Grief is an emotion that is not exclusively associated with losing someone you love. In fact, you may find that you experience grief when you change jobs, (i.e. retirement or being fired) or when there is a significant change in you or your loved one’s physical or mental health. For caregiver Donna O’Donnell Figurski, grief…

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Mental wellness can become a challenge at any point in your life. However, as one ages there are several issues that can negatively impact one’s mental well-being. If you are a caregiver, you should be on the lookout for mental signs of mental distress among your elderly clients and loved ones. In this article, we…

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For many seniors, the thought of spending their retirement at home is far preferable to moving into an assisted living facility. However, even healthy seniors worry about the risks of falling and sustaining grave injuries. If you want to age in place, you will need to be proactive about fall prevention. These resources will help…

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In the late 1990s, my father-in-law was diagnosed with lung cancer. Thankfully, he received treatment and returned to normal life. Then in 2014, the cancer returned with a vengeance, spreading to other organs. By fall we knew that he would need reliable assistance, so my husband resigned from his job and took the lead in…

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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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  Two-thirds of seniors in American have been diagnosed with multiple health conditions. Each condition may require various medications and each medication has its own set of special instructions. Remembering which drug to take, how much to take, and when to take it can be a juggling act.  As part of their support system and…

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