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 the information available online and presenting our assessment using a 5-star rating scale.

Recently rated Web Resources

  • Telefono Anziani Maltrattati: an Italian helpline for victims of elder abuse

    Aging Equal

    The Telefono Anziani Maltratti is a helpline service dedicated to receiving reports and managing abuses against older people. The Telefono Anziani Maltrattati builds relationships between volunteers, older people and institutions in order to support older people who are being abused. Read this resource to learn more.

  • Preventing elder abuse: educational resources from collaborative projects

    Aging Equal

    Ageism could be a root cause for elder abuse. Some projects have been developed, which seek to prevent elder abuse by raising awareness of human rights among older people. This empowers seniors to challenge ageist attidues. Read this resource to learn more about otehr projects educating seniors and professionals about elder abuse prevention.

  • Why is age a barrier to intergenerational friendships?

    Aging Equal

    People are more likely to be friends with others who are similar to them. Stereotypes about younger and older people can prevent intergenerational friendships from forming. Read this resource to learn more.

  • The World Health Organisation global campaign to combat ageism

    Aging Equal

    Ageism affects how older people can enjoy the opportunities brought about by aging. Ageism is often undetected. Changing the way we think fell and act towards age and ageing is possible through collective global action. Read this resource to learn more about the actions taken by the WHO in creating change.

  • Older Belgians with care needs go vote – by themselves!

    Aging Equal

    Older people with care needs should be able to vote for themselves. In Belgium, an initiative was created to increase the accessibility of voting to seniors in various care settings. This allows seniors to remain active and to participate in society. 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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