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Important Resources

Patient Education, Advocacy & Support

The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates (APHA) AdvoConnection Directory provides access to independent, professional health / patient advocates and care managers to help you navigate the difficult, frustrating, and sometimes treacherous waters of the health care systems of the United States and Canada.

The National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants (NAHAC) Find An Advocate site will help you find professional healthcare advocates throughout the United States.

The National Aging in Place Council is a senior support network. We work together to solve your problems. NAIPC® was founded on the belief that an overwhelming majority of older Americans want to remain in their homes for as long as possible, but lack awareness of home and community-based services that make independent living possible.

The National Council of Aging is a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. We partner with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy.

 

Recognizing that family caregivers provide important societal and financial contributions toward maintaining the well-being of those they care for, the National Alliance for Caregiving is dedicated to improving quality of life for families and their care recipients through research, innovation, and advocacy.

 

 

The Institute for Family-Centered Care (IPFCC) advances the understanding and practice of patient- and family-centered care. In partnership with patients, families, and health care professionals, IPFCC seeks to integrate these concepts into all aspects of health care.


The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) offers support to those who care for the health of loved ones. The website includes information on family caregivers, resources, and initiatives.

Government Resources

The website for Medicare offers numerous resources, including billing, publications, and Medicaid enrollment and appeals. The website also provides a participating physician directory and information on prescription drugs.

 


Healthfinder.gov is a government site where patients and consumers can find information and tools for healthy living and healthcare safety.The site has strict quality guidelines and therefore does not accept advertisements or endorse products. Instead, it offers only information and resources that has been both reviewed and selected. It also has an encyclopedia of terms, personal health tools, the latest in heath news.
 

Regional Information

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Information, resources, support and community for adult-children as they care for their aging parents and for themselves. ACAP Winston-Salem programs address a wide range of topics related to aging, family dynamics, and adult-child caregiving. Each month, a local, respected, content-expert speaker provides an educational presentation of evidence-based information and answers attendees’ questions.

The Senior Resource Alliance of the Triangle is a special group of respected local professionals working together to deliver a wide spectrum of services for the senior community. We meet regularly and are active in the Triangle area, providing educational resources about senior issues.