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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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  • Tips for Appreciating a Caregiver
    Essential Caregiver Skills

    There are many designated caregiver appreciation days and even a whole month in a calendar year. Some of these designated recognition days are for informal, unpaid, or family caregivers while others are meant for professional caregivers. March 3 is a day ...

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  • Have You Had The Talk Yet?
    Senior Care & Aging

    Long-term care isn’t something that just happens for families or individuals. It requires lots of clear communication and planning up front for people to get the care they need and want when the time comes. So, how do you talk to your loved ones about how ...

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  • Study: Today’s Caregivers
    Senior Care & Aging

    A new study by Cambia Health Solutions “redefines” the modern caregivers by taking a close look at caregiving responsibilities along with personal and professional duties. “Wired for Care: The New Face of Caregiving in America” found that “the impact of ...

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  • Ending Dementia Stigma
    Coping and Caregiving

    The Dementia Action Alliance is a non-profit dedicated to, among other things, helping people who are living with dementia live their best life. This includes educating the public about stigma and misperceptions about this disease. We recently conducted a ...

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  • Online Caregiver Communities
    Essential Caregiver Skills

    There are many ways in which family caregivers can get support to care for themselves when they are providing elder care: respite care from another family member or a professional caregiver, talking with a group of fellow caregivers, and getting plenty of ...

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  • Protect Your Heart—And Your Brain--with 5 Easy Lifestyle Tips
    Falls Prevention

    By now you are probably aware that what is good for the heart is good for the brain. Studies have shown that heart health is connected to a risk for dementia so when you take action to protect your heart, you might also be improving your cognitive health ...

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