Ever wonder what information you should have on-hand when caregiving for a loved one? How best to track health changes you’ve noticed? Or, what to look for when visiting senior living communities? We’ve created a library of helpful checklists (covering these topics and more) for families or business professionals working with aging seniors or their families.
Personal Hygiene Checklist for Older Adults
No one wants to fight with their parents about bathing or changing their clothes regularly. This checklist includes tips for talking with loved ones about this sensitive (but common) issue and includes practical ways to help maintain their personal hygiene.
Dining and Nutrition Toolbox
As your loved one ages, it can become difficult to maintain a balanced diet. This toolbox offers checklists, worksheets, and recipes to help you plan a week of healthy meals, cope with common changes that may affect their appetite and eating, and make mealtime enjoyable again.
Meal Planning Worksheet for Older Adults
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed at the thought of preparing healthy meals. This worksheet includes a printable weekly menu plan and shopping list as well as information on top nutrient sources to focus on for seniors, including those with chronic conditions, and food planning and preparation tips.
Sensory Checklist for Memory Loss
If you’re caring for a loved one with memory loss, you might have noticed that your loved one is more withdrawn, restless, sleepless, or confrontational. This checklist offers more than 25 sensory stimulation activities to calm and soothe before turning to medication.
Caregiver Financial and Medical Information Toolbox
If you are a family caregiver and looking to find the best way to organize medical and financial information for your aging loved one, we’ve created a collection of checklists that include helpful worksheets, information logs, and trackers to keep valuable information all in one place.
Questions You Should Ask Your Parents Doctor
Your parent may be perfectly able to go to their own doctor’s appointments, but if they’re getting older and have begun to develop chronic medical problems, now may be a good time to start accompanying them to some or all of their doctors’ appointments. LaTresh Walker, Healthcare Director of Highgate at Temecula, offers some examples of important questions to ask your parent’s doctor during their next office visit.
15 Financial and Legal Questions You Should Ask Your Parent
There are a few things you probably wish you didn't have to discuss with your parents — money, aging, dying — but having conversations about these essential topics will help give you all some peace of mind. Megan Wilson, Community Relations Coordinator at Highgate at Billings, suggests questions you should ask your aging parents about their financial and legal plans so that you can be better prepared to deal with the future and make sure they are prepared as well.
Questions You Should Ask Your Parent About the Family Home
Moving is never easy, and older adults making a transition have usually not moved in 30, 40, or 50 years. The organizational and physical tasks associated with planning and implementing such a complex move can be overwhelming for the entire family. If your parents will eventually need to downsize and sell their property, here as 20 questions you should start asking now.