FAQ: Living Old - Links and Resources
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For information on programs for chronic disease self-management, please click on the "Organizations offering our program" link at http://patienteducation.stanford.edu/programs/cdsmp.html
For help in locating a geriatric care manager, please go to http://www.caremanager.org
The Area Agencies on Aging coordinate a wide array of services to seniors and adults with disabilities at the community level and serve as a focal point for local aging concerns. http://www.aging.state.ca.us/html/local%20aaa/AAA_listing.html
For Senior housing, search http://www.senioroutlook.com or call your local senior center for booklets
For help in finding a nursing home, home health care, hospice, and other long term care services in California, please visit http://www.calnhs.org. This site provides quality ratings and detailed information to help select the best services. It also has guides on how to make decisions about long term care needs and how to make choices, how to pay for care and other valuable information about long term care. The website is sponsored by the California HealthCare Foundation and the University of California San Francisco
For help learning about long term care, home and community based services, and personal care, please visit http://www.pascenter.org. This website provides information on services in California and other states and was developed by the University of California San Francisco. Also for basic geriatric education designed for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other care providers, see the online training course www.ucsfagrc.org developed by faculty at the University of California San Francisco.
For information about Beacon Hill Village, Boston's naturally occurring retirement community, please visit http://www.beaconhillvillage.org
For information about Palo Alto's Avenidas program, please visit http://www.avenidas.org
For a link for tips from Stanford Hospital about avoiding falls, please click http://www.stanfordhospital.com/clinicsmedServices/medicalServices/emergency/fallPrevention
For family caregivers seeking help, please click on http://www.caregiver.org
For information about On Lok Senior Health Services, please visit http://www.onlok.org
For information about most types of chronic illnesses and health problems of older people, please visit http://www.healthinaging.org/agingintheknow
Alzheimer's disease is one of the largest problems facing older people. For information, referrals and advice, please visit the Alzheimer's Association at http://www.alz.org
Call the Eldercare Locator to find community assistance for seniors who may not be able to afford private home care or private geriatric care managers at 1-800-677-1116
For unbiased information about Long Term Care insurance, please call the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy program (HICAP) at 1-800-434-0222.
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