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Caregiver Web Resources for Seniors

American Alzheimer’s Association:  Michigan Chapter
The Greater Michigan Chapter is headquartered in Southfield, with regional offices statewide.  Services are available to more then 140,000 individuals and their families who have Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.

American Society of Aging
The American Society on Aging is an association of diverse individuals with a common goal:  to support and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families.

Livingston County - Area Agency on Aging 1-B
Our agency can help direct you to strategies, services and resources tailored to your specific caregiving situation .
Livingston/Washtenaw County Access Location, 394l Research Park Drive, Suite B, Ann Arbor, MI  48108  (800) 852-7795

Michigan Office of Services to the Aging
The Michigan Office of Services to the Aging (OSA) is proud to help provide a broad range of supports and services that assist caregivers in caring for their loved ones.

U.S. Government Site for Medicare
Get support and resources for those with Medicare.


Print and Non-Print Resources for Caregivers

The Alzheimer’s Advisor:  A Caregiver’s Guide to Dealing with the Tough Legal and Practical Issues by Vaughn E. James

|The Caregiving Wife’s Handbook:  Caring for Your Seriously Ill Husband, Caring for Yourself by Diana B. Denholm

Eureka!  Memories and Motivations:  A Strategy for Creating a Healing Home for the Stroke, Injury Patient and Caregiver by Madonna Siles

It’s Because I Love You:  An Information Guide on Senior Caregiving
by Linda Joan Azanta

Leaning into Sharp Points:  Practical Guidance and Nurturing Support for Caregivers by Stan Goldberg

Life’s Little Emergencies:  A Handbook for Active Independent Seniors and Caregivers by Rod Brouhard

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison [sound recording]

Family Caregiving American Red Cross [videorecording]


(Click into link below to download e-books)

The 36-Hour Day:  A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins

New Hope for People with Alzheimer’s and Their Caregivers: Your Friendly, Authoritative Guide to the Latest in Traditional and Complementary Treatments
by Porter Shimer

Health for Seniors

Here are some web sites that have health information especially prepared for seniors.

AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons)
This site contains information on health, finances, leisure and advocacy for people 50 years and older.

Administration on Aging Elders & Families
The Department of Health and Human Services/Administration on Aging website is designed to assist older people and their families or caregivers to quickly obtain information on a variety of aging-related topics and government-sponsored programs.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Official U.S. government site for people interested in Medicare. Information on Medicare health plans, the Medicare drug benefit, Medigap insurance plans, links to state information and long term care, as well as online forms to request a Medicare replacement card, to change an address, or to determine eligibility.

Eldercare Locator
This site will help find local agencies, in every U.S. community, that can help older persons and their families access home care, caregiver support services, transportation and meal services.

Mayo Clinic Senior Health Center
Very readable articles on aging, conditions that often affect older adults, and healthy living.  There is a section on drugs and supplements.

Mesothelioma Center
Features information on asbestos, mesothelioma, and other cancers caused by asbestos exposure, some of which is suffered by seniors.

Provides answers and resources to people diagnosed with mesothelioma.

NIH Senior Health
NIH SeniorHealth makes aging-related health information easily accessible for seniors, family members and friends seeking reliable, easy to understand online health information.  This source provides a trainer's toolkit for teaching health information to older adults and health videos. Buttons at the top of each page can enlarge text or enable user to hear text read aloud.

Senior Brigade
This website is a clearinghouse for information on consumer protection, financial matters, health care issues and veterans' services.  It provides a link to state and federal programs to help seniors make informed decisions.

Senior Living Map
Senior and assisted-living locations.

Social Security Online Services
This government site enables seniors to apply for retirement, spouse's or disability benefits.  Seniors can also request a Medicare replacement card. Other features include a retirement estimator and a guide to Medicare drug plans. for Senior Citizens’ Resources
Extensive links to local, state and federal government agencies and other organizations that provide services and programs for seniors. Links to consumer protection resources for seniors, money and taxes, end-of-life issues, health and housing for seniors, as well as retirement, travel and recreation information.