Select Caregiving and Health Resources
- Alzheimer's Association: the 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.
- Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center at the National Institute on Aging: information about Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
- Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center: patient care is integrated with research to develop new treatments for Alzheimer's and other dementias. Patient and family resources include podcasts, books, a newsletter, and a calendar of events.
- Caregiver Action Network: an education and advocacy group for family members who are caring for a loved one.
- Benefits Checkup: a free, easy-to-use service that identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans.
- Lotsa Helping Hands: a service that brings caregivers and volunteers together through online communities during times of medical crisis or caregiver exhaustion.
- Aging Life Care Association: a non-profit, professional organization of practitioners whose goals is the advancement of dignified care for the elderly and their families.
- Family Caregiver Alliance: national organization for caregivers.
- Hospice Foundation of America: national organization promoting hospice care and working to educate professionals and the families they serve on issues relating to terminal illness, caregiving, and loss and bereavement.
- The Guide to Retirement Living: a comprehensive listing of nearly every retirement community, assisted living, nursing, and rehab center and home care option in the Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia areas.
- Nursing Home Compare: provides detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country.
- American Association of Retired Persons (AARP): a non-profit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping older Americans achieve lives of independence, dignity, and purpose.
- Aging with Dignity: this advance directive is valid in many states and lets family members and doctors know who you want to make health care decisions for you when you can't make them.
- Maryland Advance Directive: Maryland offers a free advance directive form that allows you to convey your health care wishes in the event that you cannot make these decisions yourself.
- National Academy Of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc: assistance with locating an elder law attorney.
- Baltimore City Commission on Aging and Retirement Education (CARE): this agency develops, coordinates and funds programs for seniors in Baltimore City.
- Baltimore County Department on Aging: connects Baltimore County seniors to resources, programs, and services.
- Catholic Charities Programs for Older Adults: services for seniors including housing in the Baltimore area.
- MedBank of Maryland, Inc: organization created to provide access to free medications for low-income, underinsured, chronically ill patients. Identifies access to health care programs and benefits in the Central Maryland area.
Physical and Mental Health Issues
- MEDLINEplus: provides a rich array of evaluated health and disease-related web resources for the consumer.
- National Institute on Aging: information for older adults and their caregivers, including downloadable information sheets on a variety of topics.
Social Security and Medicare
- Medicare: the official U.S. government website for people with Medicare.
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid: consumer information and news on Medicare and Medicaid programs
- Social Security Administration: the official website of the Social Security Administration.