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  • Recharge Your Batteries for a New Year
    Essential Caregiver Skills

    By Lisa J. Shultz The holidays add an extra layer of work and things to do for me as I take care of my mom and host dinners and events for my daughters and visiting family. I enjoy many aspects of the festivities of December but when January arrives, I ...

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  • Elder Care: What's Right for You?
    Senior Care & Aging

    If your New Year’s resolution is to make changes as a family caregiver, consider what type of elderly care services are needed for you and your family and what you want to contribute. Non-medical in-home care services can include personal and companion ...

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  • Top Blogs from 2019
    Senior Care & Aging

    Now that 2020 has begun, we took a look back at what our readers were most interested in last year. Here are the top five blogs based on page views from 2019: 1. Our most read blog in 2019 was, “ The 4 Most Surprising Bathroom Hazards for the Elderly ” ...

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  • Dementia Warning Signs: Could You Miss Them?
    Senior Care & Aging

    As you gather with loved ones during the holidays, pay close attention to clues that they might be needing more help in their day-to-day lives or even living with a progressive illness such as Alzheimer’s disease. Just a few months ago, TV show host Dr. Oz ...

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  • Keeping Seniors Secure When Scammers Call
    Senior Care & Aging

    It might seem counter-intuitive: you invite a stranger into your home to keep you secure and safe from other strangers. The first time a professional caregiver comes to the home, they are a stranger to the person who needs in-home care and their family. ...

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  • Caregiver Survival Tips for the Holidays
    Senior Care & Aging

    I have been taking care of one parent or the other for many years now. I find the holidays stressful in and of themselves. But as a caregiver, the holiday season can seem particularly difficult. Navigating the holidays puts more work on an already ...

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  • Caregiving Around the Clock
    Senior Care & Aging

    November is National Family Caregiver Month and the theme this year is, “Caregiving Around the Clock.” What it means is that family caregivers often forget to care for themselves as they take on more and more responsibilities for another person who needs ...

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  • 5 Fabulous Interactive Experiences for People Living with Dementia
    Coping and Caregiving

    A person living with dementia may experience changes in their ability to participate in daily activities and concerns for their safety can also contribute to limitations in their lives. Yet despite changes in memory, problem-solving and other thinking ...

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  • Defining Elder Abuse
    Senior Care & Aging

    There are many types of elder abuse and one of the most prevalent categories is neglect. When it comes to people who are vulnerable due to age or illness, there are unfortunately ways in which harm can come to them, including oversight of needs. There is ...

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