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#ElderCareChat 5/4/16: Family Dynamics in Assisted Living

shutterstock_150772982In the latest installment of #ElderCareChat, 33 participants discussed the family dynamics and changes — both positive and negative — that accompany a move to assisted living. (more…)

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Finding the Best Home Care Match

shutterstock_49514230Have your efforts to find home care for your aging parent turned out to be harder than you imagined? (more…)

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New Council Seeks to Support Nation’s 44 Million Family Caregivers

family_caregiverWhat if family caregivers could find everything they need for caregiving in one place? With the launch of the National Caregiver Council — elder care leaders coming together to address the needs of the nation’s 44 million family caregivers — that is now a reality. (more…)

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The Overlooked Caregiver: Taking Care of Yourself Too

caregiverIt’s an unfortunate paradox: Family members who devote countless hours to caring for a loved one may wind up becoming so worn down — physically, mentally and emotionally — that they may need care themselves. (more…)

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#ElderCareChat 10/21/2015: Medication Management

shutterstock_98521874During Wednesday’s live discussion, 30 new and returning participants discussed medication management with Jim Jones from Wellspring Benefits Group/Control My Care. (more…)

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The Rise of Faith Based Senior Living

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faith based senior livingFor many seniors, faith is a way of life. Whether that faith is one that has provided sustenance through the decades or is more of a recent discovery, spiritual life tends to take priority as the end of physical life draws nearer.

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How to Intervene in Cases of Elder Abuse

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elder abuseWe love to read heartwarming stories about devoted caregivers and thriving seniors. When we look at seniors who are well cared for, we think, “Of course – that’s the way it should be.”

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Managing Conflict About Parents’ Care

When Siblings Disagree About TheirWhen an aging parent needs care, the best-case scenario is that the adult children will agree on a strategy for caregiving and share in whatever responsibilities are required going forward. Unfortunately that doesn’t always happen, which is why it’s important to have a plan in place for managing conflict among siblings who disagree about their parents’ care. …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 5/6/15 Recap: Stressful Caregiving Scenarios and Solutions

shutterstock_130607537During Wednesday’s live discussion, 40 new and returning participants were presented with several common conundrums that can make the already challenging work of day-to-day caregiving even more stressful. Instead of simply discussing those scenarios, attendees presented several solutions for each — many of the answers originating from the real-life experiences of those who have been, or are currently, caregivers. …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat Recap 3/18/15: Solving the Financial Conundrums of Caregiving

shutterstock_143469946During Wednesday’s live discussion, 69 new and returning participants brainstormed solutions for solving the financial conundrums of caregiving, from making home modifications an affordable, viable option to practical tools for managing an ever-changing and often burgeoning caregiving budget. (more…)

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