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.
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.
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.
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.
Senior Magazine Online is not recommended as a source of senior health information. While the general health articles are clearly written, the website as a whole feels randomly assembled. There is little to no information about the SeniorMag organization, and no way to verify how recent the website's content has been updated or revised.
SeniorAdvisor.com is recommended for consumers who want to conduct research on senior care living facilities. The site provides consumer reviews of facilities for independent living, assisted living, nursing home, continuing care, Alzheimer's care, in-home care, senior apartments, and senior group homes. Users can sort searches by type of care needed, location, and services provided.
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.
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 Conversation Project is an advocacy website devoted to furthering public understanding of end-of-life care and advance directives. These help people initiate conversations with their loved ones about end-of-life wishes. This website is helpful for anyone preparing to enter into an end-of-life conversation or learning about how to become a healthcare proxy.
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.