How To Videos

Watch these videos to get step-by-step instruction on caring for your elderly loved one. Learn about topics including, how to make your bathroom safer, moving your parents into your home and ensuring your parent's end-of-life wishes.

How to Recognize if Your Parent Needs Home Health Care (Video)

As your parents age, they will likely want to remain as independent as possible. However, there may come a time when you can’t give them all the help they need. This video can help you decide if, or when, it’s time for home health care.

For more information, go to Deciding When It's Time for Home Care: The six questions every caregiver should be asking..

How to Help Prevent Trips and Falls in the Home (Video)

Trips and falls are the most common type of accident in the home, especially for the elderly. This video shows the simple changes that can help you make mom or dad’s home safer and give you peace of mind.

For more information, go to Trip and Fall Prevention.


How to Ensure Your Parent’s End-of-Life Wishes are Carried Out (Video)

Talking about end-of-life wishes with your mom or dad is important and it can make a trying time a little easier. Even more essential is having those wishes written down in legal documents. This video helps you get started with end-of-life planning.

For more information, go to Advance Directives: Have a Record of Your Loved One's End of Life Wishes.

How to Move Your Elderly Parent into Your Home (Video)

A move is a big change, especially if it’s unplanned or the result of a stressful event or illness. This video offers tips for helping mom or dad maintain a normal routine and easing the transition from their home to yours.

For more information, go to Moving Your Parents Into Your Home: Four ways to make the transition easier for them and for you.

How to Make the Bathroom Safer for Your Elderly Parent (Video)

For the elderly, the bathroom can be one of the most dangerous rooms in the house. This video provides step-by-step instructions on how to safety-proof the bathroom so mom or dad stays out of harm’s way and as independent as possible.

For more information, go to Safety Proofing Your Parents' Bathroom to Avoid Slips and Falls.

How to Make Living with COPD Easier for Your Spouse or Parent (Video)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a disease of the lungs that will never go away. However, there are things you can do to slow its progression. This video explains how you can help make daily life easier for someone with COPD.

For more information, go to Strategies for Dealing with COPD: Tips for helping the whole family breathe easier.

How to Relieve Stress When Caring for an Aging Parent or Spouse (Video)

When you're the caregiver for an elderly parent or spouse, it can be a rewarding experience—but it can also be overwhelming. This video provides easy-to-follow tips to help you relieve the stress that comes with caring for someone else.

For more information, go to 5 Ways to Cope with Caregiving Stress: Try these tips to manage stress and anxiety..