As they get older, seniors may choose to move in with their children. This provides them with companionship and care they need as they age while also allowing them to maintain close contact with their kids and grandkids. Sharing a family home can also cut expenses for all involved. Given the advantages, especially during the…

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As we know from the headlines, even if you are perfectly healthy today that can change in an instant. Thousands of people and their families are facing unthinkable choices about medical care, those who did not prepare their “advance directives” ahead of time to state their wishes are at the mercy of fate. So, the…

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handwashing

      Have you ever heard the saying “cleanliness is next to godliness?” This popular saying highlights the importance of having measures in place to keep the environment where you care for your loved one or client clean. For example, routinely disinfecting the living space where your client or loved one receives care and…

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mother caring for aging parent

Eboni Green, Ph.D. and RN at Omaha, Nebraska-based Caregiver Support Services, says there are distinct benefits to family members serving as caregivers as opposed to hiring out help. “Generally, family members have intimate knowledge of the personal needs of their loved one,” Green says. “There is often a level of comfort that an adult child…

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son & elderly father

Is your senior parent starting to have trouble getting around at home? When an aging parent starts falling behind on household chores or struggling with staircases, it’s a sign that it’s time to downsize. Downsizing to a smaller, more age-friendly home allows seniors to maintain their independence in a home that’s suited to this stage…

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The Next Right Thing Take care of yourself: These are the four most frustrating words in caregiving. “When someone tells me to take care of myself, I feel like it’s one more thing to add to my list,” says Eboni Green, PhD, a registered nurse and co-founder of Caregiver Support Services. Read more at WebMD

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