OLDER ADULT RESOURCES

The NKF's Patient and Family Council recognizes the unique challenges facing older adults living with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Here is a listing of resources to empower and support older adults when making decisions regarding their care.

Administration on Aging offers elders, families, caregivers, and professionals' information and resources on a variety of aging-related topics. The information will help you become more familiar with issues affecting older adults, and the services and opportunities available to assist them.

Aging with Dignity helps to improve quality of care, one person at a time. Aging with Dignity provides practical information, advice and legal tools people need to ensure their wishes and those of their loved ones will be respected.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for people age 50 and over by leading positive social change and delivering value to people through current information, advocacy and service.

Coalition for Supportive Care of Kidney Patients offers patients, families, and professionals information and resources on a variety of end-of-life care topics.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging offers a wide range of home- and community-based services, including information and referral, home-delivered and congregate meals, transportation, employment services, senior centers, adult day care and a long-term care ombudsman program.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers is committed to working towards the highest quality of care for the elderly and their families by providing care through counseling, treatment, and the delivery of concrete services by qualified, certified geriatric care managers.

National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information provides people with trusted information and resources they need to take an active role in planning for possible future health care needs, including a Long-Term Care Planning Kit and detailed information on what long term care needs are; step-by-step planning; and financial preparation.

National Council on Aging (NCOA) is dedicated to improving the health and independence of older adults by providing programs and services that help seniors in hundreds of communities.

National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the government's National Institutes of Health (NIH), has information about health and aging, and conducts research to help understand the nature of aging, support the health and well-being of older adults, and extend healthy, active years of life for more people.

Nursing Home Compare has information about every Medicare and Medicaid Certified nursing home in the country and offers other types of facilities that provide various levels of health care and assistance with activities of daily living.