Seniorlink Blog

Financial Support for Caregivers: The Ultimate Guide to Home Care Costs, Financial Aid, and Financial Planning for Caregivers

Providing care for an aging loved one or a person with disabilities is challenging but also rewarding. Caregivers have the chance to ensure their loved one's quality of life is ...
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Caregiver Tip: Help Your Loved One Get Social Security Disability Benefits Quickly if Facing a Fatal Illness

The Social Security Administration has an important but little known program for people diagnosed with severe and life-threatening medical conditions that allows “quick starts" ...
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6 Tax tips for family caregivers

Judi Hasson is a journalist who writes about health care and senior issues. Say you've taken care of your elderly mom in your own home for the last two years and opened up your ...
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When Your Loved One Nears the End of Life

Nancy Lebrun is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and writes frequently on health and wellness.
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Balancing Career, Family and Caregiving: Caregivers Say They Feel the Squeeze

David Heitz is a writer who spent 13 years looking after and advocating for his father with Pick's Disease, who died last year. David is a member of the American Society ...
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Make The Most of a Doctor’s Appointment as a Caregiver

This article was written by Rita McDonough, a Care Manager for the MetroWest branch in Massachusetts for Caregiver Homes.  
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10 Ways Elders Can Get Active This Spring

This article was written by Deb Dorsey, a Registered Nurse for Caregiver Homes. She is also a 5-time marathon runner, most recently completing the 2014 Boston Marathon.
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HOW PERSONAL EXPERIENCE CAN HELP OTHERS CARE FOR PEOPLE RECOVERING FROM STROKES

Donna Varelas is a Registered Nurse for Caregiver Homes.
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REMEMBERING CINDERELLA: HOW ELDERS CAN BENEFIT FROM PETS

By Sue Gregg, the Midwest Regional Director for Caregiver Homes.
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Shut-In But Not Shut Out: How I Live a Full Life at Home

Linda Sweet has been receiving care and support from her friend through the Caregiver Homes model of care for about two years.
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10 Tips for Elders to Meet Their Nutrition Goals

Kathy Swideriski is an RN for Caregiver Homes at the Springfield, Massachusetts Branch.
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IN-HOME PATIENT CARE FOR HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY

By Julian Hills, a staff writer for Drugwatch since 2013. Drugwatch.com is a comprehensive resource about side effects and complications from commonly prescribed drugs and ...
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Caregiving Tips for Extreme Cold Weather

This article was contributed by Linda Morreale-Steele, RN, a Clinical Specialist for Caregiver Homes.
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Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder During the Holidays

Erika Smith is the Branch Manager of Indianapolis for Caregiver Homes.
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Staying Healthy and Hydrated During the Summer

By Linda Morreale-Steele, an Assistant Branch Manager for Caregiver Homes, with a background in nursing.
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Managing Fall Risks: Knowing the Signs & Tips for Prevention

By Mary Davies, an RN at Caregiver Homes.
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Elder Abuse Awareness

By Mary Frugoli, the Caregiver Homes Branch Manager for the South Shore area in Mass.
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WHEN THE ROLES ARE REVERSED: CARING FOR YOUR PARENTS

Brian McKaig is the Caregiver Homes State Director for Rhode Island.
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SPRING CLEANING: AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE YOUR HOME SAFER FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONE

This article was written by Julie Ely, the Caregiver Homes Area Marketing Manager for Berkshire County in Massachusetts.
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Supporting Families in End of Life Conversations

By Brian McKaig, the Caregiver Homes State Director for Rhode Island.
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PARKINSON'S DISEASE AND CAREGIVING

Julie Ely is an Area Marketing Manager Caregiver Homes in Western Massachusetts.
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