Alzheimer’s Association– www.alz.org or 1.800.272.3900
Resources, tools, and a 24-hr help line for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.
Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services– www.cms.gov or 1.800633.4227
The federal agency that oversees Medicare and Medicaid. The Medicaid website (www.medicare.gov) has helpful info about eligibility and benefits. Check out this site for tools that provide great information on nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies, health plans, and more.
Family Caregiver Alliance– www.caregiver.org or 1.800.445.8106
Tools and resources for family caregivers and a Family Care Navigator with information on services in your state.
National Alliance for Hispanic Health– www.hispanichealth.org and its Su Familia: The Hispanic Family Health Helpline 1.866.783.2645Free, reliable, and confidential health information for Hispanic families.
National Women’s Health Information Center– www.womenshealth.gov or 1.800.994.9662
Tools and information from the Office of Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which promotes health, wellness, and disease prevention for women of all ages.
NIHSeniorHealth– www.nihseniorhealth.org or 1.800.222.2225
Fact sheets from the U.S. National Institutes of Health on a range of health topics important to older adults can be viewed online or ordered for free.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – www.va.gov or 1.800.827.1000
Information about eligibility and benefits for veterans and their families.
Aging with Dignity– www.agingwithdignity.org or 1.888.594.7437
Information and instruction on developing a living will and how to have that conversation with your family.
Caring Connections– www.caringinfo.org
A national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life. Provides free, state-specific directive forms and instructions.
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys– www.naela.org or 1.703.942.5711
Information and access to a database of elder law attorney members.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization– www.nhpco.org or 1.800.658.8898
Provides free information on hospice care and puts the public in direct contact with hospice programs.
WHAT TO READ NEXT?
Are you trying to decide what to read next? Do you want to hear authors discuss their recently published books? Then there are a number of places you can go for recommendations. If the D.R. Evarts Library doesn’t have a particular book, our staff will be glad to help you order a copy from one of the participating libraries in the Mid-Hudson Library System.
Roundtable Weekly Book Pics (WAMC)
Every Tuesday after the 10am news, Joe Donahue invites someone from and independent book store in the region to recommend books. The invitees describe the books and talk about what makes them interesting. The program is about 15 minutes long and previous shows are available on the website.
List of recommended books from the Roundtable Weekly Book Pics are available for two years.