Resources

 Advocacy Organizations for the Elderly

California Department of Health Care Services, Long-Term Care Video

Planning for Long-Term Care, Dignity, Independence, and Peace of Mind. Are You Ready? Please watch the video below to see what Californians need to do in order to be prepared for long term care for yourself or your loved ones.

American Public Health Association The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world, representing more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations of public health.

National Private Duty Association The National Private Duty Association (NPDA) is a non-profit national voice for organizations that provide private duty home care services and an advocate for services which benefit the consumers for whom they care: seniors, children, persons with disabilities, those with chronic health conditions and anyone whose quality of life can be improved by having a care worker help in their home.

National Clearinghouse on the Direct Care Workforce Provides reliable up-to-date information for people who are working to improve direct care-giving jobs.

American Hospital Association that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities.

Caregiving Education and Resources

Hospice Association of America A national organization representing more than 2,800 hospices and thousands of caregivers and volunteers who serve terminally ill patients and their families.

Family Caregiver Alliance Committed to caring for caregivers, resource site.

National Family Caregivers Association Supports, empowers, educates, and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for a chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved one. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of different diagnoses, different relationships and different life stages to address the common needs and concerns of all family caregivers.
Diagnosis Specific Information

Alzheimer’s Association A national network of chapters, is the largest national voluntary health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and helping those affected by the disease.

American Association for Respiratory Care AARC is the only professional society for respiratory therapists in hospitals and with home care companies, managers of respiratory and cardiopulmonary services, and educators who provide respiratory care training.

American Cancer Society The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

National Area Agencies on Aging The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) is the umbrella organization for the 655 area agencies on aging (AAAs) and more than 230 Title VI Native American aging programs in the U.S. The fundamental mission is to provide services which make it possible for older individuals to remain in their home.

American Heart Association The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

American Lung Association Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, the American Lung Association® today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health.

American Stroke Association The division of the American Heart Association that’s solely focused on reducing
disability and death from stroke through research, education, fundraising and advocacy.
Home Care Education & Resources

American Diabetes Association The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.

American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance Latest and most relevant information including national online directory of long-term care insurance professionals from the industry’s professional trade organization.

National Parkinson Foundation Educational site on Parkinson’s disease
Legal & Medical Resources

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Dedicated to promoting the mental health and well being of older people and improving the care of those with late-life mental disorders.

CMS-Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services US Dept of Health and Human Services website- includes resources for Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Elder Care Matters Right at Home is a Member of the national Elder Care Matters Alliance. Your link to useful articles, interviews, resources, and information about a wide range of elder care matters. Plus, this is where you will find some of America’s “best & brightest” elder care experts who can help you plan for and deal with your family’s issues of aging.

FirstGov Official US Government Website. Laws, regulations and legislation related to senior care issues

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Provides information, education, networking and assistance to those who deal with the many specialized issues involved with elderly care legal services and people with special needs.

National Mental Health Association The country’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental
health and mental illness. With more than 340 affiliates nationwide, NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million people with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.

The Center for Social Gerontology A non-profit research, training and social policy organization dedicated to promoting the individual autonomy of older persons and advancing their well-being in society.

American Physical Therapy Association The mission of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the principal membership organization representing and promoting the profession of physical therapy, is to further the profession’s role in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of movement dysfunctions and the enhancement of the physical health and functional abilities of members of the public.

AARP A nonprofit membership organization of persons 50 and older dedicated to addressing their needs and interests.

American Public Health Association The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world, representing more than 50,000 members
from over 50 occupations of public health.

CMS-Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services US Dept of Health and Human Services website- includes resources for Medicare and Medicaid programs.

FirstGov Official US Government Website. Laws, regulations and legislation related to senior care issues

Medicare Official US Government website for people with Medicare

National Council on Aging National Council on Aging (NCOA) is dedicated to improving the health and independence of older persons and increasing their continuing contributions to communities, society, and future generations.

National Mental Health Association The country’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With more than 340 affiliates nationwide, NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million people with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.

National Organization on Disability The mission of the National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.) is to expand the participation and contribution of America’s 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. By raising disability awareness through programs and information, together we can work toward closing the participation gaps.

National Policy & Resource Center on Nutrition & Aging National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Aging

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