- 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.
Aging in the Know: Your Gateway to Health and Aging Resources on the Web
Overseen by a team of experts on caring for older adults, Aging in the Know offers up-to-date information for consumers on health and aging with content that is based on resources that the American Geriatrics Society has developed for its professional members.
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.
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.
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 at Home, 2nd ed.
The American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging provides this resource for families and friends who are caring for older people at home. Written by experienced health professionals, this
is a tool for caregivers who are working in consultation with a health care professional in providing home care for an older person.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
State-by-state breakdown for a wide range of autism-related resources including chat links.