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How to Become a Paid Caregiver for a Family Member: 6 Steps to Uncovering Financial Assistance Options for Family Caregivers

Serving as a caregiver for a family member is an extremely rewarding experience. Not only do you get to spend time with your loved one, …

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Tips to make downsizing for seniors easier (& a helpful checklist)

Whether your loved one is downsizing to a smaller, more manageable home or apartment to enjoy their golden years or moving to a senior living …

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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 non-nursing home …

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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 …

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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. …

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How to talk with a loved one about end-of-life planning

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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 …

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8 Pureed Food 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 …

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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 …

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Avoid Feeling Isolated as a Male Caregiver

 

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Medicaid Specialist vs Elder Law Attorney: Which Do You Need?

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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How to Avoid Mistakes When Choosing a Home Caregiving Agency

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 …

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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 …

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How to Transfer Medicaid to Another State

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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 …

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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 …

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