Video Resource Library
SOV Levels of Care
Nursing Home Quality
Virtual Dementia Tour
Aging In Place
Senior Focus: Aging In Place with SOV
Fall Prevention in the Home
What Does Long Term Care Include
Medicare & Long Term Care
What are the different parts of Medicare
Stretching Budget to Pay for Healthy Food
AARP Caregiving Resources
SOV Levels of CareShepherd of the Valley provides three levels of care: Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Rehabilitation. Deciding which level of care your loved one needs isn't always easy. If a loved one is burdened by the challenges of living alone, or if they're recovering from an injury or surgery, we can help.
Nursing Home QualityMany people fear that they will one day be forced to live in a cold, unwelcoming nursing home. But by focusing on the quality of residents' lives, staff at many U.S. nursing homes are turning their facilities into warm and comforting environments for seniors. In this video, Commonwealth Fund vice president Mary Jane Koren, M.D., explains how the Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes campaign is helping to improve the lives of nursing home residents while saving money—and without cutting back services.
Virtual Dementia TourWatch as Leeza Gibbons, of Leeza's Care Connection, and two caregivers of loved ones with dementia experience and are educated by the Virtual Dementia Tour® The Virtual Dementia Tour® is a scientifically proven method that builds sensitivity and awareness in individuals caring for those with dementia by temporarily altering participants’ physical and sensory abilities with props and circumstances to simulate changes associated with physical and cognitive impairments of aging. Created by geriatric specialist, P.K. Beville, this patented program has been experienced by more than 1.2 million people in 17 countries. About Second Wind Dreams®: Second Wind Dreams is an international, nonprofit organization founded in 1997. This organization is changing the perception of aging through the fulfillment of dreams and educational programs including its flagship program, The Virtual Dementia Tour®. The Atlanta-based organization has fulfilled more than 10,000 dreams.
Aging In PlaceThe average American over the age of 65 will need roughly three years of long-term care, on average, according to government estimates. To get that care in a nursing home costs about $72,000 per year. But from D.C. to Massachusetts, Minnesota to California, Americans are devising innovative plans to help more people save money and stay in their homes longer. Here are a few examples.
Senior Focus: Aging In Place with SOVArmstrong Local Programming, Boardman, OH: Danielle Procopio from Shepherd of the Valley joins host Bill Adams to talk about the exciting new assisted living facility coming to the area plus other events.
Fall Prevention in the HomeKaiser Permanente Geriatrician Jaza Marina, MD, explains how to prevent falls with simple fall-prevention measures. Also, Dr. Marina explains how, if you do fall, how to do so correctly in order to prevent serious injury.
Advance DirectivesSee a description of 4 advance directives which are important to have as one ages. For more information, visit the End of Life topic at www.nihseniorhealth.gov, the health and wellness website for older adults from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
What Does Long Term Care IncludeFind more health and wellness information for older adults by NIHSeniorHealth at: http://nihseniorhealth.gov/
Medicare & Long Term CareImportant information about Medicare and nursing homes or long-term care.
What are the different parts of MedicareImportant information about the different parts of Medicare coverage.
Stretching Budget to Pay for Healthy FoodWant to get the biggest nutritional bang for your buck? Watch this video for tips on how to eat right on a budget. To get help paying for healthy food, visit: http://www.BenefitsCheckUp.org.
AARP Caregiving ResourcesClick here for more information: http://www.aarp.org/caregiving. With over 40 million family caregivers in the U.S., the Caregiver Assistance campaign aims to raise awareness of AARP’s Caregiving Resource Center, where caregivers can find thousands of helpful articles, tips, and tools from experts and fellow caregivers who have been in their place. African Americans are more likely to spend more than 21 hours/week caregiving, compared with the average population of family caregivers.