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Help With Aging Issues

For fifteen years, the Home Instead® franchise network has been devoted to providing seniors with the highest quality care in their own homes, and to arming families with the information they need to make the best decisions about caring for aging loved ones. The Get Mom Moving campaign is part of that effort, designed to help seniors stay mentally and physically active, as well as emotionally engaged.

Stephanie A. Studenski, M.D., M.P.H., who consulted with Home Instead on the Get Mom Moving activities, is an expert in the field of mobility and balance disorders in older adults.

Support for Other Aging Issues

Other public service programs sponsored by Home Instead have been aimed at helping families understand and manage a variety of issues related to elder care. Those resources are available at:

To learn more about the Home Instead network and the non-medical assisted living services we offer, visit

A Senior Care Resource Book for Families

Sorting through the surprisingly complex world of senior care can be overwhelming. That's why Paul and Lori Hogan wrote Stages of Senior Care—Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best Decisions, a practical, comprehensive guide to help you make senior care decisions for your aging parents based on their current needs and future desires. Stages of Senior Care provides tools to help you assess your loved ones' care requirements and illustrates how to calculate costs, avoid pitfalls, identify scams, and choose the right options now and into the future. Paul and Lori Hogan are Co-Founders of Home Instead, one of the largest providers of non-medical, in-home care for seniors. For more information, visit

Explore these pages to learn more:

Download a PDF version of the Get Mom Moving Activity Calendar (PDF 350 KB)

Download a PDF version of the Activities booklet (PDF 1.5 MB)

Stephanie A. Studenski, M.D., M.P.H., who worked with Home Instead to create the activities described on this Web site, is one of the nation's foremost authorities and researchers of mobility, balance disorders and falls in older adults. She is a professor in the division of geriatric medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and director of the new Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Studenski also is the director of clinical research for the University of Pittsburgh Institute on Aging and a professor at the university's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and School of Nursing. She is a staff physician at the Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs Health System Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center and Center for Health Equity Research and Practice.

Additionally, Dr. Studenski has served on the American Geriatrics Society's research committee and the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Review Group on Aging Systems and Geriatrics.

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