The issues outlined below impact the lives of seniors every day and are just a few of the reasons that families look to Home Instead Senior Care to meet their home care needs.
While family caregiving often is a rewarding and bonding experience, it also can be stressful and cause tension within families. A quarter of adults presently care for an aging parent or relative while taking care of their immediate family. Caregiverstress.com is an educational site designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while taking care of their senior loved one. Visit this interactive caregiving Web site to complete an individual online stress assessment test and discover resources that can help you cope with the stress of caring for a senior.
Senior Emergency Kit
Whether accompanying your loved one to a doctor's appointment or in response to a medical crisis, it's critical to have your loved one's medical information easily and quickly accessible. Home Instead Senior Care network worked with Humana Points of Caregiving® to create the Caring for Your Parents: Senior Emergency KitSM, an information management tool and website. This toolkit and other resources are part of the Answering the Call® program to help you be prepared for these situations.
Help for Alzheimer's Families
Love and support from family members is hugely important to those living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com is a great resource for family members to find information that will help them fulfill their supportive role and help ensure their loved one receives the best care possible.
Thinking about the returning home process right from the start is one of the best things you can do for your senior loved one. Discharge is a key point in the recovery process. Planning ahead and preparing for a safe return home can mean the difference between readmission and a full recovery. In this program we offer you a number of resources, guidelines and tools to help you make your senior's transition home go smoothly and result in a successful recovery.