CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – There are a number of options for older adults, ranging from staying in the home to moving to a facility. Alan Popp, President, Colony Care at Home, Grace Barone, Director of Community Relations at Orchard Valley in Wilbraham and Liz Kapitulik from Eldercarewiz.com joined us to share resources and advice.
- Assisted Living
- Community-based care, such as adult day care, day hospitals, and the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
- Home Care
- Nursing Homes
Caregiving How To’s
Understanding The Problem
As much as possible, the older person and the whole family need to be involved in problem-solving.
Emphasize the positive parts of caregiving
Four COPE problem-solving steps:
Creativity by looking for new ways to solve problems
Optimism by having positive expectations for achieving your goals
Planning by thinking about the steps you can take to reach your goals
Expert Information by asking for guidance from health professionals as well as people who have dealt with similar problems in the past.
For more information visit HealthinAging.org