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Paying for Senior Living

Added: 04.15.2022
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Non-Medical Home Care

Added: 04.15.2022
5 minutes read
Your parent may need help with their activities of daily living, such as dressing, eating, bathing or using the bathroom. They may also need someone to cook meals, do laundry and keep their home clean, if they aren’t able to care for themselves in those ways anymore. And depending on their health status, they may need 24-hour supervision.
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Types of Long Term Care

Added: 04.15.2022
4 minutes read
Whether your loved one needs skilled medical care or just a little help in a home-like setting, there are several options when it comes to long-term care.
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Home Health

Added: 04.15.2022
4 minutes read
Some older adults need in-home skilled nursing care, either temporarily (after being discharged from the hospital) or long-term, to manage an ongoing health condition. Having a skilled nurse come to your parent’s home may help them age in place, rather than requiring them to move into a long-term care facility. Your parent may feel more comfortable in a familiar setting, which may have positive effects on their overall mood and interactions with people, including you.
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5 Steps to Long-Distance Caregiving

Added: 08.22.2022
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Caregiver Support Groups

Added: 04.15.2022
5 minutes read
Being a caregiver for your parent can be a rewarding undertaking, especially if you want to provide loving care to someone who nurtured you as a child. But caregiving can also be very stressful and isolating. As your parent’s health declines over time, you may need to devote more time and energy to caregiving than you had originally intended, which may have unforeseen negative effects on your life.
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Assisted Living

Added: 04.15.2022
5 minutes read
Residents of assisted living get to enjoy the privacy of their own apartment while still benefiting from a close community of friends and neighbors. Family caregivers can take comfort in the knowledge that their loved one is safe in a supportive environment, with staff readily able to respond to emergencies, and assist with personal care or other basic needs.
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Care Coordinators

Added: 04.15.2022
4 minutes read
Care coordinators are often registered nurses (RNs), although they may be social workers or other employees with patient-care experience. They work with patients and their families to create a care plan that takes into account someone’s medical needs and personal preferences. Ideally, all healthcare providers should follow this care plan, to create continuity of care for your parent.
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Tips for New Caregivers

Added: 06.24.2022
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Senior Living Facilities vs In-Home Care Overview

Added: 04.14.2022
9 minutes read
There are several types of senior living facilities, each with its own benefits and limitations.
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3 Common Dementia-Related Expenses

Added: 06.24.2022
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Adult Daycare

Added: 04.15.2022
5 minutes read
Older adults who are unable to care for their daily needs on their own may go to adult daycare, which is also referred to as adult day services. More than half (52%) of people who go to adult daycare have some degree of cognitive impairment, according to the National Adult Day Services Association.
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Certified Financial Planners

Added: 04.14.2022
6 minutes read
With all the different types of financial planners out there, it can seem confusing, but the bottom line is pretty simple. As a family caregiver looking for a financial advisor, you should opt for a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).
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Debunking Myths About Hospice

Added: 06.24.2022
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Elder Law Attorneys

Added: 04.14.2022
5 minutes read
Elder law attorneys, sometimes called elder care attorneys, help older adults and their families with a wide range of legal issues, from planning for the future to fighting for their legal rights. They understand the challenges facing older adults and can help family caregivers effectively navigate any areas they specialize in.
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Guide to Family Caregiving (Extended)

Added: 08.31.2022
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Helping an Aging Loved One Manage Their Finances - an Overview

Added: 04.14.2022
9 minutes read
The vast majority of family caregivers have some responsibility for managing their parents’ finances, and over time the need grows. This overview will cover several essential points for family caregivers as they start managing finances for aging loved ones. We’ll also give you a to-do list, a number of helpful resources, and plenty of direction about where you can learn more about this vast and important topic.
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Home Care: A Guide to Strategic Scheduling

Added: 08.18.2022
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Hospice Care

Added: 04.15.2022
5 minutes read
Many people think that hospice provides comfort care to people in the final days of their lives. While this is true, it’s not representative of everything that hospice care has to offer.
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House and Yard Maintenance

Added: 08.22.2022
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How to Choose Hospice Care

Added: 06.24.2022
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Insurance Agents

Added: 04.14.2022
4 minutes read
Insurance agents are licensed professionals who help people select and purchase insurance plans. It’s possible to purchase insurance policies without an agent – an increasing number of people purchase policies online – but it can be a big help to have a person to talk to when you have a question or aren’t clear on which policy will best meet your needs.
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Is My Loved One Eligible for Medicaid?

Added: 06.23.2022
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Is My Loved One Safe Living at Home?

Added: 06.23.2022
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Meal Services

Added: 08.22.2022
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Memory Care

Added: 04.15.2022
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Memory care communities offer specialized support for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Specially trained staff is available 24 hours per day to assist the residents with needs like companionship, personal care, and behavioral support.
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Overview of Legal Considerations for Family Caregivers of an Aging Loved One

Added: 04.14.2022
13 minutes read
In this overview, we’ll introduce you to the top legal topics essential for family caregivers of aging loved ones to understand. We’ll also leave you with a list of legal to-do’s to work through.
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Selecting a Long-Term Care Facility

Added: 08.22.2022
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Skilled Nursing Facilities and Nursing Homes

Added: 04.15.2022
5 minutes read
The terms “skilled nursing facility” and “nursing home” are often used interchangeably. Technically different services, they are similar to each other in many ways and are often offered under the same roof. The difference is that nursing homes are intended for long-term living while skilled nursing facilities are geared toward temporary stays focused on rehabilitation.
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Transportation

Added: 08.18.2022
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What are the different types of dementia?

Added: 06.24.2022
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What is Medicaid Spend Down?

Added: 06.23.2022
12 minutes read
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