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Helping Handbooks

The IOG, with assistance from family caregivers at the DMC West Nursing Home (Southfield, MI), compiled the "Helping Handbooks" series below to assist caregivers whose loved ones are living in a nursing home. Click on the links to view or to download a free copy (PDF).  Appropriate for all health care professionals and families of individuals in long-term care.

Making the most of visits to nursing home residents who have dementia

Taking care of yourself while taking care of a loved one who's in a nursing home

Understanding and dealing with problem behaviors of nursing home residents

Mental health and nursing home residents

Living with loss: When a loved one dies in a nursing home


Other IOG & Partner Publications

"Prolonging Vitality" compiled by the American Psychological Association

IOG Newsletters

Healthier Black Elders Center & Newsletters


Media Coverage and News Announcements