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Resources for Older Citizens

Updated 04/14/12

 

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Introduction

As we age, we find we have different and specialized needs.  Below are resources designed to fill those needs   If you know of any pages or sites you feel should be here, please email the address to icdri@icdri.org. This page is dedicated to all of us as we grow older 

See the new page  Financial Aid Resources for Purchasing Assistive Technology

 

Below is a link to a page with some  books from ReadHowYouWant. These books are general literature and not specific to Senior Issues

Seniors: Large 16 pt

Also please see our  Books on Caregiver Issues and Books on Disability Legal and Policy Issues and  Assistive Technology

Hearing Loss?  Try Miracle Ear

 

Aardvark Adaptive Modification
Full service Accessible Design, Consulting and Contracting Firm

AccentCare
An excellent site with many resources for caregivers and seniors.

Adaptive Mobility Systems
 Nationwide Provider of Wheelchair Vans and Handicap Van Conversions

Alliance for Holistic Aging
an alliance of people from all walks of life who believe in self-directed aging. Our mission is to empower individuals and groups to develop and share new approaches, resources, products and services for successful, community-based aging.

AmeriGlide  Lift Solutions - USA

AmeriGlide, a Company Devoted to the Independence of those with Mobility Impairments - USA

American Red Cross

American Society on Aging:
 Devoted to aging this site has good information and literature available to those who need it.

AMS Vans - USA

AMS Houston - USA

AMS Vans Ohio - USA

 AMS Vans Mississippi - USA

 AMS Vans San Diego - USA

Australian Department of Health and Aged Care:
 Site detailing the activities of the Commonwealth of Australia regarding aging and associated disabilities.

Below is a link to a page with some  books from ReadHowYouWant. These books are general literature and not specific to Senior Issues

Seniors: Large 16 pt

Break Boundries:
 Break Boundaries offers REACH, an Eectronic Aid to Daily Living (EADL) or Environmental Control Unit (ECU) offering flexibility and control of the living area for people with disabilities.

Care.com: Find Long Term Care and Elder Care Resources
Senior Care Articles and Resources

Caregiver Network Inc.:
 A Canadian Caregiver Resource

Caregivers.com:
An Information and Referral network for caregivers.

Caregiving.com:
 Valuable information and other things to help support caregivers.

CareThere:
A site with many resources to assist caregivers and seniors. 

Carolina-Disability.com:
A site with information about Social Security

Center for Family Caregivers:
 A valuable organization to help caregivers get the resources they need including ways to work at home.

Country Home Elevator & Stair Lift LLC  countryhomeelevator.com:
 Provides residential & commercial elevator & lift equipment directly to the Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas & Oklahoma areas in the USA. they also provide a referral service to the entire US market for this equipment.

Disabled Transportation Made Easy and Affordable!
 Article about affordable disabled transportation to help keep people independent.

disAbility Resource Center:
A resource for caregivers and those who need independent living information in the Everett Washington area.

Disability Rights Advocates:
An advocacy organization for people with disabilities and their caregivers.

Disability Rights Advocates - Hungary:
 An advocacy organization for people with disabilities and their caregivers in Hungary.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund Inc.
An advocacy organization for children with disabilities and their  parents

EasyMedOnline.com
EasyMedOnline is a full line medical equipment provider offering top notch customer service along with the most reliable products available. We specialize in products such as manual wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs, mobility scooters, lift chairs, cpap supplies, and walking aids.

Elderweb:
 "This award- winning site is the oldest and largest eldercare sourcebook on the Web. It is a research site for professionals and family members, with thousands of on-site and off-site articles about eldercare and long term care, including legal, financial, medical, housing,  policy, research, and statistics." - Quoted from the web site. 

Financial Aid Resources for Purchasing Assistive Technology
Resources to help in the purchase of many different types of Assistive Technology

Homecare Suppliers, LLC:
Homecare Suppliers, LLC is an authorized provider of senior-age, mobility products– featuring factory-direct pricing.  

In the Know:
In the Know. Online articles and fact sheets on communication and aging - see "Get the Facts on Aging." Draws upon the expertise at the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies and the Gerontology Center at the University of Kansas.

Kidney & Urology Foundation of America:
 "A leader in its field for over 50 years, the Kidney & Urology Foundation of America is dedicated to helping the more than 70 million Americans who suffer from kidney, urologic, and related diseases, and to fostering ground-breaking research into new and better treatments."

Legal Rights Advocacy:
 Advocates for disadvantaged and or disabled individuals primarily in the central coast area of CA. Updated 4/26/06

LivHOME:
 "LivHOME provides the highest quality in-home elder care possible to meet the emotional and physical needs of aging and create a more positive experience for everyone involved."

Miracle Ear
Well known maker of hearing aids

National Asian Pacific Center on Aging:
 "For twenty years, the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging has been dedicated to serving aging Asian and Pacific Islanders (API). NAPCA programs and projects provide thousands of elders across America with a voice and opportunity to improve their quality of life. Through NAPCA's employment programs, multilingual community forums and healthcare education, elders remain significant and valuable members of their communities." Quoted from the web site.  

National Home Oxygen Patients Association:
 "The National Home Oxygen Patients Association is an association devoted exclusively to improving the lives of people across the country who require supplementary oxygen on a regular basis.

Self Help for the Elderly:
  To promote the independence, dignity and self-worth of seniors.  They achieve this mission by empowering seniors to help themselves and by providing a comprehensive range of multicultural and multilingual services.

The Southern Cross Healthcare Group, United Kingdom
Southern Cross Healthcare and Ashbourne Senior Living provide care homes for the elderly in the United Kingdom.

Southwest Medical:
 Online source for savings on home medical supplies, wheelchairs, catheters, ostomy supplies, daily living aids and more...

Speech Strategies:
USA Speech Strategies offers home services for stroke victims and their families,

Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers: National law firm dedicated to helping the injured. Morgan & Morgan fighting for the people; not the powerful.

Transitions Elder Care Consulting:
 Of particular interest is the Care Givers Guide.

The Well Spouse Foundation:
 An organization dedicated to helping wives and husbands take care of a disabled spouse.

Wheelchair Accessible Vans
Nationwide Provider of Wheelchair Vans and resources related to Van Conversions.

 

Save $3000-$5000 on wheelchair vans with new handicap conversions. All accessible vans adapted by AMS come with a 7/70 limited conversion warranty and are financed, serviced and delivered nationwide, prices are listed and trade-ins are welcome. Mention ICDRI for an additional $350 discount. Call 1.888.880.8267 or click on the following links to see our online inventory of handicap vans.

Wheelchair Accessible Vans | Discounted Handicap Vans | Used Handicap Vans | Trade in Your Wheelchair Van

 

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