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How Many Hours Do You Help Your Aging Parent?

How Many Hours Do You Help Your Aging Parent?

Caregiver Stress: Stress is one of those things that generally sneaks up on us. You are a family caregiver, if you have been supporting your mother, father, spouse, or even a sibling because they are struggling with their own basic care as they get older or face a health emergency, you may very well be dealing with a lot of stress.

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Defensiveness May Be Normal When Seniors Face the Prospect of Home Care Support

Defensiveness May Be Normal When Seniors Face the Prospect of Home Care Support

Sarah was not too keen on the idea of relying on somebody else for help. Her daughter lived one street over from her. She just assumed that her daughter would be there for her when she needed her. When she was having difficulty, she would call on her daughter to help her with a wide range of things around the house, never thinking twice about the kind of pressure it was placing on her. She never wanted to consider home care options because she had various misconceptions about it.

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Life Lessons One Might Gain Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Life Lessons One Might Gain Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

In a lot of situations in life, there are lessons to be learned. When a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it’s incredibly easy to want to step up and be there for them. It could be a parent, grandparent, sibling, spouse, or somebody else a person cares about tremendously, but what most people fail to realize is just how impactful this is going to be for the caregiver and possibly even the senior.

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Grandparents as Parents and Safety Issues That Arise

Grandparents as Parents and Safety Issues That Arise

Today, many grandparents are providing direct childcare for their grandchildren. They do this often as a support system for their adult children, and while they may have never anticipated doing this during their retirement years, it’s happening more and more frequently. As people get older, they don’t have the same physical strength and ability they did in their youth. That means for seniors who may be acting as childcare providers for their grandchildren, safety issues can arise.

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Depression Among Seniors May Affect Hospital Readmissions

Depression Among Seniors May Affect Hospital Readmissions

Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates: Depression affects millions of people all across the country every single year. Sometimes it can be diagnosed as clinical depression, and only a trained medical professional should be diagnosing any type of severe depression. For some seniors, though, even mild depression can affect their ability to recover from a medical emergency or ailment and, subsequently, increase the risk of a readmission.

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Which Home Care Option Is Right for Mom?

Which Home Care Option Is Right for Mom?

Home Care Options for Seniors: Your mother was hospitalized recently due to a major medical emergency. Maybe it was a heart attack or stroke. Perhaps she was dealing with pneumonia. Whatever the case may have been, now she is facing a potentially lengthy recovery and her doctor has admonished her to consider home care.

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Sure, You Can Make a Difference in an Aging Loved One’s Life, but at What Cost?

Caregiver Stress: You’re the type of person who has always been there for your friends and family members. When an elderly loved one, such as a parent or grandparent, had a health emergency, you never thought twice. Maybe it was a stroke or heart attack. Perhaps the doctor was tempered in his or her enthusiasm about their prospects of returning to life as they knew it.

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How to Get Back into Your Life When Home Care Starts Working with Mom

Home Care Options for Seniors: How to Get Back into Your Life When Home Care Starts Working with Mom

When your mother was hospitalized you took some time off from work. It was a stressful situation, to say the least, and after a while you began to realize her recovery was going to take a significant amount of time. You decided to continue taking time off, and fortunately you had accrued enough vacation and sick time to do so and your boss was more than supportive.

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