Senior Care Resources

Information, support, tools, tips and other senior care resources.

As a senior services organisation, we are committed to educating and empowering individuals, families, carers and communities with an understanding of the various home care services and support available to them.

Home Instead Senior Care strives to help you navigate your journey as a CAREGiver with our variety of senior care resources. From help with understanding the aged care system, negotiating family relationships and difficult conversations to resources on home safety, end-of-life planning and managing conditions such as dementia; helping you find answers is important to us. 

If you require senior care support, would like to know more about resources for elderly assistance that are available, or would like a hard copy of any of our senior care resources, please contact us.

Resources

Fun activity ideas for seniors and their CAREGiversRead more
The pathway to finding the right care for you and your loved ones can be confusing and stressful to navigate.This guide provides a resource to assist you in identifying and understanding the best in-home care solution for you and your family and guide you on your pathway to care.Read more
Our summer survival guide shares our top tips to help you and your loved ones beat the heat and keep cool, hydrated and healthy throughout Australia's hot and humid summer months.Read more
If you’re 40, or your parents are 70, it’s time to start talking about home care services. The 40-70 Rule is designed to help you start even the most difficult conversations with your ageing parents.Read more
Let's face it, talking about dying is difficult. Most people do not want to think of, let alone talk about dying. This booklet aims to empower, inform and encourage individuals, families and friends to talk about dying.Read more
Top Ten Signs Your Ageing Parent Needs Help. You’ve started to notice the signs - Dad can’t find his keys, or you have noticed a mysteriou​s dent on Mum's car, you even stop by the house and discover the stove was left on. These are just a few signs your senior parents need help at home.Read more
Caring for someone with dementia is challenging. This guide provides families and carers with a better understanding of dementia and shares a range of practical strategies, tools and techniques to support you in caring for a loved one living with dementia.Read more
As much as older Australians want to continue living independently in the comfort of their own home, many seniors will refuse help in achieving this, let alone ask for it. This guide is designed to help you overcome your senior's resistance to assistance, ensuring they continue to live happily, healthily and safely at home as they wish.Read more
90% of Australian seniors want to remain living in the comfort of their own home for as long as possible. This guide provides practical solutions to help us live well at home safely and independently as we age.Read more
Family caregiving can be physically and emotionally exhausting. Although taking time for yourself is easier said than done, pushing yourself too far can leave you burnt out. Check your caregiver stress with our assessment tool and consider some well earned respite care to give yourself a break.Read more
Developed in collaboration with people living with arthritis, their carers, and Arthritis Queensland, this guide provides practical advice about caring for a person with arthritis.Read more
This guide is designed to help adult siblings communicate and deal with those sensitive situations that can arise among brothers and sisters as their parents age and need assistance. It will help to ensure they share the load of caregiving 50-50.Read more
This handbook is designed to help you understand the importance of senior nutrition. It offers some no-nonsense ideas for cooking simple, healthy, nutritious and palatable meals.Read more
Maybe Mum is moving in, or Dad already lives at home with you and your teenage children. Either way, multigenerational households have their ups and downs. Too Close For Comfort is a guide for some of the questions and challenges you might come across as a multigenerational family living under one roof.Read more