Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Exchanges
Affordable Care Act and its Impact on Seniors (NPT video)
Affordable Care Act and Medicare Part D (NPT video)
www.healthcare.gov offers information on the Affordable Health Care (ACA) including how to enroll.
http://kff.org/health-reform/ provides helpful information summarizing the ACA and individual state progress/plans. The Henry Kaiser Family Foundation website also offers a Health Insurance Subsidy Calculator. This tool illustrates health insurance premiums and subsidies for people purchasing insurance on their own in new health insurance exchanges (or "Marketplaces") created by the ACA. Beginning in October 2013, middle-income people under age 65, who are not eligible for coverage through their employer, Medicaid, or Medicare, can apply for tax credit subsidies available through state-based exchanges.
Services for Older Adults
Council on Aging Directory (NPT video)
www.coamidtn.org Council on Aging of Greater Nashville provides an online and printed Directory of Services for Seniors covering the Middle Tennessee region. The Council on Aging also publishes a caregiver resource guide called Aging & Caring: Things Families Need to Know.
www.eldercare.gov Eldercare Locator offers toll-free help identifying community resources for seniors nationwide. Callers must provide the name and address of the older adult and type of assistance needed. A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging.
Portal of Geriatric Online Education
The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe) is a free public repository of a growing collection of geriatric educational materials in various e-learning formats, including lectures, exercises, virtual patients, case-based discussions, simulations, as well as links to other resources.
Alzheimer's Disease & Related Dementia Resources
Online training modules
The Alzheimer's Association provides a number of online training programs for health professionals, direct care workers, patients and caregivers at http://training.alz.org/home
NIA Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
As a public, U.S. Government-funded resource (National Institute on Aging), the Alzheimer's Disease Education & Referral (ADEAR) Center strives to be a current, comprehensive, unbiased source of information about Alzheimer's disease. All information and materials about the search for causes, treatment, cures, and better diagnostic tools are carefully researched and thoroughly reviewed by National Institute on Aging (NIA) scientists and health communicators for accuracy and integrity. Educational resources that may be of assistance to health professionals can be found on the ADEAR site by following www.nia.nih.gov/health/topics/training-materials-professionals.
Information for patients and family caregivers
Alzheimers.gov is an excellent resource for families and caregivers with useful information on understanding Alzheimer's, getting a diagnosis, treatment options, how to pay and plan, caring for a loved one, and community resources.
The Tennessee Commission on Aging & Disability provides comprehensive information on Alzheimer's disease for caregivers and patients. Visit this site for information on how a diagnosis is made, tips for early stage Alzheimer's, legal and financial planning, community resources, and caregiver support.
End of Life care
Aging Matters: End of Life (NPT video)