Happy Senior Couple

Supporting Seniors Who Live at Home

The 4 stages of aging in place:

1. Fully Independent at Home
2. Declining Mobility
3. Difficulty with Personal Care
4. Increasing Healthcare Concerns

Cognitive decline, deteriorating health, and limited mobility are just a few of the issues that come with aging, and that can make it harder for seniors to live independently.  However, with proper preparation, appropriate home care services, and a strong network of support, seniors can thrive at home.

To help aging adults and their families navigate this option, HomeCare.org developed a resource that covers the programs, services, payment options, and providers for senior residents that are available in Wisconsin.  You can review their helpful guides here:

  • Home Care Wisconsin
    • The guide reviews the types of care available in the state and the programs available to help residents afford their care.
  • Does Medicare Cover In-Home Care?
    • In many cases, the first place seniors turn is Medicare.  While Medicare covers in-home care services in some circumstances, it doesn’t offer assistance for everyone and all types of home care.  If you’re unsure if Medicare will cover in-home care for yourself or a loved one, this guide is for you.
  • How Much Does 24/7 In-Home Care Cost?
    • In this guide, it’s explained how much 24/7 in-home care costs, as well as the costs of other types of senior care.  Also provided is some information on financial assistance programs so you can make the best choice for your loved one and budget.
  • Sleep & Bedroom Safety for Seniors
    • One of the most common rooms in the home for seniors to fall in is the bedroom.  In this guide to bedroom safety, information is provided about the risks seniors face in their own bedrooms, how to improve your safety and resources that may be available to help you make your bedroom safer – especially if you’re aging in place and have limited mobility and resources for home improvements.
  • Exercise Guide for Seniors Aging in Place
    • This guide has helpful tips for seniors aging in place who need exercise ideas.  It goes over how to put together a productive wellness program, what kind of exercises work best for seniors at home and things to look for when you’re working out to avoid injuries and keep on track.
  • How to Become a Home Healthcare Nurse
    • If you are interested in this career path and want to learn more, this guide is for you.  Read on to find in-depth information on what services home healthcare nurses provide, education and training requirements, how to find a job, and more.
  • Mental Health & Older Adults
    • HomeCare.org partnered with YouGov to survey 1,000 American adults who have parents over the age of 60.  Respondents were asked questions about their parents based on in-person or virtual meetings and conversations.  You can learn more about the Household Pulse Survey here, and you can find out more about the specifics of what and how the survey questions were asked.
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