Here are some valuable Internet web sites related to aging, care management, and dementia. Also, at the end are two important legal documents: the California Advance Healthcare Directive and the California General Durable Power of Attorney.
Administration on Aging
The Administration on Aging (AoA) web site includes information
designed for older Americans and their families. Information includes
nation-wide health care, day care, in-home and elder legal services,
plus nutrition, prescription drugs and media advisories.
National Institute of Health
Information and resources for obtaining quality day care for elders.
National Institute of Aging
National Institute on Aging, the principal biomedical research agency
of the United States Government, promotes healthy aging through its
Directory of communities, services, products for elder care.
Website designed for consumers and family caregivers. Content includes
tips on choosing facilities and services; a searchable directory; links
and a bookstore.
Extended Care website is a comprehensive resource for information on
over 60,000 elder care providers in the United States.
American Association of Retired
Find Modern Maturity and the Bulletin, events in your community,
information about health, advocacy, leisure, fun, money work, and AARP
The nonprofit SeniorNet provides adults 50+ in age with access to and
education about computer technology and the Internet to enhance their
lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.
National Association of
Professional Geriatric Care Managers
Find a directory of members of the NAPGCM.
American Society on Aging
Vast amount of information on aging through publications, communities,
online learning center, and chat.
Alzheimer’s Association of the
Greater San Francisco Bay Area
Offers services and information for Bay Area families dealing with a family
member with Alzheimer’s Disease. Phone: 800-272-3900
County Area Agency on Aging
Offers information and referral for all senior services located in and around Alameda County. Phone: 510-577-1900. Address: 6955 Foothill Blvd Suite 100
Oakland CA 94605.
Family Caregiver Alliance
Offers services and information for families caring for someone with a
brain impairment. Phone: 415-434-3388. Address: 180 Montgomery St. Suite 900, SF CA 94104.
National Health Care Decisions Day
Website advocating for Health Care Decisions.
Resource for state-specific Advance Directives.
Commission on Law and Aging
Legal website for aging and healthcare resources.
Video Series on Healthcare Decisions
The videos show a typical family going through the difficult process of making healthcare decisions for a family member who did not create an advance directive. Each video ends with health lawyers speaking on important points from the video.