Senior Health Information

Internet Links
 
Aging Parents: 7 Warning Signs of Health Problems
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/aging-parents/HA00082
Good advice about about big and little signs that aging parents are not able to take care of themselves or have medical issues that need to be taken care of.
 
Elder Abuse
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dfta/html/services/crime-victims.shtml
At this site New York City's Department of Aging presents the kinds of elder abuse and what victims and families can do about this common problem.
  
FDA Food & Drug Administration
Be an active member of your healthcare team.
 
Long Term Care Insurance
http://planaheadny.com/
This site from New York state answers questions about what long term care insurance is, how important it is and provides a list of companies that offer it as part of a state-sponsored program.
 
Medicare
The official federal government source for Medicare information that is well organized. 
 
New York City's Senior Services and Programs
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dfta/html/services/services.shtml
This is the place to find out about the many programs and services available for seniors.
 
New York State Long Term Care Ombudsman's office
The site for individuals in long term care facilities who have problems getting medications, no matter what their diagnosis.
 
NIH Senior Health
A website for older adults developed by the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine