To the Home Instead Senior Care® network, enhancing the lives of aging adults and their families isn’t just about providing care services. If there’s a way we can make your life a little easier, a little less stressful, a little more manageable, we’re glad to share our resources and care expertise with you.
Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Many people find that caring for an aging loved one requires some adaptation.
CaregiverStress.com® is a helpful place to go for resources that cover everything from self care to senior care,
all with the goal of helping you manage, minimize, or prevent stress while making sure your loved one receives the best
If Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia affects someone in your family, this website is for you. You'll
find a wealth of support resources, including free e-learning classes on some Alzheimer's care techniques, information
about care services and an Alzheimer's respite care grant program, tips from experts and other family caregivers in a
dementia support network, and much, much more.
"Until there is a cure there is MemoryCare," says Dr. Margaret Noel, founder and Director Emerita of MemoryCare.
MemoryCare is here to provide older adults with cognitive disorders and their caregivers with the medical care, support and counseling they need to live as fully as possible.
Located in Asheville, N.C., MemoryCare is a non-profit charitable organization recognized for its pioneering work in community-based care of memory-impaired individuals. For most patients and families, this is what they want: to stay home as long as possible. It is our job to make that possible. Our approach, which has received national recognition for innovation, focuses on the caregivers as well as the patients. Through programs like MemoryCare's Caregiver College, caregivers receive the physical and psychological resources they need.
Committed to the well-being of people living with dementia and their families through a welcoming and knowledgeable community. Dementia Friendly WNC is a grass roots organization dedicated to creating a community where all members are respected and valued.
Dialing 2-1-1 is the first step to finding help for you, your family, or someone in need. In addition, 866-401-6342 is a toll free number that is available should your service provider be unable to connect 2-1-1.
The Aging at Home Directory exists to bring human services information with its associated access to resources to our clients (and anyone who provides care to them) so that they can remain in their own homes as they age.
If you're a family caregiver of an individual with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, the risk of wandering is one of the potential behavioral symptoms that a loved one could be facing. Wandering could put that person's safety in jeopardy. To help family caregivers keep their aging loved ones safe, Home Instead Senior Care has launched a free alert system, Missing Senior NetworkSM, available at www.MissingSeniorNetwork.com. Sign up your older adult for this service that can help locate a loved one who goes missing or becomes lost.
Learn More at MissingSeniorNetwork.com
The WNC Fall Prevention Coalition is committed to reducing the number of falls and fall-related injuries in Western North Carolina.
We are committed to a standard of excellence for preventing falls and fall related injuries among older adults in Western North Carolina through infrastructure development and maintenance, community awareness and education, provider education, risk assessment, multifactorial interventions, surveillance and evaluation, and advocacy for supportive policies and environments.
Project C.A.R.E. ("Caregiver Alternatives to Running on Empty") can assist caregivers of people with dementia by providing a Family Consultant to help resolve caregiving issues. The Family Consultant can also connect caregivers with community resources and arrange funding (currently very limited) to help pay for temporary relief, known as "respite" care. Project C.A.R.E. helps reduce caregiver stress and exhaustion so that people with dementia can remain at home for as long as possible.
Land of Sky Regional Council’s Family Caregiver Support Program provides information, assistance and support to these family members and friends who are caring for a frail elderly person or someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Grandparents and older relatives age 55 and older who are raising a child are also eligible for assistance.
Caregivers will receive information about services and programs available to help them keep the person they care for at home. Limited financial assistance is available for caregiver respite, which allows caregivers to take a short break from their caregiving responsibilities. Support groups as well as workshops and training programs are available to help caregivers take better care of themselves and the person they are caring for.
TRIAD is a national partnership among law enforcement, older adults, and those providing services to seniors. TRIAD's focus is to reduce the criminal victimization of older citizens. They work to decrease unwarranted fear of crime and improve the safety and quality of life for seniors.
Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition or Diabetes, also known as Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, was developed through Stanford University Patient Education. Living Healthy is a workshop given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks, in a community setting such as senior centers, churches, libraries and hospitals. Two trained leaders facilitate workshops, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with a chronic diseases themselves. The program is designed for people with one or more chronic condition and their caregiver or loved-one. Click here for a schedule of upcoming classes.
Healthy Aging NC is an initiative of the North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness (NCCHW) at UNC Asheville. We strive to be a leader and trusted partner in the state to help connect people to proven programs and healthy aging information. We partner with nonprofit organizations, government, and businesses to provide innovative community programs and services that meet the needs of North Carolina Older Adults and Adults with Disability. Our current focus is on Evidence-Based Programs in the areas of Fall Prevention and Chronic Disease Self Management. We give you a warm welcome to our site and hope that within you will find a variety of useful tools and resources.
We’re a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. We partner with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people 50 and older improve the quality of their lives.
Home Instead offers free monthly newsletters with tips and advice for caregivers of elderly loved ones.