Resources

We understand how difficult and challenging it can be to navigate through the maze of eldercare issues and concerns. We have provided links to several useful resources and support organization websites to help you begin the process.  

 

Information On Aging*:

 

The Alzheimer's Association is the largest national voluntary health organization supporting Alzheimer's research and care. On this site, you'll find information about the disease, their programs and services, and their advocacy efforts.

 

AlzheimerSupport.com is the world's largest Alzheimer's site with over 1,000 articles and abstracts.

 

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people over 50.

 

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.

 

American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes.

 

The American Health Care Association (AHCA) is a federation of state health organizations, together representing nearly 12,000 non-profit and for-profit assisted living, nursing facility, residential services for persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities, and subacute care providers that care for more than one million elderly and disabled individuals nationally.

 

American Heart Association
Learn more about the American Heart Association's efforts to reduce death caused by cardiovascular disease.

 

Deciding About Health Care, a New York State Department of Health guide for patients and families.

 

FirstGov for Seniors will empower citizens to obtain valuable health and security information and services at one location via the Internet.

 

Meals On Wheels
Provides home-delivered meals services to people in need. Includes history, membership benefits, training and conference schedule, and links to partners.

 

National MS Society
Information and resources to help people with Multiple Sclerosis.

 

New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA) is a statewide, membership organization of over 300 licensed nursing facilities.

 

New York State Human Rights Law

 

New York State MOLST Advanced Directive Information MOLST – Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment – is designed to improve the
quality of care people receive at the end of life by translating patient/resident goals and preferences into medical orders.

 

New York State Office for the Aging serves older New Yorkers and their families.

 

Nursing Home Residents' Rights, a regulation to inform every resident of their rights in a nursing home.

 

NY Connects
Long Term Care resources for all New Yorkers, regardless of age or method of payment.

 

NYS Department of Social Services

Contact information for Local Departments of Social Services

 

Senior Citizen Lease Termination Law, New York State's specific laws regulating and permitting lease termination for senior citizens.

 

Well Spouse is a national, not for profit membership organization which gives support to wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled.

 

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