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Law; Special Needs; Conservatorship
ELDERLINK is a FREE senior referral service that can assist and
guide families to understand what options are available to them.
Parents and Elder Care. Articles, comprehensive
checklists, and links to key resources designed to make it easier
for family caregivers to quickly find the information they need and
avoid overlooking something important in the care of their loved
- Friendly for Seniors.
Friendly4Seniors.com searches the Internet to find useful sites for
Seniors and their loved ones.
Multiple links and numerous resources for seniors centered on the
Los Angeles area. Has a page on "How
to Use the Internet to Find a Nursing Home."
How to find Senior Airfare Discounts
National Elder Rights Training Project. The
National Consumer Law Center receives funding under Title IV of the
Older Americans Act to improve the quality and accessibility of legal
assistance for vulnerable older Americans with consumer problems.
The NLRC provides trainings and case consultation as well as legal
assistance to attorneys and advocates for older adults.
- National Senior Citizens Law
Center. The National Senior Citizens Law Center advocates
nationwide to promote the independence and well-being of low-income
elderly individuals and persons with disabilities.
- California Advocates
for Nursing Home Reform Through community education,
it has been CANHR's goal to remind decision makers of what needs to be
done about long-term care; that this "forgotten population" consists
of our mothers and fathers, our husbands and wives, our brothers and
sisters, and that their suffering is our shame. Also see their
Nursing Home Guide and their resources on
Home Visitor Exchange A Free Service for people with Relatives in
Nursing Homes. Nursing homes can often
be lonely places. Although some residents
forge new friendships, many others long for
visits from Family members who simply live
too far away to visit frequently. This FREE
service, is an attempt to fill that void.
- California Assisted Living
Assisted Living Today is source of information on variety of
topics related to senior care and assisted living.
- The Nursing Home Checklist. Take a copy of the
Nursing Home Checklist when you visit to ask questions about
resident life, nursing home living spaces, staff, residentsí rooms,
hallways, stairs, lounges, bathrooms, menus and
activities, safety, and care.
Finding the Nursing Home Thatís Best for You.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) offers a tool
known as the Nursing
Home Compare. This tool provides information regarding the
quality of care for every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing
home in the country by zip code.
- Nursing Home
Abuse. NursingHomeAbuse.net exists to raise
awareness of the nursing home abuse epidemic, educate the public
about its causes, help residents and families prevent abuse, and
help victims cope with the consequences of nursing home abuse.
SeniorNet's mission is to provide older adults education for and access to computer technology to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.
Seniorhomes.com. Senior living comes in a
variety of shapes and sizes from intimate, homelike residences with
no more than a few residents to sprawling campuses with hundreds of
apartments. Offering a range of living options from high-end,
resort-style independent living to skilled nursing care in a fully
equipped nursing home, there is a senior home available that can
meet the needs and budget of any retiree.
Mortgages for Seniors. This guide will help
seniors of all ages to understand some of the options open to them
and precautions that they should take when it comes to owning a
home, downsizing, paying a mortgage, taking out a reverse mortgage,
and selling property.
The Total Guide: Senior Housing and Mortgages.
This guide is meant to give you a head start with housing and
mortgage options. It will answer many of your basic questions and
prompt you to come up with more questions for you to ask when you
sit down with your planner and relatives.
The American Health Care Association
The American Health Care Association is a federation of organizations representing long term care providers who believe that the individuals served are entitled to a supportive environment in which professional and compassionate care is
Doctors and Dentists by Medical Insurance.
Award-Winning Online Eldercare Sourcebook.
Legal Problems of the Elderly
The ABA Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly
(CLPE) is dedicated to examining the law-related concerns of older persons. Established by the American Bar Association in 1978, the Commission has sought to improve legal services for the elderly, particularly through involvement of the private bar, and has explored legal issues surrounding long-term care, surrogate decision-making, individual rights, guardianship, housing, social security, elder abuse, and other public benefit
H.E.L.P. is a community-funded, non-profit (charitable) information resource
for Older Adults. Its goal is to help Older Adults maintain independence and
create better futures. H.E.L.P. also assists friends and family members to
help Older Adults. Excellent resources for Elder Law issues, including
Protection (see the article on
Annuities and Older
and many other topics.
Handbook for Conservators The California Judicial Council
makes available online, free of charge, its
Handbook for Conservators. Also available there are
Seniors and a
center for seniors. A Checklist for Conservators of the Estate is also available.
California Association of Public Administrators, Public Guardians,
and Public Conservators.
NATIONAL HANDBOOK ON LAWS AND PROGRAMS
AFFECTING SENIOR CITIZENS.
(AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION, SENIOR
PhD in Special
Education. Links to schools with doctorate and
master programs in Special Education as well as General Education
Shopsleuth - Money Saving Tips for Seniors.
A Guide to Healthy Aging
Your Guide to Coping with Alzheimerís & Dementia
Nutritional Considerations for Seniors and the Elderly
A Caregiver's Guide to the Benefits of Cooking with Alzheimer's
14 Ways to Help Seniors Avoid Social Isolation
The Ultimate Guide to Home Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities
The Ultimate Guide to Home Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities
Mental and Behavioral Health and Older Americans
Seniors' Addiction Prevention Guide
How Therapy Can Help in the Golden Years
Home Safety and Alzheimerís
The Seniors' Guide to Home Design for Fall Prevention
How to Stay Healthy in Retirement: Keep Working
5 Part-Time Jobs for Retirees
StopFraud.gov | Protect Yourself | Elder Fraud and Financial
Online Shopping Safety Guide for Seniors
10 Pieces of Technology Seniors Should Embrace
15 Home Modifications to Make Aging-in-Place Safe
DIY Safety Tips for Seniors
Assisted Living Facilities: Tips for Choosing a Facility and
Making the Transition
The Benefits of Cooking with Alzheimer's
Older Adultsí Health and Age-Related Changes
A Sobering Diagnosis: Coping with a Terminal Illness
Diagnosis as a Recovering Addict
Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers
Preparing Your Home for a Loved One with Alzheimerís: A
Resources for Family Members with Special Needs
If you or someone you know is a
parent (or grandparent) of a minor or adult child with special
needs here are some internet resources that may be of interest,
along with their self-descriptions:
Special Needs Planners: The Academy of Special
Needs Planners (ASNP) is a national member organization of
attorneys who are dedicated to improving the lives of people
with special needs by helping them and their families plan
for the future. Creative plans must maintain public
benefits, preserve assets, and provide for care management
for beneficiaries with special needs. Diedre Wachbrit,
a member of ASNP, maintains an excellent
BLOG and a website with an article on
Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Planning for a Special Needs
village.wisc.edu: Family Village is a global
community that integrates information, resources, and
communication opportunities on the internet for persons with
cognitive and other disabilities, for their families, and for
those that provide them services and support.
The Arc works to include all children and adults with
cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities in every
National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent
federal agency making recommendations to the President and
Congress on issues affecting 54 million Americans with
disabilities to enhance the quality of life for all Americans
with disabilities and their families.
Old Folks Know Best Resource Center!