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Central Ohio - Granville, Newark, Zanesville and Pataskala

I got to a point where I didn't like driving or running errands by myself. Now, thanks to my CAREGiver Susan, I don't put off getting the things I need and I actually enjoy getting out.

— Ruth
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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.

Licking County Aging Program

740-345-0821 (745 E. Main St.  Newark, OH 43055)
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Hospice of Central Ohio

Hospice care is provided when there are no aggressive treatments being sought for cure, and that a client has been given six months or less to live.  Palliative care concentrates on reducing the severity of the symptoms of a disease (e.g. COPD, cancer, heart disease). It is appropriate during any stage of serious illness, including those still receiving treatment. 
For Hospice Care call 740-344-0311 or 800-804-2525.
For Palliative Care call 740-788-1500.
(2269 Cherry Valley Rd. - Newark, OH 43055)
 

While Home Instead Senior Care itself is not a hospice organization, our CAREGivers can supplement the care provided by your hospice or palliative care team by providing emotional support, companionship, housekeeping, personal care, and other assistance with day-to-day activities for the client, as well as, providing much needed respite for the family caregivers. Care can be provided in the home or in an assisted living, extended care, hospital or hospice facilities. Compassionate Care Partner Award - 2011.

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Project Lifesaver

The reliable rapid-response partnership with Licking County law enforcement aiding victims and families suffering from Alzheimer's Diseas, and other related disorders such as Down's Syndrome and Autism.  For more information contact the Licking County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Tim Caldwell, 740-670-5549 or tcaldwell@lcounty.com.

Carol Strawn Center

The Carol Strawn Center is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to operate an adult day center exclusivley for charitable purposes for the care of people with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.  740-345-5190 (126 West Church St.- Newark, OH 43055) 

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Licking County Veterans Service Commission

If you are a veteran, contact Dennis Waters to start the process in determing if you are eligible for the Aid and Attendance Benefit. 740-670-5430 (935 Buckeye Ave. - Newark, OH 43055)
Email:  lcvets@alink.com

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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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Lifeline

Lifeline is the most trusted medical alert service provider. Just by pressing a button, you or your loved one is quickly connected with a highly trained Lifeline Personal Response Associate - 24 hours a day.

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AARP

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is a membership organization promoting positive social change and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information, advocacy, and service.

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Alzheimer's Association - Central Ohio Chapter

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, and research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Visit its website to read more information regarding home care options and Alzheimer's disease.

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American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. It is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and has state divisions as well as more than 3,400 local offices nationwide.

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American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information, and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The mission of the association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

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American Society on Aging

The American Society on Aging is an association of diverse individuals that supports the commitment to enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families.

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Federal Government Web Sites

Allows you to get into all the federal government web sites that have to do with aging issues (Medicare, Social Security, Veterans Admin. etc.)  Also has a link to aging services web sites in each state.  Read More

 

Ohio Department of Aging

Information on programs including PASSPORT, long term care ombudsman, and the Long Term Care Directory.  Also has links to Area Agencies on Aging in the State of Ohio for local services.  Read more

 

AbleData

A comprehensive website listing and describing about 10,000 products which are available to help people with disabilities.   Read more

 

Assistive Technology

Provides information about assistive technology in Ohio.  In conjunction with the Fifth Third Bank and the Ohio Treasurer's Office, it offers low interest loans to assist disabled persons to purchase assistive technology and equipment.  Read more

 

Residential Safety Services Inc.

Service available within Central Ohio to adapt homes for older and disabled individuals.  614-451-1562

 

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys   (Elder Law Attorney Locator)
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others who work with older clients and their families.

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National Family Caregivers Association

The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers, and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age.

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Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. Founded in 1948, with headquarters in Atlanta, the Arthritis Foundation has multiple service points located throughout the country.  The Arthritis Foundation of Central Ohio offers a home assessment by an occupational therapist to see if a home can be modified to meet a person's needs more effectively.  For more information, call 614-876-8200 or 888-382-4673.

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Caregiverstress.com

More than 50 million individuals in the United States and Canada care for a chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved one, according to the National Family Caregivers Association. Fatigue, stress, and depression are very real side effects of family caregiving. Caregiverstress.com is an informative website offering ways to cope with caregiver stress. Visit the site to complete an online stress assessment test and identify resources allowing you to cope with your senior care-related stress level.

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Caring Today Magazine

Through its magazine and website, Caring Today is the leading provider of practical advice and knowledge for family caregivers. Since 2004, Caring Today has addressed the 50 million American family caregivers with expertise, understanding, and answers, delivering valuable and helpful information.

 

Home Instead Senior Care Foundation

A major goal of this non-profit foundation is to provide the financial support of activities designed to improve the quality of life for seniors. Such opportunities may include research and development, education, scholarships, and/or advocacy for the health and well being of older adults.
 
As the nation's first association for providers of private duty home care, the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA)members provide both home health care and non-medical home care services such as companion care, elder care, and in-home assisted living services.
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Parkinson's Disease Information is a website solely dedicated to providing educational information and resources on Parkinson's disease. The site details the history, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease.
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The Caregivers' Coach site is a team of experts who guide and assist through the journey of caregiving. The team provides sensitive, timely, and informed support to help caregivers manage the challenges faced in daily caregiving.
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