Home Care - Older Adults

Home Care can offer older adults the ability to live safely and independently in their own home and community, regardless of age, rather than living in residential care. Assistance is available to aid in the tasks of daily life, including cooking, eating, bathing, managing medications, and housework, as well as transportation and meal preparation and delivery services. A person’s capabilities may change, decrease, or become more challenging with age, but there are in-home changes that can be made, as well as community resources that can be used to help seniors live independently at home for longer. Are you concerned that an aging loved one can no longer care for themselves? Would you like to know what resources are available in your neighbourhood to help them stay at home independently? Are you looking for resources for yourself to help keep you living in your own home? We know how important it is for you, or your loved ones, to live independently for as long as possible, and we have the home care help and resources you need to do so.

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Home Care for Older Adults

A Guide for Families and Other Caregivers

Experienced nurses present practical advice for working with older adults at home and their best solutions to daily care problems. The easy-to-read format is designed to teach all the skills necessary to give quality care to old people in home settings.

Inequalities of Aging

Paradoxes of Independence in American Home Care

"Elana D. Buch's "Inequalities of Aging: Paradoxes of Independence in American Home Care" focuses on the topic of American home care and explores various contradictions and points of tension within the industry. It also raises awareness of the problematic inequality that exists in the American home care industry and argues for the creation of a more sustainable system."--

Social Work and Health Care in an Aging Society

Education, Policy, Practice, and Research

This book presents significant issues related to health, mental health, and well-being of older adults and their caregivers within the context of social work service delivery. It is based on the research of the first 10 Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholars and the work of other scholars engaged in the Hartford Program.

Pastoral Care of Older Adults

By the year 2000 more than 50 percent of mainline Protestants will be over the age of sixty. Older adults have special needs, to which many pastors are not adequately prepared to minister. Harold Koenig and Andrew Weaver address this problem by providing practical guidance in dealing with such issues as Alzheimer's disease, the chronically ill, relocation, health crises, grief, depression, anxiety, gender differences, poverty, and the needs of children of older adults.

In-home care for older people

health and supportive services

Bringing the reader up-to-date on research in home care, respite services and board and care homes for older adults, this volume focuses on the characteristics of different home care models and the implications of these models for effectiveness, coordination, efficiency and quality assurance.

Community Resources for Older Adults

Programs and Services in an Era of Change

Community Resources for Older Adults: Programs and Services in an Era of Change, Fourth Edition, by Robbyn Wacker and Karen Roberto, provides an in-depth review of policy and programs for the "aging network," answering such key questions as "How have programs for older adults evolved?" "Who uses these resources?" "How are they delivered?" and "What challenges do service providers face in meeting the needs of the aging baby-boom generation?" To give students the foundational knowledge they need to meet the needs of their older clients, the authors provide a theoretical framework for understanding the forces that shape older adults' likelihood to seek assistance, include in-depth reviews of the current body of empirical literature in each program area, and discuss the challenges programs and services will face in the future.

Facilitating Self Care Practices in the Elderly

This up-to-date book is a synthesis of current knowledge from published sources and expert consultants relating to three commonly occurring problems in home health care practice--self-administration of medications, family caregiving issues, and teaching the elderly. For each problem addressed, assessment guides and interventions are outlined, making this book an invaluable resource for professionals, researchers, and agencies concerned with providing top-quality care for the elderly. Home health care agencies can use the guide for orientation of new staff and inservice education for current staff. Home health care staff can use many of the assessment guides and resource lists in their work with clients. Facilitating Self Care Practices in the Elderly can also serve as a basis for standard development. Researchers interested in these clinical problems will find that the literature review and synthesis will facilitate the development of the theoretical underpinning for their research. Educators will find the book helpful in courses and as a basis for curriculum development.

Families Caring for an Aging America

Family caregiving affects millions of Americans every day, in all walks of life. At least 17.7 million individuals in the United States are caregivers of an older adult with a health or functional limitation. The nation’s family caregivers provide the lion’s share of long-term care for our older adult population. They are also central to older adults’ access to and receipt of health care and community-based social services. Yet the need to recognize and support caregivers is among the least appreciated challenges facing the aging U.S. population. Families Caring for an Aging America examines the prevalence and nature of family caregiving of older adults and the available evidence on the effectiveness of programs, supports, and other interventions designed to support family caregivers. This report also assesses and recommends policies to address the needs of family caregivers and to minimize the barriers that they encounter in trying to meet the needs of older adults.

Retooling for an Aging America

Building the Health Care Workforce

As the first of the nation's 78 million baby boomers begin reaching age 65 in 2011, they will face a health care workforce that is too small and woefully unprepared to meet their specific health needs. Retooling for an Aging America calls for bold initiatives starting immediately to train all health care providers in the basics of geriatric care and to prepare family members and other informal caregivers, who currently receive little or no training in how to tend to their aging loved ones. The book also recommends that Medicare, Medicaid, and other health plans pay higher rates to boost recruitment and retention of geriatric specialists and care aides. Educators and health professional groups can use Retooling for an Aging America to institute or increase formal education and training in geriatrics. Consumer groups can use the book to advocate for improving the care for older adults. Health care professional and occupational groups can use it to improve the quality of health care jobs.

No Place Like Home

Domiciliary Care Services for Older People in Ireland

A study from the Social Policy and Ageing Research Centre at Trinity College Dublin on the planning, financing and delivering of home care to older persons.

Restraint Use in Older Adults in Home Care: A Systematic Review

Abstract: Objectives: To get insight into restraint use in older adults receiving home care and, more specifically, into the definition, prevalence and types of restraint, as well as the reasons for restraint use and the people involved in the decision-making process. Design: Systematic review. Data sources: Four databases (i.e. Pubmed, CINAHL, Embase, Cochrane Library) were systematically searched from inception to end of April 2017. Review methods: The study encompassed qualitative and quantitative research on restraint use in older adults receiving home care that reported definitions of restraint, prevalence of use, types of restraint, reasons for use or the people involved. We considered publications written in English, French, Dutch and German. One reviewer performed the search and made the initial selection based on titles and abstracts. The final selection was made by two reviewers working independently; they also assessed study quality. We used an integrated design to synthesise the findings. Results: Eight studies were reviewed (one qualitative, seven quantitative) ranging in quality from moderate to high. The review indicated there was no single, clear definition of restraint. The prevalence of restraint use ranged from 5% to 24.7%, with various types of restraint being used. Families played an important role in the decision-making process and application of restraints; general practitioners were less involved. Specific reasons, other than safety for using restraints in home care were noted (e.g. delay to nursing home admission; to provide respite for an informal caregiver). Conclusions: Contrary to the current socio demographical evolutions resulting in an increasing demand of restraint use in home care, research on this subject is still scarce and recent. The limited evidence however points to the challenging complexity and specificity of home care regarding restraint use. Given these serious challenges for clinical practice, more research about restraint use in home care is urgently needed.

Handbook of Geriatric Care Management

Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive and practical guide for care managers that addresses the multiple needs of aging adults and their families. An ideal teaching tool, it guides students and professionals along the journey of becoming a successful care manager. New to this edition are two new chapters on working with older veterans and helping clients with depression. Completely updated and revised, the Fourth Edition provides updated ethics and standards, a focus on credentialing and certification, numerous case studies, sample forms and letters, and tips for building and growing a care manager business.

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Pat's Lodging Residential Care Home

Small residential home/facility that offers personal care and individual attention for older adults, people with disabilities, those with limited incomes or other populations whose limitations prevent them from living alone.

Gradatim Retirement Home

Small residential home/facility that offers personal care and individual attention for older adults, people with disabilities, those with limited incomes or other populations whose limitations prevent them from living alone.

J & M Rest Home

Small residential home/facility that offers personal care and individual attention for older adults, people with disabilities, those with limited incomes or other populations whose limitations prevent them from living alone. Capacity 8 beds.

Faith Care Villa

Small residential home/facility that offers personal care and individual attention for older adults, people with disabilities, those with limited incomes or other populations whose limitations prevent them from living alone.

Queenston Manor Retirement Home

Small residential home/facility that offers personal care and individual attention for older adults, people with disabilities, those with limited incomes or other populations whose limitations prevent them from living alone. Capacity 10 beds.

Pearl & Pine Retirement

Offers:
* units with 1-bedroom, 1-bedroom plus den, 2-bedroom and 2-bedroom plus den
* all suites have kitchenette, one or two bathrooms
* emergency response system and fire system
* air conditioned, individual room thermostats
* staff on duty Mon-Sun 24 hours
* nurse manager on-site and on call after hours
* doctor working on site
* recreational activities
* small pets permitted

Independent Living:
* 3 meals daily
* unlimited snacks
* weekly housekeeping and linen service
* daily bed making and in-suite garbage removal

Additional services available at extra cost, include:
* medications administration
* personal laundry
* personal care
* assistance with activities of daily living
* homemaker services
* companion services

Respite care program
Provides short-term care available by the month, week or day, including:
* 3 meals daily
* 4 visits daily (am/pm care and 2 safety checks)
* Mon-Sun 24-hours nursing care

Other amenities:
Fitness program and gym * indoor heated parking * guest suite * town car and bus

Tara Retirement Home

Small residential home/facility that offers personal care and individual attention for older adults, people with disabilities, those with limited incomes or other populations whose limitations prevent them from living alone. Capacity 9 beds. Will provides short stay (i.e. temporary, vacation, convalescent, respite care) when space permits.

Revera Retirement Living - Retirement Home - Burlington - Appleby Place

Private retirement residence.
* 3 storey, 90 independent supported living suites
* air-conditioned, non-smoking residence located near shopping and community services
* call bell system in rooms
* recreation/exercise program on site
* facility is located on public bus route
* check with facility for care services available at additional cost

Respite and short-term stay available as space permits for caregivers to have a break while at home or on vacation or for seniors discharged from hospital who require more care and supervision than can be provided at home. Trial stay available to experience retirement living.

Member of Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA)

C More's Villa 1

Small residential home/facility that offers personal care and individual attention for older adults, people with disabilities, those with limited incomes or other populations whose limitations prevent them from living alone. Capacity 20 beds.

Victoria Manor - Victoria Manor 1

Small residential home/facility that offers personal care and individual attention for older adults, people with disabilities, those with limited incomes or other populations whose limitations prevent them from living alone.

Bold Street Residence

Small residential home/facility that offers personal care and individual attention for older adults, people with disabilities, those with limited incomes or other populations whose limitations prevent them from living alone. Capacity is 24 guests.

Jerelday Lodge

Small residential home/facility that offers personal care and individual attention for older adults, people with disabilities, those with limited incomes or other populations whose limitations prevent them from living alone. Capacity 12 beds.