To the Home Instead Senior Care® network, enhancing the lives of aging adults and their families isn’t just about providing care services. If there’s a way we can make your life a little easier, a little less stressful, a little more manageable, we’re glad to share our resources and care expertise with you.
Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Many people find that caring for an aging loved one requires some adaptation.
CaregiverStress.com® is a helpful place to go for resources that cover everything from self care to senior care,
all with the goal of helping you manage, minimize, or prevent stress while making sure your loved one receives the best
Get CaregiverStress.com resources.
If Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia affects someone in your family, this website is for you. You'll
find a wealth of support resources, including free e-learning classes on some Alzheimer's care techniques, information
about care services and an Alzheimer's respite care grant program, tips from experts and other family caregivers in a
dementia support network, and much, much more.
Go to HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.ca
If you're a family caregiver of an individual with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, the risk of wandering is one of the potential behavioral symptoms that a loved one could be facing. Wandering could put that person's safety in jeopardy. To help family caregivers keep their aging loved ones safe, Home Instead Senior Care has launched a free alert system, Missing Senior NetworkSM, available at www.MissingSeniorNetwork.com. Sign up your older adult for this service that can help locate a loved one who goes missing or becomes lost.
Learn More at MissingSeniorNetwork.com
The Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex (ASLM) offers a wide range of programs and services designed for individuals with dementia and/or memory concerns, their family, caregivers, and health professionals, as well as the general public.
At ASLM, both the individual and the family are provided with support upon diagnosis and throughout the continuum of the disease.
McCormick Dementia Services offers the largest day program of its kind in Ontario. We have a strong history and an ongoing commitment to delivering the highest quality programs and services to clients in our day program, weekend overnight respite program and caregiver support programs.
Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario is the voice of people living with Parkinson’s in Southwestern Ontario. Our purpose is to ease the burden and find a cure through support services, education, advocacy and research.
The South West LHIN ensures that LOCAL people -- health care providers and consumers -- help to identify health care priorities and solutions, based on local needs, wants, circumstances and expectations. The LHIN is responsible for ensuring the HEALTH of the population within its geographic area, by providing high quality health promotion, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. LHINs will, for the first time, involve Ontarians in the health care conversation. Another key word is INTEGRATION. The LHIN brings together organizations across the health continuum, from health centres and community care to hospitals and long-term care, to ensure that consumers get the care they need, when and where they need it. Ultimately, integration means a more efficient and effective system – and that’s important at a time when health care costs are increasing and our population is aging. By functioning as a NETWORK – a group or organizations and individuals linked by shared goals – the LHIN ensures that the health care system is not a frustrating labyrinth for consumers, but rather a clear path to improved health for all.
Home Instead offers free monthly newsletters with tips and advice for caregivers of elderly loved ones.