Senior Care Resources You Can Trust
The resources listed below are but a few of the many available to help you meet your senior care needs.
Home Care Guide Provides Solutions for Family Caregivers
With the senior population expected to reach 72 million by 2025, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, more and more families will be dealing with care decisions. Family caregivers faced with caregiving issues now have a free resource to help guide them through the sometimes complicated maze of home care decisions.
The Home Care Solution: A Guide to the Best Choices for Seniors and Those Who Care About Them has been produced by the Home Instead Senior Care® network. The guide will provide family caregivers with answers to a number of caregiving questions including: Who provides home care and what do they do? Are all home care companies the same? What questions do you ask when looking for a home care company? How much does home care cost?
Featured in the guide are important distinctions between home health care and non-medical care, the signs to watch for that could signal when a specific type of home care is warranted, the differences between types of caregivers and what families need to know to protect their loved ones, and the various costs involved including the ways that exist to fund home care. Download the US Home Care Guide. (PDF 1.22MB) Download the Canada Home Care Guide. (PDF 1.48MB)
More than 50 million individuals in the US and Canada care for a chronically ill, aged or disabled loved one, according to the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA). Fatigue, stress, and depression are very real side effects of family caregiving. Caregiverstress.com is an informative Web site offering ways to cope with caregiver stress. Visit Caregiverstress.com to complete an online stress assessment test and identify resources allowing you to cope with your senior care related stress level.
Strength for the Moment
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
Stages of Senior Care
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… read more
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary heath organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. It is their mission 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. Read more information regarding home care options and Azheimer's Disease.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is a membership organization leading positive social change and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information, advocacy and service.
Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP)
The Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) is Canada's association for people 50 and older. Their mission is to promote and protect the quality of life for older Canadians.
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.
National Family Caregivers Association
The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) 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.
American Society on Aging
The American Society on Aging (ASA) is an association of diverse individuals that supports the commitment and enhances the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families.
Eat Better America
Eat healthy, nutritious, and delicious food by following the expert advice at Eat Better America.