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Senior Care Management Insights - November 2013

November 2013

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"What Seniors Need During the Holidays" Webinar
Wednesday, December 4 & 11
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Free Alzheimer's Training Workshops for Family Caregivers

These workshops can be a great resource for the family members of your memory care patients. Professional caregiver trainers at Home Instead® franchise offices across the nation lead workshops for family caregivers on topics related to Alzheimer's and dementia care.

Find free Alzheimer's care workshops in your area

Attend a Live Chat: Alzheimer's and Other Dementias Around the Holidays

With expert Dr. Amy D'Aprix
November 25, 2013
5:00 p.m. EST

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5 Ways to Support Senior Patients and Their Families During the Holidays
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The holiday season is an excellent opportunity to support your senior care patients and their families by preparing them to address any health changes they may notice in their aging loved ones. Holiday gatherings can provide a good backdrop for families to broach these concerns in a gentle, non-confrontational manner. Here are five ways you can support them in this process.

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Resources for You:

White Paper: Non-Medical Home Care: A Proven Resource to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

This white paper outlines the findings of a "hospital-to-home" pilot project conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead franchise network. The project studied the effectiveness of non-medical home care in reducing hospital readmission rates for older patients with congestive heart failure.

View the study's findings »

Be a Santa to a Senior Community Outreach Program

The Be a Santa to a Senior® program spreads holiday cheer by providing and delivering gifts to lonely and financially challenged seniors. To recommend seniors in need, donate gifts, or volunteer your time to help coordinate or wrap gifts, contact your local Home Instead office to find out how you can get involved.

The Patient's Voice

The Patient's Voice:
Confidence to Care: Your Alzheimer's and Dementia Questions Answered

The following is an excerpt from a live chat with caregiving expert Dr. Amy D'Aprix:

Do you have any tips on getting Alzheimer's patients to bathe?

Dr. Amy's Answer:
A: What you might do is dependent on the stage of the disease. You might start by setting a regular time for bathing, and laying out everything you need. Then gently lead your parent to the bath. It is often easier when a routine is established...

View the Sept. 16 live chat transcript to see the full discussion »

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 by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead® 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 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 offices. At Home Instead, it's relationship before task, while continuing to provide superior quality service that enhances the lives of seniors everywhere.

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