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Planning For Long-Term Care For Dummies by Carol Levine

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Appendix B

Resources

Every chapter includes resources for further investigation. This appendix brings together some of the major resources in one convenient location and adds a few that are not mentioned elsewhere.

AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people age 50 and over achieve independence, choice, and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP offers consumer-oriented information about long-term care, family caregiving, Medicare, and other programs.

The best place to start is the AARP website, www.aarp.org. For specific topics, see the following area-specific websites:

  • AARP Caregiving Resource Center (www.aarp.org/caregiving): This site has a wealth of topics, blogs, and advice. Alternatively, you can use the Caregiving Resource Center's call-in number (877-333-5885) from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
  • AARP Driver Safety (www.aarp.org/home-garden/transportation/driver_safety): This site has links to register for online or classroom driver safety courses, vision tips for older drivers, and other information.
  • AARP Housing Options (www.aarp.org/home-family/caregiving/senior-housing): This site offers help in choosing the right kind of housing and describes independent living, assisted living, and nursing homes. It also has a section on downsizing and moving if that is the option you choose.
  • AARP Money (www.aarp.org/money): The “Money” section has ...

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