Free Guidelines and Checklist

The documents linked below are provided to help you and your loved ones prepare and manage the many choices you face when moving into a Senior Living Community.

National Senior Living Resources

  • AARP (The American Association of Retired People) — A membership organization dedicated to leading positive social change and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information, advocacy and service.
  • Alzheimer’s Association — Here you’ll find free publications and information on diagnosis, treatment, patient care, caregiver needs, long-term care, education and training, and research related to Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) — The federal agency that administers the Medicare program also works in partnership with the States to administer Medicaid.
  • Drug Watch Senior Health Overview — Thanks to modern medicine, seniors are living longer and the he key is making sure the extra years are as healthy, fruitful and enjoyable as possible. Seniors can do that by avoiding dangerous drugs and drug interactions.
  • Drug Watch Xarelto Alert — Doctors prescribe blood thinner Xarelto to prevent blood clots and protect people from strokes. But the drug may cause irreversible internal bleeding that can lead to hospitalization and death. Lawsuits filed claim the company did not warn the public and want the drug removed from the market.
  • Eldercare Locator — A nationwide service that helps identify local resources for seniors.
  • Elders and Families — Information and resources from the Administration on Aging on a variety of aging-related topics including Alzheimer’s, disaster assistance, elder rights and resources, caregivers, housing, nutrition, promoting healthy lifestyles, services for seniors and volunteer.
  • Emergency Preparedness Resources for Seniors — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign has released three new instructional videos designed to highlight the specific steps older Americans, individuals with disabilities and special needs, and pet owners should take to prepare for emergencies.
  • Long-Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman Program — A promoter and advocate for the rights of residents in long-term care facilities.
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys — Look up the attorneys who specialize in elderly issues, including estate planning, power of attorney, health proxies, and Medicaid eligibility.
  • National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers — Referrals to eldercare professionals who can assess elderly medical needs and finances and then identify local programs and services to meet those needs.
  • National Clearinghouse from Long-Term Care Information — A new federal website that spells out senior living alternatives and the various payment options (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).
  • National Center for Injury Prevention and Control — Information, fact sheets, statistics, and brochures on how to prevent falls among older adults. Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of death from injury. Falls are also the most common cause of nonfatal injury and hospital admission for trauma.
  • National Council of Aging — The Benefits Checkup Program provides information about programs to help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health care, and more.
  • National Institute on Aging (NIA) Information Center — Free information on a variety of age-related subjects including doctor/patient communication, end-of-life care, the biology of aging, and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN) — Free healthcare information on Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

Financial Resources

  • American Association of Daily Money Managers — A network of money managers who provide personal financial/bookkeeping services to senior citizens and the disabled. Daily Money Managers can pay bills, make deposits, process insurance claims, and handle other financial tasks.
  • ElderLife Financial — A leading nationwide financing company that assists families and senior-care providers with financial solutions for home care, downsizing, senior housing, and payment needs. The company serves seniors and their families by helping them plan, locate, and finance their home care and senior housing needs.
  • Paying for Senior Care — A service that helps aging Americans and their families understand various long-term care options and connect them with the best resources to pay for at-home care, assisted living, Alzheimer’s and nursing home care.
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