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The Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center (RIGEC)

at the University of Rhode Island



Caregiving

AARP Care and Family page - This page contains information and links geared towards caregivers/ consumers but health professionals may also find it useful. Source: AARP

Alzheimer's Association - This is a link to the national Alzheimer's Association web site.

Americans for Better Care of the Dying - ABCD is a non-profit public charity devoted to improving the care system for those with serious illness and their families. The site offers action guides, summaries of issues, tools & guides for patient assessment, care of the dying, etc. source: ABCD

Completing a Life - Created at Michigan State University, Completing a Life focuses on 3 main end-of-life issues: taking charge, finding comfort, and reaching closure. In order to access the site beyond the home page, a high speed Internet connection is required. Hoever, there is information on ordering a CD-Rom version. Source: MSU

Dying Well - This web site provides resources for individuals, families, and health professionals dealing with "life-limiting illness." Source: Dying Well

Family Caregiver Alliance - FCA is a California-based, non-profit organization that provides information and support to people who care for loved ones at home. The site contains an information clearinghouse with access to fact sheets, newsletters, research studies and reading lists, plus other resources. source: FCA

Hospice Net - This non-profit, Internet based organization provides information and support to patients and families facing life-threatening illnesses. Information is divided into 4 sections: (1) Services - hospice FAQs, how to find a local hospice, etc., (2) Patients -pain management, palliative care, etc., (3) Caregivers - how to be a supportive caregiver, etc., and (4) Bereavement - a guide to grief, healing after a loss, etc. Source: Hospice Net.

National Alliance for Caregiving - NAC is a joint-venture among the American Socety on Aging (ASA), the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, and GlaxoWellcome. The site contains caregiving tips, links to consumer, governmental, and professional caregiving web sites, as well as downloadable reports and informational products related to caregiving research. Source: NAC

National Association of Geriatric Care Managers - NAGCM is an association of professional practitioners dedicated to the "development, advancement, and promotion of humane and dignified social, psychological, and health care for the elderly and their families..." Source: NAGCM. The site provides information on the role of geriatric care managers, care management resources, and a search feature for locating a care manager.

Rhode Island Partnership to Improve End-of-Life Care - Funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and based at Brown University, the Partnership is a collaborative effort among Brown University, RIGEC, the University of Rhode Island College of Nursing, and Aging 2000. Projects include educational programs for certified nursing assistants, quality improvement program in pain management in nursing facilities, consumer workshops, and a spirituality conference. Source: RI Partnership

UPCOMING RIGEC PROGRAMS

Workshop 5: Safe Transitions in a Changing Health Care System - 6/2/2014

Go to Program Calendar.

 

2014 Thewlis Lecture on Gerontology and Geriatrics - 3/19/2014

Couldn't attend the Thewlis Lecture?
Watch it on your computer via Livestream!

(Audio kicks in at 13:53, during Dr. Clark's intro)