Caregiver Toolkit

Simplifying your senior care journey
Caregiver Toolkit

Our panel of experts can help provide you with the information you need to have productive conversations with your loved ones about critical aging topics such as health and wellness, financial and legal planning, and cognitive ability. Read each interview and then download the entire Having Tough Conversations Guide to share with your family.

JOAN’S TIPS

5 WAYS TO ASSESS HOME SAFETY
5 simple ways to assess the safety and well-being of aging parents

FAMILY CONVERSATION GUIDE
How to interview an aging loved one

EXPERT PANEL

PART 1: DISCUSSING HEALTH WITH AGING LOVED ONES
Dr. Leslie Kernisan, Geriatrician

PART 2: ASSESSING WELL-BEING
Dr. Melissa Henston, Geriatric Psychologist

PART 3: FINANCIAL PLANNING
Andy Smith, Financial Advisor

PART 4: LEGAL PLANNING
Stuart Furman, Esq., Elder Law Attorney

PART 5: ASSESSING COGNITIVE ABILITY
Dr. Wes Ashford, Psychiatrist and Neuroscientist

COMPLETE GUIDE: ALL CONVERSATION TOPICS
Inspire conversations with loved ones.

GUIDES

Managing senior care can be a difficult and confusing time for family members. Our guides, organizers and checklists can help you gather the correct information and keep it all together. Download the materials below to track important information during every stage of the caregiver’s journey.

CHECKLISTS

Our checklists provide a handy way to record important information and make sure you’re asking all of the right questions. Track legal and financial documents, important medical information, or use the memory care checklist to assess care needs. Our assisted living checklist allows you to easily compare senior communities and ask the right questions when interviewing your top choices. Are you wondering if your parents are safe in their home? The home safety checklist can help you determine what modifications may be needed to prevent at-home hazards. If outside help is needed the home care checklist provides a list of top questions to ask when interviewing caregiving agencies.

TOOLS

These tools provide educational guides on senior care as well as trackers and worksheets to simplify the caregiving process. Create an emergency information sheet, or track your important legal documents and medical prescriptions. Caregivers also need to take care of themselves while being of service to others. Therefore, we offer a free Caregiver Well-Being Chart to help you check in with yourself on a regular basis and assure that you prioritize your own good health.

Update: January 2018

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