Resources

resources_123rfBelow Emerald Senior Services has listed links to helpful resources and organizations for senior citizens, families and caregivers. We have supplied these to assist in research and information gathering, they do not represent an endorsement by Emerald Senior Services.

AARP
Browse or search AARP’s database on Internet resources and link to more than 900 of the best sites for people age 50+.

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center
NIA, one of the U.S. Government’s National Institutes of Health, leads a national research program on the biomedical, social, and behavioral aspects of aging and prevention of age-related diseases and disabilities, including Alzheimer’s disease. NIA offers health information for seniors, caregivers, and professionals, as well as grants and training information for researchers.

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
Their mission is ”to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families—through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life.”

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering through research, education, advocacy, and service.

American Heart Association’s Delicious Decisions
A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons you have to fight cardiovascular disease. Making heart-healthy dishes—from appetizers to desserts—that you and your whole family will love is much easier than you might think.

Caring From a Distance
This nonprofit organization offers assistance, resources and support for men and women providing long distance care.

Dauphin County Area Agency On Aging
At the Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging we recognize the inherent dignity of older individuals and believe they are entitled to health, honor, and self-determination. We are committed to maximizing efficient use of resources to enhance the lives of all seniors residing in Dauphin County.

Elder Law Firms
Elder Law Firms.com is an exclusive legal website dedicated to educating the public on Elder Law and guiding the public to legal representation in your area. They also provide news articles from around the nation and an informative resource center geared toward anyone looking for in-depth information on Elder Law.

Family Caregiver Alliance
You’ll find in this section a wealth of information on care strategies, stress relief, community resources, family issues and hands-on care. Be sure to also visit our Fact Sheet section for a comprehensive collection of family-friendly publications filled with practical information. For more personal assistance, click on “Ask FCA”. And don’t miss our online Discussion Groups, to keep you connected, 24 hours a day, with other caregivers.

Family Caregiving 101
If you’re caring for a loved one who is ill or disabled, this site was created for you. It’s a great place to find assistance, answers, new ideas and helpful advice—for you and your loved one.

FDA Information for Seniors
A listing of articles, brochures, and other publications of general interest to seniors.

The Geriatric Mental Health Foundation
AAGP is a national association representing and serving its members and the field of geriatric psychiatry. It is dedicated to promoting the mental health and well being of older people and improving the care of those with late life mental disorders.

Help Guide
Expert information and non-commercial resources for mental and emotional health, active healthy lifestyles, and aging issues.

National Cancer Institute
Accurate, up-to-date, comprehensive cancer information from the U.S. government’s principal agency for cancer research.

NIH Senior Health
An easy-to-use website features health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. is a non-profit association that represents lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families. Established in 1987, the Academy provides a resource of education, information, networking and assistance to those who deal with the many specialized issues involved with legal services for seniors and people with special needs.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Find the best hospice and medical care for your loved ones. Home hospice and palliative care can be affordable. Community hospice options are also available.

Pennsylvania Department of Aging
“Enhancing the quality of life of all older Pennsylvanians by empowering diverse communities, the family and the individual.”

Planning for Eldercare
The National Care Planning Council’s free, noncommercial “Guide to Long Term Care Planning.” – 34 in-depth chapters from 8 experts comprising over 690 printable pages. Click here for table of contents