Recommended Resources

Having a loved one that needs our help and guidance in their senior years is one of the most daunting tasks that we can encounter. Listed below are resources that can help you travel through this journey. The books and articles cover a range of topics from suggestions on living longer, planning financially for assisted and skilled nursing care to caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Hopefully you will find these resources as beneficial as I have.

– Loretta Baxter, Administrator


Helpful Online Resources:

Benefits of Bike Riding for Seniors

Helpful ways to Age in Place  

Helpful hints for home adaptation for disabled people

Fall Prevention

The Parkinson’s Foundation  Phone: 1-800-4PD-INFO (1-800-473-4636)

Social day program in Racine 

Best Medical Alert Systems

Drugwatch recently published an educational guide about seniors

Selling a Home with Modifications for Older Adults
homecity.com/home-modifications-and-selling-your-home

Fall Prevention & Mobility: Practical Safety and Organization Strategies for Seniors
yourstoragefinder.com/fall-prevention-organization

How to Talk about End of Life Planning with Your Family
havenlife.com/blog/end-of-life-discussions

Helping a Senior Regain Confidence After a Fall
fivestarseniorliving.com/blog/health-wellness/helping-a-senior-regain-confidence-after-a-fall

Senior Fall Prevention: A Roadmap for Navigating Resources and Benefits
justgreatlawyers.com/fall-prevention-resources

A Senior’s Guide to Healthy Eating
niftybenefits.com/seniors-guide-healthy-eating

The Checklist for Aging in Place
care.com/c/stories/5432/a-checklist-for-aging-in-place

Moving an Aging or Disabled Parent Into Your Home: 4 Things You Should Know
homeadvisor.com/r/moving-in-aging-or-disabled-parent

Emergency Preparedness Guide for the Elderly and Disabled
thezebra.com/insurance-news/4674/emergency-preparedness-seniors-disabled

Home Modifications Increase Senior Safety
angieslist.com/articles/home-modifications-increase-senior-safety.htm

Assistive Technology Buying Guide for Seniors and their Caregivers
retailmenot.com/blog/assistive-technology-buying-guide.html

Peaceful Passing: How to Make a Loved One’s Final Days at Home Comfortable
redfin.com/blog/peaceful-passing-a-loved-ones-final-days-at-home

Substance Abuse and Caregiving: When to Ask for Help for Your Own Health and Well-Being
drugrehab.org/caregiver-substance-abuse

Tips to Declutter and Organize Your Home for Seniors
yourstoragefinder.com/declutter-and-organize-your-home-seniors-special-needs

Guide to Taking Legal Action for Elder Abuse
injuryclaimcoach.com/elder-abuse.html

Senior Guidance: An organization dedicated to providing senior living assistance to the elderly
seniorguidance.org

For Facts and Figures related to Alzheimer’s
alz.org/facts

Simple Exercises for Seniors
https://www.medicalalertadvice.com/resources/simple-exercises-for-seniors/


Literature:

Dementia Reconsidered: The Person Comes First
Kitwood, T. (1997)
Buckingham England: Open University Press

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Gawande, A. (2014)
New York: Henry Holt & Company

Living to 100: Lessons in Living to Your Maximum Potential at any Age
Perls, T; Silver, M.H. (2014)
Lexington, KY: Perseus Books Group

Boost Your Brain: The New Art +Science Behind Enhanced Brain Performance
Fotuhi,M. (2013)
Harper Collins

Long-Term Care: Your Financial Planning Guide
Shelton, P. (2001)
New York: Kensington Publishing Corporation

Long-Term Care Insurance Made Simple
Abromovitz, L. (1999)
Los Angelos: Health Information Press

Prescription for Life: Three Simple Strategies to Live Younger Longer
Furman, R. (2014)
Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Publishing Group

The 100 Year Lifestyle
Plasker, E. (2007)
Avon, Massachusetts: Adams Media

The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest
Buettner, D. (2008).
Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society.

The Alzheimer’s Action Plan
Doraiswamy, P. M. & Gwyther, L. P. (2008)
New York: St. Martin’s Press

Person-Centered Care in Practice: Tools for Transformation
Geboy, L. & Meyer-Arnold, B.
Verona, Wisconsin: The Attainment Company

Alzheimer’s Association Report
2015 Alzheimer’s disease facts and figures.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia 11 (2015) 332-384.

Heterogeneity in Healthy Aging
Lowsky, D.J., Olshansky, S.J., Bhattacharya, J. & Goldman, D.P.
J. Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2014 June;69(6):640-649.

Moderate-Intensity Physical Activity, Hippocampal Volume, and Memory in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment
Makizako,H., Liu-Ambrose,T., Shimada,H., Doi, T., Park, H., Tsutsumimoto, K., Uemura,K., & Suzuki,T.  J. Gerontol
A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 April:70(4):480-