Mar
25

More Resources for Older Adults and Their Caregivers

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I recently got this e-mail, with a very useful link at the bottom.  I decided to post it here as a follow up to my previous post on Resources for Older Adults, as it is even more exhaustive than my list was.

Many of you have clients, friends, or family members who will need additional services to continue living at home, will need to move into a nursing home or hospice, or will face other end-of-life challenges.It can be hard to find appropriate resources quickly, especially when there is a crisis.

Ken Pope has just updated and expanded a web page of resources that includes searchable online directories of facilities & services, 24-hour helplines, guides, books, articles, and sources of support.

These resources are meant to be of help to those who face end-of-life issues and/or may need nursing homes, home health care, palliative care, hospices, assisted living, continuing care, geriatric care managers, living wills, special programs for veterans, advanced directives, hospital visitation authorization for unmarried partners, web connections with other family caregivers, and so on.

The expanded web page now identifies helpful resources in the following sections:

1) Descriptions of and links to 34 online resources (e.g., Nursing Home Directory; National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization: Find a Provider; Children’s Hospice International: Directory; Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association; Mayo Clinic: Anticipating end-of-life needs
of people with Alzheimer’s disease; National Cancer Institute: End-of-Life Care; Veterans Coalition Senior Veterans Initiative; Consumer Reports: “Form 2567: How to read this very important document”; Nursing Home INFO)

2) 48 books (e.g., *End-of-Life Advisor: Personal, Legal, and Medical Considerations for a Peaceful, Dignified Death*; *When Someone You Love Needs Nursing Home Care: The Complete Guide, 2nd Edition*; *Hospice Care at Home: A Guide to Caring for Your Dying Loved One at Home*; *Living Well in a Nursing Home: Everything You & Your Folks Need to Know*; *Eldercare 911: The Caregiver’s Complete Handbook for Making Decisions*; *Dying at home: a family guide for caregiving*; *Being With Dying: Cultivating Compassion And Fearlessness In The Presence Of Death*)

3) 95 articles & chapters on hospices

4) 105 articles & chapters on nursing homes

5) 100 articles & chapters on facing end-of-life challenges

This expanded web page is at:
http://kspope.com/hospices/index.php

Please forward this announcement to any lists or individuals who might find this resource helpful.

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