Elder Care

      "Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you." — Exodus 20:12

 

      Below are some resources we recommend to everyone who is looking for answers regarding caring for their aging parents.

 

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Choosing the best care for your aging parents and other seniors in your life is not only complex, with multiple options available, it's also highly personal and often emotional. This essential resource―written by the founders of Home Instead Senior Care, the world's largest provider of nonmedical care for seniors―guides you through a comprehensive range of things to consider, step by step, so you can make informed decisions and be confident that the senior in your life is receiving the best care possible.

 

Checklists and diagnostics will help you:

  • Decide if at-home care is the right choice for you and your loved ones 

  • Evaluate the pros and cons of retirement communities, adult care centers, nonmedical caregivers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and hospice 

  • Determine the costs of senior care options and find helpful support networks

by Paul and Lori Hogan

How to Care for Aging Parents is an authoritative, clear, and comforting source of advice and support for the ever-growing number of Americans—now 42 million—who care for an elderly parent, relative, or friend. And now, in its third edition, it is completely overhauled and updated, chapter-by-chapter and page-by-page, with the most recent medical findings and recommendations. It includes a whole new chapter on fraud; details on the latest “aging in place” technologies; more helpful online resources; and everything you need to know about current laws and regulations. Also new are fill-in worksheets for gathering specifics on medications; caregivers’ names, schedules, and contact info; doctors’ phone numbers and addresses; and other essential information in one handy place at the back of the book.

by Virginia Morris

Comprehensive and detailed, sensitive and realistic, practical and accessible, the 2009 edition provides even more tips on prioritizing and organizing caregiving tasks, balancing work and family responsibilities, and navigating the complex maze of eldercare services. In addition to an expanded index of Internet resources and access to downloadable forms of key documents, you’ll find indispensable checklists, worksheets, step-by-step action plans, lists of questions to ask, low-cost and free alternative resources, and The Document Locator™. This new edition covers:

• Getting started on creating a long-term care plan
• Finding help, especially if you live far away
• Managing the financial aspects
• Talking to elders about sensitive subjects
• Senior housing–move or stay put?
• Managing medications
•And many other topics of vital interest to anyone caring for an elder

by Joy Loverde

Filled with inspiring stories from real people and packed with creative ideas, this thought-provoking book shows readers how to transform caregiving into an act of spiritual growth and personal discovery.

Drawing on AARP's deep wellspring of expertise in the topic, AARP's Caring for Your Parents explains how to help your elderly parents improve their lives-with a difference. By revealing the wealth of knowledge we stand to learn from other cultures-specifically, those that venerate elders as keepers of priceless wisdom—this eye-opening book guides readers through a new, creative approach to caregiving that turns familial duty into a journey of emotional development and resolution.

by Hugh Delehanty and Elinor Ginzler

The Parkway Hills Fix It Ministry provides handyman services to homes and residences of Parkway Hills members who are in need of assistance, including but not limited to our single, elderly, or disabled members.

 

Some of the services we provide are handyman repairs (light carpentry, plumbing, electric), landscaping, painting, and various technology services (such as programming remotes for TVs, and help with computers, printers, and cellular phones).

 

Usually the jobs we perform take anywhere from an hour to a 1/2 day, but larger jobs can be considered.  We provide free labor and expertise; all you do is pay for the cost of materials. 

 

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Ruby Care offers complimentary assistance to find the most appropriate living community for seniors including:

        - Independent Living

        - Assisted Living

        - Residential Care Home

        - Memory Care

        - Skilled Nursing/Long-Term Care

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