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Caregiving

Caregiving is a rewarding, frustrating, inspiring experience. Whether you are caring for an elderly parent or your partner, it’s important to remember to also take care of yourself. We can help.

Aging Alone and the Importance of Self-Care
3 hours ago

Aging Alone and the Importance of Self-Care

By  •  Caregiving

It feels like it was yesterday I was helping my parents with their care needs while working a full-time job. Today, I’m the one who has grown older and occasionally needs help, but unlike my parents…
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3 Critical Issues to Consider When Planning to Age in Place
6 hours ago

3 Critical Issues to Consider When Planning to Age in Place

Seniors and their families must come to grips with many realities when it comes to deciding about aging in place. One’s residence may not be the home sweet home that it used to be when we turn 60 and beyond…
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How to Protect Ourselves and Our Loved Ones from Elder Abuse
2 days ago

How to Protect Ourselves and Our Loved Ones from Elder Abuse

It’s time to talk about something that may make many of us very uncomfortable. In fact, we may become so uncomfortable that we may rather ignore – or at least minimize – the issue. I am talking about elder abuse…
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How to Use Technology to Get More from Aging in Place
4 days ago

How to Use Technology to Get More from Aging in Place

Can technology and the older generation mix? Of course! Technology is not just for young people. As we get older, technology can help us improve our day-to-day living and safety…
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Supporting Aging in Place: How Can Family Members Help an Older Person to Prepare?
6 days ago

Supporting Aging in Place: How Can Family Members Help an Older Person to Prepare?

Aging in place, or staying in one’s own home as you get older, is preferred by 76% of Americans in their 50s and above, according to 2018 statistics from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)…
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Aging in Place: How to Prepare Your House for a Retrofit and Renovation
1 week ago

Aging in Place: How to Prepare Your House for a Retrofit and Renovation

Many seniors prefer to spend their golden years in the comfort and familiarity of their own home, but the reality is that it’s not always safe to be home alone past a certain age. Accidents and illnesses may occur…
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11 Stages of Caregiving – What You Should Know When Taking Care of a Loved One
3 weeks ago

11 Stages of Caregiving – What You Should Know When Taking Care of a Loved One

I talk a lot about the life stages of a caregiver and the caregiving experience. For our Caregiver Smile Summit, we actually broke our segments into 12 life stages in order to mimic real life…
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4 Things to Consider When Leveraging Technology for Aging in Place
2 months ago

4 Things to Consider When Leveraging Technology for Aging in Place

Over the three years of our Caregiver Smile Summit, we have had leading experts speak about how technology can assist aging in place. In this article, we look at what they are seeing…
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5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Deciding on Elderly Care Options for Your Parents
3 months ago

5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Deciding on Elderly Care Options for Your Parents

By  •  Caregiving

If one or both of your parents is getting to the stage where they need elderly care, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed with it all. Perhaps you have noticed they aren’t coping as well as they used to…
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Saying No to Caregiver Isolation Can Be the Beginning to the Fulfilling Life You Need
4 months ago

Saying No to Caregiver Isolation Can Be the Beginning to the Fulfilling Life You Need

After a full year of declining most social invitations, I was beginning to feel isolated. Choosing a good night’s sleep over a night out was an unusual habit for someone who usually loves spending time with family and friends…
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