There are so many great resources available to families considering assisted living for a loved one, or those with specific concerns or conditions. Here is a list of some of the most helpful online resources and organizations.
The references and links below were compiled for the sole purpose of providing additional information to seniors, family members, and friends…
- Alzheimer’s Association – Leading organization on Alzheimer’s that provides referrals, research and support throughout the world. www.alz.org
- American Diabetes Association – A leading non-profit health organization that provides diabetes research, information, and advocacy in the US. www.diabetes.org
- American Heart Association – A national health agency providing research, publications and support in order to reduce the likelihood of disability and death from cardiovascular disease and stroke. www.americanheart.org
- Argentum (formerly knowns as Assisted Living Federation of America) – Argentum is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally-managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the seniors and families they serve. Argentum has advocated for choice, accessibility, independence, dignity, and quality of life for all seniors. argentum.org
- Aging Life Care Association – ALCA (formerly known as National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers) – The ALCA’s goal is to advance professional geriatric care management through education, collaboration, and leadership. www.aginglifecare.org
- ALS Association – The ALS Association is leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. www.alsa.org
- Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) – Non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people affected by Frontotemporal Degeneration and driving research to a cure. www.theaftd.org
- National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization – NHPCO is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones. www.nhpco.org
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society – The Society’s mission is to mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure for M.S.www.nationalmssociety.org.
- National Parkinson’s Foundation, Inc. – This not-for-profit is focused on meeting the needs in the care and treatment of people with Parkinson’s disease.www.parkinson.org
- New York State Department of Health – This is the governing body overseeing licensed assisted living communities and provides information on hospitals, nursing homes, Assisted Living Programs, Assisted Living Residences, Enhanced Assisted Living, Special Needs Assisted Living (dementia) and much more. www.health.ny.gov
- Veterans Affairs (formerly Veterans Administration) – Department of Veterans Affairs is responsible for allocating benefits to veterans and their dependents. It contains information on education, compensation, insurance, health and more. www.va.gov.
- Westchester County Veterans Service Agency – veterans.westchestergov.com
- Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services (formerly the Department on Aging) – Westchester County’s information website including information on caregiving, housing, clubs and centers, events and more. seniorcitizens.westchestergov.com
- Westchester Institute for Human Development, Assistive Loan Program – This is a free service for seniors and individuals with disabilities who need assistive devices to continue to live in their homes (or at an assisted living community) or transition back to their residence from a nursing or rehab facility. A loan period of up to eight weeks allows the individual to “try” a device for free. www.wihd.org