Professional Resources

Caregiver Resources:

Children of Aging Parents
Telephone: 1-800-227-7294
An online caregiver’s support group is available on this website.

Eldercare Locator
Telephone: 1-800-677-1116
This is a free service sponsored by the federal government that allows you to search for local services and in-home help, such as transportation, or meal programs. This is a free service made available by the United States Administration on Aging.

Family Caregiver Alliance
Telephone: 1-800-445-8106
This nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting family caregivers offers many informative fact sheets.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
Telephone: 520-881-8008
This organization will help you find care managers in your area.

National Family Caregivers Association
Telephone: 1-800-896-3650
This nonprofit organization offers free publications, advocacy, and support for family caregivers.

Senior Care Pharmacists
Telephone: 1-800-896-3650
Senior care pharmacists specialize in the unique medication-related needs of seniors. This website provides a directory of senior care pharmacists.

National Center on Elder Abuse
Telephone: 1-800-677-1116
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), directed by the U.S. Administration on Aging, is committed to helping national, state, and local partners in the field be fully prepared to ensure that older Americans will live with dignity, integrity, independence, and without abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The NCEA is a resource for policy makers, social service and health care practitioners, the justice system, researchers, advocates, and families.

The Independent Living Assessment
This FREE online assessment helps family caregivers understand what their loved one is capable of managing and where they may need support across a range of daily activities.

Caregivers Library
Telephone: 804-327-1111
The National Caregivers Library is one of the most extensive libraries for caregivers that exist today. Hundreds of articles, forms, checklists and links to topic-specific external resources are organized into logical categories on the side of each page.

National Adult Day Services Association
Telephone: 1-877-745-1440
The National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) is the leading voice of the rapidly growing adult day services (ADS) industry and the national focal point for ADS providers. Their members include adult day center providers, state associations of providers, corporations, educators, students, retired workers and others interested in working to build better lives for adults in adult day programs every day. They are positively impacting the lives of participants, families, communities and our nation.

End of Life Choices
Telephone: 1-800-247-7421
Compassion & Choices, a nonprofit organization, improves care and expands choice at the end of life. They support, educate and advocate.

Hospice Foundation of America
Telephone: 1-800-854-3402
The Hospice Foundation exists to help those cope personally and professionally with terminal illness, death, and the process of grief and bereavement.

Falls Safety Resources:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Telephone: 1-800-311-3435
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a federal government agency provides many resources and tip sheets on health issues and injury prevention.

LearnNotToFall.com
This informative and instructional web site will guide you through identifying and managing four risk factors for falls.

www.stopfalls.org
This is the official website of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence that offers a wide range of information and tips on fall prevention.

Home Safety Council
Telephone: 1-888-556-9947
The Home Safety Council (HSC) is the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to preventing home related injuries that result in nearly 20,000 deaths and 21 million medical visits on average each year. Through national programs, partnerships and the support of volunteers, HSC educates people of all ages to be safer in and around their homes.

Condition Specific and General Resources:Administration on Aging
Telephone: 202-619-0724
The mission of the Administration on Aging (AoA) is to help elderly individuals maintain their dignity and independence in their homes and communities through comprehensive, coordinated, and cost effective systems of long-term care, and livable communities across the U.S.

Alzheimer’s Association
Telephone: 1-800-272-3900
The Alzheimer’s Association provides supportive programs and services to help people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers deal with the disease and its impact on their lives.

American Cancer Society
Telephone: 1-800-ACS-2345
American Cancer Society has chartered divisions throughout the country and over 3,400 local offices, the American Cancer Society (ACS) is committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy, and rehabilitation.

American Diabetes Society
Telephone: 1-800-342-2383
The Association funds research to prevent cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.

American Heart Association
Telephone: 1-800-242-8721
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: “Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke

American Stroke Association
Telephone: 1-800-242-8721
A division of the American Heart Association, whose mission it is to create advocates for the prevention of strokes.

American Lung Association
Telephone: 1-800-LUNGUSA
The mission of the American Lung Association is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

American Hearing Aid Associates
Telephone: 1-800-984-3272
Specializing in the diagnosis of hearing loss and the treatment of hearing loss, our highly trained professionals will find the best hearing solution for you.

Eye Care America
Telephone: 1-800-222-3937
Eye Care America’s mission is to reduce avoidable blindness and severe visual impairment by raising awareness about eye disease and care, providing free eye health educational materials and facilitating access to medical eye care. In addition to our online educational materials, we offer multiple eye care programs for which individuals may qualify.

US Department of Veteran Affairs
Telephone: 1-800-827-1000
The goal of the US Department of Veteran Affairs is to provide excellence in patient care and customer satisfaction. They strive for high quality and seamless care to veterans. They hope to offer dedication and commitment to help veterans get the services they have earned.

Arthritis Foundation
Telephone: 1-800-283-7800
The Foundation helps people take control of arthritis by providing public health education; pursuing public policy and legislation; and conducting evidenced based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis.

Macular Degeneration Foundation
Telephone: 1-888-633-3937
The Macular Degeneration Foundation is dedicated to those who have and will develop macular degeneration. They offer this growing community the latest information, news, hope and encouragement. In addition, the Foundation gives financial support to researchers investigating treatments and others helping those coping with the challenges of living with the loss of their central vision.

National Council on Aging
Telephone: 202-479-1200
The National Council on Aging is a non-profit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. NCOA is a national voice for older adults – especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged — and the community organizations that serve them. NCOA brings together non-profit organizations, businesses and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults. NCOA works with thousands of organizations across the country to help seniors live independently, find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently and remain active in their communities .

National Institute on Deafness
Telephone: 1-800-241-1044
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) is one of the Institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is the Federal government’s focal point for the support of biomedical research. NIH’s mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. Simply described, the goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Telephone: 1-800-352-9424
NINDS Conducts, fosters, coordinates, and guides research on the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological disorders and stroke, and supports basic research in related scientific areas. NINDS provides grants-in-aid to public and private institutions and individuals in fields related to its areas of interest, including research project, program project, and research center grants.

National Osteoporosis Foundation
Telephone: 1-800-231-4222
The National Osteoporosis Foundation mission is to prevent osteoporosis and related fractures, to promote lifelong bone health, to help improve the lives of those affected by osteoporosis and to find a cure through programs of awareness, advocacy, public and health professional education and research.

National Institute on Aging
Telephone: 1-800-222-4225
NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH (National Institute of Health), leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974, Congress granted authority to form NIA to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
Telephone: 520-881-8008
A Professional Geriatric Care Managers (PGCM) is a health and human services specialist who helps families who are caring for older relatives. The PGCM is trained and experienced in any of several fields related to care management, including, but not limited to nursing, gerontology, social work, or psychology, with a specialized focus on issues related to aging and elder care.

Geriatric Mental Health Foundation
Telephone: 301-654-7850
The Geriatric Mental Health Foundation was established by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry to raise awareness of psychiatric and mental health disorders affecting the elderly, eliminate the stigma of mental illness and treatment, promote healthy aging strategies, and increase access to quality mental health care for the elderly.

Meals on Wheels
Telephone: 703-548-5558
The Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) is the oldest and largest organization in the United States representing those who provide meal services to people in need. MOWAA works toward the social, physical, nutritional, and economic betterment of vulnerable Americans. MOWAA is a Member organization, and its Membership comprises of Senior Nutrition Programs in the United States. MOWAA Member programs throughout the country provide nutritious meals and other nutrition services to men and women who are elderly, homebound, disabled, frail, or at risk. These services significantly improve the quality of life and health of the individuals they serve and postpone early institutionalization.

Flu Clinic Locator
To find a Flu Clinic in your area, enter your zip code into the Flu Clinic Locator. You will get the date, times, address, and phone number of the Clinics offering flu shots near you, as well as a map showing where the Clinic is located. The American Lung Association updates the Locator daily, so you will always get the most up-to-date Flu Clinic information.

MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Pre-formulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

Medicare
Telephone: 1-800-633-4227
The official US Government site for people with Medicare.