Helpful Tools for Senior Care Issues
Articles and tools that speak to senior caregiving in all of its forms. Senior care is an area that everyone will be affected by either for themselves or a loved one. These articles and tools provide information and guidance through this very complicated issue for seniors and their families.
The Right Way to Find Homecare for a Senior
An adult child who is caring for an aging parent may suddenly find that the job of caregiving is too much to handle. The senior parent may abruptly need someone with them during longer periods of the day and night. In this situation, the adult child often seeks a person to provide home health care assistance.
Relief for Caregivers
Improve the lives of caregivers and seniors with the support of
adult day care. Get to know how the senior in your care can have
a good experience in this growing segment of the senior care market.
The Consumers Guide to Home Safety
Create a safe and functional home environment for yourself or a
loved one with this comprehensive guide of home improvements, tips
to finding the right contractor, checklists for safety improvements
for every room.
Why Seniors are Moving from Institution Back Home
The U.S. Congress authorized the MFP as part of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. MFP was designed to assist states in rebalancing their long-term care systems and help Medicaid enrollees transition out of institutions and back to their communities.
Home care services:
Questions to ask
Find an appropriate in-home care service for your needs using this
list of questions and considerations.
Senior Medical Device
Seniors experience better health care results thanks to a medical
devices brought into the home which communicates with doctors and
In Search of an Elder Law Attorney, a Geriatric Care Manager and an Ombudsman
When a senior needs reputable guidance, locating a qualified professional takes research and patience. Professionals such as elder law attorneys, ombudsman and geriatric care managers focus on the needs of seniors in a particular area and can provide beneficial services.
Power of Attorney
The role of a ‘medical power of attorney’ is different
than that of a ‘power of attorney’ for legal and business
matters. See how each is different and the important role of a medical
power of attorney.
Guide to Advance Directives
This guide answers your questions on this confusing topic such as:
what is an advance directive, why do I need one, are there different
types and more
New Areas of Reform on the Long-Term Care Labor Force Crisis
There is a growing consensus that America’s long-term care (LTC) system faces a crisis in providing sufficient health care and social needs to an aging society. A major concern is the impending disparity between the increasing demands of health care needs and the decreasing supply of the LTC workforce. This guide provides you with a summary of the LTC labor force issue and brings together the available information on current and future labor market needs, as well identifies best practices in recruitment, retention, education and training of LTC workers at every level.
What You Need
to Know about Long-Term Care
Get to know what long-term care truly means with this white paper.
It's an overview of all aspects of long-term care and a great resource
for you, your loved ones, and your senior clients.
the Conversation about Long-Term Care PDF
This article is a source of support and guidance for families as
they approach the difficult conversation of long-term care.
Your Needs for Long-Term Care
Create a true care needs picture with this assessment form for you
or a loved one. It will help you understand what level of care you
Care Conversation Checklist
A conversation guide for a very challenging conversation about long-term
care. Empower yourself knowing these hints for starting and having
Getting to Know Your Long-Term
At least 70 percent of people over 65 will require some form of
long-term care. Getting the right kind of care and knowing where
to find it can be difficult. Here is what you need to know to get
The Consumers Guide to Seniors Housing
Locating the best senior housing solution for your loved one encompasses factors from financial limitations, lifestyle goals, level of care needed and the amount of familial support. The Senior Housing Guide provides a detailed look at these factors and offers steps for putting together a housing plan that will give the individual the highest quality of life.
State of the Senior Housing Industry Report
As professionals in the senior housing industry plan for what the future looks like, the rules of the past may not apply to this new generation of seniors. This report provides a look at new regulatory changes, recent statistics, current trends, and related market research to help senior housing industry professionals understand the retirement goals of senior citizens and to forecast a solid plan for future company growth.
A straightforward list of questions to ask of nursing homes and
useful tips that give you a better perspective of what to look for
as you compare them.
A new income and/or companion option for seniors is to share their
homes with other seniors or people who can help them with their
care needs. ‘Match up programs’ are helping seniors
find the right complement to their situations. See how this might
benefit someone you know.
Assisted Living Administrative Worksheet
Getting answers and keeping track of answers is easy with this list of questions for the administrative staff at any assisted living facility. Asking these questions upfront will help and individual and their families make a more informed decision and find the right living community.
Assisted Living Cost Worksheet
Worksheet to help you estimate your costs for an assisted living community
Living Tour Checklist
With so much to consider in finding the right assisted living facility,
this checklist helps individuals and their families keep track of
the important features while taking a tour of the facility.
Housing Selection Tool
Chart to help you determine what senior housing and level of care
options might be most appropriate for you
How to Tour a Nursing Home
Visit a nursing home with an educated eye. This article will educate the reader on what to look for during a nursing home tour. Each aspect of the home is addressed and great guidance is given for this crucial decision.
Senior Housing - What You Need to Know Booklet
Easily match the care needs of the individual to the different types of senior housing options by using this chart It displays plainly each category of care and what level of support is offered at each type of facility.
How to Cope Successfully During a Senior Move
Leaving your old home and moving to a new one is stressful under the best conditions, but for seniors moving can be especially difficult.
Seniors and Adult Children Under One Roof: How to Succeed With This New Trend
With crushing student loans and an economy that doesn't offer enough job opportunities, college graduates and even older adult children are moving back home with mom and dad in record numbers.
How to Get the Most Out of Support Groups: Seniors and Caregivers
Support groups for almost any condition or situation can be found to help the individual and the families who are dealing with a problem. Emotional and practical support is offered through an exchange of information by participants and/or guidance by a professional.
How Seniors Can Handle Widowhood, Divorce and Remarriage Issues
Widowhood, divorce or remarriage in the senior years is a huge transition for the senior and the family members. Not everyone adjusts at the same rate and often help is needed to make the transition a smooth one.
Five Wishes is an easy to use legal document, brought to you by Aging with Dignity, written in everyday language that lets adults of all ages plan how they want to be cared for in case they become seriously ill.
Roles from Parent to Adult Child – Adapting to a Reversed
Way of Life
A handout on the challenges of reversing the role between parent
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