Myth #1: Medicare covers the cost of home care.
Few things test sibling relationships more than when the time comes to actively manage the lives of their aging parents.
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.
Thanksgiving is coming and your caregiver would like to spend time with his or her own family during America's biggest holiday.
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.
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.
Many families don’t realize how much a loved one’s health has deteriorated until a fall sends her to the hospital.
If you live far away and are busy juggling your own career and family, it can be difficult to care for an aging parent.
Whatever your needs, there’s an in-home caregiver that’s right for your family. But finding that person depends on clearly understanding your aging parent’s condition or disease, and defining the specific care he requires.
The medical, legal, and financial aspects of providing long-term care for an aging parent can be daunting.