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

A Family Care Plan

In my prior post I talked about the factors to consider when developing a care plan: needs, preferences, personal and community resources. Now we can start to put together the actual care plan keeping those concepts in mind and reminding ourselves that the goal of a good care plan is to promote the highest quality of life possible.


Your Care Plan

A good care plan requires that the person receiving care has given you permission to provide care through consent or advance directives—and it requires that you understand the person and their issues and this understanding is reflected in your assessment. A good care plan leads to a good care giving experience, for you and the person receiving your care.







On Becoming a Caregiver

No one plans to become a family caregiver. It happens. Sometimes we become caregivers gradually. Our aging spouse or parent needs help with a few activities, such as grocery shopping, household chores, doctor appointments. As time goes on the need for assistance increases until one day we realize that we are spending many hours a week ‘helping out’. Other times a medical crisis is the precipitating event.







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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.