Information, research results and policy insights about access to health care and long-term care; financing care, benefits and services; Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance; managed care and consumer protection; advance directives and ethical issues; malpractice, fraud and abuse.
Health and drug information specific to seniors including online senior drugs reviews of commonly prescribed drugs for the elderly.
◆ MedlinePlus: Senior Health
Created by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), this website contains links to trustworthy information throughout the web. It contains links to the latest news, overviews of senior health issues, research, statistics, aging organizations, clinical trials, and much more. Links guide you to pre-formatted searches on PubMed and to services and providers in your local area through the Go Local project. This page is also available in Spanish.
◆ AGS Foundation for Health in Aging
The American Geriatrics Society Foundation website offers information on the health and care of older adults. There are four sub pages: Aging in the Know offers up-to-date information on how the aging process affects health; Eldercare at Home offers the complete text of the second edition of this resource for families and friends who are caring for older people at home; The FHA Physician Referral Guide offers to mail a list of physicians sensitive to the special healthcare needs of older adults and links to search for board certified geriatricians; and Health in Aging Stories where patients and health care providers can share their stories on the challenge of finding and providing health care for the elderly. The site also provides a directory of guide to federal government agencies and national not-for-profit organizations that address the special health care needs of older adults.
◆ NIH Senior Health
NIH SeniorHealth makes aging-related health information easily accessible for family members and friends seeking reliable, easy to understand online health information. A unique feature is that the website has a spoken language feature and also allows increases in contrast as well as size of type for easier viewing. Well-illustrated and readable, it includes some short videos and links out to MedlinePlus for additional information.
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