In favor of caregivers and elder care professionals, there is exponentially more information available and easily accessible online than ever before. The downside to this: how do you know what information is reputable? Valuable? Worth passing on?
Also, some resources may be helpful to a certain group of caregivers but meaningless to others. Given the broad range of elder care issues, caregiver’s needs, and the plethora of excellent sites on the world wide web, I will rotate this list on a regular basis.
Recognizing Elder Abuse: Do you know the signs?
Aging in Place, a resource hub for seniors and their families to learn more about the specific aspects of aging in place, has created this practical, vital guide to recognizing elder abuse. Review it, share it, and do your part to prevent elder abuse: because it can happen to anyone, anywhere.
THE AGING IN PLACE GUIDE: RECOGNIZING ELDER ABUSE AND KNOWING YOUR RIGHTS
Understanding Long Term Care Insurance
- Long Term Care Insurance Guide: download for free.
- Long Term Care Insurance: Definition, Costs, and Policy Details
- Infographic: The Disadvantages of Not Having Insurance for Long Term Care
- How and LTC Policy Secures your Independence
The goal of ALTCP (Association of Long Term Care Planning), the organization who created these valuable resources, is "for everyone get a better understanding of long term care insurance, how it works, and everything else in-between." Through these materials, readers can determine their needs earlier and plan for pressing issues—like who would take care of them in the latter part of their lives and the cost of long term care. What's more, they can protect their assets and protect their loved ones from the skyrocketing cost of nursing homes and the likes.
The go-to source for information about memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. The Association also offers a toll-free, 24/7 helpline, 1.800.272.3900, and they can translate the call into 100+ languages.
Check out these free content guides written by medical professionals to learn more about assisted living, even state-specific info. The site is built to be secure and accessible across devices and with screen reading software.
With a third of people age 65 and older reporting a fall each year, and two-thirds of that number falling again within six months, fall prevention is a vital aspect of caring for an older adult. Learn about the causes of falls and how to prevent them with this helpful guide to home safety.
From consulting to dog-walking, this resource-rich article offers advice and links on creative post-retirement jobs which capitalize on your years of career experience—while allowing you to do what you love.
Create a free “site” where you can manage help with care tasks, like scheduling transportation to doctor’s appointments, meal plans, and more. (It's a great way to make sure all the generous offers of help are transformed into formal, scheduled tasks.)
HelpAge is an international organization that is committed to advocating for elders’ rights around the world. Though their work is primarily advocacy-related, their site offers a fascinating global perspective on elder care issues.
Lewy Body Dementia Resources
Treatment of Behavioral Symptoms: When to Consider Antipsychotic Medications in LBD
How to Care for a Parent With Lewy Body Dementia
Caring for a Person with Lewy Body Dementia
Lewy Body Dementia: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment, and Caregiving for Dementia for Lewy Bodies
Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) Patient and Caregiver Resources
LBDA Facebook Page
Lewy Body Dementia Treatment Options
Living with Lewy Body Dementia
Senior Living and Aging in Place Resources
Making the Move to Assisted Living
Senior Health Resources
Resources for Aging in Place
Financial Resources for Seniors
Veterans Benefits for Seniors
Legal Planning for Alzheimer's and Dementia
Medical Alert Systems Resources
Reviews.com, a website dedicated to conducting unbiased research, created a comprehensive guide on medical alert systems, featuring product comparisons and tips to help families and seniors choose the right one for their specific needs. Click here to see their resource: http://www.reviews.com/medical-alert-systems/