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What is Transitional Care

What is Transitional Care?

Transitional care covers a wide range of services that help people transition between care settings and levels of healthcare. This can include the care needed when a person comes home from the hospital or when they are being transferred between healthcare providers. But transitional care is a little more complicated than that, so let’s dive…
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Are You Helping or Enabling

Are You Helping or Enabling Your Loved One

There can often be a fine line between helping or supporting seniors and enabling them to continue behaviors that only hurt them. Sometimes, lending a hand actually makes a problem stick around, and that’s when it becomes enabling. We can’t change a problem if we are not forced to face the consequences of our actions.…
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Mistakes New Caregivers Make

7 Mistakes New Caregivers Make

When a loved one falls ill, it takes a special person to step up and take on the role of a caregiver. It’s a difficult role and most people jump in without really knowing what it entails, which makes it easy to make mistakes. That’s why it’s important to understand the most popular mistakes new…
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Activity Ideas for Seniors

Maintaining a level of mental stimulation, physical activity, and social engagement is important for health and vitality, especially for seniors who can easily succumb to isolation and depression. Depending on your loved one’s state of health, he or she may not be motivated to seek out activities on their own, so it is important to…
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Myths About Adult Day Care

Busted Myths About Adult Day Care

Adult day care gets a bum rap sometimes, but mostly because it is misunderstood. The truth is it can be one of the best choices you make for your loved one. Let’s look at some of the biggest myths about adult day care and then bust them! Myth: Adult Day Care facilities may keep seniors…
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Senior Care Costs Are Rising

Senior Care Costs Are Rising – Home Care is the Answer

Senior care costs are rising and home care could be the solution. According to A Place for Mom’s National Senior Living Cost Index, there was a 2.7% increase in the West and a 4% increase in the South in annual senior living costs in the U.S. for 2015 in the areas of Independent Living, Assisted…
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Steps for When Your Loved One Comes Home From the Hospital

4 Steps for When Your Loved One Comes Home From the Hospital

Gone are the days when recovering at a hospital was the norm. Today, hospital patients, regardless of their ages, are sent home to recover and, often times, adult children become caregivers overnight. Most feel ill-equipped and overwhelmed by the responsibility. All involved must make adjustments to accommodate the needs of their parents without jeopardizing their…
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Tips for Caregivers to Help Senior With the Heat

Tips for Caregivers to Help Seniors Cope With the Heat

Summer is around the corner, and with it, the potential for health problems related to heat exposure. Nearly 400 Americans die from heat-related issues every year with the majority of them being elderly. Numerous factors contribute to an elderly individual’s inability to cope with excessive heat, and the individual doesn’t have to be outdoors in…
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Balancing Caregiving With Career and Life

Balancing Caregiving With Career and Life

The concept of “balance” infers an equal distribution of the components one is balancing, such as work with relaxation, obligations with options. Unfortunately, the individual whose obligations include both career and caregiving rarely achieve a feeling of balance during the tenure of the caregiving role. Balancing caregiving with career and life can feel like an…
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What to do about aging parents and their pets

What to Do About Aging Parents and Their Pets

Many families face decisions about whether or not aging parents should have pets in the home, either beloved pets who are long-time family members or new ones that may provide companionship and mental stimulation. Here are some facts to consider when it comes to what to do about aging parents and their pets: Benefits for…
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