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Senior Health

Use these links to jump directly to your topic of interest in Senior Health:

Health: Senior's Health Topics (Index) | Health Care | Exercise | Nutrition | Sexual Health

Care: Caregiving | End-of-Life Care (Hospice & Palliative Care) | End-of-Life Decisions | Home Care | Residential Care

Other Topics: Senior Resources | Senior Benefits | Aging | Death and Dying | Memory Loss


Home Care

(Jump to: General Information | Assistive Devices | Home Modifications | Community Services | In-Home Services )

General Information
There’s No Place Like Home—For Growing Old:NIA
Alternatives to Nursing Home Care:Medicare
Government Housing Assistance:AOA
Home Care Services:MedlinePlus


Community Services
Community Care Options:Family Caregiver Alliance
Eldercare Locator:AOA
Adult Day Care:AOA
Choosing an Adult Day Service:National Adult Day Services Association


In-Home Services
Home Health Care: AOA
Hiring In-Home Help:Family Caregiver Alliance
How Do I Select the Right Home Care Provider?:National Association for Home Care and Hospice
Home Care Services: Questions to Ask:Mayo Clinic
Home Health Compare:Medicare
Home Health Care Information:California Registry
Help at Home Directory:County of San Mateo
Home Care Physician Services, see Health Care, Doctors
Meals on Wheels Association of America


Home Modifications
Home Modifications:AOA
See also Caregiving, Home Safety


Assistive Devices
Assistive Technology:Family Caregiver Alliance
Assistive Technology:AOA


Residential Care

(Jump to: General Information | Assisted Living | Continuing Care Communities | Nursing Homes | Other Housing Options )

General Information
Types of Long-Term Care:Medicare
Home Away from Home: Relocating Your Parents:Family Caregiver Alliance
Residential Care Options:Family Caregiver Alliance
What Level of Care is Needed? The Care Interpreter:American Health Care Association
Facility Finder:American Health Care Association
See also End-of-Life Decisions, Long-Term Care


Assisted Living
General Information
Assisted Living:AOA
Assisted Living:MedlinePlus
Choosing an Assisted Living Facility
Assisted Living Evaluation Checklist:AARP
Assisted Living Facilities for Seniors in California:California Registry
Residential Care Homes (AKA Board and Care Homes):California Registry
Coping with the Transition
Helping Your Loved One Transition to Skilled Nursing Care:CareConversations.org


Continuing Care Communities
Continuing Care & Life Care Retirement Communities:California Registry


Nursing Homes
General Information
Nursing Homes: Making the Right Choice:NIA
Nursing Homes:MedlinePlus
Choosing a Nursing Home
How to Choose a Care Solution: CareConversations.org
Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home:Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Nursing Home Checklist:Medicare
Nursing Home Compare:Medicare
Nursing Homes in California:California Registry


Other Housing Options
Senior Apartment Complexes:California Registry


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