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If caring for your loved one has become too demanding or if it is just unsafe to leave the senior home alone for a period of time, it may be time to consider a new living arrangement.

Most seniors think that where they live is an all or nothing affair: stay at home or be sent to a nursing home. But to the contrary, there are a whole host of services and housing options available today that can fit a wide range of needs and life styles—including remaining in the family home.


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Caregivers creating a plan of care for their senior loved one.

Creating a Plan of Care Beyond Hospital Discharge Instructions

When a loved one is coming home from the hospital, it is important to have a good plan of care in place to help ensure a smooth transition home and to minimize stress for both the family caregiver and his or her loved one.

Senior talking to an insurance agent about what her insurance provides

Understanding What Insurance Can Provide After a Hospitalization

Understanding what health insurance covers is among the most difficult financial issues that family caregivers and their senior loved ones face.

Elderly woman prepares to measure her blood pressure at home

Tips on Selecting Home Medical Equipment

We'd all like to think that upon discharge from a hospital our senior loved one will be 100 percent better and ready to resume normal activity. But in most cases, more recovery time is usually needed. And in many instances, it might require the purchase of medical equipment for use while your loved one finishes his or her recuperation at home.

Guidelines for a safe home transfer

Guidelines for a Safe Home Transfer

Bringing your senior loved one home from the hospital or other medical facility requires a number of safety considerations. From the moment they leave their hospital room to the time they get settled in back home, it is imperative that you plan ahead to make sure the transition from hospital to home is free of dangers and as comfortable as possible.

Home Instead Senior CAREGiver helping a senior lady with her medications.

Managing New Medications

When your senior loved one returns home from the hospital, she or he is likely to come home with several new medications. Making sure that these new medications are taken correctly and don't create any adverse effects with existing medications is vital to ensuring your loved one's recovery.

Caregiver helps her senior loved one manage a follow-up doctor's appointment.

How to Help Manage a Senior's Follow Up Appointments

Before your senior loved one returns home from the hospital, he or she will likely receive a list of scheduled and/or recommended follow-up medical appointments. In order to keep his or her recovery on track, it's imperative that you help make sure your senior gets to each and every appointment.

Blueberries, peaches, apples.

Recommended Foods that Aid Senior Recovery

We all know that getting proper nutrition and staying hydrated are the keys to leading a healthy life. But what if you have a senior loved one who recently returned home from the hospital and is not well? Are there certain foods that can help speed recovery and help him or her feel better sooner?

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