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Alzheimer's


Caregiving

  • 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.

End-of-Life

  • 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.

Housing

  • 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.

General Aging

  • 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.

Legal


Local Resources


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

 


Updated 11/09/2016