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
Healthier Black Elders Center & Newsletters