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.