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Saratoga, Warren, Washington Counties

Just a note to thank you for your care and concern while Mother was home. The Home Instead experience will always be thought of fondly in my heart.

 

— Natasha

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Learn more about caregiver stress, how to manage it, and where to get help.

Caregiver Stress

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.

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Senior Emergency Kit

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 created 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.

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Help for Alzheimer's Families

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.

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Returning Home

Returning Home

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.

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Home Instead Senior Care's 40/70 Rule helps adult children address difficult topics.

40-70 Rule

Home Instead Senior Care established the 40/70 Rule, a public education campaign to help adult children address difficult conversations with their parents, such as driving, finances, independence, and even romance. The rule means that if you are 40, or your parents are 70, it's time to start talking about these trying topics.
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50/50 Rule: Solving Family Conflict

50/50 Rule: Solving Family Conflict

The 50/50 RuleSM: Solving Family Conflict programs and practical support services are offered to develop open discussions between adult siblings in an effort to help them improve communication skills, develop teamwork, make decisions together and divide the workload in caring for aging parents. Check out these tips and videos on how to share the care.

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Stages of Senior Care: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best Decisions

Stages of Senior Care: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best Decisions

Stages of Senior Care, written by Home Instead Senior Care co-founders Paul and Lori Hogan, is a practical guide that walks family caregivers through the complex world of senior care options. The book includes step-by-step instructions for every “stage” of the care process so readers can be confident in their decisions and assured that their senior loved one is getting the right care.

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Strength for the Moment: Inspiration for Caregivers

Strength for the Moment: Inspiration for Caregivers

Strength for the Moment combines personal caregiver stories with prayer, Bible Scriptures, caregiver quotes and a touch of humor to uplift caregivers’ spirits and bring God’s peace, hope and comfort to any caregiving situation. Visit the online community to share and receive encouragement, or order the book written by Home Instead Senior Care Co-Founder Lori Hogan.

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Proper nutrition plays important role in overall senior care.

Cooking Under Pressure

Healthy aging is a goal we all share and good nutrition is the first line of defense for older adults who are striving to maintain their independence as they age. Now the Home Instead Senior Care Network is arming seniors and family caregivers with nutrition resources for healthy aging.
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Senior 911: Advance planning can help safeguard older ddults from disaster

Senior 911: Advance Planning Can Help Safeguard Older Adults from Disaster

Hurricanes and natural disasters disproportionately threaten older adults who aren't prepared for the sudden disruptions that they can cause. Seniors and their families need to take ten critical steps today to ensure that they are prepared in case of emergency.
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Talk to your children about your wishes.

70/40 Rule

70/40 Rule® programs and emotional support services are offered to develop open discussions between families relating to providing care to parents and other various senior topics. Find tips to help bridge the communication gap between seniors and their boomer children.

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Salute to Senior Service

Salute to Senior Service

One in five senior volunteers says it is the most important thing they do. Home Instead Senior Care took the opportunity to recognize the tireless efforts of seniors who volunteer and formed the Senior Heroes Contest. In the first year, there were over 1500 entries from across 64 states and provinces. View the 2012 winners.

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Craving Companionship

Craving Companionship

The Craving CompanionshipSM program was created to help seniors stay connected socially and eat more nutritiously. The biggest mealtime challenge for older people who live alone is lack of the shared family experience including companionship. This program provides tips and practical advice to promote better eating habits and overall geriatric health.

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Get Mom Moving: Mom takes a pottery class

Get Mom Moving

Growing frailty can be the beginning of a downward spiral, and loss of independence is at top of the list when seniors discuss their worries about aging. But there is some good news. While staying physically active may be a challenge for seniors, getting Mom (and Dad) moving can help prevent and even reverse signs of frailty, according to one of the nation’s foremost authorities and researchers of mobility, balance disorders, and falls in older adults. To learn more about reversing and preventing frailty related issues, visit our Get Mom Moving website.
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The economic crunch has many seniors putting themselves at risk.

Cutting Corners

Pinched by the economy, some older adults are putting themselves at risk. Evidence is mounting that older adults are cutting everyday expenses to keep up with the economic downturn. Local senior-care experts warn families to be on alert to make sure seniors aren't cutting too deeply.
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