Home Care

Labor Day? Thanksgiving? When To Offer Holiday Pay To Your Caregiver

Caregivers working during a holiday are commonly offered holiday pay and if you don’t have a plan in place, this is a good time to decide how you'll compensate your home care aide during all holidays throughout the year.

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.

Six Smart Steps to Take Before You Hire a Caregiver

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Be sure to take time to properly assess your care needs so you can make the best choice for your family when hiring an at-home caregiver for yourself or someone you love.

Your Mom Wants to Age in Place. Is That the Best Choice?

Many seniors want to age in place. With so many other aspects of their lives changing – due to declining health, decreased mobility, or dementia, for example – they long for the familiarity of their homes and neighborhoods.

Home for the Holidays, Home for the Unexpected

Going home for the holidays can bring great joy but for those who haven’t seen their aging parents or grandparents in a while, it can also bring new -- and sometimes -- troubling insights.

Five Creative Ways to Keep the Holiday Magic Alive for Seniors

With holiday shopping underway and Americans looking for all the right gifts, when it comes to older relatives, it’s good to step back and ask what our aging loved ones really want -- and need -- this holiday season.

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.

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.

Believe It or Not, Medicare Doesn’t Automatically Pay for a Home Aide

One of the biggest misunderstandings about hiring a home aide circles around what type of coverage you are entitled to. Get ready for the bad news.

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