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.
Lorain County Office on Aging
The Lorain County Office on Aging is dedicated to providing services for senior citizens of Lorain County and their families.
Old Firehouse Community Center
Avon Lake offers popular senior adult programs at the Old Firehouse Community Center. Seniors from surrounding communities participate in many of the activities offered. Programs include card groups, movies, special resource groups and off-site trips. Call 440-930-4135 for more information.
The Lorain County Veteran Service Commission is dedicated to delivering the finest quality of service to our veterans, their dependents and their survivors. The Veterans' Administration offers a Special Pension with Aid and Attendance (A&A) benefit that is largely unknown. This Special Pension (part of the VA Improved Pension program) allows for Veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing, undressing or taking care of the needs of nature to receive additional monetary benefits. It also includes individuals who are blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity.
Personal Emergency Response System
Critical Signal Technologies We offer BOB 3600; an Emergency Medical Alert System. BOB is just $24.95 a month (less than $1.00 a day), FREE installation, and there are no contracts. BOB can help maintain your independence and safety 24/7 with just a push of a button. Call 440-353-3080 for more information.
Home Medical Equipment
Enhancing Life Home Medical The owner Andrew Elbert is a specialist in the home medical equipment industry. His experience includes both clinical assessment and product knowledge. Andrew is a Respiratory Therapist with a bachelor's degree in Allied Medicine from the Ohio State University. Enhancing Life Home Medical is an independent business that focuses on providing individual attention to every one of their valued customers. They consider it an honor to have the opportunity to build a long term relationship with their customers. If you are looking to purchase or need advice on home medical equipment and supplies please visit their website.
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.
Protect Seniors from Fraud
The growing incidence of senior scams is putting many older adults in harm’s way, threatening to strip them of their assets, their independence and their trust.
That’s why the Home Instead Senior Care® network, along with North American security experts, have launched the Protect Seniors from Fraud℠ public education program to help protect older adults from increasingly clever con schemes. Learn more about the many ways older adults are being scammed from this timely public education program.
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.