Resources For Seniors And Their Families in Los Angeles and Surrounding Areas

Resources For Seniors And Their Families in Los Angeles and Surrounding Areas

Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia

http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimer’s Association provides information on Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as resources for those caring for those with these illnesses.

Arthritis

http://www.arthritis.org/

Arthritis Foundation website includes information on all the different types of arthritis, research, and resources for living with arthritis.

Benefits

http://www.benefits.gov/

Your portal to government benefits and various benefits programs available.

http://www.benefitscheckup.org/about-us/

BenefitsCheckUp is a free service of the National Council on Aging that aims to help seniors find programs to help pay for many of the medications and other health and basic services they need.

Cancer

http://www.cancer.org/

American Cancer Society’s website and information hub.

http://www.cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org/

Cancer Support Community, formerly called The Wellness Community, dedicated to helping people in the Los Angeles area not have to face cancer alone. Free support groups, classes, workshops, social activities, and individual counseling.

http://www.cityofhope.org/Pages/default.aspx

City of Hope patient information for cancer care.

Caregiving

http://www.caring.com/

Resources for senior care, caregiving at home, caregiver wellness, and more.

http://www.caregiver.com/

Today’s Caregiver magazine for, about, and by caregivers.

http://caringtoday.com/

Caring Today website dedicated to helping people be caregivers for others. Information on finding support resources and reducing caregiver stress.

Diabetes/Hypertension

http://www.diabetes.org/

American Diabetes Association website includes basics on diabetes, living with diabetes, food, fitness and specific care issues associated with the illness.

General Senior Health

http://www.nia.nih.gov/

National Institute on Aging gives information on clinical trials that one may participate in, as well as aging research.

http://nihseniorhealth.gov/

NIHSeniorHealth’s website is a website for senior adults, compiled by the National Institute on Aging, and the National Library of Medicine, which are both part of the National Institute of Health.

They have a wide range of information and health topics that cover the latest health information and research coming out of the National Institute.

Medicare

www.medicare.gov

The official site for the Medicare program.

http://www.medicare.gov/campaigns/caregiver/caregiver.html

Resources for caretakers of those with Medicare. Caregiver stories, a newsletter, and further resources.

Parkinson’s

http://www.parkinson.org/parkinson-s-disease.aspx

National Parkinson’s Foundation website includes information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, as well as a site that shares stories of those living with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.

http://www.pdf.org/

Parkinson’s Disease Foundation: Includes sections on understanding and living with Parkinson’s disease, and a section for Parkinson’s caregivers.

Veterans

http://www.va.gov/health/default.asp

United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs Veterans Health Administration webpage. Links to health benefits (see below for direct link,) conditions and treatments, locations and special population groups.

http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/online/

United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs Health Benefits page.

http://www.caregiver.va.gov/

VA Caregiver Support resources provided by the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

Additional Resources that May be of Benefit to Our Clients and Their Families

http://www.aarp.org/
National association for individuals over 50 years of age.

http://www.homemods.org/
Homemods.org: University of Southern California program designed to promote safe and appropriate home modifications that allow aging seniors to stay in their homes & reduce accidents.

Humor

http://www.caring.com/blogs/smile-of-the-week
Caring.com’s humor page.

Reverse Mortgages

http://reverse.org/
Nonprofit guide to reverse mortgages for consumers.

http://www.reversemortgage.org/
Guide to reverse mortgages from the National Reverse Mortgage Lender’s Association. This has a search tool by area, with links to area lenders.

 

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