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American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is an excellent resource for many of the topics listed below:

www.aarp.org


CAREGIVING/PATIENT ADVOCACY


Medication information

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/ucm163959.htm


10 Warning Signs Your Older Family Member May Need Help

http://www.eldercare.gov/ELDERCARE.NET/Public/Index.aspx

& other helpful tips, factsheets and resources

http://www.Eldercare.gov


Healthcare’s “Dirty Little Secret:” Noone May Be Coordinating Care.

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/stories/2013/april/30/coordination-of-care.aspx?referrer=search


Tip sheet on staying safe in the hospital:

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2013/April/30/sidebar-coordination-of-care.aspx


Family Caregiver Alliance Fact Sheets & Publications:

http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/publications.jsp?nodeid=345


National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

http://www.naela.org/Public/Library/Brochures/Public/Library/Brochures/Brochures.aspx?hkey=0fa5dbe5-dba9-4345-af10-56fd9c7f4516


NURSING HOMES & HOME HEALTH CARE


To compare U.S. nursing homes rated by Medicare, go to:

http://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html


(This site also includes Nursng Home checklist, tips for selecting a nursing home, alternatives to nursing home, state resources, etc.)


To compare Home Health care agencies rated by Medicare, go to:

http://www.medicare.gov/homehealthcompare/search.html


HOSPICE CARE


http://www.medicare.gov/Publications/Pubs/pdf/02154.pdf


http://www.montgomeryhospice.org/about-us



ESTATE PLANNING


National Association of Estate Planners and Councils

http://www.estateplanninganswers.org/


AFTER THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE


Coping with Loss and Grief…


http://www.nmha.org/index.cfm?objectid=C7DF9618-1372-4D20-C807F41CB3E97654


https://www.usaaedfoundation.org/Life/life_552_when_a_loved_one_dies_coping_with_grief


http://www.onhealth.com/loss_grief_and_bereavement/article.htm


American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is an excellent resource for emotional as well as practical advice for coping with the death of a loved one…


http://www.aarp.org/home-family/friends-family/info-06-2012/when-loved-one-dies-checklist.html


Practical advice for after a death, and for the Executor of an Estate:


http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2012/10/what-to-do-when-a-loved-one-dies/index.htm


http://www.dailyfinance.com/2011/02/14/death-and-finances-eight-things-to-do-after-a-loved-one-passes/


http://moneyover55.about.com/od/postretirementplanning/a/How-To-Close-Affairs-After-The-Loss-Of-A-Loved-One.htm


http://www.americanbar.org/groups/real_property_trust_estate/resources/estate_planning/guidelines_for_individual_executors_trustees.html


http://estate.findlaw.com/estate-administration/will-executor-duties-faq.html


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