Web Resources When Caring for an Older Adult
In our internet age, locating help and information as a caregiver is often just a few clicks away. Below are some useful web resources to research, especially if you are looking for guidance in caring for an older adult.
AARP Website: www.aarp.org
Or, to go directly to specific caregiving resources.
Eldercare Locator Website: www.eldercare.gov
The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, is a national site that can connect you to services for older adults and their families.
Mayo Clinic Website: www.mayoclinic.com
Use this site to research health issues. This site has up-to-date information in multiple diseases and categories.
The Aging Life Care Association (formerly the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) Website: www.aginglifecare.org
Aging Life Care specialists (formerly known as Geriatric Care Managers (GCMs) are health care professionals, most often social workers or nurses, who assist families in dealing with the problems and challenges associated with caring for the elderly. In addition to showing the many ways an aging life care specialist can help families facing long-term care decisions, the site also provides a database to search for an aging life care specialist in your location.
Web MD Website: www.webmd.com
WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support for those who seek information.
National Council on Seniors Drug & Alcohol Rehab – Website: RehabNet.com
A site dedicated to helping older adults with this “quiet epidemic” of drug and alcohol addiction.
Medicare – Website: www.medicare.gov
Everything you need to know about Medicare.
This article was updated in December 2017.