An eccentric site that includes the history of long-term care policy in America, census maps that show the concentration of people 60 and over, book reviews, updates on state laws affecting the elderly, and a dictionary of eldercare jargon.
This site has a home-made look and is difficult to navigate, but includes a wealth of original and imported information.
An all-in-one site with advice on caregiving, long-term care, talking with elders and insurance issues.
National Care Planning Council
A work in progress from a couple who “didn’t have a life for five years” while caring for four elderly parents. Now a membership organization advocating for long-term care.
Articles, expert interviews, quizzes and discussion boards for caregivers.
Some interesting articles on caregiving. Primarily the site for a company marketing online medical records for elderly persons.
Aging Parents and Eldercare
A commercial site with free access to same checklists, worksheets and on-line assessment tools found elsewhere. For sale are products like wheelchairs and incontinence supplies.
An educational site from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Includes a variety of slide tutorials and podcasts on financial and policy issues related to long-term care.
An all-purpose site with interactive tools for planning and paying for long-term care and choosing among drug plans. Includes searchable inspection results, good and bad, for the all the nation’s skilled nursing facilities.
A collaboration of the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine that provides authoritative information on all diseases and disorders of old age. Each section is available in both large-type and audio versions.
National Institute on Aging
Describes ongoing research on aging and lists clinical trials seeking participants.
U.S. Administration on Aging
Brief fact sheets on aging and links to outside resources for an assortment of caregiving issues, including financial planning, residential options, in-home services, case management and the law.
Free worksheets help users to create a care plan, keep track of medications and expenses, and plan home modifications.
A tool to help determine benefit eligibility for a variety of government programs.