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Sept 17 care-giving contacts

September 14, 2000

Care-giving sources



Thanks to the Internet, middle-agers faced with providing care to parents and/or children are not alone. Here are some of the resources available for making the best possible decisions for your family.

www.eldercareoptions.com - An organization created for families searching for alternative housing options.

www.elderweb.com - A research site for families and physicians, including information and links to sites about legal, financial, medical and housing issues.

www.senior-infosite.com - Information and resources for seniors, families and doctors, including a chat room for seniors to share stories.

www.aarp.org - Web site for American Association of Retired Persons.

www.midlifemommies.com/thesandwichgeneration.html - Tip lists and advice for women taking care of their children and/or parents.

www.agingnets.com - Web site for Bethesda, Md.-based Aging Network Services, which matches care managers to families seeking assistance or advice for parental care.

www.longtermcarewiz.com - An information site about long-term care and insurance.

www.mr-longtermcare.com - Mr. Long Term Care provides advice and resources for families about satisfying "financial, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs" as the population ages.

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There are also phone hot lines:

Washington County Commission on Aging - 301-790-0275

American Association of Retired Persons - 1-800-424-3410

Children of Aging Parents, support group - 1-800-227-7294

Aging Network Services - 1-301-657-4329

Elder Care Options - 1-888-993-5337

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