From in-home health care and senior centers, to elderly nutrition plans and holistic care, there are numerous resources for family members and caregivers of seniors. Here are few we hope you find useful, courtesy of Companion Care.
ALS Support Services
ALS services and support in New Mexico: Companion Care supports the ALS Association (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). ALS affects people of all ages.
Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs: Local resources for seniors including classes, special events, and activities
Casa de Corazon: Catholic Charities has moved into their new building at 2010 Bridge Blvd SW in Albuquerque. Their mission is to create hope for those in need by promoting self-sufficiency, strengthening families, fighting poverty and building community in central New Mexico.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid: An agency within the US Department of Health & Human Services
This Week at VA: VAntage Point – Weekly podcast with benefit information and interviews with veterans
Elder Care Online: Online and support community for elder caregivers
Nursing Home Abuse Center: online resource educating the public on the risks of senior abuse in an attempt to save lives and rebuild shattered trust
National Family Caregivers Association: Caregiving advocacy organization with tips and statistics on caregiving in America
The New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition is a statewide 501(c)6 organization created to promote the voice of family and professional caregivers and those they serve. MNDCC advocates for direct care workers’ education, training, benefits, good wages and professional development.
RPC CPAs + Consultants LLC: Tax and CPA Services, Craig Simons, CPA, CMA, CFM
Compassion & Choices: A leading advocate for end-of-life rights and choices
Drugwatch.com has information about research breakthroughs, clinical trials, recalls, and warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Dementia Care Support
Alzheimer’s Association: Alzheimer’s and other dementias information and support
Mental Illness Support and Resources
National Alliance on Mental Illness: NAMI’s mission is to help families understand what mental illness is and to provide support and education.
Parkinson’s Disease Support
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation Information and care resources
Parkinson’s Disease Coalition, New Mexico Parkinson’s Disease Coalition
Rheumatoid Arthritis Support
Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network is a new organization committed to raising Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) awareness.
Geriatric Case Management
The Retreat: Alzheimer’s specialty care in New Mexico
Decades: Care consultation and financial management services
Decisions in Care: Individualized assessments and consultations
Mary Galvez Guardianship: A Nationally Certified Guardian and Certified Manager of Care
Senior Care Options: Needs assessment and long-term care plans
Guide to Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs
Shanti Wellness Therapies: Reiki energy therapy and training; therapeutic massage; Feng Shui consultations.
Therapeutic Environments: Classes in aromatherapy, herbs, and energy work
National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy: An educational non-profit dedicated to enhancing public awareness about the benefits of true aromatherapy
Caregiver Support Group at Jewish Community Center
This group provides a compassionate space for caregivers to gain emotional support and information.
Group meets on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:00 PM at the JCC Conference Room, 5520 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque
There is no charge to attend these meetings.
Address your questions to Erin Tarica, Director of the Jewish Care Program. firstname.lastname@example.org
Medication Information and Resources
In 2013, the Mayo Clinic found that nearly 70 percent of people take at least one prescription drug. Because there are so many people consuming prescription drugs, RxDangers believes in informing the public of the risks involved. Their online database is constantly being updated, and provides comprehensive information about serious side effects, complications, and interactions of commonly prescribed drugs.
Home Care Association of America: The nation’s first association for providers of private duty home care
Home Care Pulse: Home Care Pulse has the #1 quality management program for home care businesses.
Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce: The Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce works every day to make our community a place where businesses can grow and prosper
Business Networking International (BNI): Largest business networking organization in the world
National Association of Social Workers: Promotes, develops, and strengthens the professional practice of social work
Women Entrepreneurs: Professional women executive and entrepreneur organization
Women Make a Difference: Networking group for women professionals