Resources

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
Budgeting basics, health care and health insurance, housing, long-term care and dependent care, and social security issues and advice from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Age in Place
Portal for issues and for service providers focused on the most desired locale for aging, one’s own home.

Aging In Place Technology Watch
Source of analysis and guidance to practical and most advanced devices for support and safety in the home and on the road.

Aging Parents and Elderly Care
Advice, articles, eldercare checklists.

Aging Parents and Options in Care
A Simple Handbook Making the Best Decisions For Loved Ones During Stressful Times, by Hillary Abrams

AGIS Network
AssistGuide Information Services, a comprehensive list of caregiving topics and a free caregiver kit.

Amazon
Caring for Elderly Parents by Ruth Whybrow
Doing the Right Thing by Roberta Satow
The Daughter Trap by Laurel Kennedy

Asbestos.com
The Mesothelioma Center offers the most comprehensive and current information on asbestos exposure and mesothelioma.

A Bittersweet Season, by Jane Gross, Vintage Press.
An account of a frustrating, heartbreaking, enlightening, and ultimately calming and redemptive journey, providing very specific and valuable information about the importance of general practitioners, dealing with entitlements, caring for self, the pitfalls of assisted living, and a full picture of aging today.

CareTogether
Managing appointments, asking for help and keeping in touch can be overwhelming. With CareTogether™, families have the tools they need to help take care of their loved ones. All together.

Caring.com
Advice for common challenges.

Caring for Your Parents – PBS.org
Navigate the complexities of eldercare information and services, and find national and local organizations, and choose the appropriate services and resources – for current or future caregivers, or for self.

Celebrations of Life
Information on drafting an ethical will as a way to share your values, beliefs, and blessings with your family and community.

Controlling Death: The False Promise of Advance Directives
Featured on the Annals of Internal Medicine
by Henry S. Perkins, MD

The Daughter Trap
Especially for women, including socio-political commentary, by Laurel Kennedy, author of The Daughter Trap: taking care of mom and dad, Macmillan.

Everyday Health
Tips for preventing burnout and opportunities to share experiences in caring for aging parents.

Healthy Aging – CDC.gov
Latest analysis and data on matters relating to aging at national, state, and local levels, especially useful for program development and collaboration.

Healthy Lifestyle
Cellular-based emergency locator systems.

Medicare.gov
State Health Insurance Assistance for free guidance in buying a Medigap policy or long-term care insurance; dealing with Medicare bills, payment denials or appeals; Medicare rights and protections; complaints about your care or treatment; and choosing a Medicare Health Plan or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.

MemoryKeepersVideo.com
For families who want to preserve and share their histories and heritage for current and future generations; also, free materials to help create meaningful intergenerational conversations and connections.

MyMedicare.gov
Track your Medicare claims, get a copy of your Medicare Summary Notice, and find out which Medicare-covered preventive services you can and are scheduled to receive.

PatientsLikeMe.com
Learn from real world experiences of patients who have some of the most unusual as well as usual diseases.

RetiredBrains.com
Resources for retirees and those planning for retirement with a special focus on post-retirement employment opportunities.

WebMD.com
Information for better self-care and for understanding of chronic illnesses.

What is Elder Abuse? – By Injury Settlement Guide
An overview of elder abuse: types of, where and why it occurs, and actions that can be taken once and while it is occurring.

WorthPoint
An “Antique Road Show” on the web providing safe, non-obtrusive valuation and inventory of objects of art and collectibles, as well as brokering the sale of such items worth $5,000 or more.

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