#ElderCareChat 2/6/13 Recap Post: Advocating for Quality Care

This Wednesday, 52 participants (with several new faces among the group) talked about the various settings in which family caregivers and their loved ones find themselves: at the doctor’s office, at home with a home health care provider, in the ...

 
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A Round-Up of Senior Care Payment Options

Deciding whether to access senior care (and what type of services, like home care, assisted living, or skilled nursing care) is one thing, how to pay for it is another. Both are monumental tasks, especially for caregivers who are already ...

 
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Need a Second Opinion on a Senior Community?

There’s no doubt about it: choosing a senior care provider -- assisted living, independent living, Alzheimer’s care, home health, skilled nursing -- is a big decision. You want your family member to have the best care in the ...

 
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Planning for a Senior Living Move

Making a decision about assisted living involves extensive research and planning, difficult financial considerations, and (sometimes) complicated family involvement. It is a major move that encompasses many charged emotions too, like facing the decline of a parent or relative you ...

 
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Books About Aging and Caregiving: What’s On Your List?

I typically devote my reading time to a good mystery, classic literature, or revisiting an old favorite from my childhood or teen years (a time when it seemed my nose was always buried in a book).

Given my passion for ...

 
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