Patient and Caregiver Resources

 

Patient and Caregiver Resources

The Home Instead Center for Successful Aging has created a number of resources to help older adults and caregivers with their day-to-day and ongoing needs.

 

Caregiver Guides and Tips 

Caregiver Survival Guide

Learn 10 tips for being a successful caregiver. 

Dementia Survival Guide

Understand more about how to care for someone with dementia.  

Legal Terms for Older Adults and Family Caregivers

Find definitions for common legal terms related to power of attorney, conservatorship and guardianship.

 


Community Resources 

Council Bluffs 

Access a convenient list of resources for older adults living in Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County.

Douglas & Sarpy Counties 

Access a convenient list of resources for older adults living in Douglas and Sarpy Counties.  

 


Health Resources

Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage

Learn about the basics of Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage.

Improving Your Learning and Memory Skills

Get simple, basic strategies for improving memory.


Housing & Transportation Resources 

Housing for Older Adults 

Find a retirement center, assisted living facility or dementia residence in the Omaha area.

Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Facilities

Find a skilled nursing or rehabilitation facility in the Omaha area. 

Transportation

Know who to contact for specialized transportation services including wheelchair accessible vans in the Omaha area. 

 


Safety Resources 

Home Safety Checklist 

Use this list to inspect your home for hazards and potential problems.

The Impaired Older Driver

Know when and how to intervene when it is no longer safe for an older person to drive.

Think Before You Drink - Alcohol Use and Older Adults

Consider these factors when choosing whether or not to consume alcohol.

Your Medications: Use Them Safely!

Check out this list to ensure medication safety at home and at the doctor’s office or pharmacy.