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Online Resources — Aging

AARP’s Public Policy Agenda on Long Term Care Issues
Public Policy Institute’s Long-Term Care Team conducts research and policy analysis and brings together thought leaders to develop and advance AARP’s public policy agenda on long-term care issues.  
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Information on senior housing, home care, elder care, caregiver support, senior financial and legal information. Forums on many topics related to all kinds of caregiving, including the importance of self-care.
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Alzheimer’s Association Comfort Zone
Allows caregivers and families to monitor their loved one’s location, while still giving them independence, when wandering is a concern. 24-hour emergency response services for wandering and medical emergencies. 
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Caregivers’ Newsletters
A variety of newsletters that connect caregivers of elderly parents.
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Eldercare Expert, Jacqueline Marcell, Answers Your Caregiving Questions
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Hearing Aids: Low-Cost Options for Eligible Individuals
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Helpline for Caregivers of Persons with Dementia
For caregivers of those with dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease or related disorder.  University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC), in partnership with the NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services, has launched Care2Caregivers. Peer counselors provide  peer support, information, and education, as well as access to the many benefit programs and resources available for caregivers and their families.
Information: 800.424.2494 or click here

Free service to help seniors and caregivers to find an appropriate senior residence.
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Expert reviews of senior living communities including independent living, assisted living, and memory care centers in the tri-state area. With reports from mystery shoppers, state inspection report analysis, resident interviews, and photographs.
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