Resources for Seniors & Caregivers

Resources for Dementia & Brain Health

Caregiving & Care Transitions

Oral Care Resources for Seniors

  • Affordable Dental Care: A Guide for Seniors and Their Families — comprehensive website that provides information on diet, nutrition, dental hygiene, particular areas of concerns for seniors such as the impact of medical conditions like Diabetes and Kidney Disease on oral health.  Also included is a section on financial assistance and dental insurance for seniors, with information on Medicare vs Medicare Advantage plans.

Resources for Seniors

  • Eye Health for Seniors: A Guide to Vision Concerns for Aging Eyes is an article by By Joanna Mastrocola in The Paper Gown that takes the viewer through all the common eye problems and diseases that affect us as we age, and how to prevent or manage them.
  • Seniors’ Guide to Medication Management: helpful website by SingleCare showing how to read prescription medication labels, drug facts labels, with safety tips for using and storing meds.
  • Nutrition Guide for Seniors: Understanding Nutritional Challenges For People Over The Age Of 65.  Helpful series of online articles covering nutritional and challenges and special nutritional needs, biological changes, health issues, allergies and sensitivities, tips for healthy eating and more.
  • Fall Prevention Guide for Older Adults: Sixty & Me hosts this comprehensive guide developed by Occupational Therapist Koob Moua.
  • Bathroom Modifications for Seniors and People with Disabilities: Although a commercial vendor, this web page provides helpful advice for how and why to modify, as well as how to finance modifications.
  • Restorative Yoga for Seniors — Blog post from Shamans Market with descriptions of yoga benefits for Seniors as well as instructions for yoga poses
  • 45 Free Apps for Seniors to Promote Independence —  information on where to get apps for accessibility (such as scaling up the text on your phone screen by as much as 1000% or replacing your phone’s home screen with a simple screen that features six large, easy-to-read buttons)
  • Mobility Loss Puts Older Adults at Risk: Research Shows Exercise Can Help — includes facts, statistics and instructions for exercises to help mobility, Baylor University, November 6, 2019
  • Retirement Planning – Retirement provides articles to help plan retirement, including a retirement calculator, how to invest, best places to live, etc.
  • Plan your Life Span – Northwestern University online tool to help seniors start thinking about issues they may likely face in the last years of life and prepare
  • Mourning A Parent or Spouse’s Death – National Institute of Mental Health, Aging
  • Prevent Falls and Fractures – National Institute on Aging
  • Maine Senior Guide – a comprehensive search engine of resources on home support, health & wellness, estate management and more.
  • Mesothelioma Guide – free resource on this rare form of cancer that usually affects older adults in their 60’s and 70’s, specializing in connecting patients with doctors and treatment options that are best suited for them, including resources for Veterans.

Resources on Vulnerability of Elders

Resource Guides