Alcoholism and Seniors
Alcohol consumption among older adults in the U.S. has grown steadily over the past couple of decades. Between 2002 - 2006, an average of 2.8 million adults over 50 suffered from substance abuse.
Travel Safety Tips For Seniors
While retirement poses the greatest opportunity for going on vacation, this stage of your life could make it more difficult to travel than it once was.
Should You Get a Service Dog?
The first question you have to consider is whether or not the type of disability you have is even something that service dogs can help with.
Senior Nutrition Guide
Figuring out how much food you need, your adequate caloric intake, and the nutrients you need as your body ages may be confusing.
Medicare and Dementia
In this post, we’ll review dementia and it’s common treatments. We’ll also go over what is covered and not covered by Medicare.
Aging in Place
The National Aging in Place Council® is a senior support network founded on the belief that an overwhelming majority of older Americans want to remain in their homes for as long as possible.
Mapping U.S. Elder Care Facilities
General statistics about nursing homes throughout the USA, including the states with the highest numbers of complaints, those with the best health scores, and other important data.
Senior Wellness Guide - Healthy Aging
Two out of 10 U.S. citizens will be seniors in a little more than two decades. Seniors already account for 14 percent of the population. Aging brings physical, mental and financial concerns.
101 Mobility of Raleigh is proud to be the leading source for auto lifts, patient lifts, stair lifts,vertical lifts, and wheelchair ramps throughout The Triangle Area.
Founded in 1958, AARP is a non-profit, non-membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives.
Administration for Community Living
In survey after survey, when older adults and people with disabilities are asked where they would prefer to live, they say they want to live in their communities, not in institutions.
Aging with Dignity
National non-profit organization with a mission to affirm and safeguard the human dignity of individuals as they age and to promote better care for those near the end of life.
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
Resources to help our physician members & AAGP affiliates improve the quality of life for older people with mental disorders. For patients and caregivers: news, facts, tools and expert information.
Dementia Alliance of North Carolina
Provides family support, community education, public awareness and supports research for the prevention, cure and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
AssistGuide Information Services
Elder care resource guide with information about: caregiving overview, finding facilities and services, paying for care, Medicare & Medicaid basics, Alzheimer's and dementia.
Get eldercare help, feel less alone, meet and share with others like you. Get answers to questions about common concerns. (Housing, Home Care, Community, Articles)
Free resources to help people make decisions about end-of-life care and services before a crisis.
Eldercare Locator is designed to help older adults and their families and caregivers find their way through the maze of services for seniors by identifying trustworthy local support resources.
Division of Health Service Regulation
Oversees medical, mental health and group care homes, emergency medical services, and local jails. We check to see that people receiving care in these facilities are safe and receive appropriate care.
NC Department of Insurance
Trained experts who can answer questions about health, life, Medicare, homeowners, auto, disability, long-term care, dental, vision and other types of insurance coverage.
UNC Partnership in Aging
Enhances the well-being of older adults in N.C. By collaborating with organizations/institutions, we nurture dialogue about the personal and societal meaning of having a long life.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Largest non-profit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the U.S. Committed to improve end of life care and expanding access to hospice care.
National Institute on Aging
NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.
National Institutes of Health
Americans today are living longer and healthier. Life expectancy in the U.S. has jumped from 47 yrs in 1900 to 78 yrs as reported in 2009. Disability in people over age 65 has dropped significantly.
Non-profit organization based in Chapel Hill, NC, that creates community and provides innovative support for people living with serious illness, caregiving, end of life and grief.
Resources for Seniors
Serves senior and disabled adults in Wake County by providing home and community based services and information so that they can maximize their choices for comfort, safety, security and well-being.
Seniors Guide Online
Senior Products Services – Compare senior products and services on a wide range of topics.
Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program
The counselors on this toll free line offer free and unbiased counseling on Medicare health care products. They provide assistance with Medicare/Medicaid billing errors, fraud and abuse.
A leading provider of information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers. Produces Today's Caregiver
Wake County Human Services
This is the consolidation of programs and services formerly carried out by several separate departments and offices such as Social Services and Public Health.
Wake County Supportive Housing
Supportive housing combines support services with housing to offer tenants a wide range of services designed to improve the quality and stability of their lives while increasing independence