Resources

Resources for Life Care Planners

PLEASE NOTE: IARP does not endorse any of these websites or publications.

Websites

www.aging.com/complete-guide-for-veteran-seniors/ -  National Council for Aging Care's guide on Military Veteran Benefit Options

www.kenhub.com/en/dashboard - Anatomy illustrations and articles

www.pva.org - Paralyzed Veterans of America; spinal cord injury research and education

www.bls.gov/tus - American Time Use Survey; national estimates of how Americans spend their time

www-users.med.cornell.edu/~spon/picu/calc/agecalc.htm - Age calculator

www.bls.gov/data/inflation_calculator.htm - Inflation calculator

www.spine-health.com - Education regarding neck and back pain

careplanners.net/pages/Links.cfm - The Care Planner Network links to resources

www.flcpr.org/ - Foundation for Life Care Planning Research

therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/ - Listings for psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists and counselors, including costs

benefits.va.gov - Veterans benefits, including federal housing modification grant prices

www.hcupnet.ahrq.gov - Agency on Healthcare Research and Quality; tool for identifying, tracking and analyzing national hospital statistics

www.goodrx.com - Prescription drug price comparison

health.costhelper.com/cost-medical-depts.html - Information about what consumers are paying for goods and services, including a category for health care services and equipment

www.invacare.com - DME, wheelchairs and assistive devices

www.sears.com/health-wellness/b-1024539 - DME equipment and bathroom needs

www.allegromedical.com - Medical equipment and supplies

www.pattersonmedical.com - Rehabilitation, assistive and splinting products

www.homewyse.com/services Fair price for home remodeling, maintenance and repair installation services

www.ahd.com - American Hospital Directory - free hospital profiles and statistics, plus annual subscription service with more detailed hospital information, including average charges for individual MS-DRGs at that hospital

truvenhealth.com/Products/Micromedex/Product-Suites/Clinical-Knowledge/RED-BOOK - Red Book - subscription which allows for access to costs of medications and products.

www.ichcc.org - Provider of certification credentials in life care planning

www.cnlcp.org - Certification board for nurse life care planners

Books

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT). Chicago, IL: American Medical Association. (published annually)

Medical Fees. PMIC. (published annually)

National Fee Analyzer. Optum. (published annually)

Physicians’ Fee Reference. Wasserman Medical Publishers.  (published annually)

Riddick-Grisham, S. & Deming, L. M. (Eds.). (2011). Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management. 2nd ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Weed, R. O. & Berens, D. E. (Eds.). (2010). Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook. 3rd ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.