Resources

Caregiver with elderly woman

Your Southeast Iowa Resource for Senior Care

At Advanced Home Health Care, we take great pride and honor in our position as a community resource. Advocacy and community education are the two main pillars on which our agency was founded, and we strive to provide resources that our clients, their families, and members of our community will find helpful as they search for care and navigate the often overwhelming healthcare system.

The following resources have been compiled to help you find the information you need, no matter what stage of the healthcare journey you’re in.

Alzheimer’s Association: A national network of chapters, the Alzheimer’s Association is the largest national voluntary health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and helping those affected by the disease.

National Association for Home Care: NAHC is the nation’s largest trade association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices, home care aide organizations, and medical equipment suppliers.

American Heart Association: The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

American Stroke Association: The division of the American Heart Association that’s solely focused on reducing disability and death from stroke through research, education, fundraising and advocacy.

American Society on Aging: Through renowned educational programming, outstanding publications and state-of-the-art information and training resources, ASA members tap into the knowledge and experience of the largest network of professionals in the field.

National Health Information Center: A portal to the websites of a number of multi-agency health initiatives and activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other Federal departments and agencies.

Caregiving: Information regarding caring for a family member.

Family Caregiver Alliance: A public voice for caregivers, it is the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home.

Helping Caregivers: Resource site committed to caring for caregivers.

National Care Planning Council: The National Care Planning Council is dedicated to helping families recognize the need for long term care planning and to helping implement that planning.

Caregiver Action Network: The Caregiver Action Network’s mission is to provide assistance, education, support and referrals for informal family caregivers, as well to promote public awareness about the realities of caregiving.

Senior Mag: Senior and caregiver resources including homecare and home healthcare providers, nutritional and aging information

Advance Healthcare Network: Online magazine that gives readers the latest information across the post-acute care continuum—including sub-acute, long-term and home health care.

American Association for Respiratory Care: The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) is the leading national and international professional association for respiratory care. The AARC encourages and promotes professional excellence, advances the science and practice of respiratory care, and serves as an advocate for patients and their families, the public, the profession and the respiratory therapist.

Long Term Care Provider: Provides the latest information and resources in the long term care industry.

The Center for Social Gerontology: TCSG is a non-profit research, training and social policy organization dedicated to promoting the individual autonomy of older persons and advancing their well-being in society.

Aging Parents and Elder Care: Whether you provide eldercare for aging parents in your home, or manage elder care from a distance, most of us don’t know where to go for reliable answers – or even what questions to ask. This senior care resource can help you with a variety of of articles, comprehensive checklists, links to key resources, a support group – and more.

Caring Connections: Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life, supported by a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Caring Institute: The Caring Institute is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the principles of caring, integrity, and public service. The Caring Institute continually honors and promotes a new standard of social responsibility and the concept that one person can make a difference.

Disability Resources: Disability Resources, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live, learn, love, work and play independently.

MEDLINEplus: A service of the National Library of Medicine featuring current health news, dictionaries, MEDLINE, and more.

MayoClinic.com: Access health information and tools for healthier living.

Parkinson’s Disease Foundation: The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is a leading national presence in Parkinson’s disease research, education and public advocacy.

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