Many of us help provide care for older relatives. Balancing elder care and our professional lives may sometime require us to seek additional help. Our Employee Assistance Program provides resources related to elder care giving. Please visit Here4TN Eldercare to find:
- Local Elder Care
- Community Resources
- Nursing Home Checklist
- Home Health Agency Checklist
For additional articles and resources guides visit Here4TN Care giving.
Health and Wellness Awareness Council Resources
An AARP survey on adults revealed that 75% of those aged 50 years and above prefer to remain in their homes or communities as they age. Hence, it is in their best interest that we make the homes they live in become safer and more accessible. Home modifications become necessary for them to adapt to their environment and enable them to age in place for as long as possible.
This resource has great information on fall prevention, room-specific modifications and long-term modifications inside older adults’ homes for them to safely perform necessary activities of daily living, such as self-care, home management, and leisure.
Seniors were hit especially hard since they are a high-risk group. Everyone had to get creative with technology, physical distancing, and other measures. Still, loneliness and social isolation were inevitable.
This guide looks at virtual and in-person activities for seniors facing loneliness. Many virtual and in-person activities which can be adjusted to incorporate physical distancing and masking when needed.
Friendship Line is accredited and offers 24/7 support services, including suicide intervention. However, you don’t have to be in crisis to call. The Friendship Line is also a warmline with staffers offering a listening ear. They can provide information and referrals for seniors who are isolated. The toll-free number is 800-971-0016.