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Companion Care provides holistic home care assistance in the Albuquerque area

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.

Senior Services

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

V.A. BENEFITS RESOURCES:

Department of Veterans Affairs  Patient care and federal benefits to veterans, spouses and their dependents

Veterans Administration Medical Center – Albuquerque

1501 San Pedro Drive SE  505-265-1711

VA Regional Office 1-800-827-1000 ext 10

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).  
http://www.drugwatch.com/seniors  (Senior Health Overview)
http://www.drugwatch.com/hip-replacement (Faulty Hip Replacement Information)

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

Holistic Care

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

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.  erint@jccabq.org

(505) 348-4451.

Medication Information and Resources

RxDangers.com

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.

Member Organizations

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

When you need a hand …we’ll be there.

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