Are There Other Resources for Me?

There are many resources for seniors and those who care for them. Seniors Helping Seniors® Chicago Metro in-home care service has put together a list of some of the most helpful resources for both caregivers and senior care recipients. You’ll find information on everything from healthcare, benefits, and finance to entertainment and social outlets:

General Information

American Bar Association-Commission on Law and Aging Elder law resources in your area.
American Society on Aging Advocates for those who are aging and their caregivers.
Brookdale Center on Aging The largest multidisciplinary gerontology center in the Northeast.
ElderNet A senior's online guide to health, housing, legal services, financial services, retirement, lifestyle, news, and entertainment.
ElderWeb Virtual community of computer-using older adults.

National Council for Aging Care  Online resource page for Seniors.
Senior Circle Interactive community of active senior citizens with discussion groups, travel opportunities, health information, and more.
Senior Com This online community provides senior-oriented products, services, information, and entertainment.
Senior Discounts A guide to saving money for seniors
SeniorLink Access to elder-care professionals, programs, helpers, facilities, and agencies.
Senior Resource Housing and lifestyle choices, as well as how to plan and pay for them.
Senior Resource Guide National resources for health and wellness, entertainment, caregiving, housing, financing, travel, and much more.
Senior Sites A listing of non-profit helpers for senior housing, healthcare, and services.
Third Age Topic areas include health care, computers, retirement, investing, caregiving, travel, news, grandparenting, and much more.

Federal, State, & Local Government

Administration on Aging Information for older persons, their families, and those concerned about enriching the lives of the elderly.
Healthy Aging for Older Adults Helpful information on a wide range of health issues faced by older adults.
Social Security Online The official website of the Social Security Administration.

Illinois and the City of Chicago

Illinois Department on Aging  A site to help you manoeuvre through the different programs offer to you as a resident of the State of Illinois.

Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) If you need assistance choosing the right Medicare plan.

Health & Medical

Alzheimer's Association The leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support, and research.
American Liver Foundation  Resources and support groups available across the United States.

Drug Dangers Drug Dangers was developed to educate the public and lend a hand to people who have been affected by defective drugs and medical devices. Our goal at Drug Dangers is to keep the public educated and informed of all defective medical devices and dangerous medications that are currently available on the market today.
Healthfinder Information to help you and your loved ones live well and stay healthy.
Medline The world's most extensive collection of published medical information, coordinated by the National Library of Medicine.

Mesothelioma Information for people who suffer from Mesothelioma.
NIH Health Information Page Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.

Sleep and Aging Information about Sleep and its relation with aging, dementia and diseases.

 

Caregiving

Caregivers Resources An extensive online library for caregivers that includes articles, reports, links, and more.
National Caregiving Organizations A list of organizations that exist to help caregivers.
Family Caregiver Alliance/National Center on Caregiving An online source of information, support, and resources for family caregivers of adults with chronic, physical, or cognitive conditions.
National Alliance for Caregiving Advancing family caregiving through research, innovation, and advocacy.
National Caregiving Foundation An organization concerned about the problems, the worries, and the sadness that can affect caregivers.
National Family Caregivers Association The Caregiver Action Network serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease.

The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving

Assistive Technology

Deafworks Products for the deaf and hard of hearing.
HomeMods.org Resources on home modifications intended to make performing tasks easier, to reduce accidents, and to support independent living.
Mattress and Bedding Guide for People with Disabilities

Books of Interest

Elder Rage How to survive caring for aging parents. A Book-Of-The-Month Club Selection.

Navigating the Journey of Aging Parents What care receivers want by Cheryl A. Kuba

The Age of Dignity Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America by AI-Jen Poo

Interesting Articles

The Quiet Epidemic of Senior Drug Abuse

Substance Abuse and Caregiving: When to Ask for Help for Your Own Health and Well-Being

8 Ways For Seniors To Stay Active This Holiday Season

Using Reverse Mortgages to Fund a Comfortable Retirement

The Ultimate Guide to Senior Finance: Fiscal Fitness for The Over Fifty Crowd

A Guide to Downsizing for Seniors and Their Loved Ones

10 Early Symptoms of Dementia

Moving an Aging or Disabled Parent Into Your Home: 4 Things You Should Know

Moving Beyond Grief After Losing a Spouse

5 Fall Prevention Ideas for Bathroom Showers