You may find more helpful information on aging, health and caregiving issues by visiting one of these related links.
Search for a non-profit, faith- based continuing care retirement community, assisted living, rehabilitation center or skilled nursing facility on this site.
Senior Independence is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS), providing home and community based services. The site provides information about home care, home health care, adult day care and technology support services as well as helpful health and wellness information.
(formerly American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging)
This site features valuable information about non-profit retirement housing, assisted living, nursing homes and continuing care retirement communities in the United States. Look under consumers for a link called "Finding Homes and Services." Click on that link and follow the directions to specify a location and locate a provider.
AARP has an extensive site for seniors, with many useful tools for caregivers as well. The care and family section includes information on home design and modification, care options, end-of-life planning and legal, financial, and care issues. The section on money and work addresses legal and financial issues as well as employee benefits you may be eligible to receive.
This site provides in-depth information about Alzheimer's Disease as well as its diagnosis and treatment. In the upper right corner on the home page, you will find a link to a section called Especially for Caregivers. Click on Caregivers to go to that section.
This site features information on non-profit retirement housing, assisted living, nursing homes and continuing care retirement communities in the State of Ohio. This site will give you information on different retirement communities, senior housing (both subsidized and market rate), adult day care, home and community based services, assisted living and skilled nursing. To find facilities in your area, click on the section entitled "Residents/Consumers," then click on "Consumer." From there you can specify a location and locate a provider.
This site includes information on living fully with arthritis. Includes a Guide to Managing Arthritis, and a Guide to Good Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis, along with a home makeover section that provides easy ways to make your home more accessible.
This site offers assistance in finding lower medicine prices, securing a Medicare drug discount card and finding assistance with rent, heating and electric costs.
This nationwide community-based voluntary health organization is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Their mission is cancer prevention, saving lives and reducing the suffering caused by cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. The ACS site contains valuable resources including prevention and risk factors, treatment methods, detection guidelines and services that assist and support cancer patients and their families.
This site's section entitled "Find a Care Manager" gives you the tools to locate a professional care manager by zip code or by using their member directory. The site also explains the services provided by a geriatric care manager.
This registry was developed by the Federal Trade Commission to allow consumers to control the flow of telemarketing phone calls into their home. Sign up for the service on this site.
This service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers.
Detailed site on the many benefits, programs, and services available for Ohio's older adults. This site includes information about the Passport program (a home- and community-based care program for low income seniors), application for a Golden Buckeye card, a consumer guide to long-term care, the nursing home ombudsman program, low-cost prescription drugs and links to each of Ohio's area agencies on aging. The right side of the home page features quick links to these topics and more. This service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers.
This site provides consumer information and ratings on doctors, nursing homes and hospitals, using state inspection surveys and quality indicators. Reports may be ordered for a fee on one provider or can compare up to 10 providers.
This new site allows users to compare hospitals on 17 different quality indicators, providing information on how well the hospitals in your area care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions. Hospital Compare was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and organizations that represent hospitals, doctors, employers, accrediting organizations, other Federal agencies and the public. Site also includes links to hospital information, quality measures, a hospital checklist to help you choose a hospital and a listing of your rights while a patient is in a hospital.
Provides information about long-term-care planning, services and financing options, along with tools to help people begin the planning process.
Provides information to assist consumers and professionals in identifying long-term care services to meet individual needs, including home care, residential care and nursing homes is available to assist in choosing a service provider. This online publication is useful for anyone investigating their future options.
At this site you can locate nursing homes and home health care agencies in your area. This site also allows you to find out what Medicare covers and how to file a claim for Medicare. To file a claim online, click on Medicare billing. You then choose from links on How to File a Claim, Medicare Summary Notice, and How to Recognize, Avoid and Prevent Fraud.
This site provides a directory of those attorneys who specialize in legal services to seniors. NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families.
Download advance directive forms from your state at this web site sponsored by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. The link is on the right hand margin of their home page.
This site will help you learn about long-term care insurance, Medicare HMOs and Medicare supplement policies. From the home page, go to the section labeled Consumer Services. From there click on Services for People on Medicare.
To help patients, families and the hospitals that serve them, the American Hospital Association (AHA), with the cooperation of other organizations, has compiled key resources to enhance educational efforts and raise awareness around this important issue.
The American Red Cross' family caregiving program offers you a helping hand by providing a variety of information-packed sessions covering topics that can help you provide the care that your loved one may need, including subjects such as home safety, healthy eating, and bathing, as well as legal and financial issues. There's even a session that helps you take care of yourself. Visit the web site to learn more and contact your local Red Cross Chapter for information about caregiver classes.
This site helps consumers locate housing, assisted living and nursing facilities across the United States.
Senior Independence provides home and community based services and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services. The site provides information about adult day care, home care, home health care, hospice and other support services available in your own home.