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
Get CaregiverStress.com resources.
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.
Go to HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com
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
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
programs and emotional support services are offered to develop open
discussions between families relating to providing care to parents and
other various senior topics. Find tips to help bridge the communication
gap between seniors and their boomer children.
The 50/50 RuleSM:
Solving Family Conflict programs and practical support services are
offered to develop open discussions between adult siblings in an effort
to help them improve communication skills, develop teamwork, make
decisions together and divide the workload in caring for aging parents.
Check out these tips and videos on how to share the 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.
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
Healthy aging is a goal we all share and good nutrition
is the first line of defense for older adults who are striving to
maintain their independence as they age. Now the Home Instead Senior
Care Network is arming seniors and family caregivers with nutrition
resources for healthy aging.
Growing frailty can be the beginning of a downward
spiral, and loss of independence is at top of the list when seniors
discuss their worries about aging. But there is some good news. While
staying physically active may be a challenge for seniors, getting Mom (and Dad) moving
can help prevent and even reverse signs of frailty, according to one of
the nation’s foremost authorities and researchers of mobility, balance
disorders, and falls in older adults. To learn more about reversing and
preventing frailty related issues, visit our Get Mom Moving website.