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Caregiver Survival Resources - For caregivers, including local, regional and state sources, and a regularly updated clearinghouse of links to caregiver resources available on the Internet.

Disability links by Douglas Zachary - Disability Links for advocacy, support, resources, defense, law, research and more. - Online disability related directory.

DSM Design Concepts - Specializing in Interior Design for Older Adults & Individuals With Disabilities. To serve your retirement community by planning and designing functional, safe and beautiful environments that benefit your residents, their families and your staff.

Eden Alternative - An alternative living facility to long term care institutions.

Effective Color Contrast Brochure - Designed for people with partial sight and color deficiencies, this brochure includes basic guidelines for making effective color choices that accommodate people with impaired vision.

Eldercare Web - Resources for healthcare, death, legislation, caregivers and finance.

ElderConnect - Database containing extensive info about extended care facilities, home health care facilities and retirement communities.

Evan Terry Associates - The Company provides extensive programs and information in compliance with ADA, including ADA Design Assistant software, an interactive U.S. map of dealer listings across the nation, ADA training materials and publications. In addition, the company also features several architectural projects.

The Gerontologist - Internet resources on Aging. ( - Our goal is to be the leading supplier of comprehensive, reliable information, ideas, products and services for the entire adaptation community, including people with disabilities, families, friends, co-workers, employers, manufacturers, distributors, service providers, educators, legislators, regulators and advocates.

Hometime Home Page - Information and excerpts from the home remodeling show, Hometime.

ImproveNet - An Internet services company dedicated to being the homeowner's advocate in finding reliable contractors, architects and designers for their remodeling or new construction projects. Get information on how to, for free , access the largest independent database in the country of carefully screened home remodeling professionals.

Institute on Aging and Environment - The mission of the Institute on Aging & Environment is the enhancement of the quality of life of older persons in our society through improvement of, and innovation in housing, institutional, and service settings.

Iowa State University - Housing Environments for Persons Who Are Elderly and Disabled. Welcome to the Home Page for HDFS 463, a class in the Department of Human Development & Family Studies, College of Family & Consumer Sciences, at Iowa State University. This website started as a class project during spring semester 1997 and will be an ongoing activity for future housing classes.

Nursing Home and Long Term Care Topics - This site provides educational information to those who are working or interested in the long-term healthcare field.

Nursing Home Information Site - Answers to all your nursing home questions, such as how to select, costs, MEDICARE, MEDICAID, regulations, etc.

Remodeling Online,1002,'282',00.html - This web site offers extensive information on all aspects of remodeling. It also offers links to various helpful categories on remodeling such as architecture/ design, product information, how-to, home technology, and a virtual remodeling home tour.

SeniorSite - Senior Citizens Caregivers - Opinion forum, info sources, books, videos, job and income opportunities, legislative issues, and other web sites important to seniors.

SeniorSites - National list of non-profit providers of senior housing, healthcare and services.

Stair Design and Stair Safety - Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes. A paper on the issue of stair standard, safety issues, and costs.

Strategies for Home Modification - An article, Strategies for Home Modification, by Jon Pynoos. The article deals with successful strategies for home modification plans.

Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc - Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. (UD&C) founded in 1991, provides unsurpassed accessibility consulting services.

Universal Design and Home Accessibility -Includes universal design information, home assessment assistance, remodeling tips, and resources.

WebABLE! - WebABLE! is the authoritative Web directory for disability-related Internet resources. This site features a series of links under such topics as Disability WWW Sites of the Month, Web Accessibility Technology, and Technology Features. It is sponsored by the Yuri Rubinsky Insight Foundation.

Western Virginia Retirement Guide - Guide to retirement facilities, home health care, retirement communities and nursing homes.

WheelchairNet - A Virtual Community for Wheelchair-Minded People. WheelchairNet is a community for people who have a common interest in (or in some cases a passion for) wheelchair technology and its improvement and successful application.

Who Will Help with Ramps and Home Modifications - A list of statewide programs that can assist you.

Your Accessible Home - Information provided by Affordable Accessibility.