Senior Net Learning Centers are community based computer training
center with classes for over-55 adults from beginners to advanced
instruction. INFO: email firstname.lastname@example.org,
Choosing and Using an HMO by Ellyn Spragins contains methods
to assess HMO's by using practical indicators to evaluate quality
in staffing and administrative practices to make an informed decision.
Terra Nova Films offers videotapes on caregiving problems and
interactions for group viewing and teaching situations. INFO:
Care4U website features more than 700 products for the senior,
disabled and rehabilitation market. Designed for caregivers, professionals
and patients to solve specific problems related to daily living
activities such as eating, dressing, ambulation, toileting and
exercise. Accepts Visa and MC. INFO: www.care4u.com.
Memory Minder is a 5x8 spiral bound journal in which caregivers,
patients or families can record daily health information such
as diet, weight, sugar levels, medications taken, physical and
emotional state. Useful for absentee caregivers and doctor visits.
Available at GNC Nutrition Centers or send $15.45 to Memory Minder,
PO Box 23108, Eugene, OR 97402.
Caregivers will find senior discounts at most Denny;s, White
Castle, Wendy's, Burger King, Browns Chicken.
University of Chicago Hospitals Cancer Resource Center has
free newsletters and brochures from cancer organizations, a reference
library, computer terminals for Internet information, video and
audit tapes and local support group lists. INFO: 312.702.6180.
Little Brothers of the Elderly provides both on site and in
home support to lonely or isolated seniors in Chicago. At their
new site, 355 North Ashland 60607, are social events, lunches
and holiday meals while 1000 volunteers make home visits. INFO:
The Diabetic Traveler newsletter has travel aids and resources
such as local pharmacies in the US and abroad. They provide free
publications on foreign diabetes associations and time zone insulin
adjustment. Send SASE to PO Box 8223, Stamford CT 06905. INFO:
Agnesian Health Care has more that 800 health and human services
in its database that are available in Fond Du Lac County. INFO:
The San Francisco Ministry to Nursing Homes has more than 500
volunteers visiting elders in nursing home settings. There are
similar programs in other cities. INFO: email email@example.com
Interventions for Alzheimers Disease by Ruth M. Tappen is a
reference book for professionals that could also be useful for
caregivers. It covers rehabilitation and retraining activities,
medications, safety modifications and recreation activities along
with Alzheimers resources and services, legal issues and checklists
that could help home-based caregivers.
Home Care for People with Alzheimers Disease and Home Care
for Stroke Survivors can be used by professionals to educate family
caregivers and paraprofessionals, and include companion booklets
and manuals. INFO: Aspen Publications 800.638.8437.
The Palliative Care Patient and Family Counseling Manual provides
teaching tools and reference materials for education of caregivers
and patients with terminal or chronic conditions. INFO: Aspen
Nursing Homes: Getting Good Care There is a resource for both
professionals and family caregivers prepared by the National Citizens
Coalition for Nursing Home Reform. Provides a step by step guide
to assure a resident receives appropriate care in a nursing home.
Call Sue Shellenbarger at her Work and Family program to discuss
caregiving issues that impact on work responsibilities at 800.WSJ
TALK or fax 503.636.6951.
Using Your Medicines Wisely - A Guide for the Elderly shows
how to get information from pharmacists, organize medications
and use a recording form to keep track of usage. INFO: National
Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information 800.729.6686.
Fodor's Great American Vacations for Travelers with Disabilities
can be used by caregivers and patients can use this guide to us
and foreign hotels, restaurants, parks, cities and attractions
Matthew Lesko and Mary Ann Martello's booklet "Free Stuff
for Seniors" is available at 800.532.5566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Francis Hospital in Evanston has an educational support
group for primary caregivers of a sick or elderly INFO: Mary Koller,
Resurrection Health Care in Chicago has a Senior Outreach Program
matching volunteers and seniors at home in need of support INFO:
Lynn Moynihan, 773.794.8482.
Reduced cost driving licenses, driving review classes, driving
simulator locations and AARP's 55Alive driving classes INFO: 800.252.2904.