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​​​​​​​​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. Caregiver​stress.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.​


There are no easy answers about how to care for an elderly loved one on a typical day. A new survey shows the dramatic toll of stress on those who provide home care for older adults: 76 percent reported that their elderly loved one's needs are overwhelming, 91 percent said they have anxiety and irritability, 73 percent have disturbed sleep patterns, and 56 percent seem to become ill more frequently.


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.


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 topics.


70/40 Rule​® 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 recovery.


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​.

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