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Senior Care Issues Families Face

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.

SUtter VNA Hospice

It’s our goal to make life a little easier by becoming the single, most trusted source for all the home care services our patients, families, and communities depend on.
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Hospice Services

Memorial Hospice
Hospice of Petaluma
North County Hospice
Providing compassionate hospice care and grief services to individuals and families facing life-threatening illness or the death of a loved one.
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Rotary's "Helping Hands"

Rotary's "Helping Hands" Senior In Home Assistance Program Are you or do you know of a senior living in the communities of Cotati or Rohnert Park that just need a little help around the house? Rotary's "Helping Hands" teams will come change out light bulbs, fix squeaky doors, stuck drawers, loose knobs, check and change smoke detector and/or carbon monoxide detector batteries, fix leaky faucets, install new smoke detectors and/or new carbon monoxide detectors, as well as many more minor home repair tasks. While our handymen are busy fixing your house, another one of our volunteers will keep you company and socialize.
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Trust Philips Lifeline for peace of mind you can count on

Falls and medication errors are the two biggest threats to independent living. That's why Philips Lifeline provides the #1 Medical Alert Service and Medication Dispensing Service to offer you something else: peace of mind.
Dependability is key to peace of mind. That's why doctors, hospitals, and professional caregivers trust our Medical Alert Service. Think of the people and services you trust to work, even when they're not top of mind — like a seatbelt that secures you in an accident. We help you when you need it most.
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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. 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. 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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