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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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Finding the Humor in Caregiving

Finding the Humor in Caregiving

Finding the Humor in CaregivingBeing a caregiver for your aging parents can be demanding, stressful, and frustrating. Fortunately, it can also be filled with humor—if you’re able to see it.

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#ElderCareChat 11/15/17 Recap: Support for Alzheimer’s Family Caregivers

#ElderCareChat recap - OurParents.com

Jed-Levine-CaringKindNYCWe were pleased to welcome Jed A. Levine, executive vice president and director of programs at CaringKind, the Heart of Alzheimer’s Caregiving (formerly known as the Alzheimer’s Association-NYC Chapter), as our expert panelist for our most recent #ElderCareChat. Mr. Levine engaged participants in a thought-provoking Twitter conversation on why it is so vital that family members have support when caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. …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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5 Survival Tips for Caregiving Around the Clock

5 SurvIval Tips for Caregiving

5 SurvIval Tips for CaregivingNovember is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. Because caregiving is often a 24/7 commitment, the 2017 theme is timely—“Caregiving Around the Clock.”

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Advice for Older Family Caregivers

Advice for Older Caregivers

Advice for Older CaregiversWhen people reach their retirement years, they likely have visions of doing the things they never had time for before. Perhaps they want to travel, play more golf, volunteer for their favorite charity, or spend time enjoying their grandchildren. By the time they reach Social Security eligibility, most people are probably not expecting to be fulfilling a caregiving role for an elderly parent—and yet …Read more ›

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What to Look for in a Professional Caregiver 


What To Look for in a Professional Caregiver 


What To Look for in a Professional Caregiver 
You’re looking for the best professional caregiver for your mom or dad as they age in place, but what exactly should you be looking for? (more…)

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Join #ElderCareChat on June 21, 2017: Making Caregiving a Family Affair

ElderCareChat 6/21/17 with Caregiver Action Network

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, June 21, 2017, from 1-2 pm ET with guest panelist Mark Gibbons, director of programs and operations for the Caregiver Action Network (formerly the National Family Caregivers Association).

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#ElderCareChat 5/17/17 Recap: Self-Care for Caregivers

#ElderCareChat recap 5/17/17: Self-Care for Caregivers

#ElderCareChat recap 5/17/17: Self-Care for CaregiversWe were honored to welcome Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D., clinical psychologist, family therapist, and the director of Behavioral Sciences for the Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program in Springfield, Pennsylvania, and Deborah A. DiGilio, MPH, director of the American Psychological Association Office on Aging for our May 17, 2017 session of #ElderCareChat. The panelists led participants in a lively Twitter conversation …Read more ›

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Join #ElderCareChat on May 17, 2017: Self-Care for Caregivers

#ElderCareChat

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, which will focus on Self-Care for Caregivers, will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, from 1-2 pm ET with guest panelists Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D., clinical psychologist, family therapist, and the director of Behavioral Sciences for the Crozer-Keystone Family …Read more ›

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