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Library Collection

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Aged -- Care

Eldercare (keyword)

Home Care Services

Selected Print Sources

American Medical Association Guide to Home Caregiving. 362.14 Ame

Choose the Right Long-Term Care: Home Care, Assisted Living and Nursing Homes. 362.16 Mat

Online Databases

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Requires library card Gale InfoTrac
Includes Health and Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health Module, Health Reference Center - Academic, and books Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 2nd Edition; Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, 1st Edition; Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, 1st Edition; and Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, 2nd Edition.

Free resource MedlinePlus
Health information from the National Library of Medicine. Search health topics, drug information, dictionaries, directories, and other resources. En Español.

Free resource PubMed
PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 17 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s.

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Google Scholar searches for peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and articles.

Google Scholar

Internet Resources

General Home Care

Elder Care Locator - Resources as well as state and local agencies who provide services to older adults and their caregivers.

Elder Helpline - Searchable online by zip code. Provides access to information about local health services and other community resources.

Elder Services Directory - Find elder health services in Florida by county.

Florida Hospice Providers  - Find hospice providers by county or city.

Meals on Wheels, Etc. - Provides nutritious meals and support services for homebound age 60+.

National Alliance for Caregiving - Resources on family caregiving. Emphasis is on improving the quality of life for caregivers and care recipients.

Prescription Drugs Interactions - Information for caregivers on various prescription drug interactions and links to clinical trials.

Seniors First, Inc. - Provides Meals on Wheels, Neighborhood Lunch, home improvement, durable medical equipment, and other services for senior citizens in Central Florida.

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) - Free, volunteer counseling to older Floridians, caregivers and family members regarding health insurance, long-term care planning, and prescription assistance.

Senior Resource Alliance - Information, services for seniors and caregivers in Seminole County, Aging and Disability Resource Center, 50+ survival guide.

Long-term Care Facilities, Assisted Living, Nursing Homes

Florida Assisted Living Association - Professional organization representing the owners and operators of assisted living communities.

Nursing Home Guide - Searches Florida by region or characteristics, with ratings.

Nursing Home Compare - Compare Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing homes. Search by name, zip code, city, county or state.

Medical Home Care

American Academy of Home Care Physicians - State by state list of physicians who make house calls to care for frail, older patients.

Visiting Nurse Association of Central Florida, Inc. - Provides home and community based services to enable frail elderly to remain in their homes as long as possible.

Physician Information

AMA DoctorFinder - Search for a physician by location and name or specialty.

Florida Practitioner Profiling - Search by physician name for information on background, training, certification, proceedings and actions against, and more.