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Why caregivers need respite care and how they can take advantage

More than 54 million people provide unpaid care to an aging or disabled loved one.  For primary caregivers, the physical, emotional, and financial toll can lead to caregiver ...
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The best immune system booster tips for seniors

The immune system is the body’s first line of defense against viruses and infections, but the aging process can weaken the immune system, especially during the COVID-19 ...
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How to communicate with your aging parents about their health (and get them to listen)

For adults with aging parents, the time often comes where you must discuss their future plans with them. Some of the common topics involve making decisions about money, health, ...
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6 Benefits of Swimming for Seniors

Swimming is a fun way to pass time in the summer, but it’s also a terrific way for seniors and caregivers to stay in shape. Swimming is a low-impact sport, which is great for ...
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Tips for Finding the Best Home Delivery Services for Seniors and Caregivers

Being a caregiver is a tough job – but that doesn’t mean there isn’t help available. There are respite services, special funding for caregivers, and several options in the way ...
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I’m a registered nurse by day, and my Veteran father’s caregiver by night. This is what it feels like to always be on call

Yvonne Quinones-Reyes is a registered nurse at Seniorlink based in Merrillville, Indiana. Outside of work she cares for her father, Ivan Quinones, 72, a Vietnam War veteran ...
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How to Become a Paid Caregiver for a Family Member: 6 Steps to Uncovering Financial Assistance Options for Family Caregivers

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Caregiver Burden Tips: Expert Advice for Recognizing & Combating Caregiver Stress

Caring for an elder or a loved one with disabilities is a position many caregivers simply "find themselves" in. Often they have not made a formal decision to become a caregiver ...
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What is Telemedicine? Telemedicine Definition & Benefits in a Post Coronavirus World

The world is in crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic, and for seniors, people who have disabilities , and family caregivers, it’s an especially trying time. Many older adults ...
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What is Telehealth? Telehealth Definition & Best Practices in a Post Coronavirus World

During the coronavirus pandemic, many state governments have issued mandatory stay-at-home orders, asking residents to remain at home and to practice social distancing. The ...
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What is Telehealth Nursing? Telehealth Nursing Definition, Examples & Benefits in a Post Coronavirus World

The COVID-19 pandemic has left the world in a state of crisis for most people, but for people with compromised immune systems, such as those with disabilities and older adults, ...
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Your guide to the many different types of dementia

In 2019, more than 5.8 million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s disease, an increase from 5.7 million in 2018. The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease is ...
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Supporting You During the COVID-19 Crisis

As we have all seen, the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve. At times, the news may even overwhelm our sense of security. All of us at Seniorlink sympathize with these ...
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A Note From Seniorlink CEO Tom Riley on COVID-19

First and foremost, I hope you, your staff and your loved ones are safe and healthy. It goes without saying that we are living through unprecedented times. The COVID-19 ...
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What It’s Like to Be a Remote Care Coach at Seniorlink

Darren Hairston uses technology to connect with and support 4 times the amount of families he did as a social worker.
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Building Instead of Buying: How Our Investment in Leadership Development Has Worked for Employee Retention

Seniorlink has invested heavily in two distinct leadership training programs with the goal of bolstering leaders in house and at the same time preparing its workforce to step ...
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Technology enhances senior life-styles. Here’s how.

Technology is evolving and becoming easier to access and use for people of all ages – including seniors. One recent report from PEW Research Centers indicated that nearly 4 in ...
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The 7 Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease: What to Expect from Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease to End-Stage Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease, developing slowly and gradually worsening, typically over a period of several years. It impacts memory, thinking, language, ...
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I cared for two sons with developmental disabilities. This is what it’s like.

Daniel (Allison's Son), Michael, and Allison smile for a photo at the Ohio State Fair When I Grow Up I Want to Be... A doctor, lawyer, ballerina…what did you want to be? I ...
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The day I found out I had ALS and that my husband was now my caregiver

Kevin and Kate on their wedding day The state of Indiana recently made the Structured Family Caregiving program available to spouses. We applaud the state of Indiana for their ...
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‘My Two Elaines:’ How I cared for my wife with Alzheimer’s

Marty and Elaine The state of Indiana recently made the Structured Family Caregiving program available to spouses. We applaud the state of Indiana for their support of the ...
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Caring for my husband, I realized cancer was a full-time job

  The state of Indiana recently made the Structured Family Caregiving program available to spouses. We applaud the state of Indiana for their support of the husbands and wives ...
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50 Tips on Transitioning a Loved One to Memory, Dementia, or Alzheimer's Care 

As your loved one’s memory declines, or as the effects of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease become too much for the family or caregivers to handle, you will have to make the ...
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How to get paid as a family caregiver in Ohio. The Ohio Individual Options Waiver

The 1915c Ohio Individual Options (IO) Waiver is a Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver program. HCBS was first introduced by the U.S. Congress in 1983 to give states ...
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