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Helpful Resources

How to Choose a Skilled Nursing Center — A printable chart with factors that you may want to consider when choosing a center.

How to Choose a Rehabilitation Facility — A printable chart with factors that you may want to consider when choosing a facility.

How to Choose an Alzheimer's/Dementia Program — A printable chart with factors that you may want to consider when choosing a program.

Caring for Residents with Alzheimer's and Related Dementias — A printable form to record important identification, health and contact information for each patient.

medicare.gov — Medicare questions, rates and Nursing Home and Home Health Care Compare.

medicare.gov/caregivers — This site has information on enrollment, billing, drug plans, financial issues, finding nursing homes, AARP features and more.

Ahcancal.org — American Health Care Association provides information about skilled nursing and assisted living providers, state affiliations and resources for consumers.

AARP.org — American Association of Retired Persons is a nonprofit organization that offers news, tips and education for persons at the age of retirement.

Stroke Risk Quiz  The American Stroke Association & The American Heart Association have created a short quiz that you can use to assess your risk for having a stroke.

Drug & Supplement Diary — The American Geriatrics Society offers a free template that can be used to create a medication list.

Medication Chart — The National Institutes of Health also has a free template that can be used to create a medication list.

Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication — The American Geriatric Society has created a list of medications that aging adults should avoid or use with caution. Check the list for any of your current medications.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network — The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network offers resources to understand the prognosis and improve quality of life for those living with rheumatoid arthritis.

 

Flu Prevention Resources

Flu Prevention Flu.gov offers information on some of the medical options you have for preventing and treating the flu.

Senior Flu Prevention and Taking Care of the Elderly Individuals who are 65 and older are especially susceptible to the flu virus. This resource offers insight on keeping your loved ones healthy.

Home Hygiene: Tips, Resources and Best Practices for the Prevention of the Spread of Illness  This guide provides home-cleaning tips that will help keep your home germ-free.

Healthy House, Healthier Body This article identifies some larger-scale home health hazards to take care of that may be threatening your health.

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