As we get older, our bodies and minds change. As Americans are living longer than ever before, and more seniors are leading active lives, it becomes even more important to stay healthy.
- Alzheimer’s Caregivers (MedlinePlus)
- Caregiving (National Institute on Aging)
- Caregiver Action Network
- Caring From a Distance
- Eldercare Locator (US Administration on Aging)
- Guidebooks for Caregivers (National Alliance for Caregiving)
- Long Distance Caregiving (National Institute on Aging)
- Resources: Help for Caregivers (National Alliance for Caregiving)
- Aging And Your Eyes (National Institute on Aging)
- Aging Changes in the Senses (MedlinePlus)
- Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias (National Institute on Aging)
- Driving and Transportation for Older Adults (National Institute on Aging, NIH)
- Elder Abuse (National Institute on Aging, NIH)
- Falls (MedlinePlus)
- Financial Planning and Protection (National Institute on Aging, NIH)
- Hearing Loss: A Common Problem for Older Adults (National Institute on Aging)
- Home Safety Tips for Older Adults (HealthinAging.org)
- Prepare for Emergencies for Seniors (American Red Cross)
- Talking with Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People (National Institute on Aging)
- Aging and Adult Services (North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services)
- Housing Assistance for Older Adults (United Way of North Carolina)
- Housing Resources for Seniors (HUD – US Department of Housing and Urban Development)
- Medicare and Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) (North Carolina Department of Insurance)
- Transportation Services for Older Adults (North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services)
- Senior Centers (United Way of North Carolina)
- Senior Law Project (Legal Aid of North Carolina)
- Seniors: Know Your Rights in Nursing Homes (Legal Aid of North Carolina)
- END OF LIFE
- North Carolina Partnership for Compassionate Care: The mission of this partnership is to ensure that patients’ end-of-life care choices are Openly discussed, documented, and honored. They aim to provide educational resources to the community and to health care professionals.
- Advance Care Directives: North Carolina Secretary of State: Advance Health Care Directives are legal documents in which you give written instructions about your health care if, in the future, you cannot speak for yourself.
These sites allow patients to discuss their experiences with illnesses, treatments, and other health matters. Any information or opinions posted are those of the forum users themselves and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.
Mobile apps and tools can provide you with easy-to-use information and resources that can serve as one part of your overall strategy to become and stay healthy. For tips on selecting additional apps for exercise and physical activity, please review How to Choose a Good Health App by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Resources selected by Barbara Renner, Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill,
Last reviewed November 13, 2019