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Health care resources for the help you need.

Posted August 28, 2012

Are your loved ones thriving on their own, or just getting by? Are you seeing changes that raise concerns? Is it time to consider long-term care? What are the options? The costs? Where can you get the help you need? This list of resources is an excellent starting point.

Park Place of Elmhurst

Park Place Health & Wellness Center provides a full continuum of care, which includes assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. We’re a Providence Life Services community, with headquarters in Tinley Park, IL. Since 1914, Providence Life Services has provided residential accommodations and services to Chicago-area seniors. Providence Life Services now operates 10 communities in Illinois and Michigan, serving the needs of thousands of residents and clients each year. Providence Life Services operates under the core value that people deserve better care, and we continue to develop new services to meet new needs.

For more information on Park Place or Providence Life Services, please call 630-333-4343.

AARP
The nation’s leading organization for people age 50 and older.
www.aarp.org

Administration on Aging
Site provides an overview on a variety of topics, programs and services related to aging.
www.aoa.gov

Alzheimer’s Association
The world leader in Alzheimer’s research and support. The first and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer’s.
www.alz.org

American Geriatrics Society
The premier professional organization of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults.
www.americangeriatrics.org

American Health Assistance Foundation
A charitable organization dedicated to funding research on age-related and degenerative diseases, educating the public about these diseases, and providing emergency financial assistance to persons with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.
www.ahaf.org

American Heart Association
Offers information on heart attacks, strokes and family health.
www.americanheart.org

Arthritis Foundation
Provides information on arthritis: types, treatments, coping tips and research information.
www.arthritis.org

Care Central
Site helps family members manage loved ones’ calendars and documents remotely.
www.carecentral.com

Care Managers
Referral sites to locate geriatric care managers who assess needs, identify and coordinate care resources.
www.caring.com
www.caremanager.org

Care Pathways
Site created and maintained by RNs to provide older adults and their families access to quality health care information, products and services.
www.carepathways.com

FDA Information for Older People
Articles, brochures and other publications with information on a wide range of health issues.
www.fda.gov/oc/seniors

Health and Age
The Novartis Foundation for Gerontology supports education and innovation in healthy aging, geriatrics and the care of elderly people.
www.healthandage.org

Healthfinder
A government website with links to health-related information resources on the Internet.
www.healthfinder.gov

LeadingAge
An association of 5,600 not-for-profit organizations working together to enable and empower people to live fully as they age.
www.leadingage.org

Medicare
Official U.S. government Medicare site.
www.medicare.gov

Medicare Rights Center
The largest independent source of health care information and assistance in the United States for people with Medicare.
www.medicarerights.org

National Institute on Aging
The National Institute on Aging leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging to extend the healthy, active years of life.
www.nih.gov/nia

National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care
Site developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide information and resources to help you and your family plan for future long-term care needs.
www.longtermcare.gov

RetirementHomes.com
The Internet’s most visited and most comprehensive senior living resource for retirement communities, as well as assisted living, senior housing, nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities.
www.RetirementHomes.com

Senior Health
Senior-friendly website featuring health information from the National Institutes of Health.
http://nihseniorhealth.gov

WebMD
WebMD is the leading provider of online information, research, educational services and communities for physicians and consumers.
www.webmd.com

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