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Organizational resources: Part II
Organizational resources:Part I

We at www.therubins.com realize how important state-of the-art information is to the elderly to be able to work in collaboration with their treating physicians or just to understand the changing nature of the basic and clinical sciences. Our goal is to provide as much of this information as is available to us. We also realize the importance of tapping into other legitimate sources. Hence, you will see many links to other sources in many of our articles as well as tables that list multiple resources.

(2/27/17)- We recently received the following email from Bella Melton and her student Anna concerning an excellent site that they found with a vast amount of information about senior citizens and the drug addiction problem. We want to thank both of them for sharing this information with us, and in turn with our viewers.

It’s great that they took the time and made the extra effort to help all of us.

“Good morning!

 

My name is Bella Melton, and I tutor middle school and high school students. I am helping a student of mine with a project about the growing problem of substance abuse among the elderly.

 

During our research, I found your website (http://www.therubins.com/aging/resources3.htm) and I noticed a link to Health Issues in an Aging Population (http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/AAG/aging.htm) that was returning a “404 error”. I also have a website. I know how hard it is to keep all the links updated, so I hope that you find my message helpful.

 

Anyway, thank you so much for posting information for seniors on your website. For example, this article (http://www.newbeginningsdrugrehab.org/guide-to-addiction-prevention-for-seniors) that my student Anna found valuable. Anna will surely use it for her project!

 

She also found this page and thought it would be an excellent addition to your website:

https://addictionresource.com/addiction/substance-abuse-among-seniors/ It’s an article on Addiction Resource that’s raising awareness for the reasons of drug abuse among senior citizens.

 

If you do decide to add that link to your page, please let me know! I would be excited to show Anna that we’re able to give something back!

 

Best Wishes,”

 

(5/23/16)- The following is an email we recently received from Elizabeth Turner about a site that deals with drug rehab. We at therubins thanks Elizabeth for taking the time to email us. :

“Hi there!

 

I spent longer than I intended browsing through the elder-related links on your site and found several I'd not seen before. I can only imagine the help and support you've given those in need of this type of information. I also appreciate your inclusion of emails you posted from site visitors either praising you for featuring such helpful information and/or seeking your help to promote their own individual cause/mission.

 

I used to work for a continuing care retirement community in North Carolina, and I am going to share your Aging Resources page with my former colleagues. I know they will appreciate the articles sent in by site visitors!

 

On that note, my team and I recently completed a new article, which I'm passing along to you for consideration: http://www.drugrehab.org/the-45-warning-signs-of-prescription-drug-abuse/

 

If you feel it meets your requirements, we'd be honored to have you include it on TheRubins.com. If you don't, we'd love to know that too so that we can make changes to the piece to ensure it's the most valuable resource it can be.

 

Keep up the great work -- you’ve really inspired me!

 

Best,

Elizabeth

 

Elizabeth Turner

eturner@drugrehab.org | drugrehab.org

 

(6/21/14)- Here is an e-mail that we recently received from Rebecca Muller, and although she requested that we add her data to our aging/ sites list, we took the liberty of adding it onto our resources site. We congratulate Rebecca, her son and her father for the excellent work they have done. We also want to thank her for forwarding it on to us and our viewers.

Rebecca Muller <r.muller@educatorlabs.org>

Jun 19 (1 day ago)

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Hi there,

I’m a volunteer researcher with EducatorLabs. We’ve become increasingly concerned with the disconnect between our children and our parents, and we believe this fuels abuse and neglect. As former educators, we are creating K-12 curriculum to empower our youth to become advocates for the health and safety of their elders.

Do you have any resource suggestions for us? I looked on this page of your site already: http://therubins.com/aging/sites.htm. Are there any other pages you’d recommend? I’d be happy to hop on the phone if you’d prefer!

I called upon my child and my father to help with this project. It has been a true pleasure watching my 12-year-old son slowly and patiently teach my 92-year-old father how to use the internet. He’s now actually able to help us research for this project!

We’re far from finished with the curriculum, but I’m so excited to be able to share some of the resources that my son, father and I have found. I would love to be able to tell them that you added some (or all!) of these to your site - please let me know if you do so I can show them how their efforts have benefited the internet at large.

Senior Care Resource Guide
http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.center.Senior-Care.94.html

Medicare Cost Overview
http://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/index.html

How to Avoid and Report Medicare Billing Fraud
http://www.ehealthmedicare.com/about-medicare/avoiding-fraud/

Planning Your Doctor Visit
http://nihseniorhealth.gov/talkingwithyourdoctor/planningyourdoctorvisit/01.html

Search by Insurance for Geriatric Care
http://www.zocdoc.com/insurances

Caregiving Support & Help
http://www.helpguide.org/elder/caring_for_caregivers.htm

Art Therapy for Seniors
http://www.arttherapyblog.com/c/art-therapy-seniors/

Medicare.gov: Websites for Seniors
http://www.medicare.gov/Contacts/staticpages/senior-websites.aspx

Swimming and Osteoporosis
http://blog.poolproducts.com/swimming-osteoporosis/

Geriatric Mental Health Foundation
http://www.gmhfonline.org/gmhf/

Guide to Addiction Prevention for Seniors
http://www.newbeginningsdrugrehab.org/guide-to-addiction-prevention-for-seniors/

Sincerely,
Rebecca


Rebecca Muller
r.muller@educatorlabs.org
EducatorLabs.org | Cultivating. Connecting. Curating.
EducatorLabs | 2054 Kildaire Farm Rd. #204 | Cary, NC | 27518


P.S.
If you’d rather not hear from me in the future, I do understand! Just send me an email response with that information and I’ll make a note not to contact you in the future.


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(11/16/13)- Here is a recent e-mail that we received from Laura Michaels on November 13. Many thanks to you Laura for taking the time to send this valuable information on to us


Hi!
I’m working on an article about the fraud within the elderly community (which, as I’m sure you’re aware, can happen in many different forms - insurance, home repair, car repair, etc.). I took a bit of extra time to research and look through your site. I noticed you have a great spot for resources (yay! a researcher’s best friend!) -- however, one of the ones I tried to access wouldn’t work for me.

I tried to click on the Elder Abuse Prevention link (http://www.elderabusecenter.org/), but was taken to a dead page. I have a compatible resource in my own files, the National Center on Elder Abuse, that I would recommend as the replacement: http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/. I was here when I came across the non-working link: http://therubins.com/aging/resources3.htm.

Below, I’ve listed several other resources I’ve come across that I thought were worthy of sharing. Do you think they would be appropriate to include on your site for the benefit of your other visitors? I thought they would be, so wanted to pass them along for your review and consideration:

Seniors’ Guide to Preventing Home Improvement Fraud
http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.Preventing-Home-Improvement-Fraud.17322.html

Prevent Medicare Fraud: How To Avoid Abuse and Medical Billing Fraud
http://www.ehealthmedicare.com/about-medicare/avoiding-fraud/

Elder Abuse Prevention Guide
http://www.cdc.gov/features/elderabuse/

Legal Services for the Elderly: Where and When to Start
http://assistedlivingtoday.com/2012/11/legal-services-for-the-elderly-where-and-when-to-start/

I hope this information is helpful to you - I feel it’s the least I can do to thank you for maintaining a great site that you’ve made available for others to benefit from.

Thanks so much - I hope you have a great day!
Laura

Laura Michaels
laura@assistedlivingtoday.com

P.S. If you’d rather not receive emails from me in the future about other dead links on your site, please do not hesitate to let me know. Just let me know that in an email response.

P.P.S. if you have an interest in seeing my resource guide once it’s complete, let me know - I’d love to share!

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(2/5/11)- Here's an email that we recently received from Tracy Curtis, of ViriginiaWebMedia.com about Tim Moore's "The Social Security Disability Resource Center" (SSRDC.com) from Tracy Curtis:

"Original Message ----- From: Tracy@VirginiaWebMedia.com "mailto: Tracy@VirginiaWebMedia.com"
To: hrubin12@nyc.rr.com
Sunday, January 30, 2011 9:06 PM Website Feedback for The Rubins

I'd like to nominate an addition to the resource section of your site: www.therubins.com/resource/index.htm The Social Security and Disability Resource Center website (SSDRC.com) provides a detailed overview of how the federal disability system works (social security disability and SSI) and also provides answers to many questions that applicants typically have, but often have trouble finding answers to. For the most part, the site is based on the author's personal experience as a former disability-medicaid caseworker, and also as a former disability examiner for the social security administration. Hopefully, the information will be helpful to some of your site's visitors. Here is a link to the site www.ssdrc.com
Thanks in advance for considering adding a link to SSDRC on your site.
Tracy Curtis"

Here is what the Social Security Disability Resource Center is about:

"The Social security disability resource center provides information on the federal disability benefit programs, SSD (social security disability, mandated under title II of the social security act) and SSI (supplemental security income, mandated under title 16), in addition to answering questions about social security retirement benefits and providing resource links on topics such as medicare. The SSDRC is published, edited, and maintained by Tim Moore, a former disability claims examiner for the social security administration's disability determination services (DDS), as well as a former caseworker with a background in many federal assistance programs, including medicaid for disabled adults."

(11/29/10)- Here is another email that we at therubins recently received from Nathan Grimm, Program Manager- SR Education Group in which he refers to an excellent article that was recently published to help gain more knowledge about Alzheimer's Disease and the resources available for family and firends-

Friday, November 19, 2010 2:54 PM

Subject Info for Alzheimer Patients

Dear Harold Rubin, MS, ABD, CRC

I really appreciate your collection of resources on the TheRubins.com website, http://www.therubins.com/aging/resources3.htm . It is great that as a site for senior citizens and those who care about them, you provide information on topics pertinent to the elderly so that readers will be able to make more informed decisions about the problems associated with the elderly.

We just published an article that has all the best information for people who have or know someone with Alzheimer's, http://www.guidetohealthcareschools.com/library/alzheimers-patient

The article would be a valuable addition to your information. I hope it helps everyone who uses your site to research Alzheimer's.

Sincerely,

Nathan Grimm
Program Manager - SR Education Group
Twitter" @n8ngrimm
(425) 605-8898 123
Lake Street South Suite B-1
Kirkland, WA 98033

(7/3/08)-A source for financial assistance in cases of high-cost cancer therapies is the Patient Advocate Foundation (www.patientadvocate.org or 800-532-5274) whose mission is "to safeguard patients through effective medication assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability relative to their diagnosis of life-threatening or debilitating diseases."  

(3/10/07)- Countless individuals suffer from sleep disorders. We at therubins received an email from the Webmaster at Sleep Disorders Guide, took a look at the site, and found that it might be helpful to any or our viewers with this type of problem.

Title: Sleep Apnea - Sleep Disorders Guide
Url: http://www.sleepdisordersguide.com/sleepapnea
Description: A comprehensive information guide about sleep disorders. Descriptions, symptoms, causes, treatments of various sleep disorders like
sleep apnea, insomnia, snoring, restless legs and narcolepsy.

(2/04/07)- Wayne Lundy of the Better Information Group emailed therubins about the publication of its most recent guide, Aging with a Plan. The guide is: "A resource for families to plan for medical, financial, legal and emotional issues they will be facing with an aging family member."

(10/2/06)- We recently received an email from one of our viewers about an article she and David Petersen had written concerning a "handicapped accessible bathroom" for her grandparents. We visited the site and found it to be an excellent one. The following is a copy of the email along with a link to the site. We think you will find it quite useful for its purpose:

From: Becca Joyce
To: hrubin12@nyc.rr.com
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2006 11:33 PM

Subject: Accessible living
Hello,
I am a fan of your website and the support you provide for the elderly. In the process of designing a handicapped accessible bathroom for my grandparents, I decided to write an article with some ideas and pictures of the accessible bathroom ideas I found. I am hoping that you will post a link to my article on your website: http://www.wasauna.com/handicap-bathroom.html
Thank you!
Sincerely,
Becca Joyce
beccaj@kpxtractors.com

(10/17/05)- One of our readers wrote with a suggestion that we try to focus some of our tables on one area of information to make it easier for our readers to find that information. Following through on this suggestion, we are starting a whole series of tables that will appear from time-to-time under specific headings that will pull together many of the disparate resources we have listed in the articles on our web site. We feel quite comfortable in recommending these sites. If any of our readers knows of some reason the site should not be included in our list, as well as sites that should be included, please let us know.

A list of health information resources;

Resources

Description

Web site

PubMed/MEDLINE

References including abstracts from thousands of biomedical journals

http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed

Better Information Group

Planning for an aging family member

http://www.bigzone.org

PubMed Central

Free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature

http://www.pubmedcentral.gov/

Clinicaltrials.gov

Patient studies for drugs and treatment

http://clinicaltrials.gov

MedlinePlus

Health information for patients, families, and health care practitioners

http://medlineplus.gov

TOXNET

Network of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and environmental health

http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/

Unified Medical Language System

Electronic knowledge sources and associated lexical programs

http://nlm.nih.gov/research/umls/ulmsmain.html

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Databases and tools for data mining, including BLAST and the Molecular Modeling Database

http://www.ncbi.nih.gov/

GenBank

An annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences

http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Genbank/GenbankSearch.html

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man

Catalog of human genes and genetic disorders

http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=OMIM

Cancer Genome Anatomy Project

Generates the information and technological tools needed to decipher the molecular anatomy of the cancer cell

http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ncicgap

 

Organization

Address

Telephone

Email

Description

USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)

10301 Baltimore Ave., Room 105, Beltsville, MD 20705-2351

1-301-504-5719

www.nal.usda.gov/fnic

The FNIC website provides over 2000 links to current and reliable nutrition resources.

Aging with Dignity

PO Box 1661, Tallahassee, FL 32302-1661

1-888-594-7437

www.agingwithdignity.com

This group provides an easy-to-read advance care planning document called Five Wishes

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

 

www.cdc.gov/aging/index.htm

The CDC has resources on nutrition and physical activity for older adults

Eldercare Locator

 

1-800-677-1116

www.eldercare.gov

The Eldercare Locator offers referrals to information on services to seniors.

Getting Around Safe & Sound and Granddriver

4301 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22203

1-703-522-4200

www.aamva.org/drivers/drv_AgingDrivers.asp

www.granddrivers.info

The American association of Motor Vehicle Administrators sponsors two programs designed to educate aging drivers and their caregivers.

Medicare Rights Center

520 8th Ave

NY, NY 10018

1-212-560-5400

www.medicarerights.org

Information on financial assistance

National Center on Elder Care

1201 15th St., suite 350, Washington, DC 20005-2842

1-202-898-2586

www.ncea.aoa.gov

This consortium of organizations provides information about and conducts research on elder abuse.

National Council on Aging

 

 

www.benefitscheck.org

The council online resource offers a searchable list of programs that can help with health care costs.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

1700 Diagonal Road, suite 625, Alexandria, VA 22314

1-703-647-8508
Fax-703 837 1233

1-800-658-8898

www.caringinfo.org

Information on end-of-life care Many of the resources and publications that were available on the Partnership for Caring are now on this site.

National Institute of Health

 

 

www.ClinicalTrials.gov

Information about federally and privately supported clinical research

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Information Center, PO Box 8057, Gaithersberg, MD 20898

1-800-222-2225

TTY: 1-800-222-4225

www.niapublications.org

The NIA offers a free booklet showing older adults how to start and stick to effective program of stretching, balance, and strength-training exercises

Nursing Home Compare

 

 

www.medicare.gov/nhcompare/home.asp

Medicare provides an online resource with detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare certified nursing home in the country.

Patient Advocate Foundation

 

1-800 532 5274

www.patientadvocate,org

Mission is "to safeguard patients through effective medication assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability relative to their diagnosis of life-threatening or debilitating diseases."

Pharmaceutical Research And Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

1100 Fifteen St. NW, Washington, DC 20005

1-202-835-3400

https://www.pparx.org

Many pharmaceutical companies offer reduced medication fees for patients who meet income requirements and other criteria. PhRMA has compiled the Directory of Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs

Sexuality Information and Education Council of US

130 West 42nd St. suite 350, NY, NY 10036-7802

1-212-819-9770

www.siecus.org/pubs/biblio/bibso0012.html

This organization publishes an annotated bibliography, Sexuality in Middle and Later Life.

The Simon Foundation for Incontinence

Box 835-F, Wilmette, IL 60091

1-800-237-4666

www.simonfoundation.org/htm

The Foundation provides information about cure, treatment, and management techniques for incontinence

The Social Security Disability Resource Center

 

 

www.ssdrc.com

Tim Moore supplies answers to questions on SSI, SSD and social security retirement benefits

Family Caregiver Alliance

690 Market St., suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94104

1-415-434-3388

www.caregiver.org

The Alliance offers programs to support and sustain caregivers

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR)

PO Box 8250, Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250

1-800-438-4380

www.alzheimers.org

NIA funds ADEAR to provide information, publications, referrals, a health information database, and a clinical trials database for the public and health care professionals

 

FOR AN INFORMATIVE AND PERSONAL ARTICLE ON PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS WHEN SELECTING A NURSING HOME SEE OUR ARTICLE "HOW TO SELECT A NURSING HOME".

Compiled by Harold Rubin MS, ABD, CRC, Guest Lecturer
updated February
29, 2017

 

e-mail:  hrubin12@nyc.rr.com or allanrubin4@gmail.com 

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