Category Archives: Caregiver Resources

What Information to Have About Your Aging Loved One

When your parent or other loved one gets older, you can find yourself shifting into an advocate or caregiver role. Even if your loved one doesn’t need your hands-on assistance or support, they might benefit from having you help them … Continue reading

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How to Choose a Power of Attorney

It’s never too early to begin planning for the future, and choosing a Power of Attorney is key to looking ahead responsibly. If you are getting ready to decide about a Power of Attorney for yourself, or if you are … Continue reading

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Advance Directives 101: What You Need to Know

As your loved one ages, it is important for the whole family to get on the same page with what your loved one wants. If everyone knows your loved one’s wishes, everyone can best advocate for those desires. Further, if … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Future: Financial Planning, Downsizing, and Your Loved One

As your loved one ages, it is important to make sure they are keeping their family members updated with their preferences and future wishes. This communication can feel awkward at first, but it will help everyone in the long run … Continue reading

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Home Care After Skilled Nursing: Why Home Care Services Are Important to Your Recovery

Skilled nursing care is a crucial part of a successful recovery after an extended hospital stay, elective surgery, or medical procedure. During your time in a skilled nursing facility, you will have support as you recover, including pain management and … Continue reading

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Home Care and Medication Reminders

When you think of home care services, you might think of caregivers stopping by to provide companionship, personal care assistance, and meal preparation. Of course, all of these services are important home care services, but perhaps one of the most … Continue reading

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When Siblings Disagree About a Senior Loved One

When you have a sibling, you have someone who understands you and your childhood more than anyone else. However, there are many challenges that can come with the adult sibling relationship, including when parents begin to age and decline. What … Continue reading

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What to Do When Your Loved One Refuses Care

Does your older loved one refuse assistance from family members? Maybe you’ve used the word “stubborn” to describe their behaviors lately? If your loved one struggles with accepting help or support, it can be frustrating for everyone. However, the more … Continue reading

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New Year Resolutions for the Family Caregiver

December is the height of the holiday season, with family members traveling near and far to connect with their older loved ones. While it is lovely to get to spend some quality time with your entire family, you might also … Continue reading

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How Home Care Can Decrease Family Stress

If you are a family caregiver, you already know that it is a stressful role to take on. Between coordinating care and transportation for your loved one, keeping up on new prescriptions, and making sure your loved one is eating … Continue reading

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