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Senior Care Management Insights - October 2013

October 2013

Do Not Miss These Upcoming Events:

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

Earn Free CEUs: Alzheimer's Solutions for Caregivers Webinar

Wednesday, November 13 & 20
12 p.m. CST

This webinar series features free monthly seminars especially for senior care professionals to help set you apart as an expert in your field. Earn free CEUs while learning about relevant senior care solutions.

Register for the Webinar

Live Chat with Alzheimer's Expert David Troxel: Read the Transcript

Read the transcript from the recent Live Chat, Alzheimer's and Other Dementias: Managing Symptoms and Handling Situations.

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End-of-Life Care Options to Supplement Hospice
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Whether you are a hospice care provider, in-home caregiver or other senior care professional, it's important to help families understand the options and limitations involved in end-of-life care. In many cases, non-medical home care services are needed to supplement hospice care... Read more »

Resources for You:

Free Alzheimer's and Other Dementias Daily Companion App

With close to 500 searchable pieces of advice regarding dementia-related behaviors and symptoms, this iPhone app is the perfect go-to resource for your memory care patients' family caregivers. Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead network, developed this app as an extension of their latest book, Confidence to Care: A Resource for Family Caregivers Providing Alzheimer's Disease or Other Dementias Care at Home.

Alzheimer's Roundtable Event Video

Karen Garner, founder of and caregiver of a husband with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease, speaks about her experiences and the help that caregivers need from their friends, family, and community.

The Patient's Voice

The Patient's Voice:
Living with Alzheimer's: A Journey of Caring

On September 19, 2013, a global roundtable event was held to discuss the top care concerns of the Alzheimer's and dementia community. The event, hosted by Home Instead Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead network, and Alzheimer's Disease International, brought together top Alzheimer's experts, physicians, leaders of industry, people living with Alzheimer's and those caring for Alzheimer's patients.

Here's what one roundtable panelist shared:

"My advice is to stay strong, to ask for help when you can, although I have to admit I have people tell me that all the time because it is really, really hard to accept help, let alone ask for help...speak out, use this journey that you're traveling to not only help yourself, but help others that are going to be coming along behind you, and it will in turn make you a stronger, happier person."

-Karen Garner, Blogger, caregiver to husband with Younger Onset Alzheimer's

Learn more about the roundtable event and follow #AlzTalk2013 or @homeinstead on Twitter to join the global 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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