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.
Olympic Area Agency on Aging
Olympic Area Agency on Aging (O3A) serves as a single entry-point for senior information and assistance for Grays Harbor, Pacific, Clallam and Jefferson Counties. We can answer your questions (or find the answer!), link you with services and generally assist you in obtaining the services, assistance and information you need.
O3A provides a network of in-home and community services, supports, programs and assistance to older adults and qualified disabled adults in its four-county service area.Read more
WA DOH Physical Activity & Nutrition Program
To help the people of Washington get healthier, the Department of Health is working with communities, schools, employers, and healthcare providers to make changes that will make it easier for us to make healthy choices in our daily lives. Learn more about how you can make changes where you live, learn, work, and play:Read more
WA DOH Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) works with local agencies to help people choose healthy foods and active lifestyles.Read more
DSHS Family Caregiver Resource Kit
The Family Caregiver Support Program is a service available to unpaid caregivers of adults who need care. Staff at local offices throughout Washington can give you practical information and advice and connect you to local resources/services that meet your needs. Services are free or low cost. Read more
WA DSHS Family Caregiver Handbook
The Family Caregiver Handbook (PDF) is a booklet published by ADSA that includes down-to-earth information and resources for families providing care to an adult.Read more
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.