Home Care Resources
Listed below are links to many helpful organizations and resources for seniors, their families and caregivers. These listings are for informational purposes only and do not represent a endorsement by (or for) Des Moines Home Care Assistance.
The American Association of Retired Persons Web site provides a frequently updated database of Internet resources, including links to more than 900 of the best sites for people age 50+.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected.
The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center Web site will help you find current, comprehensive Alzheimer’s disease (AD) information and resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America strives 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.
This nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization provides extensive information on preventing cancer and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
This nonprofit organization offers assistance, resources and support for men and women providing long distance care.
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.
The FDA has numerous articles, brochures and other publications with information for older people on a wide range of health issues, including arthritis, cancer, health fraud, and nutrition.
Helpguide provides over 170 non-commercial articles on the topics of Mental Health, Healthy Lifestyles, Families & Relationships and Seniors & Aging.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) conducts and supports research and training and disseminates health information regarding the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and their families.
The National Institute of Health’s Senior Health Web site provides an easy-to-navigate menu of articles about aging and health-related topics for seniors and their families.
The NAELA deals with legal issues affecting the elderly and disabled, such as public benefits, probate and estate planning, guardianship/conservatorship, and health and long-term care planning. This Web site also provides current news on legal topics related to aging, as well as advice in looking for an elder law attorney.
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is committed to improving end-of-life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for dying people and their loved ones.
This noncommercial, long term care Web site provides links to 34 in-depth chapters, totaling over 690 printable pages, from 9 experts and covering all areas of long-term/eldercare planning.
Professional Geriatric Care Managers can guide families through professional consultation/counseling, prioritizing needs, developing customized care plans, setting up services and referral to resources and making sure the plan is instituted and followed so as to have positive outcomes.
The National Association of Professional Geriatric Case Managers acts as a guide and advocate—identifying problems and offering solutions, from assessment of an aging parent’s needs to addressing the life change of a family affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinsons or other symptoms of dementia.
Parentgiving is a complete online resource for getting smart about caring for your aging parents, with hundreds of articles, experts on demand and a store with over 3200 of the most often needed home care products and medical supplies.
Online supplier of Aids to Daily Living including Bathroom Safety Kitchen Aids Walkers and more.
Online retailer of health accessories (pill boxes, pill organizers, syringes, etc.)
Products for the Elderly and Independent Care Products. Their elderly care products include, low vision aids, mobility products, arthritis aids, hearing products, one handed products, elderly hygiene products, etc.
Online retailer for elderly living and independent living products.
NorthShore Care Supply offers discreet home delivery of home care supplies, specializing in adult diapers, bed pads, and other incontinence supplies as well as walking aids, skin care products, exam gloves, bathroom safety supplies and weight scales. Contact our care experts for personalized service.
From The Wright Stuff, Inc. specializes in caregiving products, disability aids, elderly care products, nursing home supplies.
Online supplier of WheelChair Accessories, products ranging from wheelchair trays to wheelchair bags.