Caregivers

Extra Support When Seniors are in a Tulsa Hillcrest Hospital

Hillcrest offers complimentary extra support for senior patients and their adult family members while in Hillcrest Medical Center and Hillcrest South. Learn more about the Senior Care program on its page or through this video.

For videos about how the Senior Care program has helped real-life family members, visit http://www.hillcrest.com/content/linda-m or http://www.hillcrest.com/content/bonnie-thomas-l.

Discharge Planning

If your loved one is hospitalized or has recently been in the hospital, please read Your Guide to Discharge Planning. It will give you some tips on transitioning from the hospital and planning for care needs after discharge.

If your loved one was recently discharged from Hillcrest Medical Center or Hillcrest South, feel free to call our Senior Care specialists at 918-579-8040 if you need help.

FREE Medication Assessments

Do you or a loved one have concerns about medications? Hillcrest offers FREE medication assessments for seniors age 60+. A clinical pharmacist will review your or your loved one’s medications for free. Call 918.579.8040 to schedule an appointment at the location nearest you. Locations include Midtown Tulsa, South Tulsa and Owasso.

Medication assessments are by appointment. Please provide a list of medications in advance if possible, and bring the medications (in their original containers) to the appointment. Include over-the-counter medications, vitamins, supplements, and herbal remedies such as teas. 

Local Services for Seniors

LIFE Senior Services annually publishes LIFE's Vintage Guide to Housing & Services, the most comprehensive lists of local services specifically for seniors. View it on their website.

Adult Day Programs

Adult day programs provide caregivers the worry-free opportunity to work, run errands or take a deep, relaxing breath, while loved ones spend their days filled with friends, laughter and enriching activities. LIFE's Adult Day Health Centers provide care for seniors and other adults in a safe, friendly and supportive setting, enabling family caregivers to find a healthy balance between work, home and the responsibilities of being a caregiver. Adult Day Health programs are proven to be a cost-effective care option that delay or even avoid altogether the need for nursing home placement. LIFE has three Adult Day Health locations in Tulsa and Broken Arrow. Call 866-664-9009 or email info@lifeseniorservices.org to learn more and to schedule a tour at the site nearest you. To learn more about LIFE Senior Services, visit their website.

Medicare Information

See a list of commonly asked questions – and answers – on our Questions page.   

Medicare Wellness Visits

Utica Park Clinic’s Medicare exam page has helpful information about Medicare wellness visits. For those with Medicare, these visits are encouraged within 12 months of Medicare enrollment and annually after that. There is no cost to the Medicare beneficiary.

Wound Care

Wound care can be challenging and improperly caring for wounds dangerous. For information about wound care services, please visit Hillcrest Medical Center’s Wound Care Clinic page or Hillcrest South’s Advanced Wound Care Center page.

Alzheimer’s Support

The Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma Chapter Home is one of over 70 Alzheimer's Association chapters serving communities across the United States. To learn more about the chapter, click here. To find support groups in Oklahoma, visit the Alzheimer’s Association’s Community Resource Finder.

Behavioral Health for Seniors

Specialized inpatient hospital care for adults as young as age 50 experiencing mental health difficulties and emotional stress who are in need of a secure environment. Hillcrest offers Behavioral Health Services for Seniors at locations in Claremore, Cushing and Henryetta. Treatment may include one-on-one counseling, group therapy, therapeutic activities and continued care planning with the goal of returning the person to the most useful, productive life possible. To learn more, visit http://seniorhealth.hillcrest.com/.

Does My Loved One Need Help Checklist

If you are sensing that your loved one is slipping and may need help, but don't know where to start, please refer to the Does My Loved One Need Help checklist. This checklist will help you determine if your concerns are warranted and give you some clues about the type of assistance your loved one may need.

Talking about Important Life Issues

This article can help you plan for important discussions about health and finance. 

Caregiver Counseling

LIFE Senior Services is available for personalized information and resource counseling to help you cope with the challenges of caregiving and access services that can be helpful for both you and your loved one. If you would like to visit personally with someone about your caregiving situation, please click here or call SeniorLine at 866-664-9009.

Caregiver Training Opportunities

LIFE Senior Services regularly offers caregiver and eldercare seminars and training opportunities. Click here for a list of upcoming seminars and workshops.

Apps for Caregivers

See if one of the following highly rated FREE apps are right for you and your needs.

CareZone makes it simpler to take care of yourself and your family. Keep everything organized and easily coordinate with the people that matter to you.

CaringBridge is just that -- a bridge that allows you and your loved ones to stay in touch. 

Lotsa Helping Hands is a caregiving app that helps you create a community of care around your loved one. You can invite family, friends, volunteers, and care aides to join and then manage everything from sitters, errands, and appointments to family gatherings on an interactive calendar. 

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