Protect Seniors from Fraud
If caring for your loved one has become too demanding or if it is just unsafe to leave the senior home alone for a period of time, it may be time to consider a new living arrangement.
Most seniors think that where they live is an all or nothing affair: stay at home or be sent to a nursing home. But to the contrary, there are a whole host of services and housing options available today that can fit a wide range of needs and life styles—including remaining in the family home.
In this video "Senior Centers and Adult Day Care Centers," Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care talks about senior centers and adult care centers and the differences between the two.
In this video "Financing Options for Care Beyond Insurance," Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care provides some ideas for financing care beyond insurance -- such as reverse mortgages and life settlements.
In this video "Creating a Team Approach," Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care gives you some ideas for creating a team approach to helping your senior get care during tough financial times.
In this video "Getting Paid for Your Caregiving Services," Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care explains ways that you may be able to get paid for your caregiving services, including through Medicaid's "Cash and Counseling" or a similar program.
In this video series "How to Select An In-Home Care Provider" Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care offers some pointers on how to have a conversation with your parents about the need for extra care and exactly what roles professional caregivers play. The videos in this series give you tips and guides for how to select an in-home care provider, including agency and caregiver credentials; how to make sure your decision is going to be the safest choice, and what protections you should inquire about; and finally reliable resources for more information and guidance.
"How to Know if You Need an In-Home Care Provider" describes some of the signs that your aging parent may need help at home, and explains the types of services a professional caregiver can provide.
"In-Home Care Agency Credentials" talks about what agency credentials to look for and what you should ask before hiring an in-home care agency.
"In-Home Care Provider Credentials" talks about caregiver credentials and what questions to ask before hiring someone.
"Patient Safety, Rights and Protection" explains the steps you should take to ensure that an in-home care agency is doing everything possible to protect your loved one's safety and rights, such as privacy.
Many options exist for seniors who need help as they age. While care facilities can play a valuable role, there are alternatives. A growing and popular plan is to help a senior remain at home with non-medical caregiving assistance.
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