Here are some resources that are very helpful:
Alzheimer's Reading Room, the "number one source of life news for the . . . Alzheimer's community," focusing on Alzheimer's disease and what founder Bob DeMarco calls "the art of Alzheimer's caregiving." www.alzheimersreadingroom.com
Benefits Check-Up, a screening web site by the National Council on Aging that helps seniors with limited incomes find programs to help pay for essentials like food, housing, prescription drugs, utility bills and other needs. www.benefitscheckup.com
Caregiving.com, offering "Insights, information (and) inspirations" for caregivers, including practical assistance, education, on-line support groups, blogs written by caregivers and much more, created by Denise Brown. www.caregiving.com
Eldercare Locater, a nationwide government-sponsored site with information about public programs, including Aging and Adult Services, Adult Protective Services and other Area on Aging programs in your community. www.eldercare.gov
Family Caregiver Alliance, which "seeks to improve the quality of life for caregivers through education, services, research and advocacy." In the San Francisco Bay Area, FCA also provides direct support services for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, traumatic brain injury, stroke and other disorders with adult onset. www.caregiver.org
Medicare.gov, a comprehensive Medicare information site that enables you to find and compare different healthcare providers such as hospitals, home health agencies, nursing homes, doctors, health and drug plans, equipment suppliers and more. www.medicare.gov/quality-care-finder/
More to come. . .