AgingCare.com is an online community that connects people caring for elderly parents to other caregivers, personalized information, and local resources. One such person is Carol Bradley Bursack, who is an active member of Aging Care's community and consistently provides advice to the caregiving community through her section on AgingCare.com "Minding Our Elders".
AgingCare.com allows caregivers to do all of the following in one place:
- Receive personalized information based on who the caregiver is caring for, the condition with which they are afflicted, their living arrangements, and location.
- Find Senior Housing and Home Care resources.
- Gain knowledge about finances, legal matters, and other elder care issues, including Medicare and Medicaid.
- Participate in AgingCare.com's rich community forum, where caregivers ask questions, give answers, exchange messages, and support each other through shared experiences.
Visit AgingCare.com now to connect with other caregivers caring for elderly parents.
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America's (AFA) mission is "to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families—through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life." AFA unites 1,600+ member organizations nationwide that provide hands-on programs and services. Their services include:
- A toll free hotline, 866-AFA-8484, providing information, counseling by licensed social workers, and referrals to community resources across the nation. Social workers are also available via e-mail (email@example.com), SKYPE and live chat (www.carecrossroads.org).
- Care ADvantage, a free quarterly magazine for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses (www.afacareadvatage.org).
- Care Crossroads: The Alzheimer's Foundation of America's dynamic, interactive community.
- Excellence in Care: national standards of excellence for dementia care settings (www.excellenceincare.org).
- National memory Screening Day: Each November, qualified healthcare professionals at local sites nationwide offer free, confidential memory screenings. Learn more at www.nationalmemoryscreening.org.