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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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."--

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.

Using Technology to Improve Care of Older Adults

State-of-the-art developments in multiple new technologies for older adult care Grounded in a unique team-based geriatrics perspective, this book delivers a broad range of current, evidence-based knowledge about innovative technology that has the potential to advance the care and well being of older adults. It provides key information about the development, selection, and implementation of technology products, and describes research evidence, education-based initiatives, and systems thinking. The book also examines challenges and barriers to implementation, adoption and innovation. From telehealth and assistive technology in the home to simulation and augmented reality in educational settings, the text provides a hands-on, field-tested articulation of how products can aid in the transitional care process, chronic care delivery, and geriatrics/gerontology education. It discusses technology developments in rural areas, home telehealth, wearable technology, personalized medicine, social robots, technology to assist seniors with cognitive impairments, the potential of artificial intelligence to enhance health care of older adults. The text is written to help health care professionals select the appropriate technology for their needs. Key Features: Describes the most current technology resources, evidence, and developments for older adult care Based on a team-centered approach Written by interprofessional health care providers experienced in implementing, developing and adopting technology to assist older adults Includes case studies depicting technology-related successes and failures Addresses the challenges, barriers, and opportunities for transforming aging with technology across transitions of care

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.

Activities for Older People in Care Homes

A Handbook for Successful Activity Planning

When tasked with providing activities for older people in care homes, it can be difficult to know where to begin. What constitutes an activity? How can you make sure activities are as positive and person-centred as possible? What can you actually do? Written by an experienced activity coordinator, this handbook is an indispensable companion for others in this role. The author provides useful background information on dementia, the importance of activities and how to get to know residents through life story work. She addresses important practical considerations such as how to assess a resident for suitable activities, activity planning, timetabling, budgeting and money-stretching, as well as more subtle issues such as how to enthuse residents and staff to join in and how to deal with resistance from colleagues. An A-Z of inventive ideas and step-by-step instructions for activities as wide-ranging as arts and crafts, cooking, exercise, gardening, meditation, music, reminiscence, themed days and trips out is also included. Offering peer-to-peer advice and encouragement as well as a wealth of practical ideas and suggestions, this is essential reading for all those involved in activity planning for older people, including those with dementia, in care homes.

Eldercare Strategies

Expert Care Plans for Older Adults

Write better, more complete care plans and improve the special care provided to older adults by exploring the insights and up-to-date, practical information that fills this hands-on reference. Investigate 60 disorders, organized by body system, covering both acute and chronic health problems, and learn the proper interventions through clear rationales. Care plans include description of the disorder, etiology, assessment findings, diagnostic test findings, and potential complications. Also includes an overview of the physiological changes in older patients, as well as special techniques for obtaining a history and performing a physical examination, collaborative problems, discharge planning, and patient teaching. Compatibility: BlackBerry(R) OS 4.1 or Higher / iPhone/iPod Touch 2.0 or Higher /Palm OS 3.5 or higher / Palm Pre Classic / Symbian S60, 3rd edition (Nokia) / Windows Mobile(TM) Pocket PC (all versions) / Windows Mobile Smartphone / Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista/Tablet PC

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.

Aging with Care

Your Guide to Hiring and Managing Caregivers at Home

With real stories throughout, this guide looks at how to find and hire the best in-home care for you or an elder in need of care. Two geriatric care experts reveal what the essential credentials and experience a home caregiver should have, pitfalls to avoid, hiring options and ways to reduce costs, and to create the right fit for aging at home.

Restorative Care Nursing for Older Adults

A Guide For All Care Settings, Second Edition

Named a 2013 Doody's Essential Purchase! "This is a terrific text with good basic information and a level of detail, tools, and practicality that make it a useful resource to get older adults mobilized in any setting."--The Gerontologist "[This] book provides a practical hands-on perspective for implementing function focused care in all settings...[It] is a unique resource that is relevant for all nurses and health care providers working with older adults. In addition to addressing functional decline, function-focused care provides a fresh and practical solution to many of the problems that tend to arise with older adults such as infections, falls, and pressure ulcers all known to be associated with immobility." From the Foreword by Colin Milner CEO, International Council on Active Aging "This book encourages individualization, which is difficult to achieve with more prescriptive approaches. This second edition includes chapters on cognitively impaired adults, ethical issues, and patient-centered care, all of which are so important in long-term care. I found it to be very motivating in the way it helped me apply the philosophy and strategies to elders with whom I come in contact. I would highly recommend this book to anyone working with elders. Score: 95, 4 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews The purpose of restorative care nursing (often referred to as function-focused care) is to take an active role in helping older adults maintain their highest level of function, thereby preventing excess disability. This is the only volume to educate caregivers about both the philosophy of restorative care and how to integrate it into all care settings for older adults. Now in its second edition, the text contains updated content in each chapter along with two entirely new chapters on function-focused care for cognitively impaired adults, ethical issues, and patient-centered care. The book provides a complete six-week education program in restorative care for nurses and other caregivers, numerous practical suggestions for beneficial activities that will enhance function, and strategies for motivating both older adults and caregivers to engage in restorative care. Woven throughout the text is research that documents the benefits and expected outcomes of restorative care. The book also includes the requirements for restorative care across all settings, and the necessary documentation. Restorative Care Nursing for Older Adults will help formal and informal caregivers and administrators at all levels assimilate the philosophy of restorative care and be able to develop and implement successful restorative care programs. This New Edition Features: Completely updated information, including two new chapters on function-focused care for cognitively impaired adults, ethical issues, and patient-centered care A six-week education program that teaches practical application of restorative care nursing Helpful suggestions and strategies for motivating older adults and caregivers Education materials designed for nursing home, assisted living, and acute care settings, including required documentation and goal-setting forms Educational materials for family caregivers

Primary Care for Older Adults

Models and Challenges

This book provides a comprehensive and systematic state-of-the science review of major primary care delivery models, how they address specific needs of older adults, and available evidence for their efficacy. Written by experts in the field, this book explores the patient-centered medical home model (PCMH) in depth and dives into the complexities of the “medical neighborhood”. It describes and analyzes primary care specifically directed toward special, complex populations, such as the Health Home for safety net patients with mental health needs, and intensive primary care for older adults. It reviews an array of primary care models related to dual eligible patients including the GRACE primary care consultation model and PACE models. It describes primary care with Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants and explores in-depth the massive effort within the VA to develop the Patient Activated Care Team (PACT), a VA form of the PCMH that also has several offshoots that address complex older veterans and veterans with severe mental illness. Finally, it illuminates rarely discussed primary care that occurs within the home and within long-term care. Throughout the entire book, experts navigate the workforce, care quality, and financing challenges of primary care for older adults. Primary Care for Older Adults is a valuable resource for clinicians, researchers, patients, caregivers and their advocates, and policy makers who have an interest in designing, promoting, and implementing high quality primary care for 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.

Aging

Demographics, Health, and Health Services

The graying of America is perhaps the most significant demographic event of recent times. Health care and nutrition have improved, and baby boomers reaching middle age and retirement will influence American society both now and in the years to come. Vierck and Hodges present vital statistics on aging Americans in a readable and interesting format, describing trends, offering insights, and providing a framework for understanding the data. This book includes many previously unpublished data sources, and Vierck and Hodges offer analytical support to clarify the vast amount of information. Comprehensive analyses, for example, were conducted on newly available nursing home, home health care, and hospice care data, and an extensive interpretation of nutrition data by Kris Hodges provides new perspectives on the nutritional status of the elderly. The book, divided into 16 chapters on different aspects of aging and health, will be useful to gerontologists, geriatricians, health policy analysts, researchers, librarians and information specialists, marketing professionals, journalists, students, and others doing research on aging, health, and health services.

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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.

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.

Main East 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.

St. Joseph's Home Care - Gwen Lee Supportive Housing Program - 191 Main St

Apartment managed by CityHousing Hamilton with on-site support services manage. Essential support services are provided by Personal Support Workers are on site 24 hours a day.

Park Avenue Manor Retirement Home

Offers:
* 70 private suites of various sizes in a single-storey building
* 24 hr emergency response, health care monitoring, medication administration, safety and security systems
* meals, snacks, housekeeping, towel and linen laundry and activities program are provided
* facility is close to public bus route

Respite or short stay/trial are available
* enables caregivers to have a break while at home or vacation
* available for seniors discharged from hospital requiring more care and supervision than possible to receive at home
* transitional stay program for residents waiting for long term care placement

Member of Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA)

Maxwell's 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.

Cedar Haven Residential Care Home - Homes for Special Care

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.

Sampaguita Lodge & 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 11 rooms. Provides short stay (i.e. temporary, vacation, convalescent, respite care) when space permits.

St Andrew's Lodging & 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.

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.

Sunrise Lodge Residential Care Facility

Subsidized rest and retirement home focused on but not limited to adults with mental health challenges, post psychiatric, post acquired brain injury rehabilitation, adults & seniors with special needs, retirees and other older adults seeking Housing Supports. Residents participate in a number of socials and recreational activities organized within the residence as well as those in the immediate community.

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