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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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How to talk with a loved one about 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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How to Become a Paid Caregiver for a Family Member: 6 Steps to Uncovering Financial Assistance Options for Family Caregivers

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What Alzheimer’s Has to Say about Your Eyesight

Alzheimer’s affects more than 40 million people worldwide and is one of the most common causes of dementia. However, finding a solution to this disease is still something that ...
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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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WHO WILL RESCUE ALZHEIMER'S IF PHARMA CAN'T?

Tom Riley, far left, discusses technology's role in the fight against Alzheimer's with Ted Fischer, Ageless Innovations - Joy for All, David Keene, Dthera Sciences,Carrie ...
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Top 51 Conferences for Caregivers in 2019

According to 2015 data compiled by the National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP, an approximate 43.5 million people had provided unpaid, caregiving to family members in ...
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The Best Brain Games for Seniors

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8 Pureed Recipes To Try At Home

While you may not like to think about it, there might come a time when an elderly loved one requires pureed food as their main diet. Fortunately, pureeing food doesn’t have to ...
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What is Sundowner’s Syndrome?

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From Nurse to Caregiver. Why I Enjoy My Career.

I didn’t know I wanted to become a nurse. I was 19 when I took a free course through Boston Public Schools to earn my Licensed Practical Nursing license. From there I worked in ...
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