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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!

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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A Youthful Brain at Any Age

When people think about staying fit they generally think about their physical appearance. But our brain health plays a significant role in everything we do. More research is showing that there is a lot that can be done to maintain brain health and prevent cognitive decline. There is even some…

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Things to Think About When Choosing a Retirement or Assisted Living Community for a Person with Vision Loss

Below you’ll find a list of items that should be considered when choosing a retirement or assisted living community for someone experiencing vision loss. Accessibility of community in general: Is it easy and safe to get around? Do hallways intersect at odd angles? Are there large open spaces with few…

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How to Choose a Home Care Agency

Simply put, home care is health care delivered to you in your own home. A variety of home care services are available including nursing and therapy, as well as those who can assist with the most personal of needs such as helping with bathing, dressing, or preparation of meals. Home…

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