Integrated Older Adults Health Solution Center
For the Caregiver
Being a Caregiver "Formal" caregivers are paid for their services and have had training and education in providing care. "Informal" caregivers, also called family caregivers, are people who provide care to family or friends, usually without payment.
Making the Home Environment Safe Home safety is important when you're caring for an ill, aging, or disabled person.Use this helpful checklist as a guide.
Assistive Equipment for the Home Assistive equipment is any kind of tool or device that can help simplify caregiving or make the environment safer for an ill, disabled, or elderly person.
Caregivers Need to Care for Themselves More than 22 million Americans are involved in some form of helping elderly family members or friends with their daily routines. If you're part of this group, whether you call yourself a caregiver, or simply a good daughter or son, you know that caring for an aging parent or friend has its rewards and its trials.
Elder Care Elder care covers a wide variety of issues. These include choosing an appropriate healthcare provider to care for an aging person. It also includes making decisions about moving an older adult from home to a residential care setting.
Planning the Care of Your Aging Parents Many children of aging parents wait until there's a crisis, and then they're left scrambling for mediocre options.
Health Newcomer: The Patient Advocate Patient advocates fulfill many roles, even, in some cases, staying with hospitalized patients around the clock to help guard against medical errors.
Understanding Long-Term Care When people of any age need others to help them with medical, physical or emotional needs over an extended period of time, they need long-term care.