At ExPO Signature Home Care, a trusted Home Health Care Agency in New Jersey, we understand that making the decision to use outside help in caring for an elderly loved one is difficult. That’s why we provide a wealth of senior care resources and links to many helpful organizations for seniors, their families and caregivers. These listings are for informational purposes only and do not represent an endorsement by (or for) ExPO Signature Home Care.
- 10 Tips for Staying Healthy with Type 2 Diabeteshttp://www.everydayhealth.com/type-2-diabetes/living-with/ways-to-stay-healthy/
If you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, these simple strategies can help you avoid complications and enjoy life.
- AARP Internet Resources http://www.aarp.org/
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+.
- American Cancer Societyhttps://www.cancer.org/
This nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization provides extensive information on preventing cancer and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
- American Heart Association’s Delicious Decisionshttp://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/
This AHA Web site provides a healthy selection of nutrition tips, menu suggestions, heart-wise supermarket shopping tips and even advice on healthier dining out.
- Aging in Place with a Little Help from Roommates, Neighbors and Teenagershttp://www.homeadvisor.com/r/aging-in-place-house-plans/#.WM96oLglGM8/
Seniors without the support network of family members or caregivers who are still intent on aging in place might find inspiration from the 1980’s sitcom “The Golden Girls.” Turns out, the over 50 television roommates Blanche Devereaux, Rose Nylund and Dorothy Zbornak were on to something – living together in retirement in their fictional Miami home – that shared senior living can be an affordable, safe and comfortable living arrangement.
- A Healthy Home is a Happy Home: How to Optimize Your Home for Healthy, Stress-Free Livinghttps://www.redfin.com/blog/2016/10/a-healthy-home-is-a-happy-home-how-to-optimize-your-home-for-healthy-stress-free-living.html/
It’s no secret that our environments influence the way we think, feel and act. Most people desire good health and for most people, their home is the environment they are most often surrounded by. Everyone deserves to a live happy, healthy life and can start by creating a home environment optimal for health.
- Alzheimer’s Aggression: Causes & Managementhttp://www.aplaceformom.com/senior-care-resources/articles/alzheimers-aggression/
Charlie Powell feels like he lost his dad a long time ago. His dad who has Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just forget who Powell is, he sometimes becomes violent.
- Anxiety in Older Adultshttp://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/anxiety-older-adults/
These fact sheets are brought to you through a joint partnership with the National Council on Aging. Mental Health America collaborates with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) My Medicare Matters campaign in support of our joint goal of assisting older adults to access mental health resources through Medicare.
- Caring for the Alzheimer’s Caregiverhttps://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/17/caring-for-the-alzheimers-caregiver/?_r=2
Paul Divinigracia does not consider himself a saint. But to observe how he cares for his wife, Virgie, now 11 years into Alzheimer’s disease, you might think otherwise.
- Caring From a Distance (CFAD)http://www.cfad.org/
This nonprofit organization offers assistance, resources and support for men and women providing long distance care.
- Depressions is Not a Normal Part of Growing Olderhttps://www.cdc.gov/aging/mentalhealth/depression.htm
Depression is a true and treatable medical condition, not a normal part of aging. However, older adults are at an increased risk for experiencing depression. If you are concerned about a loved one, offer to go with him or her to see a health care provider to be diagnosed and treated.
- Drugwatch – Seniorshttps://www.drugwatch.com/health/seniors/
If you’re 65 or older, you’re a part of the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population. By 2030, about 72 million people will be 65 or older. Today’s seniors live longer than before, which makes it important to make your extra years as fun-filled and pain-free as possible. Maintaining a healthy body, mind and spirit is not only important for older adults but also for their family and their caregivers.
- Drugwatch – Hip Replacementshttps://www.drugwatch.com/hip-replacement/
A hip replacement, also called hip arthroplasty, is the surgical repair of a diseased or injured natural hip joint by replacing it with an artificial joint, or implant. Reasons for these surgeries usually involve a fracture or injury to the hip, wearing down of the joint over time or osteoarthritis, an age-related joint disease that can cause hip pain due to inflammation. Osteoarthritis is the most common reason why people have their hip replaced.
- Elder Orphanshttps://www.facebook.com/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fgroups%2Felderorphans%2F/
A Facebook group is a page created for an organization or business to promote activities. Users can join the group and post their thoughts on a wall and interact through discussion threads.
- Financial Resources for Seniorshttp://www.retiredbrains.com/retirement-resources/
Today many older Americans are providing financial support to children, grandchildren, in-laws, siblings and even other family members. Saving and retirement funds are often depleted by this gifting. We are providing this survey so people planning their retirement as well those that are already retired will have a better understanding where their money may be going.
- Guide to Addiction Prevention for Seniorshttp://www.newbeginningsdrugrehab.org/guide-to-addiction-prevention-for-seniors/
When discussing substance abuse and addiction, most people think about teenagers and young adults. Much public education is devoted to addiction prevention beginning in the elementary years, as evidence has shown that early education and intervention reduces the likelihood that children will experiment with drugs. Most people would be surprised to learn that substance abuse and addiction is actually a growing problem among senior citizens.
- Guide to Senior Nutritionhttps://www.retailmenot.com/blog/nutrition-guide-for-senior-citizens.html/
As your body ages, its dietary needs change. In your older years, your activity levels may go down, and your metabolism will slow. This means you won’t need as many calories as you did when you were young and active. Learning to eat well for your age can help stave off a number of health conditions, helping you to save both time and money normally spent on trips to the doctor.
- Healthy House, Healthier Bodyhttp://www.homeadvisor.com/r/home-health-risks/#.WUN3NlUjHIV/
Though factors like exercise, lifestyle and age certainly play a huge role in our bodies’ natural immunities, your environment can also help or hurt your chances of getting sick. Issues like mold, radon and carbon dioxide can be hazards to your health. If your home contains one or more of these elements, you may be at risk for ailments that could have been avoided!
- Help Guidehttps://www.helpguide.org/
Help guide provides over 170 non-commercial articles on the topics of Mental Health, Healthy Lifestyles, Families & Relationships and Seniors & Aging.
- Legal Planning for Alzheimer’s and Dementiahttps://www.justgreatlawyers.com/legal-planning-dementia-alzheimers/
When you or someone you love is diagnosed with a progressive disease like Alzheimer’s or dementia, you face a number of serious considerations, and many of those considerations need to be made quickly before the disease has a chance to progress.
- Medicaid Long-Term Care Guidehttps://www.seniorplanning.org/long-term-care-medicaid-eligibility/
Every state has individual programs and eligibility requirements for their Medicaid long-term care. Medicaid long-term care is a partnership between the state and federal government with the goal of taking care of each state’s aged, blind, or disabled populations. Click your state for a comprehensive look at available programs and eligibility qualifications.
Malignant mesothelioma is a cancer of the mesothelium. The mesothelium is a thin membrane that protects and lubricates several important organs and body cavities. When people are exposed to asbestos, the sharp fibers can become lodged in the mesothelium and eventually cause cells to become cancerous.
- Mesothelioma Caregivershttps://www.mesotheliomaguide.com/community/caregivers/
Mesothelioma is a rare disease with an unfortunately short prognosis for most patients, making the role of the caregiver priceless. Caring for someone with cancer can take its toll on the caregiver. However, caregivers can prepare themselves for what’s ahead.
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneyshttps://www.naela.org/Web/Default.aspx?hkey=44b426c8-add8-496e-8c85-5743a5c480b0&WebsiteKey=ef1fbf77-8f85-4dfa-8c27-01f22ae4f5c8
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.
- National Cancer Institutehttps://www.cancer.gov/
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.
- National Hospice and Palliative Care Organizationhttps://www.nhpco.org/
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.
- New Jersey Senior Guidehttps://www.seniorcare.com/directory/nj/
The New Jersey Senior Guide contains key statistics and information about how senior citizens in New Jersey live. Use this tool to compare health care quality, senior housing options, demographic and financial statistics, and other important data for New Jersey with the rest of the country. This guide also contains helpful contact information for local government agencies that offer assistance to senior citizens.
- NIH Senior Healthhttps://nihseniorhealth.gov/
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.
- Preparing Your Home for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guidehttps://www.redfin.com/blog/2016/09/preparing-your-home-for-a-loved-one-with-alzheimers-a-caregivers-guide.html/
Alzheimer’s disease affects about 5.4 million Americans, about 5.2 million of which are 65 and older. It can be your grandparent, your cousin, your sibling or even your parent who faces the diagnosis. Eventually, those with Alzheimer’s require round-the-clock care, and for many families, that means taking the loved one into their own home.
- The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center https://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/
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 Americahttp://www.alzfdn.org/
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 the quality of life.
- The Geriatric Mental Health Foundationhttp://www.aarp.org/
The GMHF raises awareness of psychiatric and mental health disorders affecting the elderly and helps to promote healthy aging strategies. This Web site provides mental health information for older adults and their families, including assistance in finding a geriatric psychiatrist.
- Veterans Benefits for Seniorshttp://www.veteransaidbenefit.org/
The SVSA lists appeals agents, advocates and eldercare services in many areas of the country. These individuals and providers help senior veterans and their survivors understand veteran’s benefits available to them.
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