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  • Dementia and COVID-19
    Essential Caregiver Skills

    Caring for someone who is living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia can be challenging, and even more so during significant changes to their structure and routines during a pandemic. First, the Alzheimer’s Association points out that ...

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  • Read All About It: Caregiving for Dads
    Essential Caregiver Skills

    Maybe since women tend to statistically live longer than men, people often think of caring for Mom when the time comes. However, Dads need care too as life changes and their adult children have stories to tell about the experiences. Sometimes it can be ...

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  • New to Caregiving for a Loved One?
    Senior Care & Aging

    Becoming a family caregiver can happen suddenly, without planning or preparation by either party. The need will vary depending on the individual and their health status, which will in turn affect the impact on their loved ones. Here are a few tips to help ...

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  • Physical Distancing vs. Social Distancing
    Senior Care & Aging

    One headline read, “Just What Older People Didn’t Need: More Isolation” in reference to stay-at-home orders, closures to visitors at many assisted living and other types of group living facilities, and “social distancing” guidelines given in response to ...

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  • Ageism and Illness
    Family Caregiver

    Since the earliest warning signs about the novel coronavirus it became clear that, for reasons that are still not completely understood, elderly people were the most likely to become seriously ill. As the new disease quickly spread and countries began ...

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  • Beware Scams in the Time of Coronavirus
    In-Home Safety

    Tragedy doesn’t just bring out the best in people and scammers are hard at work trying to take advantage of others during the global pandemic. A scammer is a modern-day thief, whose one goal is to separate a person from their money by either selling a ...

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  • Safety Precautions: What It Means
    Essential Caregiver Skills

    Professional caregivers have always been given training and protocols on how to keep themselves and their clients safe from illness. After all, it is the job of a caregiver to keep people safe and to encourage a healthy lifestyle, whether that means ...

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  • COVID-19: How One Family Caregiver Copes with the Changes
    Senior Care & Aging

    Lisa Shultz, author and family caregiver, is a family caregiver to her mother. In March, she was suddenly informed that her weekly visits were suspended to see her mom in an assisted living facility in response to the COVID-19 virus and efforts to reduce ...

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  • Social Distancing and Elder Care
    In-Home Safety

    To the majority of people, the term “social distancing” is a new one, but to many older people it is all too familiar. Now is a time to look at safe ways to interact while also building new understanding. “Let’s remember this: the whole of American society ...

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