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Senior Care Resources
An informed caregiver or family member is better equipped to make the decisions that need to be made. We have placed a variety of senior health care resources here on our Web site designed to help provide you with the information and support needed . The important thing to remember is that you are not the only person who has been in this situation, and we can all learn from each other.
We're always updating and adding to these health care resources, so please take a look around and check back often. If at any time you want to talk things through with one of our careTEAM experts, please give us a call.
Help for Alzheimer's Caregivers
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association advances research to end Alzheimer's and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease. For more information, visit their website at:
Alzheimers.gov is the government's free information resource about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. You can find links to authoritative, up-to-date information from agencies and organizations with expertise in these areas on their website:
AARP, the American Association of Retired Persons, offers support, resources, advice for a difficult job of caring for a loved on with Alzheimer's:
The National Institute on Aging's Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center offers information, publications, news, resources, and the lates research on Alzheimer's topics. Visit their website at:
Help for Cancer Caregivers
American Cancer Society
This non-profit organization is a great resource for the newly diagnosed and the survivors in remission. Through the American Cancer Society, you can learn about cancer, stay healthy, find support and treatment, explore research, and get involved with cancer communities. You can also learn about specific types of cancer. Visit their website at:
National Cancer Institute
The website, brought to you by the National Institutes of Health, provides a lot of information about cancer. Find out more about this disease, specific forms of cancer, research, and statistics here:
Cancer Diagnosis: 11 Tips for Coping
Being diagnosed with cancer is shocking and difficult. Knowing how to cope with cancer is important. Follow these 11 tips from the Mayo Clinic:
Breast Cancer Support
Tie our pink ribbon with these three sites dedication to living with breast cancer and living with this disease:
Prostate Cancer Foundation
Find out more about prostate cancer, get involved in communities, and find out about research for the cure at this website:
Lung Cancer Support
If you have lung cancer, this website can help you by providing essential information about this disease, and advice as you progress into treatment and long-term lung cancer. Visit:
Help for Hospice Caregivers
What is Hospice?
There are many questions and misunderstandings about hospice care. This page from the Hospice Foundation of America gives you everything you need to know:
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has many resources for you to find out more about hospice and palliative care and how it can help you. It also offers videos which will increase your understanding. Visit their website at:
Palliative Care Basics
Palliative care is also widely misunderstood. This may be the care solution for you. Learn more about palliative care on this helpful page:
Quality of Life at the End of Life
Here’s another page the offers the basics on hospice and palliative care. It also goes into details on the benefits of end-of-life care, an outline of misconceptions, a guide to hospice care services, and other sections that cover important subject matter:
Hospice Action Network (HAN)
The Hospice Action Network is an advocate for high quality hospice and palliative care throughout the nation. If you want to take action, here’s the network for you:
There are many discussions about ethics during end-of-life care. Learn more about this important topic from this article published by Santa Clara University:
Medicare Hospice Benefits
Learn about Medicare’s Hospice Benefits in this helpful document.
End-of-Life Care: Questions and Answers
This fact sheet from the National Cancer Institute answers questions about when family caregivers should call for professional help, how to provide emotional comfort, and signs that death is approaching. This page is intended for cancer patients but offers great for all family caregivers.
The Grieving Process
When a loved one is approaching end-of-life, or after they have passed away, family members need to go through the grieving process. As you go through the seven stages of grief, this website may be helpful:
A Guide to Grief
Here is another guide to help you through the grieving process. This page also covers the phases of a life-threatening illness.
Help for Caregivers of those with Disabilities
Social Security Disability Help
The Social Security administration offers benefits for people with disabilities, but it is sometimes hard to navigate. This site helps you find any benefits you can use:
Caregiving Tips for Families of People with Disabilities
This fact sheet has several sections of advice for family caregivers of a disabled loved one. Family caregivers can find out about getting support, being an advocate, empowering their loved one, emergency preparedness, and keeping balance within the family.
National Foundation for the Blind
Blindness and Low Vision can have an effect on everyday life, but with some training, you still can do your favorite activities. Learn more here:
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
This organization is dedication to “making effective communication a human right, accessible and achievable for all." It offers information for people with disabilities, professionals in speech pathology, and any other interested person.