Links to Resources you may find useful:

Hearts of Gold Caregivers Facebook, Hood River See us on Facebook – and don’t forget to “Like” us!

The Senior’s Choice Learn more about our membership affiliation with this nationwide network of independent senior care providers.

National Association of Area Agency on Aging N4A’s primary mission is to build the capacity of its members to help older persons and persons with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible.

Area Agency on Aging – Columbia Gorge (The Dalles)

SWAAD   Southwest Washington Agency on Aging and Disabilities (Includes Skamania and Klickitat Counties)

As a private non-profit organization, the Area Agency on Aging advocates, plans, coordinates, develops, and delivers services for adults aged 60 years and older, adults aged 18 years and older with disabilities and long-term care needs, and family caregivers.

Caregiver Action Network Education, peer support, and resources for family caregivers.  The Caregiver Action Network serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease.

My Med Schedule This is a clever website designed to help you manage your medications and set up scheduled reminders to take your medications.  Reminders come as a text message or email message.  And it’s FREE!

Alzheimer’s Association The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support, and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Bright Focus Foundation Bright Focus Foundation (formerly the American Health Assistance Foundation, AHAF) is one of America’s leading supporters of scientific and medical investigations into Alzheimer’s Disease, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Heart Disease, and Stroke.

National Parkinson Foundation Learn how to navigate the various challenges of caring for someone with PD, what to expect at different stages, and how to recognize signs of caregiver stress.  Find answers, change lives, beat Parkinson’s!

LongTermCare.Gov Long-term care is a big topic. Use the PathFinder to get to the information most relevant and useful to you now.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA) The NAELA membership is comprised of attorneys in the private and public sectors who deal with legal issues affecting the elderly and disabled.

AARP American Association of Retired Persons provides resources and advice for finances, travel, health, technology, and more.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) Professional Geriatric Care Managers (PGCMs) are health and human services specialists who help families care for older relatives, while encouraging as much independence as possible.

 Drug Watch It’s important for everyone to know the risks of prescription drugs and medical devices before they are taken or implanted. This is especially true for seniors.

Recall Report Information and support for people injured by dangerous drugs and products

QuitDay This is a website dedicated to helping people who want to stop smoking.  It’s never too late!

American Lung Association Fighting For Air.  A website for those who want information about lung health

Mesothelioma Guide Mesothelioma cancer awareness

Mesothelioma Lawyer Center Professional legal advice for those who have Mesothelioma

ACLS Stroke information & resource guide

Staying Active In Your Golden Years An excellent article about resources to enjoy your Golden Year

25 Tips To Make Home Safe For Seniors (Especially Those Living Independently) A very good article to read and follow through with the suggestions.