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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 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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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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Why I put my goals on hold to care for my mom

Patricia and her family 
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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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How Creativity Helps Me Care for My Veteran Father

Donna's father, Thomas
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