoing, health promotion designed
to broaden awareness of the positive aspects of aging and
to provide inspiration to adults, ages 50 plus, to improve
their physical, mental, social and financial health.
Lifelong Wellness: Describes the aging process, discusses
myths, statistics, and problems, and suggests ways of maintaining
health into old age.
Provides research-based information on a wide range of age-related
diseases, conditions, issues, features, and news.
Year of Older Persons 1999 U.N.: ‘Towards a society
for all ages.’ United Nations/Division for Social Policy
Eldercare: Information and resources on medical conditions
related to aging, health insurance, Medicare, and nursing
homes for the health care professional, consumer and caregiver.
Institute on Aging: Information on the enhancement of
older adult wellness by changing the perceptions of aging
and improving the quality of life.
Gerontological Center: A private, non-profit organization,
devoted to improve the quality of life of Hispanic seniors
and their communities.
Retirement Communities: A not-for-profit family of services
that offers exceptional retirement community living, home-delivered
services, senior centers, a radio station, consulting services
- Senior’s Health: Covers a range of health issues
with causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for medical
conditions, as well as news and features.
Rights Center: A not-for-profit organization that is
the source for Medicare consumers and Medicare professionals
Health and Aging: This site will assist older adults
and their families in obtaining appropriate mental health
and aging services, and teach them how to advocate to get
their needs met.
Elder Research Center: Focuses the heath and well being
of Native American elders.
Of Care: Community-based resources and tools for seniors,
people with disabilities, caregivers and service providers.
Senior Years Health Topics: Articles on multiple health
concerns for senior citizens, written by doctors and nurses.
for Living: Offering personalized articles, health management
tools and health information. Requires free registration.
Publications: Patient Assistance: Lists drug companies
that have free medication programs. Access eligibility requirements
Articles on common health conditions in senior citizens.
into Ageing: This national registered charity in the
UK furthers medical research in healthy aging at universities,
hospitals and medical schools. Current research programs,
newsletter, fundraising and links. Free pamphlets. “Exercise
for Healthy Ageing” book and “More Active -
More Often” video available for purchase.
Connections: Resources for seniors and their caregivers
Gold: A directory and information service, specialized
to the demands of the senior’s community.
Health: Listings on physicians, nutrition, drug trials
and caregiver support for seniors.
Health Week: News and information for seniors.
One Source: Referral service and magazine designed to
help seniors achieve a healthier life.
Resource Guide: A guide to senior services and resources
on healthcare providers, housing options, emergency services,
community resources, and professional articles on aging.
Online: A directory of health, fitness, and nutrition
Healthy at 50+: AHRQ consumer information on ways people
age 50 and older can stay healthy, tips on living habits,
to help prevent disease, screening tests, and immunizations.
National Advisory Council on Aging: The NACA is a Canadian
federal government organization.
Patient Education Forum: The American Geriatrics Society.
Health, medical and social information of interest to the elderly.
Health: Starting point for people over 40 for information
about a healthy life and life style.
Consumer Gateway: Aging and eldercare links. Information
topics include Hearing Aids, and Health Care.
State University Institute of Gerontology: Information
useful to those interested in geriatrics, the process of
aging and services for the elderly. Designed for researchers,
educators, practitioners, and the general public. Includes
description of programs and courses, calendar of events,
Does Someone Attain Old Age?: The Ohio Department of
Aging, Senior Series. SS-101-96.
Long Term Care Insurance Resources:
LTC and LTC Insurance: Provides articles and insurance
Health Insurance Plans: Lenore Bible Story: An article
covers how Ms. Bible saved her estate with appropriate
Fraud When Buying Long-Term Care Insurance: A guide
for consumers and their families, produced by a law firm.
a LongTerm Care Policy: An insurance company article
from iVillage describing how to choose an LTC policy.
Advocates: A consumer resource center for eldercare
issues. Provides links, planning tools, and information
for concerned individuals dealing with eldercare issues.
of Long-Term Care: This article from the Nursing Home
Information site discusses the three basic ways to pay
for long-term care in a nursing home.
a Way to Get Long-Term Care Policy: Columnist Jane
Bryant. Quinn offers this article on coverage and industry
Term Care: Offers information on aging-related topics
including health, longevity, LTC insurance and LTC quotes.
Term Care America: Offering information on policy variations,
health screening, needs evaluation, and publications.
Term Care Insurance Advocate: Some industry sources
offer assistance in aspects of the LTC policy decision.
Term Care Insurance Buyers Advocate Alliance: Provides
access to free long term care purchase coaching, research
and rate comparisons with personal guidance from insurance
Term Care Insurance Decision Assistance Center: Long
term care insurance decision assistance offered by the
National Advisory Council. Features long term care articles
by industry observers, advisors and former insurance agents.
Term Care Insurance Rate Reporter: Long term care insurance
consumer information organization provides long term care
insurance rate comparisons, long term care statistics and
insurance buying tips.
Insurance: Is It For You?: A Senior Women Web article
discusses whether women should consider long term care
Quote: Provides information and quotes on LTC coverage.
Information resource page for elder care and insurance.
LTC Introduction: An insurance carrier presents information
about nursing home care, expenses covered by insurance
and some questions to ask before purchasing.
LTC: Provides LTC news and information. Includes resources
for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, heart disease,
and other long term illnesses.
for Long Term Care: A guide to planning, preparing,
and paying for long term care, offered by AHCA, an organization
of LTC health care providers.
Buy or Not to Buy: Article from Modern Maturity magazine
discusses factors to consider in the buying decision.
Is LTC?: Discusses various aspects of LTC protection
from GE Financial Network.
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