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How to Pick an In-Home Care Provider

Learn the ins and outs regarding how to pick a caregiver to provide the best service for your loved one. Watch 30 Second Video

This resource will help you understand the following:

  • What questions to ask
  • What information to gather
  • Where to go for references

Is it Time for In-Home Care?

Learn how to identify when your loved one needs additional care in order to continue living safely with dignity in their own home. Watch 30 Second Video

This resource will help you understand the following:

  • The six activities of daily living
  • Needs, causes, and options
  • 20 warning signs

Managing Parkinson’s Disease Patient Needs

A Parkinson’s disease diagnosis can be managed. Parkinson’s disease may or may not affect a person’s cognitive abilities. Watch 30 Second Video

This resource will help you understand the following:

  • The care phases of Parkinson’s disease
  • Plan ahead for Parkinson’s disease care
  • Parkinson’s dementia
  • Take the scare out of care

Coming Home From Rehab. Now What?

Coming home is the next step in recovery. However, a rehab discharge does not mean the patient is fully recovered. Watch 30 Second Video

This resource will help you understand the following:

  • Plan ahead for rehab discharge
  • Options: What should we do next?
  • Some good news (for a change) about seniors and physical therapy

A Family Guide for In-Home Dementia Care

Time to plan for future dementia care needs—dementia, in most cases, develops over several years. Watch 30 Second Video

This resource will help you understand the following:

  • Resources available to caregivers
  • Help around the house or 24-hour care?
  • What questions to ask
  • The six activities of daily living

Understanding Strokes and Recovery

People of all ages can have a stroke and recovery, if it is possible, can take days, months, or even years. Watch 30 Second Video

This resource will help you understand the following:

  • The warning signs of a stroke
  • The three types of strokes
  • The road to recovery
  • What happens after rehab?

Agency vs. Independent Care Providers

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This resource will help you understand the following:

  • How to weigh costs, care, credentials and quality
  • 5 questions to ask to determine your loved ones needs
  • Resources for additional questions to ask your caregiver

Couples Care: Keeping Relationships Whole

Learn why couples care is an affordable solution for families. Watch 30 Second Video

This resource will help you understand the following:

  • What type of care is appropriate
  • How to assess your loved one’s abilities
  • Find your best in-home care solution

Understanding the Six Activities of Daily Living

The Six Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) is a diagnostic tool used by doctors, healthcare workers, and insurance companies, to assess capabilities and grant (or limit) funding for care.

This resource will help you understand the following:

  • The 6 activities most frequently measured
  • Why ADLs are important
  • How to use the 6 ADLs to determine the next level of care

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What Is Considered an IADL?

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