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Senior Care Management Insights - September 2012

September 2012
5 Benefits of Technology to Share with Seniors
and Their Caregivers
Impact your clients' quality of life by sharing these five technological solutions that may help to keep seniors healthy, safe and socially connected while making caregiving tasks less stressful for their family members.

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  • As Aging Population Grows, Health Care Adapts
    Thanks to the baby boomer effect and improvements in health care, the number of Americans over age 65 is soaring. Since older adults have more medical needs than their younger counterparts, our health care system will need to adapt. Providers that serve aging patients are already seeing shifts in utilization.

Focus on Alzheimer's & Dementia:
  • World Alzheimer's Month 2012
    The theme for World Alzheimer's Month 2012 is "Dementia: Living together." Alzheimer's Associations across the world will focus their activities on reducing the stigma associated with dementia and making communities more dementia-friendly.

Nursing Quality Network Webinar - Advancing the Business Case for Fall Prevention Programs
Sept. 25, 2012 (Tuesday)
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. EST

Sponsored by the American Nurses Association

Creativity, Art & the Mature Mind
Sept. 27, 2012 (Thursday)
1 - 2 p.m. EST

Earn Free CEU Credit
Sponsored by the MetLife Foundation

Helping Seniors with Finances
Oct. 17, 2012 (Wednesday)
1 - 2 p.m. EST

Earn Free CEU Credit
Sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead®Network, and the American Society on Aging

  • Free Printable Advance Directives Forms
    Encourage your senior patients and their family members to plan for future medical care by using these free downloadable advance directive forms available through the AARP.
  • Caregiver StressMeter
    An online assessment developed by a group of leading eldercare and caregiver stress experts to help caregivers determine what level of stress they're experiencing and find resources helpful to their situation.

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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 CAREGiversSMworldwide 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 EducationSMProgram 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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