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Caregiving Made Easier: How Technology Can Reduce the Need for Doctor Visits

For those inclined to look for silver linings, one particularly powerful one has emerged for caregivers as a result of the coronavirus pandemic: a huge acceleration in both innovation and receptiveness to in-home medical care.

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Aging and Fake News: It’s Not the Story You Think It Is

The study is the first to delineate the role of analytical reasoning, affect and news consumption frequency on detection of fake news in older adults and in direct comparison to young adults.

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The Best Retirement Planning Books to Buy in 2022

We’re living in the golden age of information. The proliferation of smartphones and WiFi has meant the answer to seemingly any financial question rests at your fingertips. While the internet provides endless opportunities for increasing financial literacy, books remain one of the most reliable resources for personal finance education

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Elder Law Guys: Placing the Puzzle Pieces of Long-Term Care and Planning a Will

Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research has estimated that more than one-third of retirees will not have the resources for even the most minimal level of long-term care needs, while only one-fifth can afford care for severe needs.

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How to Care for Seniors at Home for as Long as Possible

People often say “I promised her I’d never put her in a nursing home.” or “Dad told me he never wanted to live in one of those places.”

Winter Fall Prevention Tips for the Elderly

Winter and the holidays should be times of joyous celebrating with family and friends. Unfortunately, studies have shown a direct link between cold weather and falls in the elderly.

10 Government Resources Every Caregiver Should Know About

Caring for an aging loved one can test your budget as much as your patience and endurance. Fortunately, there are federal, state and even local government programs that can help you make ends meet.

Air Travel Tips for Seniors With Health Mobility Issues

Unlike younger people, air travel takes a really serious toll on seniors’ bodies, especially if they have health mobility issues.

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Seniors Who Have Elderly Parents

As life expectancy increases, it is more common than ever to find senior citizens who have elderly parents.

How to Access Assisted Living for Your Spouse Without Moving Apart

You may be in a situation where someone you care about, may that be a spouse, parent, relative, or friend, is struggling to care for themselves.

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Daily Acts of Self-Care Can Ease Caregiving Stress

Most caregivers I know have a complicated relationship with self-care. We keep a polite smile on when someone (usually not actively caregiving) tells us, “Make sure you take care of yourself, too!” Sure. Of course. Easier said than done.

The Visitors’ Guide to Nursing Homes

No matter what form the visit takes, you’ll want to make the most of the time with your loved one. “It is very lonely for seniors in nursing homes today…

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Advice On Accident And Injury In-Home Care Services

Recovering from an accident or injury can be a lengthy and difficult process. Friends and family members can struggle to provide the injured loved one with the level of care they need for optimal health.

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The Most Critical Caregiver Skill

As simple as it may sound, the most important skill for a caregiver is to have good communication. As the family caregiver, you are the connector for all your loved one’s physicians, service providers as well as family members and friends who care.

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Choosing a Home-Health Nurse

Choosing the right person for home healthcare can make the difference between good and great care, but how do you know who to choose?

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Future-Proof Your Home

You may be ready for retirement, but is your home? Making sure that your house will work with your aging needs is important if you want to practice aging in place.

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Resources for Caregivers

The AARP has created a great resource guide for caregivers. Find the help you need for everything from Financial Help to Long-Term Care information.

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Robotic Pets to Combat Loneliness

Lifelike robotic ‘pets’ are helping seniors combat loneliness with all the benefits of a furry friend, but without the drawbacks.

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Noticing and Caring for Seniors with Depression

With Covid-19 disrupting lives across the world, people often hit hardest with the lack of social interaction are our elderly population. Noticing and helping seniors who are dealing with depression can significantly reduce suicide rates and feelings of isolation.

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Mindfulness for Angelman Syndrome

Caring for a person with Angelman Syndrome, a disease characterized by a range of intellectual and physical disabilities, can be exhausting. A practice called mindfulness can help.

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Virtual Caregiver Support Groups

Being a caregiver is a tough job, especially during a pandemic. This is why caregiver supports groups around the United States are going virtual to meet people’s needs in a time of confinement.

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Woman Gets Job as Dishwasher at Senior Care Facility to See Her Husband

Mary Daniel hadn’t seen her husband for 114 days due to coronavirus restrictions at the senior care facility where he lives. So when she was told she could see him if she worked there as a dishwasher, she seized the opportunity.

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8 Words of Advice for Caregivers

A family caregiver serves a vital role in the life of their loved one, but the job is often exhausting and thankless. CAREgivers offers 8 tips for helping you stay positive.

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Effective Communication: Senior Living Staff during Covid19

Keeping families updated about their loved ones during times of uncertainty is of utmost importance. Unfortunately, communication can seem more difficult due to social distancing. Luckily, with technology and a dedicated communication team, providing reassurance to families is possible.

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Tackling Hygiene: When Seniors Refuse to Bathe

Hygiene is important, but when your senior adult refuses to bathe or change their clothes, there can be many underlying reasons why. Learn how to tackle hygiene with this in-depth article.

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Bathroom Safety Tips

The bathroom can be a treacherous place for many senior citizens. With hard, slippery surfaces and sharp corners, the risk of falling and being injured increases. The National Aging in Place Council has a few modifications they recommend to make the bathroom a senior-friendly environment.

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Being a Caregiver

What is a caregiver? Should care be provided by a family member or a professional service? Where do I even start to look? Let this article from Hopkins Medicine answer all of your caregiver related questions.

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How Senior Living Facilities are Changing with the TimesTop Tech Devices for Seniors

Developers of senior living communities are tasked with the challenge of anticipating the changing demands of their customers. As Americans age, so do their needs and preferences when it comes to senior living facilities.

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Top Tech Devices for Seniors

An elder care industry veteran offers her picks for must-have aging-in-place technology.

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What is an ADL and Why Do They Matter?

Activities of daily living fall into six categories of basic skills needed to properly care for oneself. Each category is assessed for the ability to safely complete these tasks without direction, supervision or assistance.

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Helping or Enabling: How to Tell if You’re Helping or Hurting

Most family caregivers want what is best for their loved ones, and they’ll do whatever it takes to make that happen. Unfortunately, discerning what’s best for a senior is often easier said than done. In many cases, a loved one’s own desired (or demands) may actually jeopardize their health, erode their independence and diminish their quality of life. Caregivers are left to walk a thin line.

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7 Tech Devices for Elder Care

“We’re already seeing some really interesting ways technology is being used to help people as they age,” said Ben Jonash, and author of the Future of Aging be the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.

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Approaching End of Life Conversations

Talking about end-of-life wishes is one of the most important conversations to have because it’s not actually about dying.

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Why do Seniors with Dementia Wander?

“Discovering the triggers for wandering is not always easy, but they can provide insights to dealing with the behavior.”

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Patients Want a Good Death at Home

Surveys show dying at home is what most Americans say they want. But it’s “not all it’s cracked up to be,” said Johnston, a caregiver advocate and writer from Atlanta.

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Senior Living Industry Needs to Reposition to Attract Employees

Aegis President, Engskov, does not believe that senior living as a whole has been effective in reaching millennials and other young workers, to promote the career opportunities available in this richly mission-driven field.

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Parenting Parents When They Don’t Want Help

David Solie’s 89-year-old mother, Carol, was unyielding. “No, I will not move,” she told her son every time he suggested that she leave her home and relocate to a senior living residence. And it didn’t stop there.

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A Doctor Gets a Look at What’s Missing From Health Care

Although Kleinman’s specialty is studying how patients experience illness, he wasn’t prepared for the roller coaster of family caregiving.

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Intimate Lessons From Family Caregivers

What emotional and practical challenges do family caregivers face as they undertake these responsibilities? How do they cope with changing relationships, financial burdens and the distress that serious illness often provokes?

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Why Owning a Pet is Good for Your Health

Owning a pet can be both mentally and physically beneficial for people of any age, but especially older people. Just spending a brief time with an animal sets off a chemical reaction in the brain.

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Imagine a Peace Corps of Caregivers

Imagine a government program that would mobilize volunteers to help older adults across the nation age in place. One is on the way.

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Your Role as a Primary Caregiver

Caregiving often creeps up on you. You start by dropping by your mom’s house and doing her laundry, or taking yo9ur dad to a doctor’s appointment. Gradually, you are doing more and more. AT some point, you realize you have made a commitment to take care of someone else.