Two important factors that help ensure the success of any new experience in life are education and guidance. When family members are thrust into the role of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, you can help them best adapt to their caregiving role with these valuable new tools and resources. Read full article.
More Baby Boomers Facing Old Age Alone
New statistics from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research reveal a startling increase in the number of unmarried boomers. As more singles enter older adulthood, our society will have to reconsider how we care for frail elders.
For the Elderly, Emergency Rooms of Their Own
With soothing lighting, an absence of beeping machines, and staff working hard to make patients comfortable, emergency rooms specifically designed for the elderly are part of a growing trend of hospitals trying to cater to the medical needs and sensibilities of aging baby boomers and their parents.
Returning Home Guide (PDF)
Created by Home Instead Senior Care to help reduce hospital readmissions among elderly patients, this step-by-step guide includes everything family caregivers should plan for and consider in order to help ensure their loved one's successful transition home following a hospital or rehab facility stay.
The Essentials of Fall and Fall Prevention (PDF)
This booklet, produced by MetLife Mature Market Institute and the National Alliance for Caregiving, provides information on fall risk factors and stresses the importance of elders taking care of vision, hearing and other health-related issues that can lead
Founded in 1994 in Omaha by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead Senior Care® network is the world's largest provider of non-medical in-home care services for seniors, with more than 950 independently owned and operated franchises providing in excess of 45 million hours of care throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, Finland, Austria, Italy, Puerto Rico and the Netherlands. Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ more than 65,000 CAREGiversSM worldwide who provide basic support services — assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), personal care, medication reminders, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, incidental transportation and shopping — which enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. In addition, CAREGivers are trained in the network's groundbreaking Alzheimer's Disease or Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and EducationSM Program to work with seniors who suffer from these conditions. This world class curriculum also is available free to family caregivers online or through local Home Instead Senior Care offices. At Home Instead Senior Care, it's relationship before task, while continuing to provide superior quality service that enhances the lives of seniors everywhere.