Geriatric / Senior Health

Guide to resources providing health information and advice about common health issues faced by older adults. Sites include recommendations on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and locating geriatric health services.

  • American Federation for Aging Research
    Promotes healthy aging through education and biomedical research.
  • American Geriatrics Society
    Advocates for programs in patient care, professional and public education, and public policy.
  • Compass by WebMD
    WebMD site focusing on health, nutrition, and lifestyle in for those in the 50 and older.
    Information on common diseases and disorders that affect older adults.
  • Independent Age (UK)
    Clear advice on the issues that matter: care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility.
  • National Council on Aging
    Aims to improve the lives of millions of older adults--especially those who are struggling.
  • National Institute on Aging
    Leads a broad scientific effort to understand aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.
  • Optimal Aging Portal
    Evidence summaries and web resource ratings for trustworthy information about healthy aging.
  • USAging
    Helping seniors live with optimal health, independence, and dignity in their homes and communities

Senior Care

  • Administration for Community Living (ACL)
    Maximizing the independence, well-being, and health of older adults and people with disabilities.
  • Age UK
    Information and advice for older adults. Heath tips and suggestions to improve wellbeing.
    Original articles, helpful tools, directory, and advice from leading experts and other caregivers.
  • Family Caregiver Alliance
    Provides easy-to-read publications with practical information on caregiving and health conditions.

End of Life

  • Hospice Foundation of America
    Provides leadership in the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care.
  • The Conversation Project
    Dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care.