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

  • Moving to a new home in continuing care

    Alberta Health Services

    For some forms of continuing care, you may decide to move homes. This guide will help you and your loved ones manage the transition.

  • Together, let’s get you home: Assessing at home for continuing care services

    Alberta Health Services

    Home is the best place to recover while you wait for a continuing care placement. Learn about how Alberta Health Services works to make sure your assessment can provide the appropriate level of care for your personal needs.

  • Continuing Care

    Alberta Health Services

    There are three levels of continuing care: home care, supportive living, and long term care. Learn which level is right for you by watching this video.

  • Continuing Care in Indigenous Communities: Guidebook

    Alberta Health Services

    There are several living, health, and financial continuing care supports available for you in Indigenous communities in Alberta. Read this resource to learn more.

  • Continuing Care

    Alberta Health Services

    Alberta Health Services can help you access continuing care. This type of care includes home care, long-term care, and end-of-life care. Read this resource to learn more.

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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