Education is empowering, and at Quality First Home Care, we want to share some of the most beneficial resources to help you learn more about a variety of conditions of aging, as well as to connect you with the support you need. We invite you to browse through the resources provided below, and contact us if you’d like more information to help with a particular challenge you’re facing.
American Federation for Aging Research
Our mission is to promote healthier aging through biomedical research. Since 1981, the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) has helped scientists begin and further careers in aging research and geriatric medicine.
National Academy on an Aging Society
Exploring the opportunities and challenges of an aging population. As a non-partisan public policy institute, the Academy actively conducts research on issues related to population aging and provides information to the public, the press, policymakers, and the academic community.
ABA Commission on Law and Aging
American Bar Association: Mission to strengthen and secure the legal rights, dignity, autonomy, quality of life, and quality of care of elders.
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
A non-profit association which assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families.
National Health Law Program
National public interest law firm that seeks to improve health care for America’s working and unemployed poor, minorities, the elderly and people with disabilities.
National Senior Citizen’s Law Center
Advocates nationwide to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly individuals, as well as persons with disabilities, with particular emphasis on women and racial and ethnic minorities.
Access information about Elder Law, Medicare, Medicaid, estate planning, trusts and the rights of the elderly and disabled.
Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc.
(ACHC) is an independent, private, not-for-profit corporation established in 1986. The North Carolina Association for Home Care created the program in response to provider concerns for quality in-home aide services and the desire for an alternative program
Alliance for Health Reform
Opinion leaders need an unbiased source of information so they can understand the roots of the nation’s health care problems and the trade-offs posed by competing proposals for change. The Alliance for Health Reform exists to provide that information.
American Health Quality Association
A charitable, educational, not-for-profit national membership association dedicated to health care quality through community-based, independent quality evaluation and improvement programs
A national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans. We have earned a national reputation as an effective voice for health care consumers for over 20 years.
National Committee for Quality Assurance
The premier source for information about the quality of the nation’s managed care plans.
Administration on Aging
Organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive overview of a wide variety of topics, programs and services related to aging.
AGS Foundation for Health in Aging
A national non-profit organization established in 1999 by The American Geriatrics Society. We aim to build a bridge between the research and practice of Geriatrics and the Public, and to advocate on behalf of older adults and their special health care needs.
A national network of chapters, is the largest national voluntary health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and helping those affected by the disease.
National Association for Home Care
NAHC is the nation’s largest trade association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices, home care aide organizations, and medical equipment suppliers. From professional development to fighting for better regulation, from knowing all angles of federal and state regulations to providing the latest information affecting home care and hospice, NAHC stands ready to serve your needs, enabling you to better serve your patients.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
American Stroke Association
The division of the American Heart Association that’s solely focused on reducing disability and death from stroke through research, education, fundraising and advocacy.
American Physical Therapy Association
The mission of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the principal membership organization representing and promoting the profession of physical therapy, is to further the profession’s role in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of movement dysfunctions and the enhancement of the physical health and functional abilities of members of the public.
American Public Health Association
APHA has been influencing policies and setting priorities in public health for over 125 years. Throughout its history it has been in the forefront of numerous efforts to prevent disease and promote health.
American Society on Aging
Through renowned educational programming, outstanding publications and state-of-the-art information and training resources, ASA members tap into the knowledge and experience of the largest network of professionals in the field.
The largest association exclusively dedicated to the assisted living industry and the population it serves. ALFA represents over 5,000 for-profit and not-for-profit providers of assisted living as well as a diverse range of organizations involved in the assisted living industry
International Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
IAHSA fosters an international forum for the exchange of research, information, ideas, services, products and training that benefit aged care service providers.
National Area Agencies 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.
National Association for the Support of Long Term Care
NASL is the only organization at the national level that concentrates its involvement exclusively on legislative and regulatory matters affecting the provision of ancillary services, products supply components, diagnostic testing and information systems to the post-acute care industry.
National Association of Health Data Organizations
The National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO) is a national, not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to improving health care through the collection, analysis, dissemination, public availability, and use of health data.
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
A National network for Geriatric Care Managers, the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (GCM) was established in 1986 and continues to grow as the demand for services for the elderly increases.
National Council on Aging
A national network of organizations and individuals dedicated to improving the health and independence of older persons; increasing their continuing contributions to communities, society and future generations; and building caring communities.
Home Care Association of America (formerly NPDA)
The Home Care Association of America (formerly NPDA) is a non-profit national voice for organizations that provide private duty home care services and an advocate for services which benefit the consumers for whom they care: seniors, children, persons with disabilities, those with chronic health conditions and anyone whose quality of life can be improved by having a care worker help in their home.
National Network of Career Nursing Assistants
Career Nurse Assistants’ Programs, Inc. is a non-profit, tax exempt, educational organization promoting recognition, education, research, advocacy and peer support development for nursing assistants in nursing homes and other long term care settings.
Since 1997, healthfinder® has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet
Agingcare.com will enhance the lives of caregivers by creating the most expansive community of support, easy access to scrutinized resources, cutting edge product information and unique, original content to assist them in making the most informed choices for the elderly.
Best of Home Care
Helps consumers find the best home care providers in their area through their extensive database of Home Care Pulse Certified and Best of Home Care providers.
Created by RNs to provide seniors and caregivers quality information, products and services.
Provides assistance in accessing appropriate and affordable resources in order to maintain an individual’s independence, dignity and peace of mind.
Today’s Caregiver Magazine web site. A leading provider of information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers.
Connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services. The service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers
Serves elders and their caregivers, the chronically ill, and people with disabilities. ElderCare Advisors, Inc. offers assistance to home care providers and independent care managers.
Health Consumer Alliance
A partnership of consumer assistance programs operated by community-based legal services organizations. Our common mission is to help low-income people obtain essential health care.
Long Term Care Link
This site is a personal attempt to help others who are looking for more information about long-term care issues.
Caregiver Action Network
To provide assistance, education, support and referrals for informal family caregivers, as well to promote public awareness about the realities of caregiving. Supports, empowers, educates, and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for a chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved one. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of different diagnoses, different relationships and different life stages to address the common needs and concerns of all family caregivers.
Senior and caregiver resources including homecare and home healthcare providers, nutritional and aging information
The Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving
Mission and PhilosophyThe Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving establishes local, state, national, and international partnerships committed to building quality, long-term, home and community-based services. We believe this begins with providing caregivers with effective supports to promote caregiver health, skills and resilience. We also believe strongly in the need to provide greater recognition for professional and family caregivers. We focus on helping caregivers coping with chronic illness and disability across the lifespan.
American College of Healthcare Administrators
ACHCA is a non-profit membership organization which provides superior educational programming and certification in a variety of positions, and career development for its members. ACHCA identifies, recognizes, and supports long term care leaders, advocating for their mission and promoting excellence in their profession.
Home Care Magazine
Edited for suppliers of home health care products and services. Features provide practical management and operational ideas, extensive trend analysis, industry profiles, and in-depth & timely regulatory and legislative news that will impact the industry. Includes coverage of new products, trade shows, equipment providers, Medicare, DMERC, OIG and company, government and state association news.
International Council on Active Aging
Dedicated to changing the way we age by uniting professionals in the retirement, assisted living, fitness, rehabilitation, and wellness fields to help dispel society’s myths about aging.
National Alliance for Hispanic Health
To improve the health and wellbeing of Hispanics. The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the premier organization focusing on Hispanic Health.
Aging Parents and Elder Care
Whether you provide eldercare for aging parents in your home, or manage elder care from a distance, most of us don’t know where to go for reliable answers – or even what questions to ask. This senior care resource can help you with a variety of articles, comprehensive checklists, links to key resources, a support group – and more.
Aging with Dignity
Provides you with the practical information, advice and legal tools you need to ensure your wishes and those of your loved ones will be respected. By helping you improve your own quality of care, we can bring about dramatic change, one person at a time.
Alliance for Retired Americans
The mission of the Alliance for Retired Americans is to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment and security.
Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life, supported by a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
We want to reinforce the message that you can do well by doing good, and that success is defined by having a passionate concern for the welfare of others. The Caring Institute continually honors and promotes a new standard of social responsibility and the concept that one person can make a difference.
Resources for the elderly
National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc.
To improve the quality of life for elderly African Americans and other minorities
National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country’s first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults.
National Resource Center on Native American Aging
Established in 1994 at the University of North Dakota (UND) in Grand Forks. The resource center is a collaboration between the UND Office of American Indian Student Services (formerly the Office of Native American Programs) and the UND Center for Rural Health.
SAGE: Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders
SAGE is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults.
Published for active older adults in the Sacramento Valley. Every issue contains editorial, news and features designed to educate, entertain and inform.
Access health information and tools for healthier living.
National Parkinson Foundation
An educational site devoted to helping make life better for people with Parkinson’s through expert care and research.
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease within the decade through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today. The site includes information on current research, a guide for the newly diagnosed and advice for caregivers.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Provides information on neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s, recent discoveries and information on signing up for clinical research trials.
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is a leading national presence in Parkinson’s disease research, education and public advocacy. They are working for the nearly one million people in the US living with Parkinson’s by funding promising scientific research and supporting people with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers through educational programs and support services.
Patients Like Me Parkinson’s Disease Community
Community for those dealing with Parkinson’s Disease. Patients share their treatments and outcomes to help others connect who have similar conditions.