Today, many people turn to the internet when they have a question. For aging seniors and their loved ones, the internet can be a helpful place to find the answers to questions about retirement planning, dementia care, and anything in between. However, how do you know which online sources are reliable? We’ve done the research for you and have pulled a few online resources for seniors that can be a trusted place to turn to if you’re feeling confused or overwhelmed.
Medicare Compare Resources
The national Medicare website offers a comparison tool for nursing homes and home health agencies in your immediate area. You can use these resources if you are searching for this type of care and want to know which options might be best.
The National Institute on Aging (NIA)
We especially love the NIA’s comprehensive resource library in Spanish, which allows Spanish-speaking seniors to learn in their first language. Whether you are exploring its resource library in English or Spanish, don’t miss its health information section, which includes articles about topics like caregiving, healthy eating, and cognitive health.
Family Caregiver Alliance
This site is packed with information to assist family or informal caregivers as they work to provide support to their loved ones. You can find excellent information in any of its resources as well as a comprehensive list of support groups (in person and online) for a variety of populations or diagnoses.
The Alzheimer’s Association
If you or your loved one has a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Association is an excellent and reliable place to turn to when you have questions. Visit its website to learn more about the basics of the disease, including the 10 early signs that someone may have it as well as tips for staying as healthy as possible when in a caregiver role.
The Arbor Company Resource Library
The Arbor Company team has experts in nearly every area of senior living and senior care. We have put our decades of experience to work and built a resource library packed with e-books and guides to relevant topics. Check out our entire library here and be sure to review a few of the Arbor resources that have resonated most:
- “Living Well with Dementia” is co-written by Arbor residents who are living with dementia themselves and offers tips for coping with a new diagnosis and keeping relationships intact while planning for the future.
- “A Step-by-Step Guide to Legal Planning for Seniors” will inform you of future financial and health plans as well as how to include your family members in the process.
- “Everything You Need to Know About Independent Living” answers all of your questions about senior living, including those you didn’t even think of.
- Our senior living cost calculator tool is interactive, giving you the chance to input your current monthly costs of living and then compare it to senior living fees.
- “Senior Living Demystified” is an all-encompassing e-book about senior living, offering information about different senior care options as well as how to determine which one might be best for your situation.
How to Choose Online Resources
When you are seeking information online, ensure you are taking care to pursue information from trusted and reliable resources. Check for primary sources when possible, and thoroughly research the agency or organization to ensure they are experienced and educated in the topic they are writing about.
At The Arbor Company, we strive to create relevant resources that will guide seniors and their loved ones through major retirement and senior living decisions. To find an Arbor community near you or to learn more about our senior living services, use our community locator. In any case, we are happy and honored to be part of your list of trusted senior resources online and off.