Aware Senior Care Blog
If you are caring for an elderly loved one, you know that sometimes it can feel like you just don’t have all the answers.
What is the best living situation for mom and dad? How can we help reduce some of their financial burdens? Do they need physical therapy or disability support? Where do I go for Alzheimer’s or dementia support?
All of the problems and concerns that you don’t know how to solve can make caregiving incredibly overwhelming. And when you combine that with the responsibilities and obligations of your own life, you may end up feeling, well, helpless.
But just as with most other problems in life, making use of the support and knowledge of others in trying times can help you overcome what might feel like a daunting task.
Caring for your elderly loved one is no different. If you want to make the best choices for your family member, you need a support system that:
•Offers a list of valuable services that specialize in a variety of in-home health care focused issues
•Provide tools for tackling almost any problem related to Raleigh in-home care
•Point to specific resources for seniors in Raleigh, NC that provide expertise and guidance on a range of topics
•Connect you to support groups that offer tips, solutions, and encouragement
That’s why Aware Senior Care created the Circle of Support, a collection of services, tools, support groups, and resources for seniors in Raleigh that can help you provide the best in-home care and manage any difficulties along the way.
You don’t have to do it alone, and the Circle of Support can help. It doesn’t always take a village to support a loved one, but it certainly doesn’t hurt.
Circle of Support Resources for Seniors in Raleigh
Health and Wellness Documents from Aware Senior Care
These tools and documents created by Aware Senior Care will help make life a bit more organized for you or your elderly loved one.
•Preparing for a Doctor’s Visit Checklist – This comprehensive checklist will make sure you remember to bring up any problems you may have encountered.
•Live Well at Home Assessment Form – This assessment form will cover particular strengths and weaknesses when it comes to the independence of your loved one and can help you make a decision on future living arrangements.
•Fall Prevention Home Checklist – This checklist can help you safeguard against potentially hazardous conditions that might cause falls.
The resources listed below were provided by organizations in the Raleigh, NC area to help keep elderly residents safe and secure.
•Scam Protection – The North Carolina Department of Justice created this handout to help you identify potential scams aimed at collecting personal information or stealing money.
•Raleigh Resources for Seniors – A comprehensive list of local resources for a wide variety of problems and services, from medical and housing to food and financial services.
Connections to Resource Organizations for Seniors
•Brain Association of North Carolina
•Cary Memory Café
•How to Keep Mom (And Yourself) Out of a Nursing Home – By David Fisher, MD
•Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End – By Atul Gawande
•Blue Hydrangeas: An Alzheimer’s Love Story – Marianne Sciucco
•And more…Aware Senior Care has also put together a list of tutorial videos that can be found here.
If you are caring for an elderly loved one or are looking for resources for seniors in Raleigh, have a look at the extensive and informative list of tools and knowledge offered in the Circle of Support from Aware Senior Care.Because you shouldn’t, and don’t have to, do it alone.