Looking to learn more about the management of a specific condition or disease? Check this handy table of websites below. Many other helpful websites are available on a wide variety of topics and a selection of those follow with a brief description. They are listed alphabetically.

Condition or Disease

Organization

Website

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Association &

Alzheimer’s Foundation of Amercia

alz.org

alzfdn.org

Arthritis

Arthritis Foundation

arthritis.org

Cancer

American Cancer Society

cancer.org

Diabetes

American Diabetes Association

diabetes.org

Falls

American Family Physician

aafp.org

Heart Disease

American Heart Association

www.heart.org

Lung Disease & COPD

American Lung Association

lung.org & copd.com

Multiple Sclerosis

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

nationalmssociety.org

Stroke

National Stroke Association

stroke.org

 

Other Helpful Websites

  • American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people over age 50 and over have independence, choice in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP has a section on senior housing choices (AARP Senior Housing Help).
  • AGS Foundation for Health in Aging is a national non-profit organization established in 1999 by The American Geriatrics Society. They aim to build a bridge between the research and practice of Geriatrics and the Public, and to advocate on behalf of older adults and their special health care needs.
  • Alliance For Aging Research is the nation’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and accelerating the pace of medical discoveries to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health.
  • Alliance for Retired Americans is a nationwide organization, founded in 2001, with three million members working together to make their voices heard in the laws, policies and institutions that shape our lives.
  • American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) and Services for the Aging (www.aahsa.org) help millions of individuals and their families every day through mission-driven, not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing the services that people need, when they need them, in the place they call home. Our 5,700 member organizations, many of which have served their communities for generations, offer the continuum of aging services.
  • American Health Assistance Foundation is a non-profit organization that funds research into cures for Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma, and provides the public with information about risk factors, preventative lifestyles, available treatments and coping strategies.
  • Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) in communities across the country plan, coordinate and offer services that help older adults remain in their home – if that is their preference – aided by services such as Meals-on-Wheels, homemaker assistance and whatever else it may take to make independent living a viable option. By making a range of options available, AAAs make it possible for older individuals to choose the services and living arrangement that suit them best.
  • Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally operated assisted living communities for seniors. ALFA’s member-driven programs promote business and operational excellence through national conferences, research, publications, and executive networks. ALFA works to influence public policy by advocating for informed choice, quality care, and accessibility for all Americans.
  • Assisted Living Way help seniors, their caregivers and families understand how to stay both physically safe as well as from those who would take advantage of them in person or on-line.
  • Benefits Check-Up helps you find benefit programs that can help pay for medications, health care, utilities and more.
  • CareGiver Partnership is a direct to consumer provider of approximately 1,800 of the most commonly used products for home healthcare including incontinence, nutritional, diabetic, wound care, daily living, personal care and arthritis.
  • Children of Aging Parents is a nonprofit, charitable organization whose mission is to assist the nation’s nearly 54 million caregivers of the elderly or chronically ill with reliable information, referrals and support, and to heighten public awareness that the health of the family caregivers is essential to ensure quality care of the nation’s growing elderly population.
  • Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living is the only national consumer education and advocacy organization focused on the needs, rights and protection of assisted living consumers, their caregivers & loved ones.
  • Disposables Delivered provides professional guidance, superior products and discreet home delivery to those who must deal with incontinence on a personal level or in helping another.
  • ElderLawAnswers supports seniors, their families and their attorneys in achieving their goals by providing information about crucial legal issues facing seniors; a network of highly qualified elder law attorneys nationwide; and online practice tools for elder law attorneys.
  • Faith in Action brings together volunteers from many faiths to work together to care for their neighbors who have long-term health needs.
  • Family Caregiving 101 is designed to provide caregivers with the basic tools, skills and information they need to protect their own physical and mental health while they provide high quality care for their loved one.
  • Go60.com is a no-nonsense, yet caring and compassionate internet destination devoted to helping seniors improve with age. It is about aging well, wisely and successfully.
  • Lake County Council for Seniors is also known as the voice of IL Lake County Seniors. This is an advocacy organization with senior issues and programs as their highest priority. It is also an information and referral agency for senior services.
  • Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly is a nationwide organization which serves those who are sixty and older and who have no support in their immediate area. The most important service is the Friendly Visiting Program where a volunteer is matched with an elderly friend. (Chicago is one of their chapters.)
  • Meals on Wheels promotes the dignity and independence of older adults, persons with disabilities and other homebound persons by delivering nutritious meals and providing needed services.
  • Medicare covers everything you ever wanted to know about this health insurance program offered by the federal government to those 65 and older.
  • Medicare Rights Center (MRC) is the largest independent source of health care information and assistance in the United States for people with Medicare. Founded in 1989, MRC helps older adults and people with disabilities get good, affordable health care.
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) is a professional association of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to people as they age ad people with special needs.
  • National Association of Area Agencies on Aging’s primary mission is to build the capacity of its members to help older persons and those with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible.
  • National Institute on Aging is at the forefront of the nation’s research activities dedicated to understanding the nature of aging, supporting the health and well-being of older adults, and extending healthy, active years of life for more people.
  • Retirement Homes.com is a comprehensive directory of retirement homes, retirement communities, senior housing, long term care and elder care facilities. Retirement Homes will help you learn about all your retirement living, senior housing, and long term care options in the USA and Canada.
  • seniorDECISION is a website where consumers rate and review senior care & senior housing.
  • Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders (SAGE) is the world’s oldest and largest non-profit agency dedicated to serving and advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender seniors. Since its inception, SAGE has pioneered programs and services for seniors in the LGBT community, provided technical assistance and training to expand opportunities for LGBT older people across the country, and provided a national voice on LGBT aging issues.