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AgeNet Eldercare Network
The AgeNet website has resources on the following topics: health, drugs, legal, insurance, financial, caregiving, housing, and shopping.

Contact information:
www.agenet.com


Assisted Living Directory
Assisted Living Directory is a free listing directory of Assisted Living Facilities and Senior Care Providers in the United States. It provides a starting point for your research into assisted living and long term care.

Contact information:
www.assisted-living-directory.com


CARELINKUSA
CARELINKUSA® is a tool for health care professionals and consumers seeking information and referrals to facilities such as nursing homes and assisted living environments in and around Minnesota. With this valuable tool set, you can search for providers based on location and/or special services provided.

Contact information:
www.carelinkusa.com


Caretaker Gazette, The
This newsletter, published bi-monthly, contains property caretaking and housesitting opportunities. Each issue has 130+ caretaking/housesitting positions throughout the United States and overseas. As a property caretaker you live rent free.

Contact information:
www.caretaker.org


Center for Universal Design, The
The Center for Universal Design is part of the Design School at North Carolina State University. It is a national research, information, and technical assistance center that evaluates, develops, and promotes universal design in housing, public and commercial facilities, and related products. The website contains resource, consulting services, education and training links.

Contact information:
www.design.ncsu.edu/cud/


Cohousing Network, The
Cohousing communities that balance the traditional advantages of home ownership with the benefits of shared common facilities and ongoing connections with your neighbors.

Contact information:
www.cohousing.org


Community Action of Minneapolis
This organization helps with energy assistance, weatherization, and more for low-income people.

Contact information:
www.campls.org/


Consumer's Guide to Home Adaptation
This book is a guide to adapting a home to fit the needs of the disabled. It includes a section on evaluating individual needs and the home, a planning worksheet, how to choose a contractor, how to install or modify existing structures, and a resource section. A Consumer's Guide to Home Adaptation. (1996). Boston, MA: Adaptive Environments Center.

Contact information:
www.adaptiveenvironments.org


Does Your Home Meet Your Needs?
An AARP safety checklist.

Contact information:
www.aarp.org/universalhome/checklist.html


Gentle Transitions
Since 1990, Gentle Transitions has been the national and local leader of the senior moving management industry, coordinating all aspects of seniors' moves throughout the Twin Cities and outlying areas. From sorting, getting rid of unwanted items, packing, moving, unpacking and resettling, every detail is handled with compassion, experience, and the utmost attention to detail.

Contact information:
www.gentletransitions.com


GrayTimes
GrayTimes.com is a senior resource website that helps Minnesota seniors and their families find the care and services they need. The website has an easy-to-use, searchable, online directory of senior services throughout the state, including housing, home care, medical equipment, accessibility, transportation, etc., as well as articles on topics of interest to seniors and their caregivers.

Contact information:
Arden Hills, MN
www.graytimes.com


Habitat for Humanity
Organizes groups of volunteer individuals who build new homes for low-income families.

Contact information:
www.tchabitat.org


Home Equity Advisor
Find information, tools, and consumer advice to use and protect the value in your home. Get custom advice for your life situation—even if you need help now. Created by the nonprofit National Council on Aging and made possible by a generous grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.

Contact information:
www.homeequityadvisor.org


Home Modifications Resource Guide, The
The Home Modifications Resource Guide features resources for professionals interested in home modification: an extensive annotated bibliography, an inventory of pertinent organizations and agencies and their utility, and a list of related journals and newsletters, websites, and assessment instruments. Lists publications, organizations, and websites on home modification and adaptive equipment. It is available from the National Resource and Policy Center on Housing and Long Term Care.

Contact information:
www.homemods.org/resources/library.shtml


Key to Choice for Seniors: Open the Door to Services
"A Key to Choice for Seniors: Open the Door to Services" is published by the East Metro Seniors Agenda for Independent Living (SAIL). It includes several assessment tools for evaluating your personal values, financial needs, housing situation, and more. Click on "Lifestyle Needs Self Assessment Tool" for this guide. Available online in PDF format.

Contact information:
www.tcaging.org/downloads/keytochoice.pdf


LongTermCareLiving.com
Sponsored by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living, LongTermCareLiving.com provides consumers with needed information on nursing homes, assisted living/residential care, and other types of long-term care. Learn how to: Find and select a nursing home or assisted living facility; Prepare yourself and your family for the transition to long-term care; Write an advance directive, making sure your wishes are known; Find Medicare Part Resources; and Pay for long-term care.

Contact information:
www.longtermcareliving.com/


Minnesota Association of Centers for Independent Living
This website is a link to information about independent living services provided by Minnesota's 8 Centers for Independent Living (MACIL). The site also links to worldwide disability-related information.

Contact information:
www.macil.org


Minnesota Health & Housing Alliance
This organization is a membership association of housing and nursing home providers. They are involved with advocacy on consumers' behalf and have educational resources on the website.

Contact information:
www.mhha.com/


MinnesotaHelp.Info
MinnesotaHelp.info is an online directory of services designed to help people in Minnesota find human services, information and referral, financial assistance, and other forms of help. It is rich in resource information for seniors and their caregivers; people with disabilities and their caregivers; parents and families; and low income people.

Contact information:
www.minnesotahelp.info


Paulys List
Pauly's List offers community members a way to find Saint Paul business services that others recommend. The website encourages people to add reviews of their experiences with local businesses--home repair, attorneys, auto care, retail stores, restaurants, etc. Pauly's List is unique in several ways: it provides ratings about how well the business responds to the needs of seniors, it offers a mystery shopper program to help businesses improve their service to seniors, and it includes a “Senior Santa Wish List” especially for professionals working with seniors. The Consortium at Carondolet Village in Saint Paul sponsors Pauly's List. The Consortium is a collaborative group of health and wellness providers supporting area residents to live vibrant and independent lives in their homes.

Contact information:
651-698-1310
Info@PaulysList.com
www.paulyslist.com


Senior Housing Directory
The Senior Housing Directory lists housing and other helpful housing-related information for seniors in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, metro area.

Contact information:
www.careoptionsnetwork.org/info/directory/


Senior LinkAge Line®
Provides information and assistance on a wide variety of community services available to older adults and their families via telephone. The Senior LinkAge Line® is a program of the Minnesota Board on Aging and the Area Agencies on Aging.

Contact information:
800-333-2433
www.mnaging.org/advisor/SLL.htm


 

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