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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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Senior Living Strategizing: Top Tips for Family Meetings

: Top Tips for Family Meetings

: Top Tips for Family MeetingsWhen you’re making decisions about moving to a senior living community or hiring home care, it can be a challenge to get family members on the same page. After all, different people tend to have very different opinions when it comes to what’s best for a senior loved one.

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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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#ElderCareChat 11/4/2015: What to Know About Elder Exploitation

shutterstock_270444908During Wednesday’s live discussion, 39 #ElderCareChat attendees — both first-time and returning — discussed how to spot, stop and prevent elder exploitation, as well as how to intervene in cases of abuse. Joining and guiding us in the conversation was guest William Henry, who has been a professional writer for more than 40 years. He became interested in issues involving exploitation of elders, and the dynamics of family caregiving, following an …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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When Should I Hire a Professional Elder Care Advocate?

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elder care advocateLast month, I shared tips from IKOR International’s founder and chief innovation officer, Patricia Maisano, on how to be an effective advocate for your senior loved one.

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#ElderCareChat 8/21/13 Recap: All About Home Care

Get highlights from Wednesday's conversation about home care in this recap post.On Wednesday, 39 participants engaged in a dynamic conversation about home care, an elder option that is constantly evolving, flexible, diverse, and like assisted living, often misunderstood.

We were pleased to welcome several new attendees to our live #ElderCareChat forum this week, along with our regulars, many of whom have been active members since …Read more ›

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How to… Know When It’s Time to Start Seeking Home Care

Check out our timing tips and where-to-start resources for making a decision about home care. You’re concerned for a senior loved one who lives at home alone or with a spouse/partner (for whom you may also be concerned). Maybe you’re providing care for a few hours a day or a few hours a week. Maybe you’re checking in …Read more ›

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Vacation for Caregivers? Short-Term Care Helps

Imagine if caregivers had a vacation bank in which they could accumulate days off and know they would have coverage while away? Though this may be a pipe dream (for now), that does not mean caregivers should not take time to recharge. A vacation — whether it’s one day of sleeping in, doing no chores, eating meals out, and hitting the spa, or one …Read more ›

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