We understand that caring for a loved one and finding home care and respite care options can be a stressful and sometimes confusing process. We have compiled some information that you may find useful in your search for help for professional and personal senior care.
Helpful Senior Care Resources
As the saying goes, “Knowledge is power.” At Senior Helpers, we see the truth in that saying all the time, when our clients and their families are informed, they feel empowered to decide what is best for their situations.
There is a wealth of resources available for senior citizens and their families, covering every topic from general care to specific illnesses. Learn from these resources to make informed decision about your family’s needs. The more informed you are, the better we can serve you. We have gathered trusted, informative resources to help you find solutions to your senior home care needs.
This free, informative video can assist you in your efforts to help your family member with dementia.
Parkinson’s is a unique challenge for caregivers. Request this free video to learn how you can best assist a family member with Parkinson’s disease.
Strategies for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
If an elderly loved one is suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia, it can also take a tremendous toll on your own physical and emotional well-being. Learn some strategies that work, and those to avoid for the various stages of those experiencing brain change with this great Senior Gems Strategies for Care wheel.
Strategies for Parkinson’s Care
Learn techniques that you can use today to help your loved one living with Parkinson’s disease remain comfortable and independent.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over. They are dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. They lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service.
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
The AFA seeks to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families—through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life.
It is a common misconception that Medicare covers the cost of all long term care once you hit the age of 65. This, unfortunately, is not the case. Medicare.gov is a great resource to learn the types of care that are covered by Medicare, and where you may need to plan for supplementary insurance or funding to cover healthcare costs.
Tips, tools and resources to help older adults and caregivers of seniors to stay independent.
The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. Here they share some things to consider when additional help is needed.
How people pay for long-term care—whether they receive care at home or in a hospital, assisted living facility, or nursing home—depends on their financial situation and the type of care they need. Many people may rely on a variety of payment sources, including personal funds (“out-of-pocket”), government programs, and private financing options. This overview from the National Institute on Aging provides a good summary
Rock Steady Boxing is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with affiliate locations across the United States offering a non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum to support improved quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease. Find a class in your area today.
Teepa Snow- Positive Approach to Care
Senior Helpers is honored to partner with dementia care expert Teepa Snow, a nationally renowned leader in the senior care industry with more than 30 years’ experience. Read more about Teepa here.