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  • Nervous About Home Care…In Your Home?
    Coping and Caregiving

    There have long been various concerns about hiring a professional caregiver—someone who is initially a stranger—into your home to help with elder care, activities of daily living such as personal hygiene and ambulating, and even transportation. While ...

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  • Fall Activities for Family Caregivers
    Senior Care & Aging

    The change of seasons brings new opportunities for spending time with those who require a little extra support in their lives. While many people thrive with routine, others find too much sameness can be boring and dispiriting. The cooler weather and ...

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  • Checking In: Ways to Show You Care
    Essential Caregiver Skills

    It’s been an unusual year for most people and perhaps it’s become more important than ever to check in on loved ones of all ages and proximity in our lives. When you do contact someone—whether on the phone, an online call, or in person—we’ve got tips on ...

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  • Before After Surgery Care
    Senior Care & Aging

    When you plan for assistance after a surgery for yourself or a loved one, it’s important to think about things before the surgery takes place when possible. There is an increased risk for falls in the home as well as other dangers such as mismanaged ...

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  • Telehealth and Home Care
    Addressing Isolation & Loneliness

    The introduction of a global pandemic brought about a drastic change in how medical care not only can be offered, but how its delivery is sometimes preferred. As people hunkered down to avoid catching or spreading the novel coronavirus (aka COVID-19), ...

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  • Alzheimer's Disease and Race
    Dementia

    Not everyone has the same prevalence for dementia, and research shows that African Americans have a significantly higher chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible and progressive ...

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  • Caregiving Today: New AARP Report
    Senior Care & Aging

    AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving have partnered again to create, “Caregiving in the U.S. 2020” report. It’s interesting to take a look at the numbers and see if you might be able to relate, or to give insight into the trends that you—as a ...

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  • A Return to Old Hobbies
    Essential Caregiver Skills

    As lives were altered in the spring of 2020 as a result of the global pandemic, people turned to…baking bread. Yes, and this wasn’t the only pastime to make a resurgence during more time spent at home instead of socializing, dining out, traveling, or ...

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  • Pet Safety Guide: Caring for Pets in Your Golden Years
    Senior Care & Aging

    Having a pet can bring immeasurable joy to the life of an individual or a family. However, that happiness can be lessened if the pet owner is not aware of all appropriate safety considerations. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 49% of American ...

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