Creating a Safe Senior Living Space

Preventing a fall or related injury is a key aspect of successful aging in place. It doesn’t matter whether the person resides in assisted living, at home, or in another type of senior care community. As the primary caregiver ...

 
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What Really Stresses Out Family Caregivers?

“Caregivers do what needs to be done, even when they don’t have a comfort level.” Do these words resonate with you? No matter who you are caring for, helping a loved one with intimate personal care tasks (like bathing, ...

 
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Facing a Senior Living Move? Help from Emeritus Senior Living

Choosing a new place is tough enough, but when it comes to packing the boxes, hosting yard sales, and perhaps eventually staking a “FOR SALE” sign in the front yard, the reality of a senior living move truly sets in. ...

 
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Travel Tips for Caregivers

If you’re the primary caregiver for a parent or older relative/friend, then you might be wondering if travel plans should be on hold indefinitely.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Caregiving is exhausting, even though you may ...

 
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Tips for Adjusting After a Move to Senior Care

Moving into assisted living, independent living, or any other senior care setting is a major life transition that will likely take time to adjust to, even if it was a decision amicably reached. Bringing in home care also commences a ...

 
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Compulsive Hoarding Complicates Senior Living Transitions

Across the nation, there are approximately 2 million people struggling with a compulsive hoarding disorder, according to a post from About.com’s senior living guide, Sharon O’Brien.

Defined simply by the Mayo Clinic as the “excessive collection of items, ...

 
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Choosing Assisted Living? Get to Know the Staff

Yes, you might be wowed by the well-appointed Great Room, or the landscaped courtyards and gardens, or the heated swimming pool. And there is nothing wrong with wanting your loved one to live in a beautiful, amenity-filled place. However, when ...

 
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Home Health Care: A (Surprisingly) Affordable Option

Although nearly half (49%) of those surveyed in a new Home Instead Senior Care poll overestimated the hourly cost of home care by $6, home care is an extremely affordable senior care option. In fact, this SeniorHousingNews.com article says nursing home ...

 
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Apps for Caregivers: An Updated “Virtual Assistance” List

Last February, Elizabeth Thielke highlighted 5 iPhone apps useful to caregivers in this post. This spring, she covered caregiving apps specifically available to iPad users too; check them out here.

Given how quickly things change when it comes to the techno ...

 
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Respect & Sensitivity Necessary in Making a Senior Care Decision

Be prepared for a potentially rough road when you/your family must make a decision about senior care, be it the first move or a transition into a different level of care.

Depending on how many are involved in the ...

 
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