Hearthstone Alzheimer Care www.thehearth.org Hearthstone was founded in 1992 to provide innovative treatment for people with dementia in assisted living settings. Hearthstone is a privately held company whose owners are active in the business every day. Hearthstone is dedicated to it's mission of creating residential treatment environments where residents and their families can truly flourish.
Pioneer Network www.PioneerNetwork.net Pioneer Network, based in Rochester, N.Y., is at the forefront of changing the culture of aging and long-term care of elders in America. A growing coalition of organizations and individuals from across the nation, Pioneer Network advocates for public policy changes, creates communication, networking and learning opportunities; builds and supports relationships and community; identifies and promotes transformation in practice, services, public policy and research; develops and provides access to resources and leadership; and hosts a national conference to bring together interested parties with a desire to propel this important work.
The Society for the Arts in Healthcare www.thesah.org Arts in Healthcare is a diverse, multidisciplinary field dedicated to transforming the healthcare experience by connecting people with the power of the arts at key moments in their lives. This rapidly growing field integrates the arts, including literary, performing and visual arts and design, into a wide variety of healthcare and community settings for therapeutic, educational and expressive purposes.
The Eden Alternative www.edenalt.org The Eden Alternative is a small not-for-profit organization based on the core belief that aging should be a continued stage of development and growth, rather than a period of decline.
THE GREEN HOUSE Project www.thegreenhouseproject.org THE GREEN HOUSE model creates small, intentional communities for groups of elders and staff to focus on living full and vibrant lives. The model is a radical departure from traditional nursing homes and assisted living facilities – altering facility size, interior design, staffing patterns, and methods of delivering skilled professional services.
The Alzheimer's Store www.alzstore.com/ The Alzheimer's Store is dedicated to providing unique products and information for those caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease. Every product in the store has been carefully selected to make living with Alzheimer's disease as easy as possible.
Planetree www.Planetree.org Planetree is a non-profit organization that provides education and information in a collaborative
community of healthcare organizations, facilitating efforts to create patient centered care in healing environments.
Planetree believes: we are all caregivers; care giving is best achieved through kindness and compassion; safe,
accessible, high quality care is fundamental to patient centered care; in a holistic approach to meeting people's needs of body,
mind and spirit; families, friends and loved ones are vital to the healing process; access to understandable health information
can empower individuals to participate in their health; the opportunity for individuals to make personal choices related
to their care is essential; physical environments can enhance healing, health and wellbeing; illness can be a transformational
experience for patients, families and caregivers.
Caregiving online www.caregiving.com This organization will help you help
your aging relatives by finding solutions to your caregiving situations.
The Center for Health Design is a leading research and advocacy organization of forward-thinking healthcare and design professionals who are leading the quest to improve the quality of healthcare through building architecture and design.
Benjamin Rose Institute www.benrose.org List of long term care facilities
plus many other resources and helpful informationfor seniors in
the N.E. Ohio area.
Elder Care Professionals of Ohio www.EldercareofOhio.com Solves the challenge of locating quality resources to simplify navigating through the eldercare maze. Sign up for the free monthly newsletter.
Continuing Education Links.com www.continuingeducationlinks.com
Simplifies the search for healthcare continuing education. Sign up for the free monthly newletter.
National Academy on an Aging Society (Gerontological Society of America) www.agingsociety.org Look at Challenges For The 21st Century: Chronic
& Disabling Conditions and the effect on young retirees and
older workers. Promotes education, research, and public understanding
of older persons.
American Society on Aging www.asaging.org Use the learning center, attend conferences
& meetings, and receive their publications
American Association of Homes & Services for the Aging www.AAHSA.org A site for consumer and family
caregiver information. Also lists upcoming events
American Speech, Language, Hearing Association www.asha.org Find an audiologist or SLP, information
on speech, language and swallowing
Administration on Aging www.aoa.gov Federal agency dedicated to policy
development, planning and delivery of supportive home and community-based
services to older persons and their caregivers
National Institutes of Health www.nih.gov/health Lists resources for publications, health
literature references, special programs, health hotlines, and
several good places to look for health information on the web.
Scripps Gerontology Center www.cas.muohio.edu Has studied many areas of aging including
population projections, long term care, employment and retirement.
SPRY Foundation www.spry.org Provides programs and information
for retiring seniors.