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Does My Loved One Need Home Care or Home Health Care?

Does My Loved One Need Home Care or Home Health Care_

Does My Loved One Need Home Care or Home Health Care_There’s a one-word difference between home care and home health care, but the terms refer to completely different services, says Scot Cheben, co-founder of the Senior Providers Network. No wonder so many families are confused!

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#ElderCareChat 12/13/17 Recap: Age-Friendly Communities

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#ElderCareChat recap - OurParents.comThe World Health Organization Age-Friendly DC was pleased to join the December 13, 2017 session of #ElderCareChat, with coordinator Gail Kohn serving as an expert panelist. Kohn engaged 25 participants in a thought-provoking Twitter conversation about the importance of age-friendly communities, and steps we can take to create an inclusive and accessible environment for residents of all ages.

The hour-long #ElderCareChat …Read more ›

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Join the December 13, 2017 #ElderCareChat: Age-Friendly Communities

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Each month, join #ElderCareChat, a real-time forum for sharing experiences and expertise in eldercare! Follow @OurParents and @ElderCareChat on Twitter to contribute to the conversation.

The next #ElderCareChat will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, from 1-2 pm ET, with guest panelist Gail Kohn, coordinator of the World Health Organization Age-Friendly DC. Via the Age-Friendly DC Twitter account ( …Read more ›

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Is It Time for Home Care?

Is it time for home care?

Is it time for home care?Your parents are determined to continue living at home, but you’ve begun to wonder if it’s safe for them to do so. Are your regular visits enough? When is it appropriate to seek outside help?

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How to Select a Nursing Home in a Crisis

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nursing homeWhat do you do when your parents are in sudden need of a dramatic increase in care?

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#ElderCareChat 12/16/2015: Holiday Safety for Seniors and Caregivers

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For the last #ElderCareChat of 2015, 31 participants talked about the hazardous side of the holidays, sharing practical tips to ensure a safer season. Bright twinkling lights and candles burning, slushy entryways and unsecured throw rugs, the clutter of decorations and young children running about, busy schedules and an absence of the usual structured routines. Extra travel, extra people, extra reminders of those loved ones …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 12/2/2015: Starting a Conversation About Downsizing

shutterstock_148501178Linda Hetzer (@downsizinghome) knows all about downsizing. An author, speaker and editor, Linda helped her siblings sort through 50 years’ worth of stuff in her childhood home as they emptied their father’s house in preparation for his move to an apartment — and then co-wrote a book about it, Moving On: A Practical Guide to Downsizing the Family Home, which was followed up with a blog,  …Read more ›

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Portrait of the Urban Senior: The Unique Benefits and Challenges of Aging in the City

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city seniorsCity seniors are a unique breed. Many don’t drive because they’re accustomed to walking everywhere they need to go, and they have come to expect that the people they love will never be more than a bus or train ride away.

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Do You Really Need Long Term Care Coverage?

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long term careFor some seniors, long term care coverage enables them to peacefully age in place. For others, the insurance is a needless expense. Which category do you fall into?

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#ElderCareChat 6/3/15: Equipping Communities for Aging in Place

shutterstock_263064401During Wednesday’s live discussion, 68 new and returning participants generated an hour’s worth of valuable insights, practical tips, and thought-provoking ideas about successful aging in place. Starting with the kitchen and moving out to stores, restaurants and communities as a whole, each attendee offered a range of suggestions from costly, yet worthwhile, home modifications into no-cost, easily integrated alterations that all work to make life …Read more ›

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