Care Partner Information Sheets

  • Care Partner Sheets
  • Easy to understand information and tips for older adults and their care partners.
  • Written by experts. Edited by a panel of care partners.

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For Care Partners
Alcohol and Falls Defines problem alcohol use and its relationship to falls.
Canes Explains the proper fit and use of a cane.
Caregiver Respite Explains the types of respite and how to find services.
Caregiver Stress Describes the signs of caregiver stress and provides tips to manage it.
Caring for LGBT Older Adults Explains how to provide good care for LGTB older adults
Changes with Aging Describes common changes with aging that are not caused by illness.
Choosing Long-Term Care Describes how to assess the quality and fit of a long-term care facility.
Communicating with First Responders Provides tips to help first responders provide better care
Dementia - Assessing Pain Describes the signs of pain at different stages of dementia.
Dementia - Behaviors Describes the common behaviors of people with dementia, and how to address challenging behaviors.
Dementia - Communicating with Persons with Dementia Provides tips to improve communication with persons with dementia.
Dementia - Depression in Alzheimers Disease Describes the signs of depression in people with dementia, and how to help
Dementia - Different Cultures and Ethnic Groups Describes the different beliefs about dementia in different cultures, and how these influence diagnosis and care.
Dementia - Disabilities Describes the risks and signs of dementia for those who have a developmental disability, and how to provide support to these persons.
Dementia - Driving Describes the signs of unsafe driving and provides tips to stop unsafe driving.
Dementia - Drugs for Memory Loss Defines the available prescription drugs for dementia and their side effects.
Dementia - Eating and Drinking Provides information and tips about healthy eating and drinking for persons with dementia.
Dementia - Exercise Describes the benefits and types of exercise to do with persons with dementia.
Dementia - Guardians and Conservators Defines the roles and responsibilities of guardians and conservators for older adults who can no longer make their own decisions.
Dementia - Helping Children Understand Dementia Provides tips on when and how to tell children about dementia
Dementia - Home Safety Issues Part 1: Dementia & Falls Describes how to prevent falls in persons with dementia.
Dementia - Home Safety Issues Part 2: Dementia & Fire Safety Describes the common causes of fires in the homes of persons with dementia and provides tips to prevent fires.
Dementia - Home Safety Issues Part 3: Dementia & Guns Describes how dementia can affect gun safety and provides tips to improve home safety.
Dementia - Honoring Last Wishes in Persons with Dementia Describes the documents and conversations to have early in a dementia diagnosis to make sure the person
Dementia - How to Give Medication to Someone with Dementia Provides tips to make sure a person with dementia is taking the right medicines in the right ways.
Dementia - Infections Describes the common infections for those with dementia
Dementia - Losing Control of Urine Describes tips to prevent loss of urine in persons with dementia.
Dementia - Lowering the Risk of Alzheimer Provides tips for health behaviors that can help lower the chances of Alzheimer
Dementia - Managing Health Insurance Provides tips for dealing with someone else
Dementia - Not All Dementia is Alzheimers Disease Describes the differences between Alzheimer
Dementia - Participating in Alzheimers Research Describes the risks and benefits of participating in research for Alzheimer
Dementia - Personal Care Provides tips on how to help persons with dementia with personal care at different stages of the disease.
Dementia - Spirituality Explains the benefits of spirituality for some persons with dementia
Dementia - Telling Others About Dementia Provides tips on when and how to tell others about a dementia diagnosis.
Dementia - Testing for Dementia Describes the process of testing for dementia.
Dementia - Unmet Needs Provides tips for managing behaviors in persons living with dementia.
Dementia - Wandering Describes signs that a person with dementia is wandering and tips to prevent it.
Dementia - What is Dementia? Describes dementia, its warning signs and changes that can reduce risk.
Dementia - When May it Be Time to Stop Treatment? Describes some choices in treatment decisions for persons with dementia.
Discharge Journey: from Hospital to Home Provides a list of information to know before going home from a hospital or long-term care facility.
Elder Abuse Provides information on the types and warning signs of abuse, and tips to prevent it.
End of Life Care Describes hospice care, and defines important conversations and documents to have before end of life care is needed.
Falls Provides tips to prevent falls in older adults.
Family Medical Leave Act Describes how this law can protect workers who need time off for caregiving
Food Safety and Nutrition Discusses changes in hunger and eating in older adults, and provides tips for safe and healthy eating.
Gardening Describes the benefits of gardening and how to make adaptations for older adults
Grief and Loss Provides tips to help older adults to cope with grief and loss.
Health Information Privacy Rules - HIPAA Describes what health information is private and when it can be shared under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules.
Hearing Loss in Older Adults Describes the signs of hearing loss and how to talk to someone with hearing loss
Isolation and Loneliness Describes common reasons why older adults feel lonely and how to help.
Making the Most of a Doctor Visit Provides tips on what to bring and what to ask at a doctor visit.
Medications and Falls Lists the medications that can cause falls and provides tips to prevent falls from medications.
Older People and Pets Suggests important things to consider if an older adult has or wants to get a pet.
Opioid Use in Older Adults Describes the dangers of opioid use for older adults.
Oral Health Provides information to help older adults with good oral health.
Osteoporosis Defines osteoporosis, how to test for it, and how to prevent or reduce risk.
Physical Activity Defines how much physical activity an older adult needs, and how to do some simple and safe exercises.
Poison and Drug Information Center
Range of Motion in Older Adults Describes the role of joints in movement, and how to reduce stiffness.
Taking Medications Safely Describes different types of medications commonly taken by older adults, and how to take them safely.
Understanding Long-Term Care Describes the different types of long-term care provided in and out of the home.
Understanding Medicare Explains the types of Medicare plans, and the services that each plan pays and which services it does not pay.
Urgent Care Centers Describes what is urgent care and when to use it
Walkers Explains the proper fit and use of a walker.
Who Do I Call for Help? Provides tips on the best place to ask for different types of help.