In our continued celebration of National Family Caregivers Month, we wanted to share a few of our favorite resource and tips articles with you, by category, so that you can easily identify and find those that will help in your particular eldercare situation.

Hospitalization-How can I prepare if my elderly parent is going to be hospitalized?  What do I need to do to make sure he/she is safely discharged to home with proper transitions of care?

Tips for a Hospital Stay (including what to pack when going to the hospital)

Top Caregiver Considerations to Ensure a Safe Hospital Discharge for Your Elderly Loved One

Paying for Care-What does Medicare pay for?  What costs can I expect for senior home care and respite care, in Florida and elsewhere?

The Limitations of Medicare Coverage for Home Health Care

What Do Different Types of Senior Care Cost? from Aging Wisely (including average costs in the Tampa Bay, Florida area and throughout the United States for Assisted Living Facilities, Home Health Care and more)

Affordable Senior Home Care-Understanding All the Costs Involved

Bringing Help in to the Home-How do I find help?  How do I introduce the idea to my elderly loved one?  How are home health agencies and home care providers regulated in Florida?

What is Available to Help the Elderly at Home?

The Questions to Ask About Senior Home Care

Florida Home Health Agencies/Entities and Regulations

In our next post, we will provide some more detailed information for caregivers caring for someone with dementia, or concerned about an aging parent’s memory loss or possible Alzheimer’s disease.  Our dementia expert, Ric Cavanagh, has created several tutorial videos for caregivers and also answered some of the frequently asked questions we hear about Alzheimer’s Disease and memory loss in older adults.  We will share some of the ways we prepare to provide Alzheimer’s specialty care to clients and how those tips might help you whether hiring in-home care or taking care of a loved one with dementia on your own.  We’ll also share some favorite books and websites where you can learn more about Alzheimer’s Disease, living with dementia and caregiver tips.

We appreciate any feedback you have on information we can provide to help you as a family caregiver or senior care professional.  Take a few minutes to complete our survey or contact us directly.