Assistive Products for Those with Vision Impairment (PDF Download)
Home Modifications for Persons with Vision Impairments (PDF Download)
Lighting Considerations for Persons with Low Vision (PDF Download)
An informative article from All About Vision provides useful information and advice for dealing with age-related vision loss.
Useful article provided by Caring.com offers advice on how to help older adults identify aids and tools for dealing with low vision on a daily basis.
Lighthouse International’s VisionConnection provides information and the option to view comparative simulations of some of the most common vision conditions.
The National Eye Institute offers a wealth of information to help patients and their families learn about age-related macular degeneration.
The Glaucoma Research Foundation provides all sorts of helpful information about glaucoma, including an overview of the disease, risk factors, tests, and other useful facts.
This comprehensive overview of the symptoms, causes and treatments of cataracts is available courtesy of the Mayo Clinic.
The American Optometric Association outlines detailed information about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetic retinopathy.
Caregiver Tips for People with Low Vision (PDF Download)
Downloadable form offers 10 helpful tips for those who care for people with low vision, courtesy of the owner of Magnifiers and More.
VisionAware.org is a self-help resource center for vision loss Web site that provides free, practical, hands-on information to enhance quality of life and independence for adults with vision loss, their families and friends, caregivers and related professionals.
Vision World Wide, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the vision impaired through direct interaction and indirectly through the caregiving community, provides valuable information, education, guidance, support and consumer protection to the visually impaired as well as the many professionals who serve them.
The Eye Digest, published by the University of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary and available to read on agingeye.com, offers this article about common myths surrounding vision and wearing eyeglasses.
Models of Care (PDF Download)
Home Care Checklist (PDF Download)
Nutritional Screening Tool (PDF Download)
Care Decisions (PDF Download)
Find home care providers in a specific geographic area.
Find home care providers in a specific geographic area.
Learn about various home care services to help you figure out the best available options for your situation.
Very educational and informative descriptions and insights about a method of assessing in regard to home care; also includes a laymen’s health assessment worksheet.
“There’s No Place Like Home – For Growing Old” offers helpful advice for seniors who wish to stay in their own homes and receive care.
Written by our very own Craig Falk, this guide was created to be a concise quick-guide to help get you started in searching for the best caregiver for your loved one. Though many book-length publications exist that comprehensively address eldercare and caregiving issues, most family members find themselves in an impending crisis situation and need simple answers now. In this guide you will learn about the different care options available, how to assess your financial position and the extent of care needed, and, if you decide to employ in-home care, how to search for, evaluate, hire, and manage a caregiver.
Use these helpful suggestions from ElderCare Online for identifying the best in-home care assistance to meet your needs.
Basic Statistics About Home Care 2008 (PDF Download)
This informative PDF from the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) provides a basic overview of the home care industry across the nation.
Educational guide from National Association of Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) that offers helpful information on reimbursed in-home care services, specifically coverage under Medicare.
Informative article details the pros of using an agency for private duty home care services.
CareGuide@home offers important information about how to assess the types of in-home care services available.
The NPDA represents the nation’s private duty home care providers that employ their care force, provide background checks on personnel as well as other screenings, and are bonded and insured.
Blood Pressure Diary (PDF Download)
FAQs About Heart/Stroke Survivors (PDF Download)
The American Heart Association provides basic warning signs of heart attack, stroke and cardiac arrest, as well as information on what to do in any of these situations.
This overview is provided by the Mayo Clinic to help people understand the basics of cardiovascular disease and the conditions that can affect heart and blood vessels.
Health information is provided by the National Institution on Aging on how to handle hypertension.
Learn about heart disease, heart health and heart attacks through helpful information provided by EverydayHealth.com.
This fact sheet lists common national statistics concerning cardiovascular disease.
An interactive map of the world, courtesy of the World Heart Federation, shows users the annual number of deaths for specific types of heart disease in various regions of the world.
The American Heart Association offers a number of downloadable information sheets to answer any heart-related questions.
This easy-to-use online system helps create a grocery list of certified heart-healthy foods.
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute offers an interactive nutrition calculator for creating a heart-healthy personal eating plan.
The Heart Health section on the AARP Web site is full of helpful tips and advice for keeping one’s heart as healthy as possible.
Family Caregiver Alliance offers an informative fact sheet to help caregivers when caring for stroke victims.
This online cholesterol health assessment reveals risk for heart disease, as well as information, tips and straegies for improving cholesterol levels.
Highlights from the 2004 Surgeon General’s Report are provided on the health consequences of smoking, courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tobacco, Heart Disease and Stroke (PDF Download)
This downloadable fact sheet details how tobacco use contributes to cardiovascular diseases worldwide.
Memory Screening Questions (PDF Download)
Tips for Helping an Elderly Depressed Person (PDF Download)
Understanding the Difference Between Dementia and Depression (PDF Download)
Provides information about treatment options for both Alzheimer's and depression.
Interactive tutorial that is a self screening tool that can be used to assist in determining if depression is present and how best to proceed if it is.
Provides an informative comparison of Alzheimer's and depression.
Information from a study describing characteristics that increase the risk of depression and some recommended tests for screening.
American Academy of Neurology (PDF Download)
Downloadable guideline from the American Academy of Neurology entitled "Screening and Treatment for Depression, Dementia, and Psychosis with Parkinson Disease."
Provides concise facts on depression in older adults, as well as links for more information.
The link for free access to Medline search, the National Library of Medicine's search service that provides access to over 11 million articles.
Disaster Preparedness Resources (PDF Download)
Recommended Emergency Supply Kit Items (PDF Download)
Hypothermia Info (PDF Download)
The City of Boston informs older adults that "Cold Weather Spells Danger" through a hypothermia-related handout, available as a PDF.
The American Red Cross has several suggestions to keep you and your loved ones as safe as possible when a tornado strikes.
The elderly with weakened immune systems are especially at risk of food-borne illnesses, and present special food safety challenges.
The CDC Web site is easily accessed for monitoring waves of influenza as they occur.
Disaster preparedness information and resources, including specific ways to prepare a disaster plan that meets the needs of today's older Americans.
Find out what your Readiness Quotient is when it comes to preparing for emergency situations. This Web site is a great tool to help individuals, families and communities determine and evaluate their readiness.
Disaster preparedness suggestions including great input from seniors who have had experiences with emergencies.
Sponsored by the American Red Cross, this site hopes to help vulnerable citizens of a community in preparing for disaster situations.
This Web site offers a complete line of emergency preparedness, earthquake preparedness, hurricane preparedness, disaster survival, and first aid kits. Their products contain essential items recommended for survival kits by F.E.M.A. and The American Red Cross.
Stay Healthy, Stay Independent (PDF Download)
Strength, Balance & Flexibility Exercises (PDF Download)
This site contains information on the benefits of exercise.
Recommendations on how to begin and maintain an exercise regimen.
Information on the benefits of even light activity levels for elderly adults.
Information on the physical and psychological benefits of exercise for the elderly population.
This site contains information about the importance of physical activity for older adults and those with disabilities.
Information on getting started with an exercise program, tips on how to safely exercise, and types of exercises appropriate for the elderly population.
Mary Ann Wilson, host of the nationally syndicated PBS program “Sit and Be Fit” has videos and books she recommends for seniors on fitness.
Chemotherapy Questions (PDF Download)
Getting Help With Your Caregiving Responsibilities (PDF Download)
How to Help Someone Diagnosed With Cancer (PDF Download)
The American Cancer Society offers this checklist for caregivers of cancer patients to help identify signs of caregiver depression.
Cancer.com offers an array of information for caregivers to help guide through the journey of caring for a cancer patient.
Caregiving for Your Loved One With Cancer (PDF Download)
Downloadable booklet from CancerCare provides support as well as practical ways for the caregiver to help the patient, take care of themselves and cope with the situation.
Informative advice and tips for caring for a cancer patient and providing good, reliable caregiver support, provided by the American Cancer Society.
A fact sheet courtesy of the National Cancer Institute offers valuable information about the various services provided by home care agencies and financial assistance available from government, public and private agencies.
The Mayo Clinic offers some useful tips to reduce the risk of cancer.
The National Cancer Institute breaks down the different types of cancer treatment into easy-to-read sections.
Find out oncologist-approved information about more than 120 different types of cancer and cancer-related syndromes on Cancer.net.
The American Cancer Society answers questions regarding common concerns about diet and physical activity in relation to cancer.
About.com offers advice for how to recognize and prevent burnout in caregivers of cancer patients.
Because hospice care can be a confusing and difficult journey, Hospicenet.org provides the answers to frequently asked questions about hospice services.
When it comes to cancer, there are many things about hospice care that sets it apart from other types of health care. The American Cancer Society provides useful information about what hospice is and how it can help.
Long Term Care Assessment Questionnaire (PDF Download)
Financial Planning Questions for Long Term Care (PDF Download)
Long Term Care Options Worksheet (PDF Download)
A wealth of information and resources to help plan for future long term care needs, courtesy of the US Dept. of Health and Human Services.
This comprehensive resource for long term care planning, available from the National Care Planning Council, offers an assortment of articles to help educate about all aspects of long term care planning.
AARP discusses important features and key issues for those considering long term care insurance.
This section provided by Medicare.gov includes a summary of the meaning of long term care and the roles Medicare and Medicaid play in long term care.
Family Caregiver Alliance compiles national long term care statistics from multiple studies and sources in this informative fact sheet.
The Long Term Care Insurance National Advisory Center offers this useful long term care cost calculator to help people calculate the average cost of long term care in their area and plan and to help accordingly.
Informative guide offers tips and assistance in the sometimes difficult planning process for deciding a loved one’s long term care.
This interactive cost of care map, provided by Genworth Financial, allows users to compare the cost of long term care across the nation, as well as click on specific states to predict how much the cost of care will increase in years to come.
Dr. Bob Taylor is a direct access physician who knows and cares about you. How it Works; Members pay an annual fee for membership in the practice. This fee can be funded by a Health Savings Account, Company Cafeteria Plan, or by the money you save when you change to a high deductible insurance plan. Dr. Bob will bill your insurance after each visit, and any monies paid by the insurance company are sent directly to you. Check it out - he is a wonderful doctor!
The Alzheimer’s Association, a national network of chapters, is the largest national voluntary health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and helping those affected by the disease.
Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to serving families and people who are providing care for brain impaired adults and the frail elderly. Our mission is to improve the well being of caregivers and provide support throughout the caregiving process.
The Eskaton Senior Connection offers free information, assistance and consultation regarding a multitude of services to meet the needs of seniors, including health care, housing, social, legal and financial services. Additionally, The Senior Connection offers community classes on issues that are of interest to seniors and caregivers, caregiver classes, telephone reassurance calls, and friendly visitors for home-bound seniors, appointments with elder law attorneys, out-of-home placement assistance and other services. All of these Eskaton Senior Connection community programs are free of charge.
FCA provides a public voice for caregivers. This organization supports the important work of families caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions. They are especially helpful to those families with brain-injured adults, offering government subsidies and assistance.
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) is the umbrella organization for the 655 area agencies on aging (AAAs) and more than 230 Title VI Native American aging programs in the U.S. The fundamental mission of the AAAs is to provide services which make it possible for older individuals to remain in their home, thereby preserving their independence and dignity.
NPDA is the nation's largest trade association representing the interests and concerns of non medical home care agencies. Simply put, NPDA is the one organization dedicated to making home care providers lives easier. From professional development to fighting for better regulation, from knowing all angles of federal and state regulations to providing the latest information affecting home care and hospice, NPDA stands ready to serve your needs, enabling you to better serve your clients.
GCM is a non-profit, professional organization of practitioners whose goal is the advancement of dignified care for the elderly and their families. With more than 1,500 members, GCM is committed to maximizing the independence and autonomy of elders while striving to ensure that the highest quality and most cost-effective health and human services are used when and where appropriate.
Welcome to Roseville Optometry Associates! Our optometrists and staff in Roseville, CA pride themselves on making our customers happy by providing great service and products at reasonable prices. Our convenient location and hours make it easy for you to come in and get the professional service you deserve! Browse our Web site for more information, and stop by today.
If you or a loved one is considering assisted living or other senior care options, Senior Care Solutions in Fair Oaks, California, can help. Together our staff has more than thirty years experience in the healthcare industry assisting people find senior care and we have assisted over 3,500 families in the Northern California area to find the right senior care solution for their needs.
The mission of Seniordrivers.org is not to teach anyone how to drive; rather, our mission is two-fold: Present some simple demonstration exercises that can keep one's aging body both flexible and less tired, and offer a set of "refresher" tips, to help seniors overcome some of the stickier situations found in everyday driving.
Reduce Caregiver Burnout (PDF Download)
Inspirational Quotes (PDF Download)
Respite Tips for Caregivers (PDF Download)
Brochure that encourages informal caregivers to consider using respite services and offers suggestions about ways to make their respite time most effective.
Learn to recognize the symptoms of caregiver burnout through advice from WebMD.
Learn more about the different types of respite care.
There are many ways to celebrate family caregivers and to take action and communicate the important messages of NFC Month. Check out these ideas and guides to help you create a successful National Family Caregivers Month in your community.
An informative guide with valuable tips for keeping healthy while delivering care to others.
Learn a strategy to help a caregiver deal with feelings and be objective in providing daily care over the long term to a loved one.
Provides information on workplace programs for family caregivers.
Great statistics on family caregivers and family caregiving, provided by the National Family Caregivers Association.
Here are some helpful tips from AlzOnline for surviving the stressful holiday season.
FAQ’s on Caregiving (PDF Download)
Informative FAQ’s on caregiving from the Department of Health and Human Services.
AARP offers information and retention strategies for employers to support working caregivers.
Strength for Caring is an online resource and community for family caregivers, helping them to take care of their loved ones and themselves.
Revolution Health has developed an interactive social networking community for caregivers to meet others who share their interests, goals, challenges and more.
Daily Food Record Sheet (PDF Download)
Food Guide Pyramid for Older Adults (PDF Download)
Nutritional Screening Tool (PDF Download)
Tips for Eating Well (PDF Download)
An interactive MNA screening form provided by the Nestle Nutrition Institute allows users to find out if they are healthy or malnourished.
Great information from the Mayo Clinic on how to plan healthy meals for one or two, reduce wasted food and add variety to meals.
Informative article on senior nutrition offers tips and advice for maintaining a healthy diet while dealing with the challenges of aging.
Planning for Leftovers (PDF Download)
This downloadable PDF on senior-friendly ideas for healthy eating, from the Dieticians of Canada, gives tips and ideas for creative use of leftovers when cooking for one or two.
The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this informative nutritional assessment and report detailing unintentional weight loss in aging adults.
Seniors-Site.com outlines various changes seniors face in nutritional guidelines and offers suggestions and tips to maintain a healthy diet.
Informative overview on nutrition, malnutrition and health in older adults, provided by the Foundation for Health in Aging.
Useful information from Colorado State University on changes in the aging body and the importance of staying healthy and accommodating changing nutritional needs.
The FDA identifies common problems older people have in regards to eating well, and offers helpful suggestions and ideas for alleviating the problems.
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Safe & Sound At Home
Do you need help cutting through the confusion about obtaining care for your loved one? Safe and Sound At Home, A Guide To Finding The Best Caregiver was created to be a concise, quick guide to help get you started in searching for the best caregiver for your loved one.
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Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was the first American to have plumbing installed in his house, in 1840.