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Have you ever left the Doctor's Office and realized you forgot to ask a question? Or perhaps you couldn't recall how to take a new medication. These tools will help you plan for a Doctor's Visit, Communicate Medical Concerns and Manage Your Medications.


Continue your patient navigation journey by visiting some of the websites we have found helpful.



www.albanycounty.com/Departments/Aging/caregiverresources.asp?id=1616 - Albany County Department for Aging - Caregiver Resources

www.albanyguardiansociety.org – Albany Guardian Society – Improving the quality of life for Senior’s in the Capital District

www.albanylaw.edu/sub.php?navigation_id=66 – Albany Law School Health Law Clinic – Provides legal services to families who have legal issues stemming from HIV/Aids or cancer

www.alz.org/northeasternny/ - Alzheimer’s Association – Northeastern New York Chapter - Alzheimer’s care and support services

www.cancer.org/InYourArea/Eastern/AreaHighlights/hopeclub - American Cancer Society Hope Club of the Capital Region (formerly Gilda’s Club of the Capital Region) – Cancer support community

www.capitalregioncaregiver.com - Capital Region Caregiver Coalition – Caregiver Education

www.cccaregivers.org - Catholic Charities - Caregiver Support Services

www.communitycaregivers.org - Community Caregivers, Inc. – Volunteer Caregiving Services

www.communitycradle.org – Community Cradle – Provides services to women, babies and families

www.communityhospice.org – The Community Hospice – Care to the very ill and support for their families

www.nkfneny.org – National Kidney Foundation of Northeastern New York – Kidney disease care and support services

www.nyconnects.org – NY Connects – Choices for Long Term Care – Easy Access to Information on Long-Term Care

www.aging.ny.gov – New York State Office for the Aging – New York State Resources for Senior’s

www.naba-vision.org – Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany – Assistance to blind and visually impaired individuals

- Rensselaer Cares Prescription Drug Assistance – Provides reduced or free prescriptions for Rensselaer County patients

www.seniorservicesofalbany.com - Senior Services of Albany – Capital Region Senior Services

www.teamsurvivoralbany.com – Team Survivor Albany – Free exercise, health education and support programs for women living with cancer

www.tolife.org – To Life – Breast Cancer Education and Support

www.theumbrella.org – Umbrella of the Capital District – Home Maintenance and Homemaker Services for seniors and people with disabilities



www.aoa.gov – Administration on Aging – Resources for Aging Professionals

www.ahrq.gov/consumer – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – Resources for Consumers and Patients (Understanding Diseases & Conditions, Comparing Medical Treatments)

www.ahrq.gov/questionsaretheanswer – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – Resources for Consumers and Patients (Building Your Questions List )

www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving/info-04-2010/prepare-to-care.html - AARP – Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families

www.carecalendar.org – Care Calendar – Personal Web-based Care Coordination Calendar

www.rxfacts.org/patients.php - Independent Drug Information Service – Medication Information for Patients

www.livestrong.org/What-We-Do/Our-Actions/Professional-Tools-Training - Livestrong - Cancer Resources

www.medicare.gov/publications/pubs/pdf/11035.pdf - Medicare - When Employees Become Caregivers: A Manager’s Workbook

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus - Medline Plus - National Institute of Health’s Web site for Patients and Caregivers

www.metlife.com – Met Life Mature Market Institute – Advice Publications for Caregivers

www.caregiving.org – National Alliance for Caregiving –Caregiver Resources

www.canceradvocacy.org/toolbox - National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship – The Cancer Survival Toolbox

www.nfcacares.org - National Family Caregiver Association – Caregiver Resources

www.familycaregiving101.org – National Family Caregivers Association and National Alliance for Caregiving – Caregiver Resources

www.transplants.org – National Foundation for Transplants – Resources for Organ Transplant Recipients

www.cancer.gov – National Institutes of Health - National Cancer Institute – Cancer Research and training

www.nihseniorhealth.gov - National Institutes of Health – Senior Health Information

www.nia.nih.gov - National Institute on Aging – Health Information

www.sandwich.pdx.edu – Portland State University - Work-Family Sourcebook for Employers

www.nextstepincare.org - United Hospital Fund – Caregiver Resources




www.medicare.gov - U.S. Government – Official Site for Medicare

www.medicareinteractive.org - Medicare Interactive – Medicare Information

www.medicarerights.org - Medicare Rights Center – Medicare Counseling and Information

www.benefitscheckup.org – National Council on Aging – Benefits Check Up - Web based service to screen benefit programs for seniors with limited income and resources

www.cms.gov - U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

www.healthcare.gov - U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – Health Insurance Options


www.health.state.ny.us/health_care/medicaid - New York State Department of Health – Medicaid in New York State

www.wnylc.com/health - New York Health Access – Healthcare Services and Health Insurance Access Information

www.seniorservicesofalbany.com – Senior Services of Albany – Health Insurance Counseling and Prescription Assistance Program


www.ssa.gov/prescriptionhelp - U.S. Social Security Administration - Extra help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs

www.health.state.ny.us/health_care/epic - Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) Program – Helps seniors pay for prescription drugs in New York State.

- Rensselaer Cares Prescription Drug Assistance – Provides reduced or free prescriptions for Rensselaer County patients.

www.needymeds.org – Needy Meds – Website is designed to help people in need find prescription assistance programs.

www.pparx.org – Partnership for Prescription Assistance – Helps uninsured and financially struggling patients without prescription insurance coverage get access to prescription payment assistance programs.

www.rxassist.org – Pharmaceutical Company Patient Assistance Programs – Website provides a database of prescription assistance programs.

www.seniorservicesofalbany.com – Senior Services of Albany – Health Insurance Counseling and Prescription Assistance Program


www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov - U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – Hospital Information

www.nursinghomes.nyhealth.gov - New York State Department of Health – Nursing Homes in New York State



www.aarp.org - American Association of Retired Persons – Senior Consumer Health Advocate

www.communitycatalyst.org – Community Catalyst – National Healthcare Advocacy organization

www.caregiver.org – Family Caregiver Alliance – Caregiver Advocate

www.healthinaging.org – The American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging – Advocacy for older adults

www.ipro.org – IPRO, Quality Improvement Organization - Consumer – Beneficiary Complaint Program

www.patientadvocate.org – Patient Advocate Foundation – Solving Insurance and Healthcare Access Problems

www.prescriptionaccess.org – Prescription Access Litigation – Works to make prescription drug prices more affordable for consumers

www.shca-aha.org - Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy of the American Hospital Association – Patient/Consumer Advocate Resources

www.ncoa.org – National Council on Aging – Improving the lives of older Americans

www.thefamilycaregiver.org – National Family Caregivers Association – Caregiver Advocate


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