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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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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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End of Life Planning

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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 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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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 are Elderly Bedsores?

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What is a Primary Caregiver?

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The 50 Best Cell Phones for Seniors

If you think cell phones are exclusively (or even predominantly) used by young people, you’d be wrong. Everyone can benefit from having a cell phone – in fact, there are many ...
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Personal Transportation for Seniors: 6 Convenient Transportation Options for Older Adults

Did you know? By 2030, an estimated 20 percent of U.S. residents will be aged 65 and over – a huge proportional jump from 13 percent in 2010 and just 9.8 percent in 1970? And ...
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Healthcare for Seniors: Can Annuities Help Cover the Costs?

Anyone who has considered the rising costs of long-term care, be it in your home or in a highly skilled nursing facility, has asked the same question: How am I going to afford ...
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Best Elder Care and Senior Living Blogs: 50 Must-Read Blogs for Older Adults, Family Caregivers, and More

With advances in medicine and technology, our elders are living longer than ever. With this longer life expectancy comes great joy in passing down legacies, traditions, and ...
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What Are Food Services for the Elderly? Community-Based Meal Services for Seniors, Custom Meal Preparation Services, and More

You know that a healthy diet is essential for well-being, especially for the aging population – however, caregivers may not always have the finances, time, or physical ability ...
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Home Modifications for Aging in Place: 50 Expert Tips and Quotes on Home Modifications That Support Aging in Place

More seniors are opting to age in place than ever before. This trend is driven in part by the rising costs of long-term care, coupled with the rapidly growing senior population ...
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Best Dogs for Seniors 

Dogs make excellent companions, and that’s especially true for seniors. Not only will a dog provide love and affection to his owner, but dogs can help to keep older adults ...
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Palliative Care vs. Hospice: Key Differences, Coverage Options, and Benefits

Both palliative care and hospice focus on providing comfort for those with life-limiting illnesses, and as such, the two terms are easily confused. However, there are some ...
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The Biggest Mistakes Caregivers Make in Choosing Home Care Agencies: 50 Mistakes to Avoid When Selecting Home Care Services for Your Loved One

Choosing the best home care agency for your loved one is a major decision, and it only makes sense to explore your options ahead of time. But just what should you be looking ...
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I'm Fine Right Here in My Chair, Thank You

Do you worry about your loved one being isolated, or even feel that way yourself as the caregiver? If so, you’re not alone. People with a chronic illness and their family ...
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What Are Medicaid State to State Transfer Rules? Understanding How State-to-State Transfers Work and How to Transfer Your Medicaid Benefits

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CAREGIVING 101: WHAT IS DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY

  A durable power of attorney, or DPOA, is a legal document designed to protect aging parents’ independence and decision-making, while also simplifying the eventual transition ...
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How to Cope with Personality Changes in a Loved One

This post identifies some possible causes for behavior and mental health changes in your caree, and offers suggestions on ways to cope that can actually help both of you.
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