As the saying goes, “Knowledge is power.” At Senior Helpers, we see the truth in that saying all the time, when our clients and their families are informed, they feel empowered to decide what is best for their situations.
There is a wealth of resources available for senior citizens and their families, covering every topic from general care to specific illnesses. Learn from these resources to make informed decision about your family’s needs. The more informed you are, the better we can serve you.
We have gathered trusted, informative resources both nationally and locally to help you find solutions to your senior home care needs. Visit these links to learn valuable information about what is available to you and your loved one.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over. They are dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. They lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service.
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.
The AFA seeks to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families—through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life.
Since 1983, Area Access has supplied elevators and stairlifts to the mid atlantic region. We specialize in the sale, installation, and service of residential elevators and are proud to offer complete project management. Our team will see your project through from start to finish and our process is simple but detailed. Stop by one our showrooms for a tour and to learn more about the process.
Our three offices, in Manassas, Norfolk, and Richmond, Virginia, have fully-equipped showrooms and a large staff of accessibility professionals. Stop on by!
GoldViolin.com offers a wide selection of "Products for independent living" & aids that include support for arthritis pain relief, reading glasses for women and men, footcare products, incontinence products, rollators, compression socks and more. Gold Violin has a wide variety of lifestyle products that promote independence, increase self-confidence and make life more enjoyable! Check out our gift section for great selection of gifts for seniors and other senior gift ideas. Thank you for visiting Gold Violin.
It is a common misconception that Medicare covers the cost of all long term care once you hit the age of 65. This, unfortunately, is not the case. Medicare.gov is a great resource to learn the types of care that are covered by Medicare, and where you may need to plan for supplementary insurance or funding to cover healthcare costs.
The NAELA membership is comprised of attorneys in the private and public sectors who deal with legal issues affecting the elderly and disabled.
The National Council on Aging offers tips, tools and resources to help older adults and caregivers of seniors to stay independent. The site is full of practical advice like when to apply for social security and how to keep your finances secure, as well as senior care industry news that is relevant to an aging population.
The National Parkinson Foundation’s mission is to help every person diagnosed with Parkinson's live their best possible life now. NPF has funded more than $189 million in care, research and support services to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s.
Senior Helpers is honored to partner with dementia care expert Teepa Snow, a nationally renowned leader in the senior care industry with more than 30 years’ experience. Read more about Teepa here.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is the largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson’s disease research in the world and is dedicated to providing educational resources, including those that help families and organizations learn how to care for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease.
What Is Alzheimer's Disease?
Alzheimer's Disease is one of the saddest and frightening diseases.
The Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE test), which takes less than 15 minutes to complete, is a reliable tool for evaluating cognitive abilities.
The SAGE test can be taken at home by patients, who can then share the results with their physicians to help spot early symptoms of cognitive issues such as early dementia or Alzheimer's disease.