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How to Plan for Home Care

Are you a planner? Most of us are planners – up to a certain point. You know in general what you will be doing today, maybe even tomorrow and perhaps even next week. Most of us have organized a big part of our lives… we planned on attending college, we planned our life’s big events…

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How to Plan for Home Care

Balancing Caregiving and Marriage

Providing care for an elderly family member can require hours of unpaid time, energy and attention. Because of this, many caregivers struggle to balance the duties of being a caregiver with being a husband or wife. This imbalance can (and often does) cause strain on relationships and marriages. When this happens, it’s important to remember…

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Balancing Caregiving and Marriage

The Best Diet Plan for People with Osteoarthritis

Being diagnosed with a degenerative illness is disheartening. And because you’ll be living with it for the rest of your life, this new chapter comes with several lifestyle changes that are necessary to make the condition more bearable. Such is the case with osteoarthritis. While there are several things you can do to ease the…

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Osteoarthritis Diet

When Is the Right Time to Consider a Senior Living Community?

Far too often, children tell their parents, “You’ll never need to live in a nursing home. I’ll take care of you.” But what many children fail to realize is as we age, our abilities to perform even the simplest daily tasks diminish and the idea of needing assistance becomes a reality. Fortunately, in-home health care…

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When Is the Right Time to Consider a Senior Living Community

Practicing Active Listening in Your Conversations with Your Parents

In today’s contemporary technology-obsessed culture, it is not uncommon for people to lose the skills that allow them to interactive properly and effectively in person. Most people are much more accustomed to interacting over the phone, through text messages, or on social media platforms, or to utilizing these technologies while interacting in person. While many…

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Practicing Active Listening in Your Conversations with Your Parents

How to Prepare Seniors for Hip Replacement Surgery

Elderly Care Vero Beach FL-If your elderly parent is getting ready to undergo hip replacement surgery, it is important that they properly prepare themselves. This means both their mind and their body. Proper preparations will ensure that their body is strong enough to undergo the surgery and then to make the most of recovery so that they can glean the maximum benefit from the procedure.

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How to Prepare Seniors for Hip Replacement Surgery

How to Tell If It’s Time for Your Parent to Stop Driving

One of the most difficult decisions you’ll make is taking away your parent’s keys. Sometimes, you’ll have a doctor saying it’s safer and needs to be done. You may have to take their keys away because they crashed into something due to slowed reaction times. You may be on the fence. If this is the…

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How to Tell If It's Time for Your Parent to Stop Driving

Information to Share with Your Parent’s Caregiver

Hiring an elder care provider for your aging loved ones is one of the best ways you can ensure they get the level of care and assistance they need in order to live the quality of life they deserve, especially if you are unable to be with them as much as you would like. This…

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Information to Share with Your Parent's Home Care Provider

How to Find the Right Senior Caregiver

Imagine the perfect caregiver for your loved one – someone who is flexible, experienced, compassionate, and committed. This person may be difficult to find, but is nonetheless out there. Guide to Finding the Right Senior Caregiver To ensure your loved one’s needs are met, provide the agency or nurse registry with as much information about…

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How to Find the Right Senior Caregiver

How to Make the Most of Caregiver Support Groups

If you are like most family caregivers, stress is simply going to be a reality of your care journey with your aging loved ones. Studies have shown that adult children who take on the responsibility of caring for their senior parents are far more likely to not only experience higher levels of stress than adults…

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How to Make the Most of Caregiver Support Groups