Having looked after my mom for the last few years I know a number of the problems others will face in caring for the elderly. Happily, my mom lived to 102 and we were able to give her the care and help she needed to remain in her own home. However, this will not always be the case for others and if you are like me any help will be appreciated as let’s face it for most of us this is a steep learning curve.
Today I was contacted by Elmer George (aka The Contrarian Librarian) who quite by chance had a list of helpful resources to help the elderly that I wanted to share with you (see below). For more tips and resources I suggest visiting Elmer’s wonderfully named website Elderville https://elderville.org/
Enabling seniors to age in place, which increases the quality of life and happiness far beyond the trouble it may create for caregivers.
Please consider sharing these resources on your site. By doing so, you’re directly helping us enable seniors to age on their own terms:
The Checklist for Aging in Place
Moving an Aging or Disabled Parent Into Your Home: 4 Things You Should Know
Emergency Preparedness Guide for the Elderly and Disabled
Home Modifications Increase Senior Safety
Assistive Technology Buying Guide for Seniors and their Caregivers
Peaceful Passing: How to Make a Loved One’s Final Days at Home Comfortable
Substance Abuse and Caregiving: When to Ask for Help for Your Own Health and Well-Being
Tips to Declutter and Organize Your Home for Seniors
For more Safety tips and Resources
New Resource 2022
In addition to these resources, I want to share a new resource that was submitted by Amanda from Know County, Maine. I would like to thank this wonderful young student for sharing the fruits of her labour and sending us such a wonderful resource.
The Ultimate Resource Guide for Seniors and Their Families