Few family caregivers receive pay for the things they do to help their parents. If their parents qualify for Medicaid and family caregivers are offered payment, it’s rarely a living wage. When those family caregivers have not reached the age to retire, it’s incredibly stressful to try to bring in an income while also caring…

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When your parents were younger, you probably never imagined that they would some day require your help, just to keep going. But perhaps that day has come. The number of people over 65 is increasingly rapidly as modern medicine figures out more and more ways to cheat death. Your mother or father may fall into…

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Bracing yourself to talk to your senior about how she wants her later years to be is common for family caregivers. It’s vital to go ahead and have the talk, even if you don’t feel completely prepared at first. You’ll have more chances to work out details. It’s not about Having the Whole Plan Right…

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Parkinson’s disease is a progressive and chronic movement disorder. Studies show that this disease affects about 2% of people who are 65 and older. It mostly affects the part of the brain that manages motor movements. This is why people with Parkinson’s disease have slower movements, tremors, balance issues, and trouble walking. Even though there…

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F.A.S.T. is an acronym to help you to remember what to look for if you suspect your senior is having a stroke. The acronym breaks down to Face, Arm, Speech, and Time to call for help. These different areas point to different parts of your senior’s brain that can be affected by a stroke. Here’s what…

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Isolation is a risk of aging in place. While many older adults have family members stopping by from time to time, it’s not always the case. Some older adults live too far from family to have regular visits. Others didn’t have children or spouses. That can lead to loneliness and isolation.  A designer in Poland…

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It’s been one of those days. You had a meeting that ran late. Your dad’s doctor’s appointment took longer than expected. You had to stop and get his prescriptions refilled. By the time you got back to his house, you’re tired, but you still need to finish his laundry, cook dinner, and clean up the…

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If you’re feeling overwhelmed as a family caregiver, you need to look into how you can get some help for yourself. There are a lot of different areas of your life in which help might be available, so it’s important to carefully evaluate all of your various options.  Make Some Lists and Talk to Friends and Family You…

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A diagnosis of renal failure does not have to mean that the best parts of your senior’s life are over. Her health may be a little more fragile, but with the right medical and care support, you and your senior will be able to take care of her needs.  Lots of Health Issues Impact Renal Function The first…

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You’re thinking of all of the ways to prevent your dad from falling. Whether he’s already fallen or you’re being proactive, flooring is one of the best places to start. When it comes to flooring, what is the best type of floor for preventing falls?  Carpeting  Carpets are one of the best forms of flooring as…

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