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Using Respite Care When the Family Caregiver Needs a Vacation

Family members often assume the role of caregiver when a senior loved one needs a helping hand. It usually starts with small tasks, such as providing transportation to a physician’s appointment or stocking the freezer with meals. As the older adult’s needs increase, an adult child or spouse devotes more time to caregiving.

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How to Make a Successful Transition to Assisted Living

If you or a senior loved one is preparing to move to an assisted living community, you might be a little overwhelmed. With so many details to handle and decisions to make, it’s easy to understand why. Even if you feel confident you are making a move that best fits your needs, you may still experience anxiety.

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Adaptive Aids to Keep Older Drivers Safe

For many seniors, driving represents freedom. In a time of life when an older adult might be struggling to maintain their independence, being able to drive is important. Sometimes the challenge is finding ways to drive safely.

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What Caregivers Should Know about Seniors and Medication Risks

If you are an adult child of a senior, you may find yourself worrying about how well they are managing their medications. Seniors often live with health conditions that can require multiple medications.

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How to Create a Caregiver Emergency Plan

No caregiver likes to think the worst will happen and they will be unable to care for their senior loved, but emergencies happen every day. From a health problem to a car accident, caregivers may face a crisis of their own. These unexpected events can put a senior loved one at risk if a solid backup plan isn’t in place.

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How to Talk to a Friend or Loved One about Moving to Assisted Living

Initiating a conversation about moving to an assisted living community is rarely easy. People often put the discussion off longer than they should because they fear upsetting their loved one. That sometimes means families haven’t talked about senior care options when an accident or serious illness occurs.

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How to Show Your Appreciation to a Family Caregiver

Caring for an aging loved one can be a rewarding experience. It often provides families with an opportunity to reconnect, reminisce, and bond. Time spent caregiving can create memories that last a lifetime.

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Intergenerational Family Activities for Winter Months

Winter can be a cold and snowy season in many parts of the country. It might make older adults more reluctant to go outdoors as often as they might like. Understandably so.

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