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CUSW 402-01 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II: Elder Care

This guide is designed to locate research and resources applicable to working with the aging population

Organizations for Elder Care

Provides information and research on caring for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Consumer information and fact lists about homecare for the elderly.

Advocacy organization for elderly includes diverse topics of interest to retirees.

A national non-profit organization whose mission is to support and advance healthy aging through biomedical research. Website makes Includes and makes available news, informational topics, publications, and more related to this topic.

Professional organization of practitioners. Information on specialized care needs of the elderly, as well as about careers in this field.

A multidisciplinary organization focusing on improving the quality of life for older adults and their family members.

Information of concern and impact to the elderly.

Tips and resources for food and beverage safety, nutritional checklists, etc.

Nonprofit advocacy group providing information on healthy living, financial tips, etc.

Organization of health care professionals who specialize in hospice and end-of-life care. Locate hospices, grief counseling information, living wills, etc.

Palliative and Hospice

Clinical care of adults who are dying, in the last 2-3 days of life. Guidelines developed by the National Institute for Health Care Excellence (UK) for health and social care professionals, other care providers, and family members.

The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is a leading resource for palliative care program development and growth.

General, and for children.

US Institute of Medicine report (Sept. 2014). The complete book (506 p.) is available to read online, as well as an 8-page "Key Findings & Recommendations" summary.

7-part series published in the British medical journal, The Lancet. Series includes: (1) A Hindu view; (2) The Islamic view; (3) Jewish perspectives; (4) Buddhist view; (5) The traditional Christian view; (6) A Catholic view; & (7) The Humanist view. [Free registration required to view series]