Being a Family Caregiver

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4 Keys to Sibling Harmony When Caring for Parents

Few things test sibling relationships more than when the time comes to actively manage the lives of their aging parents.

Starting the Conversation About Elder Care With Aging Parents

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For many of us, a week does not go by without someone raising the topic of home care for an aging parent. The path to resolution is a long one. Parents are often resistant, or even in denial.

Want Your Life Back? There’s No Need to Feel Guilty

Whether you stepped in to help an elderly relative out of love, a sense of responsibility, or financial necessity, caregiving can sometimes feel like a burden – even for the most devoted family members.

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Touch

If you care for an aging parent, you’ve probably put considerable effort into making sure her home is safe and she has appropriate medical care.

A Little Planning Goes a Long Way in Elder Care, Part 2: Legal and Financial Issues

The medical, legal, and financial aspects of providing long-term care for an aging parent can be daunting.

A Little Planning Goes a Long Way in Elder Care, Part 1: Healthcare Options

Maybe you’ve noticed that mom or dad is “starting to slip.” Or maybe they’ve had a health scare: a fall that didn’t break a hip, or flu that didn’t become pneumonia. Take a moment to breathe a sigh of relief.

How to Obtain Guardianship—and When You Should

Realizing that your parent has become incapable of caring for herself or making reasonable decisions about her property is a heart-wrenching discovery.

Overwhelmed by Home Care? We’ve Got No-Nonsense Answers

Are you concerned because your mom is lonely? Maybe she can no longer drive to bingo on Monday evenings and she misses her friends. Or are you worried because your dad doesn’t bathe often enough?

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?

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.

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