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Who Will Care for YOU?

As a social worker for a company providing community based home care services, I see firsthand the needs of the elderly who want to remain living as i

Caregivers, Caregiving, Parents Care, Senior Health Concerns, Social Workers, Uncategorized

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Healthy Food Shopping for Senior Adults

Healthy Food Shopping for Senior Adults

Serving size. Calories. Total fat. The theme for this year’s National Nutrition Month® is “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” a reminder that every b

Nutrition, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Dementia Care and Running Interference

Dementia Care and Running Interference

Throughout her writing, caregiving expert Harriet Hodgson details her journey caring for her mother with memory disease. In her book “Alzheimer’s:

Aging in Place, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Family Caregivers, Parents Care

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Aging in Place: Making Your Home Work for You

Aging in Place: Making Your Home Work for You

As we get older, many of our homes no longer work as well for us.  But most of us want to remain in the homes we love. Fortunately, there are many

Aging in Place, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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9 Ways for Seniors to Get Involved!

9 Ways for Seniors to Get Involved!

Millions of aging Americans are reticent to give up on activities just because of their years on the calendar. Their refusal to fade into the sunset i

Aging in Place, Companionship, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips, Senior Psychology

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Aging in Place: Technologies to Make It Happen

Aging in Place: Technologies to Make It Happen

“Sue” was one of our dementia clients with a daughter who was ahead of the technology curve. Five years ago, when we were caring for her mom, she

Aging in Place, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips, Technology

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Eldercare at Home: Can I Pay Someone to Play Cards with My Elderly Parents?

Eldercare at Home: Can I Pay Someone to Play Cards with My Elderly Parents?

As adult children taking care of elderly parents, we often consume most of our caregiving time addressing the medical problems and physical limitation

Aging in Place, Caregivers, Caregiving, Companionship, Family Caregivers, Parents Care

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Care for Older People: 9 Tips for Getting Your Money’s Worth at the Doctor

Care for Older People: 9 Tips for Getting Your Money’s Worth at the Doctor

As we get older, it seems, at least for many of us, that our trips to the doctor become more and more frequent.  To make things worse, our trips are

Hospital Visits, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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8 Tips for Family Caregivers

8 Tips for Family Caregivers

1.  Caregiving is a job and respite is your earned right.  Reward yourself with respite breaks often. “Because caregiver burnout is a serious con

Family Caregivers, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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12 Tips for Communicating When Grandma Has Hearing Loss

12 Tips for Communicating When Grandma Has Hearing Loss

It’s a quiet Friday in the office.  The phones aren’t ringing.  The door isn’t opening.  No one is even searching through file drawers.  And

Hearing Loss, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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