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We know that it can be tough, finding care for a loved one, or taking care of them yourself. So we offer our end users a blog with information on care giving, choosing a community, senior living and care news and just for fun!

Things to Consider When Caring for Aging Parents

Helping a loved one such as a parent as they age can be emotionally draining. Many aspects of your parent’s life will require your time and attention. Developing coping mechanisms, being flexible, and maintaining a sense of humor can help you and your parent navigate this time. Here are a few things…

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Things to Look for When Choosing a Home Health Care Provider

Caregiver burnout is a common condition that is faced by a majority of people who are caring for a sick, disabled or elderly family member. It can manifest in overwhelming stress, anxiety, poor sleep, inability to focus on your job and other responsibilities. This often leads to guilt, and people…

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The Sandwich Generation: 4 Ways to Effectively Care for Aging Parents

The sandwich generation faces a unique set of challenges. Along with looking after your children, focusing on work, and managing your social life, you also have the responsibility of taking care of your aging parents. The demands of daily life can already be difficult enough, and the added burden of…

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Guide for the Givers: Self-Care Tips for Caregivers

Caregiving is one of the most selfless and rewarding jobs out there, but it can also be physically and emotionally taxing. In addition, it can be difficult to remember to take care of your own needs when you are in the business of putting other people before yourself. Therefore, it’s…

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Alzheimer’s Support Group for School Students Who Are Caregivers

Should a community foster an Alzheimer’s support group for high school students? Teens who are caregivers at home need access to services and help resources. The population of persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease continues to rise steadily, forcing an increase in the number of home caregivers – particularly, child caregivers….

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Home Caregiving Duties and the Importance of Continuing Education

A Caregiver’s Job Description Includes Math & Organizational Skills An adult child who blindly steps into the role of caregiver for an elderly parent may be in for a surprise. Caregiving requires compassion, management-level skills and endurance. Caring for an elderly family member at home takes more than time and…

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The Importance of a Caregiver Contract

An essential yet often overlooked family matter is the preparation for elderly care. As the seniors in our families advance in age, daily life can become a struggle, especially when medical conditions arise. Caregiving can be a source of burnout for many families, notably when members are busy with their…

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The Value and Benefits of Professional Elder Care Management

Elder care management is the professional support, planning, and coordination of seniors’ lives. In some cases, it also refers to the lives of younger, disabled individuals. Elder care management involves providing mental, emotional, and physical support. This ensures seniors’ needs are met organically, and without frustration. For many elderly people,…

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How To Handle the Stress of Being a Long-Term Caregiver

The rewards of helping someone every day are endless—so much so that you might forget about your own health and well-being. Explore how to handle the stress of being a long-term caregiver for advice on caring for yourself. Recognize the Signs of Stress Caregivers can sometimes become so consumed with…

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What to Know About Being a Caregiver for Your Parent

For many families, making use of nursing facilities or hired in-home caregivers simply isn’t an affordable option. If your parent has already suffered from one or more medical problems, you may be wondering what you can do to help. Adults in this position may need to step in and personally…

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