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  • 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. 


  • Center for Health Design http://www.healthdesign.org/chd/about

    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.


  • Communication Connection www.connectionsincommunication.com
    An excellant resource about communication and memory fitness for older adults, families, and caregivers

  • Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center   www.alzheimers.org
    ADEAR center directs consumers to a range of government-sponsored research and assistance programs 

  • American Health Care Association   www.keepthepromise.com
    Help with Medicare PPS, finances & reimbursement, statistics, excellent quotes, research reports. 

  • National Aging Information Center   www.aoa.dhhs.gov/aca/resources
    Resource directory for older people 

  • 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. 

  • National Institute of Mental Health  www.nimh.nih.gov 

  • Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging  www.ohioaging.org
    Network of agencies that provide services for the elderly, as well as an advocate on behalf of older Ohioans
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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