Home Care

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 that...

Memorial Day? Fourth of July? 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.

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.

How to screen a caregiver (or as importantly, how NOT to screen a caregiver)

Perhaps the greatest amount of anxiety regarding home care surrounds the concept of letting a stranger into your loved one’s home.

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?

6 Common Caregiver Myths Debunked

Home care can be confusing and there are many misconceptions surrounding some of the basics. Here are six commonly held myths.

Do I Need A Nurse Or A Senior Caregiver?

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My Mom Can't Put in Her Own Eye Drops — Now What?

8 Financial Concerns Seniors Face and How to Prevent Them

Navigating the financial landscape of later life can be daunting for many seniors, as rising healthcare costs, dwindling income streams, and unforeseen expenses threaten their financial security and overall well-being.

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.

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.

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