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If you or your parents have reached an age where they require care, you are probably thinking about available options. There are two key options when it comes to elder care, including Care Facilities and Home Care. Yet, how do you know what will be the best fit for your loved one? Both options come…

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If there is one thing that has been highlighted during the pandemic, it is that no matter where you work safety in the workplace is important. In fact, we can probably agree that COVID-19 has brought to light the importance of handwashing, social distancing, and keeping the environments where we live and work clean. There…

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A lot of factors come into play when you are taking care of an elderly loved one. Especially if you want to ensure that your loved one is handled with love, care, and patience when your loved one is living independently and in good health, you may not currently have concerns. However, in the future…

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Is your parent having trouble remembering to take prescribed medications, experiencing problems with mobility, or forgetting to pay the bills? What should you do? How should you respond if your parents are no longer able to perform tasks that he or she was previously able to accomplish without assistance? The following are six suggestions that…

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Empowering your loved one or client to achieve his or her highest level of functioning can promote independence and longevity. In fact, seemingly small steps can positively impact both of your lives and enhance your relationship. The following are some ideas that you can use to encourage independence when caring for a loved one or…

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Did you know that there are one million elders currently living in senior communities in the United States? Senior living communities, like nursing homes, continued care, residential care, and assisted living are so popular that this figure is estimated to double by 2030. Yet, understanding which housing option is best can be challenging and chances…

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If you are thinking of becoming a caregiver but are unsure if you have the right skills and personality for the role, there is a lot to consider. For example, individuals who are compassionate, kind, patient, and good listeners make the best caregivers. Should you find that you possess the aforementioned qualities and would enjoy…

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You likely have a predisposition to helping people that led you to becoming a professional caregiver. Perhaps you have developed a skillset that supports your success. For example, you have homed in on the importance of being kind, responsible, understanding, compassionate, and having a caring attitude. It is possible you are not even aware of…

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It is encouraging to see individuals living longer, healthier, and happier lives. The Urban Institute projected that one in five Americans would reach the age of sixty-five by 2040, compared to one in eight just twenty years ago. However, it should be noted that advanced age is associated with increased disability. As a caregiver, it is vital…

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