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Caring for a Senior (02)

Home Safety and Disaster Preparedness for the Elderly
This paper discusses home safety for senior citizens, with a focus on home safety and disaster preparedness as a study. This paper explores the need for home safety modifications and attempts to identify how much senior citizens know about what they need to do to stay safe at home and avoid falls in their houses. There are only two pages here but it is a good example of studying senior citizen safety in homes.

A Handbook for Senior Caregivers
Sometimes an aging senior parent or friend may need help with everyday life. While caregiving is a special, valuable job, it can be stressful for the caregiver. This book offers information on putting together a caregiving plan, talking to your loved ones about the caregiving plan, getting resources for senior citizen care, and addressing legal, financial and medical issues. You can assess the needs of your loved one with a valuable questionnaire. This book was prepared by Harvard-based editors, and includes a lot of information that will help you better care for the loved one in your life. Finding the Right Senior Living Community
Whether you want an independent living community for active adults, or an assisted living facility that includes home-like housing without full nursing home care, there are plenty of resources to help you find the right senior citizen care option for your aging parent or other loved one. is a site with a senior community directory will help you find a senior community near you. The site also has a style guide of information resources on such topics as medical matters, estate planning, travel, cooking, oping with difficult family situations, and health and fitness.

Elder Home Care and Caregiver Support
This website features a directory of ekder home care and senior health care providers. You can also find assisted living, independent living and senior care facilities in the United States, as well as get legal information on elder law and elder citizen-related legal issues. There is a section on elder financial issues, elder travel, senior medical information and the latest senior-related news items are also included.

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See sample resources on ideas for better elder living.


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