Where to Find Help

Administration on Aging – a wide ranging source of information on aging sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. www.aoa.dhh.gov
Embracing our responsibility to support the community with courage, love, and honesty, increasing the quality of life. www.snala.org
Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County – Information regarding services in Broward County available for seniors, persons with severe and persistent mental illness, ages 18 and over, their families, and caregivers. www.adrcbroward.org
Alzheimer’s Association – The largest national voluntary health organization supporting Alzheimer’s research and care. www.alz.org
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging – A national association committed to advancing the vision of healthy, affordable, ethical long-term care for America . The association represents 5,600 mission-driven, not-for-profit nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living and senior housing facilities, and community service organizations. www.aahsa.org
American Association of Retired Persons – A nonprofit, non partisan membership organization for people over 50. www.aarp.org
American Health Care Association – A non-profit federation of affiliated state health organizations representing the long term care community to the nation at large – to government, business leaders, and the general public. www.ahca.org
American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc. – A comprehensive resource for those interested in Parkinson’s Disease, treatments of Parkinson’s Disease, current medical breakthroughs, and support group for Parkinson’s Disease www.apdaparkinson.org
Broward County Senior Living Resource Guide – A resource for those interested in locating an ideal living assisted living environment in the Broward County, Florida area. www.browardcountyseniorliving.com
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – A valuable resource with information on all of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. cms.hhs.gov
Department of Veterans Affairs – Official government site for American Veterans, their spouses, survivors and dependants . www.va.gov
Elder Life Planning – A resource library to find out about the latest news in long term health care, care management, elder law, and retirement housing alternatives. www.ElderLifePlanning.com
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration – A resource guide for those interested in researching health care: the current providers, facilities, insurance, and current issues. www.fdhc.state.fl.us
Florida Council on Aging – A statewide network of professionals in aging committed to serving Florida ‘s diverse aging interests through education, information-sharing and advocacy. www.FCOA.org
Florida Department of Elder Affairs – A resource for those interested in researching every aspect, including the nuances of care for the elderly. www.elderaffairs.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Health – Allows you to look up information on individual medical providers such as physicians, home helath aides, nurses, etc. www.doh.state.fl.us
Florida Medical Association – An advocate for physicians and their patients to promote the public health, to ensure high standards in medical education and ethics, and to enhance the quality and availability of health care. www.FMAOnline.org
Florida State Guardianship Association – Dedicated to promoting the protection, dignity, and value of incapacitated persons through a code of ethics, advocacy, and the dissemination of information. www.FloridaGuardians.com
Healthfinder – A Federal Website that links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,800 health-related organizations. www.healthfinder.org
Last Acts – A national Coalition to improve care and caring near the end of life. www.lastacts.org
Medicare – The official U.S. Government site for People with Medicare. www.medicare.gov
MedLine – An extensive collection of published medical information form The National Library of Medicine. www.nlm.nih.gov
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys – A resource of information, education, networking and assistance to those who must deal with the many specialized issues involved with legal services to the elderly and disabled. www.naela.com
Premier Mobile Health Solutions – Premier MHS is an HMO based primary care practice, physician-driven, Clinically Integrated System (CIS) that brings together providers from across Florida to create a healthier population by offering coordinated, effective care to our patients. www.premiermhs.com
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers – A non-profit, professional organization of practitioners whose goal is the advancement of dignified care for the elderly and their families. www.caremanager.org
The National Center on Elder Abuse – A consortium of six partners who provide elder abuse information to professionals and the public. www.elderabusecenter.org
National Council on Aging – Dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well being, and contributions of older persons. www.ncoa.org
National Family Caregivers Association – A grass roots organization created to educate, support, empower and speak up for the millions of Americans who care for chronically ill, aged or disabled loved ones. www.nfcacares.org
National Guardianship Association – Promotes a nationally recognized standard of excellence in guardianship. www.guardianship.org
National Stroke Association – A resource for those interested in researching the causes of strokes, support groups, current events, and medical breakthroughs for strokes www.stroke.org
Senior Helpers – Specializing in personal and companion in-home care for seniors. Licensed, Bonded and Insured and proudly serving Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Boca Raton, and surrounding areas.
Debbie Shampanere, Director of Client Care can be reached at: (954) 707-5030; tollfree 1-866-943-9414 or via email at: gshampaner@seniorhelpers.com
The Nurses Guild Home Health Agency – Providing Exceptional Home Health Care throughout Broward and the Palm Beaches www.thenursesguild.com