Eldercare Locator is hosts a collection of 16 different types of eldercare services, including long-term care, transportation, legal assistance, and abuse prevention that can be found using a locator tool Additionally, the site offers a variety of educational materials covering many issues of aging and links to many websites providing information about senior health. The site is recommended as an excellent U.S. government resource for older adults, their caregivers, and eldercare providers.
UpToDate is recommended as a physician-level health information and research. This section allows patients and caregivers to search, but not browse, the consumer health content for information available for free. Although topics here are covered in good depth, most of the more detailed information is only available to subscribers.
MedicineNet.com, like its owner WebMD, provides medical information, newsletters, and other services for general readers. Content is created by board-certified physicians, and is recommended to consumers for its in-depth, interactive collection of general health topics. But also like WebMd, this website has an abundance of advertisements and clutter which users must dig through to find helpful content.
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.
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 U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) is recommended for its large range of medically accurate and up-to-date health materials. The site also provides links to many federally funded online health resources such as the medical encyclopedia MedlinePlus, DailyMed, and Environmental Health & Toxicology.
The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) funds, trains, and recognizes researchers in the field of aging. The AFAR website also has limited information on the biology of aging, common diseases of aging, and ways to ensure healthy aging. Although the site is primarily a place for researchers to access information on research trends and potential grants, it can also be recommended as a resource for those looking for information about growing old.
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 is the National Institutes of Health's website for the general public. Users can explore the site's 975+ topics to learn about diseases, conditions, and wellness. MedlinePlus is highly recommended for information provided by some of the most authoritative and reputable sources in the medical field.
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.