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National Aging in Place Council
www.naipc.org

National Institute on Aging: There's No Place Like Home-For Growing Old
http://www.nia.nih.gov/healthinformation/publications/stayinghome.htm

Consumer Product Safety Commission: Safety for Older Consumers Home Safety Checklist
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/705.pdf

About.com: Senior Health - Falls and Fractures
http://seniorhealth.about.com/cs/prevention/a/falls.htm

The American Geriatrics Society: Safe Driving for Seniors
http://www.healthinaging.org/public_education/pef/safe_driving_for_seniors.php

MedLine Plus: Nutrition for Seniors
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/nutritionforseniors.html

AARP: Getting Motivated
http://www.aarp.org/health/fitness/get_motivated/

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/foodlab.html

To find a registered dietician in your area, call the American Dietetic Association at
1-800-366-1655 or visit
www.eatright.org.

Geriatric Mental Health Foundations: Depression in Late Life: Not A Natural Part Of Aging
http://www.gmhfonline.org/gmhf/consumer/factsheets/depression_latelife.html

WebMD: Depression Health Center
http://www.webmd.com/diseases_and_conditions/depression.htm  

National Institute on Aging: Talking With Your Doctor - A Guide for Older People
http://www.nia.nih.gov/HealthInformation/Publications/TalkingWithYourDoctor/default.htm

FDA: Tips for Taking Medicines
http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/health/takemed/medtips.html

Familydoctor.org Medical Errors: Tips to Help Prevent Them
http://familydoctor.org/736.xml

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — healthfinder: Your Guide to Reliable Health Information
http://www.healthfinder.gov/

Strong Health: Senior Health Assessments
http://www.stronghealth.com/services/seniors/assessments/healthassessments.cfm

MedLine Plus: Senior Health Issues
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/seniorshealthissues.html

Eldercare Online - The Do's and Don'ts of Communicating With Aging Parents
http://www.ec-online.net/Knowledge/Articles/dosndonts.html

Eldercare Online - 6 Keys to Successful Family Communication
http://www.ec-online.net/Knowledge/Articles/6keys.html

Family Caregiver Alliance: Holding a Family Meeting
http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=475

Family Caregiver Alliance: Guide to Better Communications
http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=785

A Guide to Living Wills and Health Care Proxies from Harvard Medical School
Harvard Health Publications, 10 Shattuck Street. Suite 612, Boston, MA 02115, or purchase online at www.health.harvard.edu and search for Guide to Living Wills

American Bar Association: Consumer's Tool Kit for Health Care Advance Planning
http://www.abanet.org/aging/toolkit/

Family Caregiver Alliance: Durable Powers of Attorney and Revocable Living Trusts
http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=434

AARP: Insurance Resources
http://www.aarp.org/health/insurance/

Medicare site of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
www.medicare.gov or call1-800-MEDICARE

Guide to Long-Term Insurance from America's Health Insurance Plans
http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/health/ltc/guide.htm

National Council for Aging Care
http://www.aging.com

Assisted Living Federation of America: Assisted Living Guide & Checklist for Seniors and their Families
http://www.alfa.org/alfa/Checklist_for_Evaluating_Communities.asp?SnID=704988519

Family Caregiver Alliance: Guide to Taking Care of Yourself
http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=784

National Family Caregivers Association: TAKE CARE! Newsletter
http://www.thefamilycaregiver.org/ed/newsletter.cfm

And Thou Shalt Honor: Caregiving Community Resource Guide
http://www.andthoushalthonor.org/home/caregiving_resources.php

Administration on Aging: Elders & Families Resources
http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Elders_Families/index.aspx

National Alliance for Caregiving and National Family Caregivers Association's Family Caregiving 101 Website: Stages of Caregiving
http://www.familycaregiving101.org/stages/stage1.cfm