Referral and Information Sources

Referral and Information Sources

Posted on December 9, 2011 by Elder Care Bay Area in Caregiver Education

AARP
601 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049
800-424-3410
Web site: www.aarp.org

AARP supplies information about caregiving, long-term care and aging, including publications and audio-visual aids for caregivers.

The AARP Guide to Internet Resources Related to Aging
Web site: www.aarp.org/internetresources/

This guide lists 300 sites and resources of interest to seniors. Print copies may be obtained by faxing a request to (202) 434-6408 or writing to AARP, Research Information Center, 601 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20049

Eldercare Locator
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
927 15th Street, NW, 6th floor
Washington, DC 20005
800-677-1116
Web site: www.n4a.org or www.eldercare.gov

The Eldercare Locator provides referrals to Area Agencies on Aging via zip code locations. Family caregivers can also find information about many eldercare issues and services available in local communities.

HealthCentral Network
Web site: www.healthcentral.com

Timely, in-depth medical information, personalized tools and resources, and connections to a vast community of leading experts and patients for people seeking to manage and improve their health.

Mayo Clinic
Web site: www.mayoclinic.com

Manage your health with useful and up-to-date information in more than 35 disease and lifestyle categories.

The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM)
1604 North Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ 85716
520-881-8008
Web site: www.caremanager.org

Geriatric care managers (GCMs) are health care professionals, most often social workers, who help families in dealing with the problems and challenges associated with caring for the elderly. This national organization will refer family caregivers to their state chapters, which in turn can provide the names of GCMs in your area.

On this site you can learn about the many ways a geriatric care manager can help families facing long-term care decisions. The site also provides information on how to find a care manager and a database of geriatric care managers that can be searched by location.

U.S. Administration on Aging
Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20201
202-619-0724
Web site: www.aoa.gov

The Administration on Aging is the official federal agency dedicated to the delivery of supportive home and community-based services to older individuals and their caregivers. The AoA Web site has a special section on family caregiving.

Web MD
Web site: www.webmd.com

WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information.