American Geriatrics Society - Resources and Textbook
Useful resources for clinicians such as geriatric practice guidelines and CME. Includes a comprehensive online geriatric textbook, "Geriatrics at Your Fingertips 2003 edition," which requires free registration.
Nursing Home Comparison - Medicare
A resource provided by Medicare, this site provides consumers detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the US.
Merck Manual of Geriatrics
A practical handbook covering the etiology, presentation, diagnosis, and management of diseases in the geriatric population. Includes discussion of social, legal, and ethical issues.
Home of the nationally known Alzheimer's disease support organization, this site provides patients and their families easy-to-read summaries of topics such as living with the disease, caregiving issues for families, and treatment options. There is also a section on recent advances and ongoing research.
A resource for family members and professionals on eldercare and long term care, including links to information on legal, financial, medical, and housing issues. Also includes information about research and relevant statistics.
A useful service from NIH for elders with limited vision. When the "speech on" button is selected, patient information is automatically read aloud when the user points the mouse at it.
National Guideline Clearinghouse
The National Guideline Clearinghouse contains dozens of guidelines specific to geriatric populations, addressing topics such as pain management, fall prevention, depression and nutrition. Search on a specific topic, or just type "geriatric" in the search box.