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When Your Senior Needs Care, You Need a Support Network

Finding care for your aging parent is a huge responsibility, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Can your mom age in place, or do you need to consider a residential facility? Should you hire a private caregiver or a licensed home health aide?

Can I Ask My Mom’s Caregiver to Vacuum the House?

Two of the biggest advantages of hiring a private caregiver are control and choice. You and your caregiver simply agree to the terms of work – including services, hours, and pay rate – and get started.

How to Protect Your Senior from Financial Abuse

Is your senior safe from financial abuse? You might be surprised.

It's Healthy Aging Month. Here's How to Live Life to Its Fullest

September is Healthy Aging® Month, which means it’s time to focus on the positive aspects of growing older.

Fingerprint Background Checks Are a Must for Caregivers

If you’ve ever watched a crime drama, this scene is probably familiar. A beat cop hustles a criminal into the police station for booking.

In-Home Care vs Assisted Living: Making the Best Choice for Your Senior

More and more seniors prefer to age in place, and flexible in-home care options are readily available.

Downsizing Your Parents’ Home: Resources and Benefits

If your parents are older baby boomers, it’s probably time to start talking about their future living arrangements.

5 Simple Ways to Help Your Senior Trust a New Caregiver

Some seniors, particularly those in the early stages of dementia, may have a hard time trusting anyone other than the family member they rely on most.  Yet being solely responsible for an elder’s care can quickly become a heavy burden for tha

Sandwich Generation Caregivers: Know Where to Look for Help

Imagine wrapping up a busy day at work, getting the kids from school, heading straight to your parent’s house to make dinner – and then going home to face homework, your own chores, and the same routine again tomorrow.

3 Practical Success Strategies for Family Caregivers

Though providing care for an aging parent may start as a sprint, it often becomes a marathon. Perhaps   an injury or illness sends you scrambling for emergency care, but you soon realize that your senior won’t recover fully.

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