Senior Care Resources
From senior care guides to FAQ’s, our resources are a wealth of information to help you navigate senior care for your loved one.
Senior Care Guides
Agency Comparison Checklist
At Home Care Assistance, we are committed to helping families make the best possible decision regarding care for their loved ones.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is home care?
My parents are reluctant to accept home care. Now what?
Who pays for home care?
Why should I use a company rather than hire a caregiver on my own?
What’s unique about Home Care Assistance?
How do you choose caregivers?
Do I have to sign a contract?
Does home care have to be at home or in home?
Will the caregiver move in to the senior’s home?
HCA Wellness Book Collection
Happy To 102
This first book of our wellness collection focuses on the factors contributing to healthy longevity. Since we’re living longer and longer, making those later years healthy ones is increasingly important. Happy to 102 explains the approach to diet, exercise, mental stimulation, social connectedness, and purpose which can mean a delay or avoidance of diseases like cancer, heart disease, bone loss, diabetes, and dementia.
The Handbook of Live-In Care
Looking for clear, practical advice on caring for an aging parent or loved one? The Handbook of Live-In Care, the second book in our collection, offers useful help. Whether you are new to care-giving or a veteran, this book has benefits for you. While caring for an older adult is challenging, helping a person stay in the comfort of their own surroundings and maintain maximum independence can mean empowering your loved one to a greater sense of control and purpose.
Hospital To Home
This book focuses on what to do when you, or a loved one, return to the comforts of home from a hospital stay. Often, families are unprepared for the increased care needs and the recent patient is unaware of the extent to which the hospital supported everyday functioning. Additionally, seniors may be very concerned about their ability to suddenly stay safely at home alone, in their weakened state, post surgery or illness. Learn to navigate the various care options post discharge.
The Five Senses
Gain insights and concrete advice to assist older adults in coping with the changes in sensory awareness that often come with aging. Our sense organs are vulnerable to medication side effects, chronic conditions, stroke, and even habits of a lifetime. Since we experience the world through our senses, managing altered abilities will be fundamental to successful, satisfactory aging. The Five Senses gives an overview of potential changes and offers practical guidance for maintaining quality of life in the face of actual changes in perception.
Mind Over Grey Matter: A New Approach to Dementia Care
Many people are caring for an older adult with dementia. This care giving can be rewarding and very challenging. The nature of a brain disease means each experience is unique. Mind Over Grey Matter offers enormously helpful and practical advice. People with dementia deserve the best quality of life possible; this book can help caregivers provide care which not only does this, but may slow the dementia’s progression. Equipped with actual techniques, families are better able to provide the support and resources loved ones need to continue to live in their own familiar surroundings.
The Senior Sleep Solution
So much of our bodies change as we age—our sleep patterns are no exception. Research tells us people of every age need to rest well to help rebuild immune systems after the damage of everyday living and allow busy minds a break. Sleep improves memory and performance, and a prolonged lack of it not only impairs our ability to learn, it can actually cause our brains to shrink. The thoroughly researched strategies presented in The Senior Sleep Solution include specific steps for seniors with dementia and various sleep disorders.
The Cognitive Therapeutics Method™
Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Slowing the Cognitive and Functional Decline Associated with Dementia
Cognitive Therapeutics Method™ is the seventh book in our senior wellness series and focuses on the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™.
A Practical Guide to Brain Health
Is it possible to rewire the brain to enhance cognitive health as we age? The Brain Boost: A Practical Guide to Brain Health draws on cutting-edge research from the fields of cognitive science, neuropsychology and medicine to show that anyone can boost his or her brain performance through lifestyle changes. Full of fascinating studies—from explorations of the hippocampi of London taxi drivers to the role of the emotional tone of music in enhancing cognitive function in those with Alzheimer’s.
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