Family Resources Making informed decisions on senior living and care
Starting the conversation with your parents or loved ones about planning for their future care — and deciding what plan is the right one for them — can be overwhelming. We're here to help. Our Family Resources section can answer your questions about retirement living options and guide you in helping your loved ones make the most of their retirement years. Our FAQs, tip sheets and additional resources offer expert advice on a range of practical and emotional issues, such as how to communicate effectively with family members, tips for caregivers, retirement living options and how to prepare a senior’s home for sale.
AARP, the national advocacy organization for retired adults, has a website devoted to education on issues of concern to older Americans, covering health and nutrition, retirement, finances and much more.
LeadingAge Illinois is one of the largest and most respected associations of not-for-profit providers serving older adults in Illinois. They focus on advocating for quality services, promoting innovative practices and fostering collaboration.
Caregiver Action Network is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge. Its website has a wealth of educational materials and resources for caregivers and their families
Family Caregiver Alliance is another great resource for caregivers providing a comprehensive collection of family-friendly fact and tip sheets with practical information on caregiving issues and health conditions, especially those facing older adults.
National Council on Aging offers a wealth of facts and health, safety and lifestyle recommendations for older adults to improve their quality of life. Topics include how to prevent falls, nutrition, flu-prevention tips and managing chronic illnesses.