Helpful Internet Resources

We have provided a list of resources which we hope will assist you in your research. Please click on a link
below to visit any of these Websites.  These Internet sites provides information of a general nature and are
designed for educational purposes only.  They are not intended to be a substitutes for medical advice or care.    
Always consult your physician if you have any medical questions or concerns.  These sites are also not intended
to be a substitute for legal advice.  Please consult an attorney for any legal advice.

http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dsds/choice.htm--State of Alaska Choice Services (Chore, Respite etc)

www.seniordecision.com - Senior resource site for finding needed services

http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dsds/pca/default.htm--State of Alaska Health and Social Services Department.
Personal Care Program

www.mortgageloan.com/disabilities/--comprehensive guide to housing and mortgages for
people with disabilities.

www.aoa.dhhs.gov—-Administration on Aging.  United States Government Administration on Aging web site.

www.thirdage.com —Caregiving Resource Center.  Find out how to assess whether parents are coping well
independently or whether it's time to become involved in their care. Advice, comprehensive resources and peer
support to help take care of aging parents.

www.eldercare.com --ElderCare Online.  Everything families needs to understand, plan and manage care for
their elderly loved ones.  Offers information, resources, education and support on Alzheimer's care, home care,
independent living, insurance coverage, legal and financial matters, and wellness.

www.nfcacares.org - -National Family Caregivers Association   
The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) exists to support family caregivers and to speak out publicly
for caregivers' needs.

www.nofec.org—-National Organization For Empowering Caregivers.

www.alz.org/resources/topicindex/caregivers.asp Alzheimer's Association.  "A Caregiver's Guide."  
Information on legal and financial planning, day to day care, hygiene and personal care, choosing health care
providers and facilities, coping.

www.agenet.com Information on support and caregivers.  Articles on care giving.  Solutions for better aging.  A
resource person to contact with questions.

www.aarp.org/ --A non-profit organization that advocates for older Americans' health, rights, and life choices.

www.alz.org/ --Alzheimer's Foundation - a non-profit organization offering information and support services to
people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and their families. The Association funds research to find a cure for AD
and provides information on care giving.

www.caregiver.org/ --Family Caregiver Alliance - a community-based non-profit organization addressing the
needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home.

www.uslivingregistry.com --You can register your Living Will online for free with the U.S. Living Will
Registry.    Health-care professionals can access this registry 24 hours a day.

www.hss.state.ak.us/dsds/pca/documents/POAPCAchoices.pdf --A copy of limited power of attorney form
for designating a personal representative for health care decisions can be downloaded from the Division of
Seniors and Diasabilities (DSDS) site.

www.pueblo.gsa.gov--Federal Citizen Information Center.

www.freeadvice.com--Free Advice on a number of different topic.

www.benefitscheckup.org--BenefitsCheckUp helps thousands of people every day to connect to government
programs that can help them pay for prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other needs.  

www.eldercare.gov--Elder Care Search is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, connecting older
Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services. The service links those who need
assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults
and their caregivers.

www.naela.org--The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. is a non-profit association that assists
lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families. Established in 1987, the
Academy provides a resource of information, education, networking and assistance to those who deal with the
many specialized issues involved with legal services to the elderly and people with special needs.

www.os.dhhs.gov-- is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans
and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

www.disabilityinfo.gov--is the federal government's one-stop Web site for information of interest to people with
disabilities, their families, employers, service providers and many others.

www.irsc.org--Internet Resources for special needs children.

www.makoa.org--Disability Related Product or Service.  This website provide a large list of resources from
helpful Devices/products to bed/comfort products to hygiene assistance.   
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