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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!

The Unique Needs of Someone With a Respiratory Condition

Respiratory illness is the most common affliction in the world. Conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma affect millions of people and they’re especially common in the elderly. So, if you’re considering assisted living, respite care, hospice care, or any other type of senior accommodation for your loved…

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The Power of a Familiar Face

The mind is such a powerful thing. Realizing that you may not have complete control over your mind and memories is enough to breed many insecurities and fear.  Lack of control in your own mind is a betrayal of sorts. It often leads to the fight or flight response when…

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8 Strategies for Caregivers to Reduce Fatigue and Avoid the Burnout

by: Susan Ashby You have become a caregiver. It may be a temporary need for help, or it may be a permanent situation. As a family caregiver, you have chosen to take on the responsibility for another person, and that decision comes with many stresses—especially if the senior you are…

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Caring for the Caregiver: 12 Tips for Families of Caregivers to Provide Support

by: Susan Ashby As parents age, they will begin to need more help to stay in their home and remain as independent as possible. If there are several adult children, they may all share in the caregiving in the beginning. Their parents may only need tasks completed like minor home…

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The Care Plan Conference: Making Your Voice Heard

Most caregivers with a loved one residing in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) will be asked to participate in a “care plan conference,” or a “quarterly care conference” at one time or another. Family members frequently attend these meetings at the request of the assisted living or skilled nursing facilities…

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Respite Care, Post-Acute Care, Long-Distance Caregiving, Misleasing Info, Art Therapy, and Scams

Respite Care: 8 Frequently Asked Questions Is It Really Better to Get Post-Acute Care at Home? Long Distance Caregiving: Assessing Needs Misleading Information for Consumers Art therapy sessions help seniors relax, relieve stress

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Weekly Links – 7/5/18

  Senior Self-Neglect and What Families Can Do About It  The Four Primary Kinds of Care Providers   Weatherization Program for Seniors

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Weekly Links – 6/14/18 Including Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Number-Crunching: A Look at Differing CCRC Pricing Sheets What Party Planning Can Teach Us About Caregiving When is it Time for Assisted Living? Father’s Day Gifts for Older Dads

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3 Links for the Week

Preventing Falls: 5 Ways to Spot Mobility Issues in Seniors Amy Aquino is Getting Her Hands Purple (Again!) for The Longest Day Surviving Caregiving with Dignity, Love and Kindness

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Weekly Links 5/17/18

Living Apart Together: A New Option for Older Adults Mind the Gap: Seniors with Nowhere to Turn for Support Summer Travel Plans for Caregivers The Important Role of Faith Community Nursing Is It Time to Move? 5 Questions to Ask Long-Distance Caregiving Confusion and Anxiety in the Elderly at Night…

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