Caring at Home. Yours or Theirs?
Determining where the care will be given is an important decision and is often determined based on the recipient's condition. Whether you decide to keep mom or dad in their own home, in your home or in a long term care facility, sorting through the issues of where your care recipient will live can be critical to the success of your caregiving experience. The links below will help provide you with information on how to make the best home care decisions for you and your loved one.
Finding a Long Term Care Facility You Can Both Live With
Choosing an assisted living facility can be the right solution for a senior who is no longer able to live independently but who does not require nursing home care. The links below will lead you to information how to find a nursing home or assisted living facility.
Making a home safe for a care recipient who is frail or has mobility issues is one of the first things to do when starting out as a caregiver. A safe home that meets your loved one's needs is an option that can ease some of the financial burden as well as a great deal of stress. The links below will lead you to some helpful information.
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Fact Sheet: Behavior Management Strategies - LACRC
Caregiving can be a frustrating experience. This fact sheet has some tips you can use to make communicating and caring for your loved one easier.
Hot Weather Tips - Family Caregiver Alliance
Older adults are particularly vulnerable to weather extremes. Here you can find information on how to help keep your loved one cool and to recognize the warning signs for heatstroke.
Lifting Techniques for Home Caregivers - American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Do you have to lift your loved one to assist them from the bed or to bathe? This site offers techniques you can use to ease the strain of frequent lifting.
Fact Sheet: Consumer Products and Assistive Equipment - LACRC
Need to find equipment that will make your loved one's daily living activities easier? Click here to find information on tools they can use and home modifications you can make.
Time for a Nursing Home - Strength for Caring
Having trouble bringing up the idea of assisted living with a loved one? This story from Strength for Caring shows the experiences of one woman who had to decide whether her grandmother should move to a nursing home.
A Place for Mom
A Place for Mom is a referral service that can help you find an assisted living facility for your loved one. A Place for Mom offers advisors who can help you find a home or get tips on what to look for in a care facility.