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Health and Welfare

Alzheimer’s Association: Connecticut Chapter
Resources for family, patients and caregivers.  Includes information on support groups, living accommodations, an online chat room, and a 24-hour Helpline (800-356-5502)

 

American Heart Association
Comprehensive website will help you learn how better diet and lifestyle habits can help you prevent cardiovascular illness.

 

American Parkinson Disease Association
The latest news, treatment options and drug therapy for Parkinson’s Disease, as well as a link to the Connecticut Chapter at www.ctapda.org.

 

CAPHIS(Medical Library Association)
Consumer and Patient Health Information Section of the Medical Library Association links you to 100 excellent health websites.

 

The Comprehensive Geriatric Care Program
Offered by Stamford Jewish Family Service. Provides companion care and/or certified nursing assistants, on an hourly or live-in basis to enable seniors to remain safe, healthy and independent in their own homes. Trained and screened aides provide basic assistance with transportation, meal preparation, shopping, household chores and personal care. Friendly volunteers and kosher food pantry are available.

 

Eldercare Locator 
A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The first step in finding resources for older adults in your community. Includes phone numbers and other contact information for health insurance counseling, legal assistance, and more.

 

EveryDay Medical 
Offers a broad selection of medical equipment and supplies. Products are categorized according to need.

 

Healthfinder.gov
Locate physicians, dentists, and other health providers by city or zip code. Current news on clinical trials and health care topics.

 

Independent Living Aids
Products include voice activated email and response, amplified telephones, talking bibles, talking cooking gadgets, wireless doorbells, smoke detectors and Braille items.

 

National Care Planning Council 
Professional association of eldercare providers with referrals to specialists in retirement planning, reverse mortgages, estate planning, assisted living, funeral planning, and more.

 

Senior Services of Stamford  
Includes organizations such as “Friendly Visitors and Shoppers” program, and the “Over Sixty Club,” for help with shopping, transportation, and health care. 

 

Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging  
Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders offers a variety of supportive services including adult day care, mental health care, and transportation.

 

Stamford Senior Center 
Diet and nutrition counseling is provided by a Stamford Hospital dietician. The Stamford Health Department administers glucose and blood pressure screening.

 

2-1-1 Navigator  
Take an easy, two-minute quiz from United Way to see if you qualify for any of the 24 state and federal programs that help you pay for food, prescription drugs, and other necessities. Or call

2-1-1 to get information or help in a crisis.

 

Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Southwestern CT 
VNHC offers hospice and palliative care in your own home, in an assisted living facility, nursing home, hospital, or at the Richard L. Rosenthal Hospice Residence in Stamford.