Welcome to Elder Care Helper, an online resource that helps you find the long-term care you need by bringing clarity to your choices and guidance to your planning. Specifically, it helps you:

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Our Most Recent Blog Posts

Plan

The Care Plan: It’s Time to Get Creative

My last post was all about how you, as a non-professional, can use the processes and tools that care managers use to become a better caregiver—and reduce your level of stress. The only stress greater than the burden of care is the stress of uncertainty. And a care plan reduces uncertainty.

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Caregiving: Learn from the Pros

In my last post, I wrote about Helen. Her story was an example of care done well. Helen had a good relationship with her children, her son and daughter got along well, and each cared deeply about their mother. They evaluated her needs, discussed ideas with Helen, made a plan to care with her and shared the responsibility of providing the specific care and supporting Helen needs.

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Family Care Giving: A Success Story

Helen’s story provides an example of how a family can come together in a complimentary way to care for an aging parent. Helen is aging well. She is 88, about to be 89, and in good health. She lives independently at home and is financially secure due to her frugal ways and her modest lifestyle. She still drives, although these days she only goes out during the day to places that are familiar to her.

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Assess Your Needs

Check out this section to assess your needs and guide your long-term elder care strategy. Specifically, our Care Guide Compass helps determine options for care and those costs based on your needs and ultimately, leads you down the right path for care.

Evaluate Providers

Ready to hone your provider search and evaluate options? This section helps guide your search and offers checklists to use as you evaluate providers so you’re armed with the right information and make the most informed decision.

Connect

Our site fosters proactive learning and interactivity with the goal of improved awareness and understanding, connection and ultimately, community. Check out our discussion forum, ask a question, or read our latest blog post. We'd love to hear from you.