Articles of Interest

Understanding your options and the services available to you is one step in making the process of caring for someone at home a little easier. Nascentia Health has compiled a listing of articles that we feel can help you with some of the concerns you might be having. You’ll find articles discussing care options, driving, finances, organization, self-care, and balancing home and work. Please visit the links below to find out more.

Care Options

– AARP and Genworth offers help for families trying to make informed decisions about long term care.  The “Care Library” provides access to useful articles, “how to” lists and checklists.
https://caregiving.genworth.com/caregiving-resources-articles

– Community Care Options
http://caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=1992

– Residential Care Options
http://caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=1742

– Making Choices About Everyday Care (for Families)
http://caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=406

– Changing Places: Should Your Parents Move in with You?
http://caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=689

– Finding Your Way: Choosing Long Term Care Services
http://www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/info-02-2009/finding_your_way_choosing_long_term_care_services.html

Driving

– “We Need to Talk” – how to talk to your loved one about their driving ability.
http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/transportation/we_need_to_talk/

Financial and Organization

– Get help with identifying benefits that could save you money and cover the costs of everyday expenses.
http://www.benefitscheckup.org

– Check out “free downloads” section to take you to free resources for record keeping including a daily medication and vitamin log, and a medical expenses and insurance log.
http://www.thecareorganizer.com

Balancing Home and Work Life

– Work & Life Balance
http://www.agingcare.com/Work-Life-Balance

Managing Stress

– Caregiver Stress
http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-caregiver-stress-burnout.asp

– Tips for Taking Care of Yourself
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/caregiver-stress/MY01231

Healthy Habits

– Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers
http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=847

– Care for the Family Caregiver: A Place To Start
http://www.caregiving.org/data/Emblem_CfC10_Final2.pdf

– Tips for Family Caregivers
http://www2.erie.gov/seniorservices/index.php?q=tips-family-caregivers-caring-person-dementia

– Caregiver Health
http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/public-health/promoting-healthy-lifestyles/geriatric-health/caregiver-health.page