The Family Caregiver Alliance provides basic information for caregivers including articles that deal with topics of interest to caregivers, blogs from other caregivers and how to find programs to help caregivers in your community.
CaregivingLink.org is a website designed to help caregivers recognize their role as a caregiver and provide resources to help them continue in that role.
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging provides direction and suggestions to families for how to start conversations with their older relatives regarding issues they are facing. These topics include health issues, legal needs, issues on staying or moving, income security and end-of-life planning.
Go4Life is an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, is designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life.
The Life Stages and Populations section of the Minnesota Department of Health website provides specific topics of interest to older adults such as advanced directives, nutrition support, pre-planning a funeral, etc.
The Prevention and Healthy Living section of the Minnesota Department of Health provides a wealth of information on prevention of chronic diseases and healthy living topics.
Minnesota has a large number of local programs that help people who need long-term care to stay in their homes and age in place. Many of them use volunteers from local communities to provide assistance to those who need help to remain independent.
Live Well at Home can help you learn more about the steps you can take and the resources available to help you continue to live in your home instead of moving to another setting.
Parish nurse programs are programs sponsored by one congregation of several in coordination. They employ a nurse to work with their members and the community to promote healthy living among individuals and families of all ages. Many parish nurse programs focus on older people and their needs for support in order to stay in their homes as they age. Check with local congregations to see if they have a program or call Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433.
SaveAndInvest.org provides unbiased financial tools and information for all investors, especially military families, from the Federal Industry Regulatory Agency (FINRA).
Life Happens is a nonprofit foundation that focuses on the role that long-term care insurance can play in long-term care planning and payment for services.
The Long-Term Care section of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners website provides model legislation to update state rules regarding long-term care insurance policies. They also produce the Shopper's Guide to Long Term Care Insurance (which is required by law to be given to anyone looking at or purchasing long term care insurance).
The Home Equity section at the National Council on Aging provides information about reverse mortgages and access to the booklet Use Your Home to Stay at Home™ written by the National Council on Aging to help older homeowners understand how reverse mortgages work and the role they can play to help remain in your home.