Web Resource Ratings

There is a lot of health information or "Web Resources" freely available on the internet. A Web Resource is any item you find online that you can watch, read, listen to, or interact with, such as videos, fact sheets and online quizzes. Many resources are consumer-friendly, but it's often difficult to know which ones have credible information, based on scientific research.

Web Resource Ratings do the homework for you, assessing the quality of health information available online and presenting our assessment using a 5-star rating scale.

Recently rated Web Resources

  • Driving Your Own Vehicle

    British Columbia Family & Social Supports

    Driving during old age poses safety concerns for everyone in the car and there comes a time when seniors must evaluate their our driving capacities. This web page offers many resources for seniors who are considering their options, such as driving retirement, driver fitness tests and discounts for senior drivers.

  • Driver Safety

    British Columbia Family & Social Supports

    Although seniors are experienced drivers, age-related challenges may alter their driving abilities. This webpage shares many resources and services to help seniors on the road and ensure that they are being safe.

  • Public transit

    British Columbia Family & Social Supports

    If you are over 65 years old and live in British Columbia, you qualify for a senior discount on public transit. Learn about your options when it comes to transportation and find information for disability accommodations as well.

  • Be prudent with medications

    Canada Safety Council

    Today’s seniors are using multiple medications at the same time and it can become difficult to manage all medications due to potential adverse reactions. This resource shares some tips on how to manage medications while also practicing safety precautions.

  • A Guide for the Caregiver

    Government of Manitoba - Health, Seniors and Active Living

    Taking on the role of caregiver for a senior can be a mentally and physically draining task. Use this resource as a guide to help you navigate your new role. Topics covered include counselling services, housing, hospitalization, end of life care, legal matters and other support services.

Excluded websites

We don't rate every resource we find on the web that relates to optimal aging. In some cases, entire health-related websites are excluded from what to evaluate in detail. In order to be rated, a Web Resource must:

  • be relevant to optimal aging;
  • come from websites that are free to access; and
  • not be directly funded by a company trying to sell you a product or service.

If you cannot find a website or Web Resource that you are looking for, check out our list of excluded websites. If you still can’t find it, let us know; we may have missed it!

DISCLAIMER: Web Resource Ratings are provided for informational purposes only and to facilitate discussions with your healthcare providers, family members, or informal care givers. They are not a substitute for advice from your own health care professionals. The Portal is not responsible for the content of external websites, nor is it an endorsement of that website or the site’s owners (or their products/services). The Web Resource Ratings may be reproduced for not-for-profit educational purposes only. Any other uses must be approved by the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal (info@mcmasteroptimalaging.org).

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