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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!

Board and Care or Traditional Assisted Living?

In the search for Assisted Living, many people do not know that there are several options available to them. In addition to the standard Assisted Living Communities, there is also an increasing amount of Board and Care Homes that provide many of the same services. There are several differences between…

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Senior care and the need for a private-pay, or hospital advocate

  Senior care, particularly for a loved one in the hospital, can be times of high stress on many fronts. Most often, the hospital stay can begin fairly smoothly. You’re happy with the staff, and are even more at ease because you were able to catch the doctor on his rounds…

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The Keys to Living 90+

  Men and women above the age of 90 are now the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population.  There are currently nearly 2 million nonagenarians in the U.S. and that number is projected to quadruple by 2050.  A research study launched in 2003 by UC Irvine and the National Institute…

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A Caregiver for all Seasons…Doubtful: How do I know if I have the right caregiver?

Hiring the right caregiver is a challenging process. Whether you hire a home care company to provide your loved one with a caregiver or you hire the caregiver yourself….it’s doubtful that you will find that one perfect match.  Perhaps you do find that perfect caregiver but they will not work for the…

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Going on a Vacation? Respite Care Could Be An Option For You

  Did you know that there are millions of unpaid caregivers in the senior care industry? But these caregivers don’t work in nursing homes orAssisted Living Communities. They are people like me and you, taking care of our loved ones independently. When it comes to the normal day to day…

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A NEW APPROACH TO DEMENTIA

  Alzheimer’s and similar dementia’s present unique challenges to family members, caregivers and professional support staff. Recent research and experience is developing better understanding of the actual symptoms of dementia, and more effective ways to communicate and provide care for Persons Living With Dementia. This term is key, to see…

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Digital Doubt: How Seniors Can Overcome the Anxiety of Technology

In 2012, Pew Research found that, for the first time, more than half of seniors over 65 were using the Internet or email. Today, 88 percent of adults age 50-64 and 74 percent over age 65 own a cellphone. Furthermore, 65 percent aged 50-64 and 46 percent 65 and older…

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Moving A Parent To An Assisted Living Facility: The Many Factors To Consider

No senior ever wants to feel like they’re being “put away,” as the old euphemism put it.  Nor does anyone want to feel the guilt of doing so. However, there may come a time when our regular weekend visit to Grandma’s or even live-in care staff cannot give your elderly…

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Nursing home(s) for short term stays possibly avoidable if a ‘Swing Bed’ is available at your hospital

You’ve just logged three, consecutive days of acute care in your hometown, rural hospital. Fortunately, ‘Medicare Part A’, will be picking up a good portion of that huge medical bill Still, you’re thinking about the next step: perhaps a short recoup time in a Skilled Nursing Facility(SNF). The difficulty for you is…

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Recycle through USPS®

USPS® presents A Simpler Way® to recycle through their Return For Good™ program. Minimize clutter in your home or office and do your part to help protect the environment by recycling through their third-party vendors. One of their first participating vendors is MaxBack®, a program that allows customers to recycle…

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