Information, Tools, and Resources

Getting Started

The Conversation Project

Five Wishes                       

A Good Goodbye


Aging in Place Resources

Elder Care Locator

Emergency Preparedness,,

National Aging in Place Council

National Association of Home Builders Aging-in-Place Specialists

National Institute on Aging

SLO Village


Health Care Resources

Alliance of Professional Health Advocates

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform

CampaignZERO: Campaign for Patient Safety Safe and Sound in the Hospital

Consumer Reports

Joint Commission 

Leapfrog Group

ProPublica reviews hospitals, surgeons



Alzheimer’s Association  24/7 Helpline 1.800.272.3900

American Association of Retired Persons

American Elder Care Research Assn. 

Area Agencies on Aging

California Department of Aging  Family Caregiver Support Program, Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP), Long Term Care Ombudsman

Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens (San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara Area Agency on Aging)

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California

Family Caregiver Alliance  Extensive resources for family caregivers, health care and benefits

Next Avenue  Information and advice on aging and caregiving


Good Reads – Books

Gawande, A. (2014) Being Mortal.

Lachs, M. (2010) What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Getting Older.

Piver, S.  (2004) The Hard Questions for Adult Children and Aging Parents.

Sheehy, G. (2010) Passages in Care Giving.


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