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Senior Care Management Insights - April 2014

April 2014 edition of our newsletter featuring news for geriatric professionals.
April 2014

Featured Events:

Meet the Salute to Senior Service Contest Winners

Congratulations to the 2014 Salute to Senior Service® Contest winners! These inspiring seniors have won donations to their favorite volunteer organizations in recognition of their service.

Meet the Local and National Winners

Earn Free CEUs: Living at Home
with Arthritis Webinar

May 7, 2014
12 p.m. CDT

Register to Attend

Attend a Live Chat: Overcoming Social Isolation

With Alzheimer's and Dementia Care expert David Troxel
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
5:00 pm EDT

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Care Team Communication: 3 Steps for Staying Informed
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Communication is key to excellent senior care, but that task is much easier said than done when you're one of many members of a senior's care team, including doctors, family members, social workers and others. To keep the lines of communication open, check out these three simple tips that can make a big impact on streamlining communication and enhancing care.

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Resources for You:

Home Instead Service

Do you have patients who could benefit from a little more help at home? Consider referring the wide range of non-medical home care services provided by the Home Instead network. Home Instead® CAREGiversSM are trained to assist with everything from house cleaning and grocery shopping, to medication reminders, transportation,
personal care, Alzheimer's care and more. Give your local office a call today to learn more about services available for your senior patients.

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The Patient's Voice

The Patient's Voice:
Building a Care Team

We asked our Alzheimer's email community how they have built a care team for their loved ones. Here are some of their responses:

"I've got some outside help. My husband's brother takes him for a weekly visit so I can get away. Once a week I have an aide come in who is mostly company for my husband and I can get out for a full day. I go see a movie usually and shop with one of my close friends. I feel so much better when I come back home."

"We have two wonderful daughters and a super granddaughter and a (younger grandson who is very attentive to his Pop-Pop), that will come and stay with him so I can have a weekend away with my girlfriends at least once every six months! Our grandson is local and pops in all the time to check up on us! I am very grateful!"

"Our extended family lives out of state, so I've learned to reach out to our faith family when I need help. Even if that means calling a friend from our church to come hang out on hard days while I make a quick grocery run, getting out of the house for a few minutes really helps. And the company is good for both of us."

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The Heart of a CAREGiver

Caring for seniors is a labor of love that requires a special person with just the right touch. The Home Instead® network is looking for dedicated CAREGiversSM who share its passion for caregiving to provide non-medical in-home care assistance to seniors. Learn more about what it takes to become a CAREGiver at

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Founded in 1994 in Omaha, Nebraska, by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead® network is the world's leading provider of non-medical in-home care services for seniors, with more than 1,000 independently owned and operated franchises providing more than 50 million hours annually of care throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, Finland, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, Mexico and China. Local Home Instead 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 Education®
Program to work with seniors who live with these conditions. This world class curriculum is also available free to family caregivers online or through local Home Instead offices. At Home Instead, it's relationship before task, while continuing to provide superior quality service that enhances the lives of aging adults and their families.

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