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Note: Cape Cod/Massachusetts resources are below this main section.

Caregivers Information

AARP, State Average Caregiving Costs, Benefits Quicklink what benefits may be available to your as a caregiver, Caregivers Stress Test, Caregiving Tool Kit, videos, calculators and lots more.

Assisted Living Services Tips on choosing a facility.

Advice for caregivers coping with terminal illness.

Caregivers for the Elderly information on health, finances, housing, and more plus on line discussion groups.

Caring for Your Parents, a PBS website, created in conjunction with the program of the same name. It is specifically designed to help you navigate the complexities of eldercare information and services. Includes a free downloadable Caregiver's Handbook. Available in English and Spanish, it provides practical, immediate guidance on managing a variety of care situations

Helpguide.org was created by the rotary club of Santa Monica. Helpguide's mission is to empower you to understand, prevent, and resolve health challenges.

Helping People Overcome the Challenges of Elder Care has checklists to take you step by step through the process, a support group message board enabling caregivers across the country to share their experiences and learn from others, discounts on medical and daily living supplies, and books and videos.

Long Term Care Nursing Resources. A list of helpful articles related to long term care issues.

National Family Caregivers Association has developed a number of Tip Sheets and How-To Guides to help family caregivers deal with the emotional and practical sides of caregiving.

NFCA,the The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization publishes a nationwide directory of hospices.

Senior Decision - ratings and reviews of senior care and housing.

Cognitive Function Improvement

Memory improvement can be achieved in two ways: 1) by improving the health of your brain, and 2) using and training your memory skills. When people are made to think quickly, they report feeling happier. They also say they are more energetic, more creative, more powerful, and more self-assured.

We recommend: Reclaim Your Brain: Improve Memory with Lumosity Games.There are several such programs and companies out there. But for several reasons, including ease of use, cost and services offered, we found Luminosity's Brain Games site to be the best. Click here to find out more.

Driving

AAA offers CarFit: Helping Mature Drivers Find Their Perfect Car.

AARP offers the highly recommended Driver Safety Program for older people. To find a class near you, click here or call toll-free at 1-888-227-7669, or write to them at 601 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20049.

End of Life Care

Advance Directives by State

Download Your State's Advance Directives

End-of-Life Choices

Preparing for Your Future Health Care Needs

Government

Administration on Aging. The official site for the federal government's Administration on Aging. Wide variety of articles on nutrition, elder rights and resources, alzheimers, information for caregivers, links to other government resources, state and local government resources, health and aging organizations.

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral, (ADEAR), from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) will help you find current, comprehensive Alzheimer's disease (AD) information and resources

BenefitsCheckUp, the National Council on Aging (NCOA), comprehensive Web-based service to screen for benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources.

Department of Health & Human Services. This site contains a health information library, caregiver section, health care services and systems information and a directory of organizations, including government agencies, clearinghouses, non-profits and universities.

The official U.S. government site for people receiving mediare benefits.

Senior Citizen Resources. Official information and services of U.S. Government including information on consumer protection, education, health, legal, finances and retirement. Also includes links to other government agencies.

Social Security Administration. Online services, apply for benefits, local office finder, news, information.

Department of Veterans Affairs. Access to information about benefits and military records.

Jobs for People Over 50

AARP.org Job Search Engine. The AARP.org Job Search Engine powered by RetirementJobs.com is a free service that allows you to search for opportunities with thousands of employers nationwide. RetirementJobs.com reviews and certifies companies that have age-friendly hiring practices. Now, you will be able to find the companies that are seeking the skills and experience of workers age 50+.

Seniors4Hire. Online community for those 50 and older and the companies that want to recruit them.

The SeniorJobBank. Sister site to Workforce50, the SeniorJobBank is the original job search web site for the 50+ community.

Workforce50. Workforce50.com serves older workers with a full service job board and career site. All jobs are placed by employers specifically interested in staffing from the over-50 workforce. Their employment and education resources cater to mature workers searching for employment, in transition or approaching retirement.

Law and Legal Resources

American Law Sources On-Line. Useful compilation of links to freely accessible on-line sources of law for the United States and Canada.

Elder law and legal resources - a comprehensive listing of legal and general information links relating to Medicare, Medicaid, elder abuse, estate planning resources on the internet and a whole lot more.

Findlaw Law Crawler - search legal databases online.

Glossary of Legal Terms by Martindale-Hubbell.

We cannot answer every legal question on this website. However, we have partnered with justanswer.com, which allows you to ask questions via email to one of their thousands of attorneys and other legal Experts. Answers come in an average of under 10 minutes and often include pictures or video.

Legal Service sites on the web. A state by state listing of legal services sites with links to each.

Locate an Elder Law Attorney from the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Locate a Mediator. Referrals from the Association for Conflict Resolution, or call 202-667-9700.

Statelawyers.com is another resource for mediators and lawyers.

The National Senior Citizens Law Center advocates before the courts, Congress and federal agencies to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly and disabled Americans.

USLegalforms. Download legal forms.

Medicare/Medicaid

Medicaid State by State Description and Plans - state by state descriptions and plans.

Information about qualifying for Medicaid to pay for nursing home care.

Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services

Medicare Part D: questions and answers from Pine Tree Legal Assistance but good information for everyone.

Medicare Rights Center an independent source of Medicare information, assistance and advocacy which works toward helping older adults and people with disabilities get quality, affordable health care.

Shopping

Here are some useful items or resources that you might have missed. We have searched the web and checked them out for you. As we find other services or goods we will post them here so you might want to bookmark this page and check back regularly.

This extraordinary user friendly phone has features perfect for senior citizens; the technology phobic; and those with sight or hearing disabilities. One example, is that the phone comes with a dial tone, like landlines, because that is what the elderly are used to.

The Jitterbug provides one touch access to towing, medical and emergency services. Check it out: More Freedom Less Worries. Reliable & Easy To Use Jitterbug J Cell Phone For Independent Living. There isn't any other cell phone on the market today like it. To learn more click here.

Support Groups

From the Alzheimer's Association, a resource for finding support groups and educational programs in your area.

The American Cancer Society has online support groups and a listing of community support groups.

Well Spouse Foundation. A national, nonprofit membership organization that gives support to wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled.

Useful Articles

"Elder Law Comes of Age" sets forth what a Board certified elder lawyer must know.

Geriatric Assessment & Care Managers. A geriatric assessment is a comprehensive evaluation designed to optimize an older person's ability to enjoy good health, improve their overall quality of life, reduce the need for hospitalization and/or institutionalization, and enable them to live independently for as long as possible. Find out more.

Guardianship Basics from the Wash, state Dept. of health and social services. Good overall review for everyone.

Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People from the National Institute on Aging.

Useful Special Interest Sites

The Ageless Project features a list of bloggers in their 70s and 80s, including one of the oldest, Millie Garfield, 86, whose site My Mom's Blog features Yiddish lessons, videos on the frustration of modern-day packaging, and more.

Concerts in Motion, brings performances to those who are homebound or hospitalized.

Time Goes By is a robust clearinghouse for all things related to aging and has an invaluable list of hundreds of elder blogs.

Useful and Informative

Angie's List. More than 650,000 consumers useAngie's List to find high quality contractors, service companies and health care providers including dentists and doctors.

CIA World Factbook.

Elderhostel - Adventures in life long learning.

Encyclopedia Britanica.

Goodsearch.com. Give to charity just by searching the Web. Goodsearch.com donates 50 percent of its revenue to the charities and schools designated by its users; its spin-off, GoodShop.com, is an online shopping mall that donates a percentage of each sale to user-selected charities. Advertisers pay a fee whenever Internet users click on a given link. Last year search engines generated almost $6 billion through such searches.

Idealist.org is a project of Action Without Borders, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 with offices in the United States and Argentina. Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.

Kelley's Blue Book - auto prices.

Meriam-Webster (dictionary, thesaurus, etc.)

Can't wait for Obama's first fireside chat? Or just hungry for the original. FDR's March 12, 1933 chat entitled On the Bank Crisis is still inspiring and you can listen to it whenever you want.

The Merck Manual of Medical Information online edition.

News Archives on the Web.Use the web to find an archive.

Restaurant.com. Save money when you dine out. Buy a $25 gift certificate for $10. Use it at any participating restaurant.

SearchWIZ

SeniorNet is the nation's leading provider of access to and education on computer technologies and Internet for adults age 50+.

SoMuch.com. Popular Internet Links directory focused mainly on Computers and Programming but also covers humor, entertainment, news, Medical, Real Estate and Property, Travel, Timeshare and Cruises, Fitness and Bodybuilding, Music and Graphics. Links are updated daily.

StubHub is the ticket marketplace where fans like you buy and sell tickets to everything from Broadway plays to sporting events. The place to check for sold out events.

The Third Age.

U.S. Census Bureau. More than you ever wanted to know.

How to get vital records information from any state or territory.

Zip Code look up. (USPS)

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Cape Cod/Massachusetts Elder Resources Links

Advocacy, Education and Outreach For Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Elders and Caregivers.

Alzheimer's Services of Cape Cod & the Islands.

Cape Cod Community College.

Cape Cod Online. One stop source for everything Cape Cod.

Cape Cod Village Green. A community directory and calendar of events. Search for an event or organization.

Center for Public Representation. A non-profit public interest law firm providing mental health law and disability law services.

Community Care Resource Group is an organization of caring professionals who serve seniors in the Cape Cod region. Their mission is to connect with one another, collaborate on ideas and provide information and referrals for seniors in our community.

Elder Services of Cape Cod and Islands. A central source of information and services enabling elders to maintain their independence.

The Family Caregiver Handbook. Finding Elder Care Resources in Massachusetts. Researchers at the MIT Workplace Center prepared this website as a companion to their recent publication, The Family Caregiver Handbook, to assist the families and friends of Massachusetts elders in finding information and accessing services.

Find information about elderly services in Mass.

Fifty Plus Advocate Newspaper, Eastern & Central Massachusetts. Founded in 1975, the Fifty Plus Advocate newspaper is the longest running mature market newspaper in the United States. Covering Eastern and Central Massachusetts, at their web site you can download back issues of the newspaper for free going back an entire year.

A Guide to Hospice and Palliative Care in Massachusetts.

Hotlines on Cape Cod. A listing of all hotlines including Elder Abuse Hotline, alcohol and drug abuse hotlines, Office of Elder Affairs and many others.

Legal Advocacy and Resource Center (LARC). Since 1983, LARC has operated a free legal hotline in support of its mission to help low-income Massachusetts residents with legal problems by providing quality legal information and advice, and by making referrals to legal and social service agencies. LARC also completes intake screenings for Greater Boston Legal Services and the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association, as well as, family law intake screenings for Community Legal Services And Counseling Center and limited intake screening for South Middlesex Legal Services.

Lighthouse Health Access Alliance - Database of services and providers.

Mass. Executive Office on Elder Affairs.

MassMedLine is a free, confidential service available to all Massachusetts residents who are seeking information regarding their medications.

Massachusetts Directory - Covering the topics of arts, business, community, computers, culture, economy, entertainment, family, fitness, health, home, information, internet, real estate, recreation, reference, shopping, sports, technology, transportation, travel, vacations and more.

Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries locate and download court forms.

Preparing for End of Life Decisions from the Mass. Commission on End of Life Care.

Suffolk University on Cape Cod.

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