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February 22, 2021
How to Talk to Your Elderly Parents About Money Ever since her father passed away last year, Jayne has tried to talk with her 75-year-old mother about how she’s managing her personal finances. “I’m fine,” is all Jayne’s mother will say. “You don’t need to worry about me.” Jack hits the same proverbial brick wall...
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4 Most Common Dementia Behaviors (How to Manage) Understanding dementia and how it relates to memory loss isn’t easy. However, managing dementia behaviors and understanding how it affects understanding (cognition), anger and judgment are very difficult for most caregivers. Dementia is a general term used to describe a variety of conditions that occur when there’s...
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Senior Care Around the World: Innovation and Bright Ideas from Countries Across the Globe As the United States grapples with the realities of its large and aging Baby Boom generation, other countries are experiencing similar demographic trends.  China, for instance, will have an over-65 population of roughly 500 million people by 2050. The worldwide preponderance...
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Caregiver Services: Knowing When To Seek Extra Help Recognizing the Signs: Inability to recall physician’s advice and ordersForgetting to take medications or taking them improperlyContinuous and repetitious seeking of support for same issuesInability to eat properly, prepare or obtain foodDevelopment of a medical crisis that threatens independence, i.e. broken hipIncreasing clutter/lack of adequate housekeepingA loss...
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How to Respond If Your Elderly Parent Refuses Help Dirty dishes piled on the counter. A skipped bath here, a few skipped meals there. Maybe your elderly parent is rapidly losing weight, has stopped going to their monthly bridge club, or their laundry hamper is stuffed to the brim. Signs an aging loved one is...
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What is Home Care? Home care, also known as in-home care, provides services for older adults who wish to live safely at home for as long as possible. Home care can prolong, or even prevent, a move to an assisted living facility or nursing home. In addition to caring for the senior, home care has...
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10 Family Concerns When Dealing with Aging Parents At its best, caring for an elderly parent can have immense rewards. Relationships can heal, bonds can grow stronger, fond memories can be revived. But it isn’t easy. Dealing with an elderly parent encompass everything from day-to-day household matters to potentially life-threatening health crises that require urgent...
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Questions to Ask Caregiving Agencies At first, you may not feel comfortable asking others for help, but it’s best to understand that hiring a caregiving agency does not mean you’re somehow “letting down” your loved one. In fact, the exact opposite is true. Hiring a caregiver shows how much you cherish your elderly loved one...
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Senior Care in 2030: What Trends and Demographics Tell Us About the Future The demographic swell of 76 million people known as the Baby Boom generation has caused significant shifts in the American landscape as it has moved through various life stages.  The Baby Boom generation, now retiring at a rate of 10,000 people per...
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Home for the Holidays: How are Mom and Dad Really Doing? Many of us will be making the trek home to visit family for the holidays.  These holiday excursions represent important opportunities to see how the elders in our families are really doing. They always sound pretty good on the phone, but seeing how they...
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