Educational Resources

Links to these resources are below the listing

ACES - Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors
ACES is a grant-funded initiative to foster gerontological nursing education for pre-licensure nursing programs. The ACES website is your go-to place for gerontological resources for faculty and students, classroom-ready teaching tools and strategies and information about upcoming faculty development events related to integration of care of older adults into your curriculum.

American Geriatrics Society
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a not-for-profit organization of over 6,700 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence, and quality of life of all older people. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policy makers, and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing 
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for America's baccalaureate- and higher-degree nursing education programs. AACN's educational, research, governmental advocacy, data collection, publications, and other programs work to establish quality standards for bachelor's- and graduate-degree nursing education, assist deans and directors to implement those standards, influence the nursing profession to improve health care, and promote public support of baccalaureate and graduate education, research, and practice in nursing— the nation's largest health care profession.

Caregiving Awareness through Resources and Education for Professionals (C.A.R.E.- Pro)
The American Society on Aging (ASA) has launched a CD-Rom-based training program designed to increase the skill and knowledge of nurses, occupational therapists, and social workers in serving family caregivers and will link these groups through this self-study education. Provides online ordering for the free CD.

ElderWeb is designed as a research site for both professionals and family members looking for information on eldercare and long term care. Elderweb includes links to information on legal, financial, medical, and housing issues, as well as policy, research, and statistics

Geriatric Video Productions
Geriatric Video Productions is an educational video production company which specializes in producing and distributing innovative, award winning programs in geriatric healthcare. Utilizing expert consultants in geriatric medicine, nursing, and pharmacy their productions focus on improving patient outcomes using an interdisciplinary approach to the most common behavior problems, diseases, geriatric syndromes, drug management, and ethical issues confronting geriatric healthcare workers today.

GeroNet Health & Aging Resources for Higher Education
Created through UCLA's Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, GeroNet provides links to resources including, UCLA's education resources, healthcare services and providers, and continuing education opportunities and resources in geriatrics and gerontology.

Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing identifies and develops best practices in nursing care of older adults and infuses these practices into the education of every nursing student and the work- environment of every practicing professional nurse. The Hartford Institute educates the public to expect best practice and encourages national leadership to establish best practice as the standard for geriatric nursing care. 
League for the Hard of Hearing
The League for the Hard of Hearing was founded in New York in 1910 and is the first and foremost hearing rehabilitation and human services agency in the world for those of all ages who are hard of hearing, deaf and deaf-blind, and their families. Over the years they have seen to the needs of over 1,250,000 people with hearing loss.

National Gerontological Nursing Association
The National Gerontological Nurses Association (NGNA) was founded in 1984, and is dedicated to the clinical care of older adults across diverse care settings. Members include clinicians, educators, and researchers with vastly different educational preparation, clinical roles, and interest in practice issues.

National Institute on Aging - Age Pages
The National Institute on Aging, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974, Congress granted authority to form NIA to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Subsequent amendments to this legislation designated the NIA as the primary Federal agency on Alzheimer’s disease research. This section of their Web site provides links to view or order the publication "Age Page."

Practicing Physician Education in Geriatrics
The Practicing Physician Education (PPE) project is dedicated to educating healthcare professionals and the public about the management of common geriatric conditions, emphasizing a collaborative provider-patient approach. The Web site offers case-based, evidence-based toolkits containing professional and patient education tools in English and Spanish.

SeniorLaw Home Page
SeniorLaw provides senior citizens, their families, attorneys, social workers, and financial planners, access to information about elder law, Medicare, Medicaid, Medicaid planning, guardianship, estate planning, trusts, and the rights of the elderly and disabled.