Online Resources Aid Caregivers
New resources are available for the almost 34 million U.S. residents who care for chronically ill patients age 50 and older, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The Alzheimer's Association this month launched a Web site, called Carefinder, that provides caregivers with information on:
- Care plans;
- Care options;
- Care coordination; and
- Support and resources.
In addition, the Mature Market Institute, a resource center and part of MetLife, has published a booklet that provides caregivers with advice and a list of resources for those who must meet with physicians, health insurers and other providers on behalf of patients. The booklet is available on its Web site.
Eric Carlson, an attorney who has worked as an advocate for nursing home residents for more than 15 years, has written a booklet that highlights "standard operating procedures" at many facilities that violate federal rules. The booklet is available through the National Senior Citizens Law Center (Greene, Wall Street Journal, 6/27). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.