Family Resources

Assisted Living Resources

Assisted Living Federation of America

The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally operated assisted livingcommunities for seniors.

Senior Services of America Helpful TipsMaking the right choice for an assisted living community.
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Senior Services of America Compare the ValueMonthly Cost-of-Living Comparison Worksheet
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Independent Living Resources

Administration on AgingVisit the Administration on Aging website for info.
American Seniors Housing AssociationThe American Seniors Housing Association provides leadership for the seniors housing industry.
American Association of Retired PersonsVisit their website to learn more about member benefits.
International Council on Active AgingVisit their website for additional information on member benefits.

Memory Care Resources

Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care and support and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer research. Learn more.

National Parkinson OrganizationLearn more about the National Parkinson Organization.
Paul NussbaumClinical neuropsychologist who's passion is in helping people understand brain disease. Website.
National Institute On AgingOffers free resources. Visit their website.
Alzheimer's Foundation of AmericaSign up for free newsletters.
Dementia Care CentralA site for family caregivers.
Alzheimer’s Association/Washington State ChapterVisit their website for additional information or call them directly at 800-848-7097.
Alzheimer’s Society of WashingtonVisit their website for additional information or call them directly at 800-493-3959.
SASH, Sell A Senior’s HomeA private home sale service for seniors.
Learn more by visiting their website or by calling them directly at 888-400-7274.
Teepa Snow - Dementia ExpertTeepa Snow is an expert who trains and consults for agencies, facilities, and families. Read more on her website.
Senior Crossroads Gazette Article - July 7 2010Own your future Part 1: Legal PlanningDownload pdf
Senior Crossroads Gazette Article - August 6 2010Own your future, Part 2 - Your Next MoveDownload pdf
Senior Crossroads Gazette Article- August 18 2010Alzheimer's and doughnutsDownload pdf
Senior Crossroads Gazette Article - September 1 2010Is everything really OK?Download pdf
Senior Crossroads Gazette Article - October 6 2010Dealing With Memory Loss: Part 1Download pdf
Senior Crossroads Gazette Article - November 3 2010Now, where did I put my car keys?Download pdf
Senior Crossroads Gazette Article - December 2 2010Holidays time to notice changesDownload pdf
Senior Crossroads Gazette Article - January 4 2011Now, where did I put my car keys?Download pdf
Senior Crossroads Gazette Article - February 1 2011The balancing act of being a family caregiver.
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Senior Crossroads Gazette Article - March 2 2011Letting go of the car keys: Part 1Download pdf
Book - Creating Moments of Joy by Jolene BrackeyA journal for caregivers. Where to buy.
Book - What's Happening to Grandpa by Maria Shriver

The author walks a girl through acceptance and a beginning understanding of her Grandpa's diagnosis with Alzheimer's. Where to buy.

Book - Take Your Oxygen First by Leeza GibbonsProtecting your health and happiness while care for a  loved on with memory loss. Where to buy.
Book - The 36 Hour Day, Nancy L. Mace, M.A. and Peter Rabins, M.D., M.P.H.A Family Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer's Disease, Other Dementia's, and Memory Loss in Later Life. Where to buy.
Book - A Dignified Approach to Alzheimer’s Care, Virginia Bell, M.S.W. & David Troxel, M.P.H.The best friends approach to Alzheimer's care, a family caregivers guide. Where to buy.
Book - When Love Gets Tough by Doug ManningAnswers to the nursing home decision. Where to buy.
Guide Books - Understanding Difficult Behaviors, Geriatric Education Center of MichiganPractical suggestions for coping with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses. Where to buy.
Guide Books - At the Crossroads, A Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia & Driving,Reasearch on dementia and driving and making the transition from driver to passenger. Read more.
Guide Books - Caring for Aging Loved OnesA complete guide from Focus on the Fa,ily that provides information you need when you become a caregiver. Where to buy.
Video - Communicating with the Alzheimer’s Type Population, The Validation Method, Naomi FeilWhere to buy.
Video - Accepting the Challenge, Providing the Best Care for People with Dementia, Alzheimer’s AssociationWhere to buy.
Video - The Alzheimer’s Project, HBO DocumentaryView videos online.
Family Caregiver AllianceNational Center on Caregiving. Visit their website.
Letting Go of the Car Keys: Part 1 by Pam Scott
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The Balancing Act of Being a Family Caregiver by Pam ScottDownload pdf
Now, Where Did I Put my Car Keys? (Jan. 4, 2010) by Pam ScottDownload pdf
Holidays Time to Notice Changes by Pam ScottDownload pdf
Now, Where Did I Put my Car Keys? (Nov. 3, 2010) by Pam Scott
Dealing With Memory Loss: Part 1 by Pam ScottDownload pdf
Is Everything Really OK? by Pam ScottDownload pdf
Alzheimer's and Doughnuts by Pam ScottDownload pdf
Own Your Future, Part 2: Your Next Move by Pam ScottDownload pdf
Own your Future, Part 1: Legal Planning by Pam ScottDownload pdf

Respite Care Resources

Family Caregiver AllianceA public voice for caregivers. Learn more by visiting our website.
National Family Caregivers AssociationThe NFCA educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the 65 million Americans who care for loved ones. Learn more.