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  • Aging, Elder Care, & Caregiving
  • AARP Bulletin Today
    Features daily news and information for senior citizens.

    AARP The Magazine
    This is the monthly magazine from AARP.

    Administration on Aging (AoA)
    This web site is designed to assist older persons and their caregivers quickly obtain information and resources on a variety of aging-related topics. The best place to start is the Elders & families link on the top bar.

    Assisted Living Directory: Facilities Information & Senior Care "new"
    This highly useful, simple-to-use and free site for assisted living information along with an available 800 telephone number for immediate senior care help.

    BenefitsCheckUp
    A free, easy-to-use service that identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans from the National Council on the Aging.

    Best Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities 2013
    These rankings from U.S.News & World Report highlights facilities across the nation that provide high-quality care and is a useful online tool millions of elderly Americans and their families can use to search for a nursing home along with many other useful resources.

    CaringBridge
    The not-for-profit CaringBridge provides free websites that you or others create which connect people experiencing a significant health challenge to family and friends, making each health journey easier.

    ElderCare Online
    An online community where supportive peers and professionals help you improve quality of life for yourself and your elder as you care for a spouse, parent, relative or neighbor.

    Family Caregiver Alliance
    An information resource on long-term care.

    Free Legal Documents
    Find the exact free legal documents you are looking for from the choices in the left-hand column or use the search box.

    HealthinAging.org "new"
    HealthinAging.org from the American Geriatrics Society is a great resource for information on common diseases and disorders that affect older adults along with specific considerations for the older adult with multiple health conditions.

    Home Health Compare
    Provides detailed information about Medicare-certified home health agencies. Home health care includes skilled nursing care, as well as other skilled care services, like physical and occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, and medical social services.

    HomeMods.org
    This university-based and non-profit effort, is dedicated to promoting aging in place and independent living for persons of all ages and abilities. There are extensive links directing you to numerous Home Modification Resources.

    NIHSeniorHealth
    This is a "talking web site" with a "speaking web" feature! Developed by NIH's National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine to help those over 60 learn more about their health and aging. Some of its senior-friendly features include large print with short, easy-to-read information.

    National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
    This nonprofit association is comprised of attorneys in the private and public sectors who deal with legal issues affecting seniors and people with disabilities.

    Nursing Home Compare
    The primary purpose of this tool is to provide detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country. Also available in Spanish.

    OregonLawHelp.org
    Part of LawHelp.org, a nonprofit organization which provides referrals to local legal aid and public interest law offices, basic information about legal rights, self-help information, court information, and links to social service agencies in all 50 states.

    Oregon Senior Housing and Care
    The organization Alternatives For Seniors provides useful information, checklists, and descriptions for the specific housing needs for you or a loved one. To the left, there a useful links leading you to even more information and resources.

    Senior Living Map
    Find senior & assisted living facilities in a particular area by entering the city or zip code in the search box then click.


  • Allergies
  • Allergic Diseases and Asthma Patient/Public Resource Center
    From the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI), this resource center is a wealth of information for the patient. Information is also available in Spanish.

    The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
    This all inclusive web site provides information on food allergy and anaphylaxis awareness and the issues surrounding this disease.

    Latex Allergy Links
    This is a comprehensive, up-to-date listing of latex allergy-related sites and documents on the Internet.
    Mayo Clinic helps you find information on allergies, allergy symptoms and allergy relief.


  • Anatomy
  • GetBodySmart
    This interactive project created and maintained by physiology professor Scott Sheffield attempts to provide a fully animated and interactive eBook about human anatomy and physiology.

    Human Anatomy Online
    A searchable clickable body map for any body part or system.

    The Virtual Body
    MEDtropolis built this multimedia webspace with a wealth of specialized tools and healthcare links.


  • Arthritis and Rheumatism
  • Arthritis at About.com
    A very complete resource of links to specific aspects of arthritis.

    The Arthritis Society
    This Canadian organization provides easy-to-understand information on all types of arthritis.

    The Merck Manual of Medical Information - Home Edition - Bone, Joint, and Muscle Disorders section
    Presented in an easy to understand format; choose Section 5 then the appropriate chapter.

    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
    This government organization researches the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases. Detailed disease information provided.


  • Autism / Asperger's Disorder / Related Developmental Disorders
  • Asperger's Disorder
    Created and maintained by a psychiatrist at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

    Autism Resource Links
    Index of links regarding autism and other developmental disabilites.

    Autism Resources
    State-by-state breakdown for a wide range of autism-related resources including chat links.



Page Last Updated: September 10, 2013


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