The U.S. Department of State provides a one page overview of how to care for elderly loved ones for foreign service workers. While there are some good reminders and tips for who are taking care of an elderly senior from far away, the information is inadequate for the many aspects of elder care. We cannot recommend this website as a helpful eldercare resource for the general public.
LeadingAge maintains an extensive collection of senior care resources including caregiver checklists, employment help, and more. There is information about some health issues like dementia as well as related topics like ageism and technology. This website is recommended as a good introduction to senior care issues, providing easy-to-read and consumer-focused materials on a variety of subjects.
Aging Parents and Elder Care is not recommended source of information for children of elderly parents about all aspects of senior care. Topics help caregivers assess various issues associated with aging like driving, home safety, need for care, etc. Unfortunately the information is shallow, unreferenced, and not current.
The American Society on Aging (ASA) is a professional organization for those working in the field of senior care. This website is recommended as a great resource for medical professionals to learn more about aging and the topics that intersect with it, such as wellness and caregiving. The information is up-to-date, and there are numerous avenues for learning on this site including online courses, articles, newsletter, videos, webinars, and more.
The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) is a recommended aging resource that funds, trains, and recognizes researchers. Researchers can access a good deal of information on research trends and potential grants. The AFAR website also has limited information on the biology of aging, common diseases of aging, and ways to ensure healthy aging.
The Alliance for Aging Research allows users to browse important health information and current research on the effects of aging, how to best give care to older adults, tips for healthy aging, and overviews of a variety of specific diseases and conditions common among seniors. It is recommended for providing general information about aging and as a general overview of conditions related to aging.
MedlinePlus - Seniors' Health provides clear and extensive information about the medical and social issues of aging. Users can browse the site's free collection of articles, videos, news, and research. This website is recommended for its resources that are produced and maintained by influential organizations within the field of medicine. However, other websites with a narrower focus than MedlinePlus are able to cover seniors' health more comprehensively.
SeniorLiving.org features resources for those interested in senior living options. Detailed information is provided about each type of living situation and how to determine which is most appropriate. Although not comprehensive, the site is recommended to locate local senior living options by searching for residential types using a ZIP code or browsing by state and area for all residential types.
Tooth Wisdom is recommended as a good resource for learning about oral health in older adults. While the articles here do not explore any topic in great detail, the broad variety of topics provide basic information at the intersection of aging and oral health.
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) seeks to discover those factors that contribute to healthy aging as well as to inform the public about the diseases and disabilities associated with old age. It is highly recommended as a well-written, comprehensive, and user-friendly website for information on a wide range of resources for older adults, their loved ones, caregivers, and researchers.