Information, Tools, and Resources

Getting Started

The Conversation Project  www.theconversationproject.org

Five Wishes  www.agingwithdignity.org                       

A Good Goodbye  www.agoodgoodbye.com

 

Aging in Place Resources

Elder Care Locator www.eldercare.acl.gov

Emergency Preparedness  www.ready.gov/seniors, www.healthinaging.org/tools-and-tips/emergency-preparedness-older-adults, www.redcross.org

National Aging in Place Council www.aginginplace.org

National Association of Home Builders Aging-in-Place Specialists www.nahb.org/learn/designations/certified-aging-in-place-specialist/related-resources/aging-in-place-remodeling-checklist.aspx

National Institute on Aging www.nia.nih.gov/health/aging-place-growing-older-home

SLO Village www.slovillage.org

 

Health Care Resources

Alliance of Professional Health Advocates  www.advoconnection.com

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform www.canhr.org

CampaignZERO: Campaign for Patient Safety Safe and Sound in the Hospital  www.campaignZERO.org

Consumer Reports www.consumerreports.org/health/hospitals/ratings

Joint Commission www.jointcommission.org 

Leapfrog Group www.hospitalsafetygrade.org

ProPublica www.propublica.org reviews hospitals, surgeons

 

Caregiving

Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org  24/7 Helpline 1.800.272.3900

American Association of Retired Persons  www.aarp.org

American Elder Care Research Assn.  www.payingforseniorcare.org 

Area Agencies on Aging  www.n4a.org

California Department of Aging  www.aging.ca.gov/Programs  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) www.centralcoastseniors.org

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California  www.coalitionccc.org/patients-loved-ones

Family Caregiver Alliance  www.caregiver.org  Extensive resources for family caregivers, health care and benefits

Next Avenue  www.nextavenue.org  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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