#ElderCareChat 8/21/13 Recap: All About Home Care

On Wednesday, 39 participants engaged in a dynamic conversation about home care, an elder option that is constantly evolving, flexible, diverse, and like assisted living, often misunderstood.

We were pleased to welcome several new attendees to our live #ElderCareChat forum this ...

 
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When You Need More Help: Alzheimer’s Care Options

When you care for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia at home -- either theirs or yours -- a time when you need more help will almost surely come. Though you may not know when, be prepared by knowing your ...

 
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Survey Estimates Costs of Long-Term Care

One of the tasks baby boomers and seniors tend to put off is researching long-term care for themselves or a loved one. Looking ahead gives you several advantages – finding out about the senior care industry, understanding levels of care available ...

 
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Which States Have the Healthiest Seniors?

In what state would you guess the healthiest seniors live? Minnesota rated the highest of the 50 states in a report by the United Health Foundation (UHF). The report and its ranking criteria were cited in a recent article on SeniorHousingNews....

 
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End of Life Care Can Come to You

This recent post shared the benefits of home care as an interim option for people with Alzheimer’s, as the disease often impacts the ability to manage basic daily care and household tasks essential for living independently, yet does not ...

 
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Choosing Home Care for People With Alzheimer’s

The tricky thing about Alzheimer’s is the way the disease affects a person’s ability to manage simple daily tasks but does not always impact physical wellness. In other words, your father may still be physically strong; he can ...

 
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How to… Know When It’s Time to Start Seeking Home Care

You’re concerned for a senior loved one who lives at home alone or with a spouse/partner (for whom you may also be concerned). Maybe you’re providing care for a few hours a day or a few hours ...

 
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How to Help a Senior with Hoarding

When a senior you love needs home care services or must move to assisted living, the transition is usually not an easy one. When hoarding is an issue for that family member or friend, the process is even harder.

Hoarding ...

 
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When to Let Friends Recommend Senior Care

Nearly 15 million people are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia. More than 42 million are caring for a senior relative or friend.

Given these numbers, we probably all know at least one person who is, or has been, a ...

 
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How Home Care Can Help

Most of us would agree; there aren’t enough hours in the day, especially if you’re caring for a senior loved one. But have you considered how home care services might help you add hours to the day?

The ...

 
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