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How to Overcome Isolation When You Are a Caregiver

Caregiving for a senior loved one can be rewarding role. Providing daily assistance to someone who took care of you as a child can give you an opportunity to reconnect and build memories. The downside is it can also be lonely, especially if the older adult can’t be left alone or has mobility challenges that make it tough for them to leave the house.

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Know Your Hospital Status: Inpatient or Observation?

If your senior loved one has recently been hospitalized, you may have had an unpleasant surprise when the bill arrived. The financial impact of a patient’s admission status can be shocking. Medicare patients often don’t realize there is a difference between being classified as “observation” and being admitted as a patient.

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7 Steps to Summer Hydration for Seniors

Summer provides opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. After a long winter stuck inside, a lot of people look forward to it. From picnics and barbecues to outdoor concerts and beach trips, many people spend summer largely outside.

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Creating a Safer Home Environment When a Loved One Has Alzheimer's

If an older adult in your life has Alzheimer’s disease, you may have already noticed how their environment impacts their behavior. Too much noise and confusion can increase agitation. By contrast, an orderly, peaceful environment may help the senior feel more relaxed.

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Planning an Intergenerational Family Vacation on a Budget

After the hustle and bustle of the school year, most families look forward to the relaxed days of summer. Many use the time off to take a vacation. Including your family elders in your getaway can build bonds across generations. With thoughtful planning, it can be a memorable time for everyone.

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Celebrating Grandfathers on Father's Day

Father’s Day is a great time to celebrate the role grandfathers play in our lives. They are often confidants, comedians, advisors, and friends. It only makes sense to express our love and appreciation on June 16.

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6 Tips for Virtual Caregivers

In today’s world, it isn’t uncommon for seniors and their adult children to be separated by many miles. An adult child might relocate after they get married or accept a new job. As parents grow older, finding ways to help support them long-distance can feel challenging.

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How Exercise Might Help Prevent Alzheimer's

If a family elder has Alzheimer’s disease, you might wonder if you are at risk for developing it too. That is understandable if you’ve watched while someone you love struggles with this disease.

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