The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives.
Caregiving.com is a community of supportive individuals caring for family members and friends who have a chronic illness, disease or injury. Once you create an account you can share your information with like-minded individuals. The site is run by Denise Brown. She provides many online support groups for caregivers. As Denise states: "The beauty of online support groups is that you don't need to fill up your gas tank to get there, you don't have to organize care so you can go, and you don't have to change out of your pajamas to participate. However you are, wherever you are, you simply join in. You can access the support at 3 a.m. or 3 p.m. It’s an easy solution and you’ll feel understood, heard and accepted.”
Easier Living offers a vast array of resources and information as well as healthcare supplies that make aging and caregiving easier.
This is a really great website for those who may be searching for more clinical information on caregiving. Dr. Kernisan is Geriatrician at University of California at San Francisco. She provides information on caregiving from a more clinical perspective and communicates in a very thorough and detailed style, yet in a way that's easy for caregivers to understand.
Last tax season I wrote about my own experience with Identity Theft, I went to file my tax returns online, only to find that someone had beat me to it, and had already filed using my Social Security Number. What transpired that day was a nightmare. By the end of the day, however, I had learned a lot and passed on helpful tips via my blog. I just learned about IdentityTheft.gov. The site offers an easy to follow step-by-step plan in reporting and recovering from Identity Theft, and is easier then most government other sites to follow. In reviewing the site, it provides you with the information I learned over an aggravating 48 hours. And the best part? You don't have to wait on a telephone queue for someone that will never answer.
NeedyMeds is a 501(c)(3) non-profit information resource devoted to helping people in need find assistance programs to help them afford their medications and costs related to health care.
Here's a link to their mission/about us statement.