Information, Tools, and Resources
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
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
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.
Radio Shows & Articles
Hear from Linda Beck about steps to prepare for aging, health care, and caregiving and the resources available to get safer health care for your aging relative.