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Thank a Caregiver: Be Sure to #ThankACaregiver This November

Support family caregivers by adding a #ThankACaregiver frame to your profile picture
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The 50 best caregiver support groups in Rhode Island

There are over 40 million unpaid caregivers of adults ages 65 older in the United States today. Often, caregivers will tell you that the emotional toll the job takes is much ...
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Cutting back on sugar? Here are sugar-free suggestions for seniors

Sugar has long been recognized as contributing to certain health risks, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and even depression. For older adults, avoiding excess ...
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The 36 Best Caregiver Support Groups in Louisiana

Over 40 million people across the U.S. are providing unpaid assistance to aging parents, chronically ill spouses, and other loved ones. Despite growing accessibility of ...
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How to reduce your loved one’s risk of falls: A caregiver’s guide

The physical and psychological consequences of a fall can have a significant impact on a senior’s quality of life.
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Is Lying to Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s OK?

Memory loss is a defining factor of Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, it’s one of the earliest symptoms that begin to disrupt a person’s life. When memory loss becomes more ...
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The 50 Best Caregiver Support Groups in South Dakota

There are plenty of difficult jobs out there, but one that receives minimal attention is that of a family caregiver. Due to the high-stress and no-pay work environment of ...
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Companion Care vs. Personal Care

You help your aging loved one whenever you have the time, but lately you’ve noticed they need more help than you’re able to provide alone. Between bathing, feeding, running ...
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What is the South Dakota Medicaid HOPE Waiver?

The Home and Community-Based Options and Person Centered Excellence (HOPE) Waiver is a Medicaid waiver program supporting care for nursing home-eligible individuals in ...
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Understanding Dementia Behaviors and How to Deal with Them

If a loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, they will undoubtedly go through behavioral changes. In fact, dementia affects behavior differently at ...
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Legal Advice for Caregivers: 50 Helpful Legal Tips & Suggestions for Caregivers

  The stressors associated with family caregiving are well-documented; you can find plenty of studies that illustrate the various emotional issues that arise from being an ...
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What’s the One Thing You Wish You Knew Before Becoming a Caregiver?

At some point, nearly every family must together decide on and designate care plans for their elderly or infirm relatives. Although it’s a reality that is an emotional one to ...
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What is Home Care? Definition, Types of Care & Cost

At some point in a senior’s life, they may use a home care provider. In fact, most seniors would tell you that they would prefer to stay at home for as long as possible. With ...
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Important Vaccines for Seniors

Vaccines aren’t just for kids. There are preventable diseases that cause illness and death in adults, often praying on unvaccinated seniors with weakened immune systems. In ...
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Best Exercises for Seniors: Expert Tips & Advice on Outdoor Exercises, Indoor Exercises, Chair-Based Exercises and More for Older Adults

 
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Best Caregiver Support Groups in Pennsylvania

  Caregiving for a friend or family member is one of the greatest gifts that you can give to a loved one, but it’s not without its pitfalls. Studies show that up to 60-percent ...
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End of Life Planning

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Tips on Caregiving with Your Siblings

The deteriorating health of a loved one is undoubtedly a painful thing to witness. It can be particularly difficult, however, to watch our parents grow old. The people who once ...
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Easy Recipes for Caregivers

Good nutrition is crucial for older adults and seniors who are trying to stay healthy or recover from illness. If you’re a caregiver, you may feel overwhelmed handling daily ...
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Activities for Dementia Patients: 50 Tips and Ideas to Keep Patients with Dementia Engaged

 
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Nursing Home Costs vs. the Cost of In-Home Caregivers

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Home Modifications for the Elderly

If your elderly parents are living independently or you’re caring for an aging loved one at home, safety is a prominent concern. At first glance, the home may not seem like a ...
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What is Custodial Care?

Aside from medical care, seniors with dementia or other conditions often need help with day to day tasks. Here we’ll define custodial care, what effects the costs involved, and ...
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