Useful Resources from eCare Diary
There are a number of organizations which provide websites with useful information. eCare Diary has organized them below for your convenience.
Medicare – This program provides health coverage for the elderly and disabled.
Medicaid - This program provides health coverage for the poor, people on public assistance and people receiving long term care.
US Administration on the Aging – This agency provides home and community-based services to millions of senior citizens.
US Department of Housing and Urban Development – This agency runs all federal housing assistance programs.
AARP – This is the leading association for those over 50 and it has a great deal of information for senior citizens including long term care insurance.
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging – This association represents community based services, assisted living facilities nursing homes and continuing care communities.
National Association of Home Care and Hospice – This association represents home care and hospice providers.
National Adult Day Care Services Association – This association represents adult day care providers.
Assisted Living Federation of America – As the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally operated assisted living communities for seniors, the Assisted Living Federation of America provides an interactive directory of professionally managed senior living communities. ALFA works to influence public policy by advocating for informed choice, quality care, and accessibility for all Americans. Visit their Web site for information.
Useful Sources on Chronic Conditions
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
National Parkinson’s Foundation
Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Foundation for AIDS Research
Other Helpful Links
www.AccuPax.com - AccuPax is a specialty pharmacy that sorts, combines and packages a thirty day supply your medications in individual packets for each time of day all in accordance with your doctor’s instructions. The strip of packets is enclosed in a special dispensing box as shown at left. The packaging service is free and is ideally suited for seniors taking multiple medications.
Caring From A Distance - This is an organization which helps people with long distance caregiving.
Veterans Home Care - Their program provides immediate assistance with securing financial benefits that are available for veterans, or their surviving spouses, for non-service connected disabilities. The Veterans Administration has established a pension program whereby personal care and attendant home services may be paid for.
Serenity Care Senior Health Advisors - This organization provides guidance, care assistance and advocacy for caregivers and their loved ones.