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.
Overcoming Difficult Challenges is Long-Distance Caregiving
Long-distance caregiving is a growing trend with difficult challenges for adult children. The Pew Research Center estimates that 1 in every 8 American adults between the ages of 40 and 60 is raising children of their own and caring for aging parents.
What to Do When a Seniors Care is Too Much for the Family
It is exhausting caring for a senior loved one, but a Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) can help sort issues for the family and provide guidance for a better care plan for everyone.
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.
Assessing 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 need.
Long-Term Care Conversation Checklist
A conversation guide for a very challenging conversation about long-term care. Empower yourself knowing these hints for starting and having the talk.
Having the Conversation about Long-Term Care
Care Conversations is a great resource for finding tips and information for making difficult conversations, like the need for long-term care, more manageable. It is critical that loved ones are receptive when discussing important issues so that both the older adult and their loved one can come to the best possible decision.
How to Find the Right Assisted-Living Facility
There can be many benefits to moving into assisted-living communities, particularly if you need only a minimum amount of care. But because such places are not as well regulated as nursing homes, you need to be careful when choosing one.
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.
The Consumer’s Guide to Home Safety for Seniors
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.
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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.
Find an appropriate in-home care service for your needs using this list of questions and considerations.
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 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.
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.
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.
More and more seniors and baby boomers say they want to age in place. To do this, their homes must serve them well. Home improvements that make a home more livable for a senior can help with resale value as well. Caregivers and family members can help make these improvements.
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, who is living at home, may abruptly need someone with them during longer periods of the day and night, or the senior may require skilled personnel. In this situation, the adult child often seeks a person to provide home health care assistance.
Senior Living facilities are finding reasons for creating some fancy funding options for seniors who are stuck in their homes because of a dragging real estate market.
Consumer’s Guide to Senior Housing
Home care services: Questions to ask
State of the Senior Housing Industry Report
Home Sharing for Seniors
How to Tour a Nursing Home
Senior Housing – What You Need to Know Booklet
Easy and Affordable Home Improvements for Senior Safety
The Right Way to Find Home Care for a Senior
New Move-in Incentives at Retirement Communities
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.
How to Make Downsizing Less Stressful
Whether you are moving into an apartment, a smaller house or assisted living, there are ways to simplify and expedite the process. Start slowly and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
How You Can Exit the Hospital Successfully
The transition from hospital to home is one of the most critical periods in a patient’s recovery. Patients can do more to avoid readmissions to the hospital.
Tools & Checklists
Nursing Home Checklist
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.
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.
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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.
Chart to help you determine what senior housing and level of care options might be most appropriate for you.
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.
Assisted Living Tour Checklist
Senior Housing Selection Tool