January 15, 2016


Senior Source – A great place to find articles that really make you think about crossing all the t’s and dotting all the i’s

Benefits Checkup – What benefits are available to you? Start here and find out what’s out there.

The Conversation Project
The Conversation ProjectThe Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. Too many people are dying in a way they wouldn’t choose, and too many of their loved ones are left feeling bereaved, guilty, and uncertain. The website is a great resource for gathering information about how to begin the conversation, as well as to see and share personal stories. There is also a starter kit available to download that will help you get your thoughts together and then have the conversation.

Ashby Memory Method
Ashby Memory MethodAMM is an evidence based dementia intervention program that has been developed specifically to meet the needs of care professionals providing supports and services to individuals and families living with a diagnosis of dementia. AMM is designed to be an easy to implement program that offers measurable quality of life benefits for dementia care clients, their families, and caregivers. The program structure provides a stimulating mix of activities using individualized pen and paper booklet formatted cognitive exercises.

Thriving in the Middle: www.thrivinginthemiddle.com
Thriving in the MiddleHelping Working Women Thrive While Caring for Aging Parents. For your FR*EE report, ‘Thriving in the Middle: How to Keep Your Career, Sanity and Happiness Intact While Caring for Aging Parents So You Can Bring Balance and Money into Your Life’, simply visit www.thrivinginthemiddle.com.

The Caregiver’s Voice: www.TheCaregiversVoice.com
The independent voice of family and professional caregivers for adults with cognitive impairment or dementia caused by Alzheimer’s, stroke, related illness, or trauma. The Caregiver’s Voice brings hope and strength to caregivers through knowledge, support, and humor.

American Advisors Group: www.aag.com
American Advisors GroupThe company is a leader in the reverse mortgage industry. Its primary mission is to attain the highest level of customer satisfaction and to help seniors improve their lives. The drive for innovation and excellence, as well as the commitment to quality customer service, has led AAG to be among the top reverse mortgage originators in the country. AAG is A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau, is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Approved Lender, and a member of the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association.

WanderPolo Law LLC: www.wanderpololaw.com
WanderPolo Law, LLC is the only exclusively elder law attorney in Montclair, New Jersey and one of the few in Essex County.

Slip and Fall Lawyers: www.slipandfalllawyers.org/
The Unbiased Guide to Hiring a Slip and Fall Lawyer and Pursuing Litigation.

Nursing Home Abuse: www.nursinghomeabuse.net/
Nursing Home AbuseNursing Home Abuse exists to raise awareness of the nursing home abuse epidemic, educate the public about its causes, help residents and families prevent abuse, and help victims cope with the consequences of nursing home abuse.

NAELA: www.naela.org
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA) was founded in 1987 as a professional association of attorneys in the private and public sectors dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to people as they age and people with special needs.

SageminderSageMinder: www.sageminder.com
SageMinder provides web-based home medication reminder and check-in monitoring services for seniors and family caregivers. Also check out the information, articles, forms, and online community. Everything from audio downloads for relaxation and information about medicare to quotes to empower family caregivers!

Senior HelpersSenior Helpers: www.seniorhelpers.com
Sage Minder connects professional, affordable caregivers with seniors who wish to live independently, at home, with a strong focus on quality of life for the client and peace of mind for their families.

Care Communities: www.carecommunities.net
The premier online destination for finding the perfect new home for your loved ones. We provide financial guidance, senior care resources and caregiving advice. At Care Communities, we stress the human aspect of senior care.

AECares: www.aecares.com
A comprehensive approach to financial maintenance, asset preservation, planning services, and complete care.

EmFindersEmFinders: www.emfinders.com
The EmFinders EmSeeQ works with 9-1-1 systems to help rapidly locate and recover wandering or missing persons with Alzheimer’s, autism or other impairments.

Homemods.org: www.homemods.org
A university-based, non-profit effort dedicated to promoting aging in place and independent living for persons of all ages and abilities. Based at the University of Southern California, it offers an Executive Certificate in Home Modification online training program for professionals and serves as an information clearinghouse on home modification.

Stopfalls.org: www.stopfalls.org
The official website of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence whose mission is to identify best practices in fall prevention and to help communities offer fall prevention programs to older people who are at risk of falling.

NestNest: www.callnest.com
From simple modifications like grab bars and lever handles to bigger enhancements like ramps and stairlifts, we offer a full range of independent living solutions designed to meet your individual needs.

The Braun Corporation: BraunAbility
The Braun Corporation is the largest manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vans, ramps, and wheelchair lifts worldwide and enables people with physical disabilities to regain mobility and lead active and independent lives.

Home Helpers: www.homehelpers.cc
Non-medical personal in-home senior care agency. Home Helpers’ caregivers provide personal care, homemaking, senior companion care, supportive elder care, and other non-medical in-home care services to seniors, the elderly and those with temporary or permanent disabilities.

Cambridge Health: www.cambridgehealth.org
With over 10 years experience in the senior healthcare industry, we provide answers to important questions to better facilitate your complex health care decisions. Each client we service is welcomed as a part of our growing family; through our professional eldercare knowledge, caring nature and assistance we can help you make choices that will enhance your lifestyle.

Save on Medical Bills:  www.medicalcostadvocate.com
Save 20% to 50% on almost any medical bill. Experts negotiate your medical and dental service bills. Great for care givers. No risk, no fee unless you save. Learn more

Alzheimer’s Association: www.alz.org
Dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Phone: 800-272-3900

American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org
A nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization committed to fighting cancer through balanced programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy and rehabilitation. Phone: 800-ACS-2345

American Diabetes Association: www.diabetes.org
Provides diabetes research, information and advocacy. Phone: 800-342-2383

American Health Assistance Foundation: www.ahaf.org
The American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) is a nonprofit organization that funds research seeking cures for Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma, and provides the public with information about risk factors, preventative lifestyles, available treatments and coping strategies. Phone: 800-437-2423

American Heart Association: www.americanheart.org
A national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Phone: 800-AHA-8721

American Lung Association: www.lunusa.org
Voluntary health organization working to prevent lung disease in all its forms and to promote lung health. Phone: 800-LUNG-USA

American Parkinson Disease Association: www.apdaparkinson.org
The organization focuses on research, patient support, education and raising public awareness of Parkinson’s Disease. Phone: 800-223-2732

Arthritis Foundation: www.arthritis.org
A national organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with advocacy, programs, services and research. Phone: 800-568-4045


AARP: www.aarp.org
A nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over.

Administration on Aging: www.aoa.gov
A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging.

Caring From a Distance: www.cfad.org
An independent, non-profit organization, Caring From a Distance is dedicated to serving the needs of long distance caregivers.

Eldercare Locator: www.eldercare.gov
A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The Eldercare Locator connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services. Phone: 800-677-1116

Family Caregiver Alliance: www.caregiver.org
Community-based nonprofit organization designed to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. FCA now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.

Medicare: www.medicare.gov
Provides detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country. Phone: 800-MEDICARE

National Association of State Units on Aging: www.nasua.org
An association representing the nation’s 56 officially designated state and territorial agencies on aging. The mission of the Association is to advance social, health, and economic policies responsive to the needs of a diverse aging population. Phone: 202-898-2578

National Center on Elder Abuse: www.elderabusecenter.org
The National Center on Elder Abuse is dedicated to educating the public about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation and its tragic consequences. Phone: 202-898-2586

National Family Caregivers Association: www.thefamilycaregiver.org
NFCA is a grassroots organization created to educate, support, empower and advocate for the millions of Americans who care for chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved ones.

Supporting Services


You might need some renovations to make your house a little more aging friendly. Here are local handyman services that are not only reputable, but also offer senior discounts.


When a house becomes our complete community, reorganizing can make it work a lot smoother for day to day living. Here are creative organizers with a knack for helping seniors.



ParentGiving – a great site for saving on all things dedicated to home care.