Tips and Links
Please click on the following pdf link for a compilation of caregiver tips by Karen Koles, a former caregiver and facilitator of the Eldercare Support Group: Caregiver Tips
Watch past broadcasts of Kupuna Connections. Topics such as "How to Select a Home Care Worker" to "Walkers: What's Available & How to Select" are featured. Kupuna Connections
State of Hawaii, Aging and Disability Resource Center(Statewide), 643-2372, TTY 643-0889.(Area Agency on Aging)
Elderly Affairs Division—AgeSmart, City & County of Honolulu, Senior Helpline 768-7700. Caregiver resources and information.
Kauai Agency on Elderly Affairs
Hawaii County Office of Aging
Maui County Office on Aging
Executive Office on Aging, State of Hawaii, Department of Health 586-0100
Long Term Care Ombudsman, Sage PLUS (Health insurance and Medicare counseling), and information on state initiatives related to aging.
University of Hawaii at Manoa Center on Aging Research and Education 956-5001
Alzheimer's Association—For up-to-date information on Alzheimer's and other dementia diseases
The Hawaii Foods website provides calorie and nutrient content information for foods common to Hawaii
The Caregiver Foundation
Formed to help you gain the skills and emotional support you need to provide care with excellence, compassion and stability.
HACM—Hawaii Association of Case Managers. Information on what case managers for the elderly do and how to choose one.
Hawaii State Department of Health Guide Book, "Be Safe, Be Preapred: A Natural Disasters Safety and Readiness Guide for Seniors in Hawaii".
Kokua Mau—Hawaii's Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Information on Advance Directives and the Complete Live Series: 5 booklets on end of life issues and care.
Lanakila Meals on Wheels—Lanakila Pacific. Provides home delivered meals and congregate dining sites for Seniors as well as offer the Chronic Disease Self Management Program
Ohana Pacific Rehab— Video on Transfer Training & Mobility Skills for Caregivers.
Advice on retirement and caregiving.
Administration on Aging
U.S Dept. of Human Services agency that helps elderly individuals to maintain their dignity in their homes and communities.
Alliance for Aging Research
Tools for healthy aging and information on medical discoveries and research.
American Federation for Aging Research
Free daily puzzles, free online newsletter, most recent results on medical research and aging, and more.
Benefits for Seniors
Website that identifies federal and state assistance programs for your situation.
Family Caregivers Online
An education and information resource for family caregivers.
FCA: Family Caregiver Alliance
A public voice for caregivers.
Guide to home care and hospice, advice on how to choose an agency.
National Alliance for Caregiving
The National Alliance for Caregiving is dedicated to providing support to family caregivers and the professionals who help them and to increasing public awareness of issues facing family caregivers. Includes lots of tips and a caregiver guide.
National Institute on Aging
Leading the federal effort on aging research.
A visual education center for family caregivers on such topics as Alzheimer’s Disease (communicating, driving, simplifying tasks, etc) Stroke, Transfers from the bed to chair, Advance Health Care Directives and much more. Check it out!
Tips for Seniors
Kupuna Connections TV Series