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  • Can You Teach Compassion?
    Essential Caregiver Skills

    Being a caregiver—whether for a family member or in a paid professional role—requires many different skills. There are courses and certifications in caregiving available so that people can show up prepared for helping with different needs. However, one of ...

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  • The State of Dementia Today
    Senior Care & Aging

    We’ve created a series of videos with Dr. G. Allen Power, MD , a geriatrician, author and dementia care expert. He is the author of “Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care” and “Dementia Beyond Disease: Enhancing Well-Being.” In this first ...

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  • Your Stress Checklist
    Coping and Caregiving

    Stress manifests differently in each person and because of various life developments. One person may find staying home to care for a loved one a nice break from going to the office each day, whereas another might find being at home with someone who needs ...

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  • Caregiving and Control
    Senior Care & Aging

    When it comes time to accept a little help, not everyone says, “Yes, please!” It doesn’t matter if the offer comes from a dear family member or a professional caregiver, the answer can often be, “No way!” Dr. Barry J. Jacobs, Psy. D., clinical psychologist ...

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  • Good News! You’re Aging!
    Senior Care & Aging

    Let’s not kid ourselves, there are some downsides to getting older. However, science is finding some pretty good things going on also. Here are a few examples about aging well from recent reports: Cognitive Life Expectancy Might Be Longer Research ...

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  • The Long Goodbye
    Senior Care & Aging

    Alzheimer’s disease lasts an average of 10-15 years and is marked by progressive loss of mental capabilities, physical function and social skills. The impact for family members and loved ones is profound, but often goes unrecognized. Sadness and grief, ...

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  • Homewatch CareGivers in National News
    Events

    Our brand was recently featured in two business reports on a major television network! This segment that aired on CNBC is a spot about employment opportunities in the home health industry. “Currently three million people work as home care healthcare aides ...

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  • Tips on Being a Long-Distance Caregiver
    Essential Caregiver Skills

    If your loved one lives across town or in another country, you might still be able to help them even though you aren’t next door or in the same house together. Being a long-distance family caregiver has unique challenges, but with planning and support it ...

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  • One Woman’s Story of Caring for Dad
    Health & Wellbeing

    Lisa Shultz, 55, found herself being a primary family caregiver for her father near the end of his life. She has written a book, A Chance to Say Goodbye: Reflections on Losing a Parent , about the experience for others who may find themselves in a similar ...

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