The following sites offer useful geriatric care information for patients, families and caregivers. If you are looking for additional information on geriatric care or guidance on how to improve the caregiver services you provide for an elderly relative or patient, these Web sites can be of great use.
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Geriatric Care Resources:
Alzheimer’s Association: Information about all aspects of Alzheimer’s disease, including help locating local affiliates and resources.
American Association of Retired Persons: Links to more than 700 AARP-screened Web sites.
American Federation for Aging Research’s Health Compass: Assistance finding health information on the Internet and evaluating its reliability and credibility.
Geriatric Mental Health Foundation: Links to resources that address the psychological, mental and social well-being of older adults and their geriatric care.
Agencies that rate quality
Information upon which to base important health care and geriatric care decisions.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: AHRQ is the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality—the Nation’s lead Federal agency for research on health care quality, costs, outcomes, and patient safety.
Care Guide at Home: Information to help people understand, plan, find and manage geriatric care for older adults in order to improve caregiver services.
Center for Assistive Technology: Links to sites focused on assistive technology and the positive impact it can have on aging and geriatric care.
Center on Aging and Health: Links to sites focused on the physical and psychological aspects of aging and geriatric care.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Comprehensive site for people seeking information about Medicare and Medicaid.
Cleveland Clinic Health Information Center : An A-to-Z list of health and aging topics of interest to older adults and their caregivers.
Cleveland Clinic Medicine Institute: Used by healthcare providers seeking online information.
Cleveland Clinic Social Work Department: Information and links for older adults who are aging normally or with chronic conditions.
Cleveland Clinic Quality & Patient Safety Institute: Information on how to evaluate quality of care when choosing health care providers.
Clinical Trials: Information on clinical trials of possible interest to older adults and their caregivers.
www.clinicaltrials.gov and www.nia.nih.gov/healthinformation/clinicaltrials.htm
Government Health Sites
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
Offering quick guides to healthy living, personalized health advice, and tips and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.
Federal Trade Commission:
The FTC site includes news and alerts, consumer protection and anti-trust information.
Health Information Center:
Search for medical information.
Healthy Aging Center:
American Federation for Aging Research site with extensive information and links to research and resources useful to those who are caring for an older adult.
No-cost membership program provided by Cleveland Clinic hospitals to help people 50 and older preserve and protect their health. Member benefits range from parking discounts and physician referral services to access to educational programs and assistance with medical forms.
Call 800.775.4HWC 800.775.4HWC (4492)
Providing comprehensive heart disease information.
Independent Living Disability Services:
Resources and links that address the needs and issues of older adults who want to live independently.
International Longevity Center-USA:
Links to agencies, organizations and resources devoted to improving quality of life for older adults.
Medical Library Association :
Includes links to the Top 10 health information sites, hundreds of other useful sites, and most of the nation’s medical societies. From the home page, click on “resources.”
National Guideline Clearinghouse:
Features diagnostic and treatment guidelines, as well as links to caregiver-related resources. All information has been approved by nationally recognized experts.
National Institute on Aging:
Comprehensive U.S. government Web site on aging and caregiver-related issues.
New York Online Access to Health:
Consortium of top New York health and science libraries that provides a comprehensive database of current and reliable health information.
Site managed by Ohio State University with links to dozens of top-rated health and caregiving sites.
Shape Up America!
Diet and exercise tips, tricks and techniques to help people get and stay fit.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration:
Evidence-based information on diet and healthy eating, as well as links to sites with reliable information on everything from heart health to medical devices.
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