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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 Stage to End-Stage

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 ...
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The 30 Best GPS Trackers for Seniors

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10 of the best free resources for dementia caregivers

As a dementia caregiver you might feel lost and alone or like no one understands what you’re going through. There are several types of dementia and the disease progresses ...
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My loved one is lonely, how can I help?

Aging comes with many inevitable realities, but loneliness doesn’t have to be one of them. The U.S. Census Bureau has reported that 11 million adults aged 65 or older live alone
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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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Celebrating National Case Management Week

  This week we're celebrating Case Managers in our program, and across the nation. Michelle Grasso BSN, RN, a Nurse Case Manager at Caregiver Homes based in Springfield, ...
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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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