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April 20, 2012

You're so excited that your senior loved one is about to be discharged from the hospital and have seen in his or her eyes that he or she can't wait to be home and in familiar surroundings. But as the family caregiver are you prepared for the many tasks that you might face as your senior recovers?

From creating a plan of care, to learning about medications and what insurance does and doesn't cover, to making sure you have the medical supplies and equipment necessary there are many things you can do even before your loved one returns home from the hospital. Making sure the home is safely prepared for his or her arrival and having the proper foods in the refrigerator and cupboards are also vital to ensuring recovery and preventing readmission. The following links will take you to many resources to help you, the family caregiver, plan for your senior loved one's return home from the hospital.

Managing the Stress of a Family Caregiver — Family Caregiver Webinar - View Recorded Webinar

How to Balance Work and At Home Care — Family Caregiver Webinar - View Recorded Webinar

Multi-Generational Living — FamilyCaregiver Webinar - Prerecorded Webinar coming soon, check here.

Long-Distance Caregiving

Download the Returning Home guide.

Download the Canadian Edition of the Returning Home: Transitional Care Guide

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  1. April 23, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Posted by benice

    I can really identify with what you are going through, but i decided to look at alternative therapies to help me to relax in my spare time. So i learned some useful stress management techniques like mind quieting, yoga and other therapies which has really been helping me so far. Also i found about a new course on twitter called Soothing Stress Relief Sounds Course, which uses sound therapy to relax which sounds promising. I think it all about learning how to balance. I hope this helps you.


  2. April 23, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Posted by Shannon

    My mother has been suffering with dementia over the past two years and i have really been overwhelmed. Having to deal with the stress of her condition has really affected me. I try to relax but nothing seemed to be working? Can anyone provide any suggestions? Thanks


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