CareGivers — Loving Support for Seniors
BlueStar honors Caregivers as a very important part of the healthcare system
What greater honor can one have than to care for an elderly loved one, family member, friend or community member in their time of need? We’re continuing to put some resources together to support you as you support our Seniors.
We’d like to hear from you. Below, you can write to us and tell about your own needs. Watch our site for more information.
Top BlueStar HonorCare products that our Caregivers appreciate include:
- Activity Monitoring – CareGiver can monitor activity of senior, find their location in home, and receive alerts.
- Video Communication – Connect with your senior via video linkup to assess health and remind them about meds.
- Health Monitoring Package – use the devices and software to make sure the senior in your care is healthy (we recommend you check reports with a licensed medical professional)
Caregiver Feedback to BlueStar:
The National Alliance for Caregiving – www.caregiving.org
Dedicated to providing support to family caregivers and the professionals who help them.
National Family Caregivers Association – www.nfcacares.org
A nonprofit organization that offers information to help caregivers with a variety of day-to-day issues and situations.
Family Caregiving Alliance – www.caregiver.org
Website provides caregiving tips and programs for caregivers.
Alzheimer’s Association – www.alz.org
Provides information about caregiving, how to deal with disruptive behaviors, and other issues.
The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving – www.rosalynncarter.org
This nonprofit organization provides information and support for caregivers.
Caring.Com – www.caring.com
This website helps those seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones.
Alzheimer’s.net – www.alzheimers.net
An online community dedicated to education, advocacy, and supporting those whose lives have been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Source: Senior Resource Alliance
Our partner, Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), has a number of resources for caregivers in their blog articles section. They recently posted a list of practical to-dos for family caregivers:
- Your identity needs to be documented in your loved one’s medical records.
- Your capacity to provide care to a loved one should be assessed.
- Your capacity to provide care should be incorporated into your loved one’s care plan.
- You should get training in medical tasks for which you’ll be responsible.
- You should be given access to medical records and information.