Recommended Resources

Having a loved one that needs our help and guidance in their senior years is one of the most daunting tasks that we can encounter. Listed below are resources that can help you travel through this journey. The books and articles cover a range of topics from suggestions on living longer, planning financially for assisted and skilled nursing care to caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Hopefully you will find these resources as beneficial as I have.
– Loretta Baxter, Administrator

Helpful Online Resources:

Here is a helpful link for fall prevention. https://www.ncoa.org/healthy-aging/falls-prevention/preventing-falls-tips-for-older-adults-and-caregivers/take-control-of-your-health-6-steps-to-prevent-a-fall/

http://the Parkinson’s Foundation has expanded its 1-800-4PD-INFO (1-800-473-4636) Helpline hours.

We provide support for the caregiver by offering affordable alternative care through our social day program.
DawnVlach@ourharmonyclub.org

https://www.medicalalert.org/best-medical-alert-systems/

Drugwatch recently published an educational guide about senior
https://www.drugwatch.com/health/seniors/
https://www.drugwatch.com/drugs/

Selling a Home with Modifications for Older Adults
https://www.homecity.com/home-modifications-and-selling-your-home

Fall Prevention
https://www.ncoa.org/healthy-aging/falls-prevention/

Fall Prevention & Mobility: Practical Safety and Organization Strategies for Seniors
https://www.yourstoragefinder.com/fall-prevention-organization

How to Talk about End of Life Planning with Your Family
https://havenlife.com/blog/end-of-life-discussions/

Helping a Senior Regain Confidence After a Fall
https://www.fivestarseniorliving.com/blog/health-wellness/helping-a-senior-regain-confidence-after-a-fall

Senior Fall Prevention: A Roadmap for Navigating Resources and Benefits
https://www.justgreatlawyers.com/fall-prevention-resources

A Senior’s Guide to Healthy Eating
https://niftybenefits.com/seniors-guide-healthy-eating/

The Checklist for Aging in Place
https://www.care.com/c/stories/5432/a-checklist-for-aging-in-place/

Moving an Aging or Disabled Parent Into Your Home: 4 Things You Should Know
https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/moving-in-aging-or-disabled-parent/

Emergency Preparedness Guide for the Elderly and Disabled
https://www.thezebra.com/insurance-news/4674/emergency-preparedness-seniors-disabled/

Home Modifications Increase Senior Safety
https://www.angieslist.com/articles/home-modifications-increase-senior-safety.htm

Assistive Technology Buying Guide for Seniors and their Caregivers
https://www.retailmenot.com/blog/assistive-technology-buying-guide.html

Peaceful Passing: How to Make a Loved One’s Final Days at Home Comfortable
https://www.redfin.com/blog/peaceful-passing-a-loved-ones-final-days-at-home

Substance Abuse and Caregiving: When to Ask for Help for Your Own Health and Well-Being
http://www.drugrehab.org/caregiver-substance-abuse/

Tips to Declutter and Organize Your Home for Seniors
https://www.yourstoragefinder.com/declutter-and-organize-your-home-seniors-special-needs

Guide to Taking Legal Action for Elder Abuse 

http://www.injuryclaimcoach.com/elder-abuse.html

Senior Guidance
An organization dedicated to providing senior living assistance to the elderly.
https://www.seniorguidance.org/

For Facts and Figures related to Alzheimer’s:
http://www.alz.org/facts/

Dementia Reconsidered: The Person Comes First

Kitwood, T. (1997)
Buckingham England: Open University Press

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Gawande, A. (2014)
New York: Henry Holt & Company

Living to 100: Lessons in Living to Your Maximum Potential at any Age
Perls, T; Silver, M.H. (2014)
Lexington, KY: Perseus Books Group

Boost Your Brain: The New Art +Science Behind Enhanced Brain Performance
Fotuhi,M. (2013)
Harper Collins

Long-Term Care: Your Financial Planning Guide
Shelton, P. (2001)
New York: Kensington Publishing Corporation

Long-Term Care Insurance Made Simple
Abromovitz, L. (1999)
Los Angelos: Health Information Press

Prescription for Life: Three Simple Strategies to Live Younger Longer
Furman, R. (2014)
Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Publishing Group

The 100 Year Lifestyle
Plasker, E. (2007)
Avon, Massachusetts: Adams Media

The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest
Buettner, D. (2008).
Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society.

The Alzheimer’s Action Plan
Doraiswamy, P. M. & Gwyther, L. P. (2008)
New York: St. Martin’s Press

Person-Centered Care in Practice: Tools for Transformation
Geboy, L. & Meyer-Arnold, B.
Verona, Wisconsin: The Attainment Company

Alzheimer’s Association Report
2015 Alzheimer’s disease facts and figures.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia 11 (2015) 332-384.

Heterogeneity in Healthy Aging
Lowsky, D.J., Olshansky, S.J., Bhattacharya, J. & Goldman, D.P.
J. Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2014 June;69(6):640-649.

Moderate-Intensity Physical Activity, Hippocampal Volume, and Memory in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment
Makizako,H., Liu-Ambrose,T., Shimada,H., Doi, T., Park, H., Tsutsumimoto, K., Uemura,K., & Suzuki,T.  J. Gerontol
A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 April:70(4):480-