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Governmental Websites

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Michigan.gov
Legal Services of Northern Michigan
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General
Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP)
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services(MDHHS)
AARP
Medicaid
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Social Security Administration
Federal Websites
Michigan On-Line Service Directory
Long Term Care Information
U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Medicare
Social Security Administration
Veteran’s Affairs
Administration on Aging
U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services, Aging

Senior Websites

National Council on Aging (NCOA)
Aging Organizations
Area Agencies on Aging
Aging and Adult Services Agency (AASA)
A Guide to Services for Older Adults
National  Council  on Aging

National Center for Elder Abuse
National Institute on Aging
American Society on Aging
National Long Term Care Ombudsman
National Hospice Foundation
Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors
Michigan Legal Help
Benefits.gov – Your Path to Government Benefits
Benefits CheckUp – National Council on Aging

Health Related Websites

Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health Authority
Mesothelioma Veteran’s Center
mesothelioma.com
Adult Foster Care 
Michigan Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (MLTCOP)
NEMCSA Resource Directory 
Mayo Clinic
Cleveland Clinic
Arthritis Foundation
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association
American Stroke Association
American Lung Association

Prescription Assistance
Needy Meds
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
RxAssist

Caregiver Resources
Handbook for Guardian of Adult
Changes and Choices: Surrogate Decision-Making For Health Care in Michigan
Aging Parents and Common Sense – A Practical Guide for You and Your Parents

Helpful Websites for Caregivers
Alzheimer’s Association
Family Caregiver Alliance
Eldercare Locator
Michigan Dementia Coalition
National Alliance for Caregiving
Caregiver Wellness Solution Center
Caregiver Action Network
AARP Caregiver Page
Administration for Community Living
Caregiver Action Network Resource Toolbox
Michigan’s Aging Website Caregiver Page

General Caregiving Books

  • Daily Comforts For Caregivers
  • Quick Tips For Caregivers
  • A Family Caregiver’s Guide To Planning & Decision Making For The Elderly
  • Caregiving The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss and Renewal
  • The Carebook – A Workbook for Caregiver Peace of Mind
  • Hardship Into Hope – The Rewards of Caregiving (Cassette Tape)
  • Caregiver Wellness (VHS Tape)
  • Caregiver Hiring Manual and Tool Kit
  • Love, Honor & Value
  • The Educated Caregiver (VHS Tapes)
    • Coping Skills
    • Hands-On Skills
    • Essential Knowledge

Books for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

  • Bathing Without A Battle (VHS Tape)
  • Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease
  • The Best Friends Book of Alzheimer’s Activities
  • There’s Still A Person In There
  • Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories
  • Barney…The Long Sundown
  • The 36 Hour Day
  • Communication – Alzheimer’s (VHS Tape)

Kinship Care – Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Books

  • Grandparents – Raising our Children’s Children
  • Guide For Grandparents
  • Parenting Someone Else’s Child
  • Don’t Cheat the Children – Connecting Generations Through Grand Friendships
  • Relatives Raising Children

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