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Caregiver Stress Prevention Guide

By Jessica Thomas May 03, 2021

Caregiving for a family or loved one can be an extremely stressful experience for the caregiver. This stress can have a devastating impact on the caregiver’s physical and mental health and can also generate a wide range of conflicted emotions. Often caregivers find themselves feeling hopeless, as if the situation that they are in is […]

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Is It Possible to Treat Type 2 Diabetes with Long-Term Effects?

By Kent Sasse April 14, 2021

As the type 2 diabetes epidemic continues to grow, the most emphasized treatment may surprise you. In the latest update to the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, the guidelines put forward by the American Diabetes Association…

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Medicare vs. Medicaid: What Seniors, Loved Ones, and Caregivers Should Know

By Jason Carrasco February 24, 2021

Although their names sound similar, Medicare and Medicaid are two different types of healthcare programs offered by the United States government. While both cover healthcare costs, the eligibility requirements for each program…

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Finding a Homecare Worker: Dos and Don’ts Checklist

By Jessica Thomas September 15, 2020

Hiring a home healthcare worker may be one of the most challenging aspects of the aging process, both for the aging individual and his/her family member. Deciding who to let into your – or a loved one’s –home and life can be a leap of faith!

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Using Family Meetings to Resolve Eldercare Issues

By Jessica Thomas September 13, 2020

Coping with a parent’s aging process can be challenging and filled with questions. For example, is it better for the parent to age in place with caregivers visiting the home on a regular basis? Or is it better to find an assisted living facility…

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Beauty Concerns for Women of Any Age and 4 Allergens to Avoid in Cosmetics and Skin Care Products

By Jane Thurnell-Read February 21, 2020

Most of us need various aids to help us feel good. From moisturisers and serums for our dry skin to hair dye to enhance our hair. We often only consider whether or not the products work…

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7 Things Enlightened Employers Are Doing for Caregivers: On Which End Are You?

By Anthony Cirillo January 11, 2019

More than 42 million U.S. families, that is, 21 percent of households, experience daily limitations caring for a dependent adult. The economic value of these unpaid contributions is more than $500 billion, which is up from $375 billion in 2007. Read More

Embracing Elder Care: The Next Generation of Talented, Passionate Women

By Ellen Rand November 02, 2018

We rarely take time to dwell on this, but at some future point, many of us will need assistance as physical disabilities, chronic illness, frailty, or dementia take hold. At the same time, the sad reality is that we may not have enough of a broad and well-trained healthcare workforce to take care of us…

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States Beginning to Get the Message: Family Caregivers Need and Deserve Help!

By Sixty and Me February 05, 2018

Being a caregiver is tough, especially if you still have a job. Not only do you need to deal with the stress of looking after a loved one, but, you need to manage your career as well. Read More

7 Questions to Ask Yourself When Deciding Which Medicare Plan Is Best for You

By Stan Corey January 26, 2018

It is very important to understand exactly what Medicare benefits are, so you can be prepared to pay the deductible and any co-payments, plus the uncovered services. Read More