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How to Encourage Exercise for Individuals with Limited Mobility

September 15, 2023 Maintaining an active lifestyle becomes increasingly vital for our overall well-being as we age. Yet, for seniors with limited mobility, exercise can seem like a daunting challenge. In this article, we'll explore the importance of exercise for seniors in this situation, the different types of exercises they can consider, and how caregivers can play a pivotal role in encouraging and supporting their loved ones to stay active....
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What is a Geriatric Care Manager?

May 12, 2023 A geriatric care manager is a healthcare professional specializing in providing services that assist seniors and their families in managing the challenges of aging. They are typically social workers, nurses, or gerontologists with specialized training and experience in helping seniors and their families navigate the complexities of aging. The Role of a Geriatric Care Manager As you might have gleaned from the name, geriatric care managers work...
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Can Adult Daycare Help Caregivers?

February 10, 2023 As the aging population grows, so too does the need for caregivers. With the number of people over 65 increasing rapidly, many families are turning to adult daycare to help ease the burden of caregiving. Adult daycare is an invaluable resource for caregivers that can help ease the burden of caregiving and provide seniors with an opportunity to engage in meaningful activities. It can be a great...
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How Much Does It Cost to be a Caregiver?

January 9, 2023 It is not uncommon for every family to have its own guidelines and expectations for handling money. This includes how to save, how to spend, who has control, and how decisions are made. When you start caring for someone, your decisions about their care are heavily influenced by your financial situation. And there is no denying that financial issues can lead to a lot of conflict in...
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What Durable Medical Equipment do Caregivers Need?

October 20, 2022 As our loved ones and we get older, it is only natural to need some assistance performing those necessary everyday activities. This also applies to any medical conditions that hamper our mobility through the recovery process. Such things as getting out of bed, cooking breakfast, and even changing clothes will become a chore that will exhaust the once strongly capable. Sometimes, unfortunately, this will lead to the...
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Caregivers Guide to Medications

August 12, 2022 Quick Links Caregivers Guide to Medications Questions About Medications Medication-Related Problems (MRPs) Resources Today, medicines contribute to our overall health in many ways. Medications treat disease, disabilities, and conditions related to aging. Medicines can cure diseases, prevent deadly illnesses, relieve discomfort and pain, and allow people to age with a higher quality of life. Medicines also save lives and extend life spans for millions worldwide. Taking medicine...
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What is a Caregiver?

July 20, 2022 The role of caregiving can encompass many paths. Some might take daily care of an aging relative, some might take turns supporting a sick loved one who lives independently, and yet others have children with special needs. Some caregivers even arrange services or help from another state. With so many different approaches to caregiving, it can be confusing to learn what steps make the most sense for...
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What is Family Caregiving?

June 22, 2022 For those becoming a family member's caregiver for the first time, the responsibilities may seem overwhelming. Thankfully, caregiving can also come with a lot of support and self-growth. Medical treatments are advancing each year, and people are living longer. Consequently, more people are becoming caregivers. Read on to find ways to increase support, overcome challenges, and continually improve your caregiving experience. Before diving in, we should explore...
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How to Share Caregiving Responsibilities with Family Members

June 8, 2022 When an elderly parent's health declines, it can become a challenging time for a family. Caregiving for a loved one is no easy task, but with a well-thought-out caregiving plan, your family can come together as a united front to do what is needed for your parent. Here are some helpful tips for sharing caregiving responsibilities among family members. Tip #1: Talk About Caregiving Responsibilities Begin with...
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Tips for Caregivers of People with Dementia

May 25, 2022 Nationwide, ordinary individuals are being thrust into the caregiver role for their aging parents. According to most recent estimates, millions of people are currently caring for a friend or family member with Alzheimer's disease or a related form of dementia. For many of these caregivers, their loved one's daily care demands can be overwhelming. To help simplify the process and provide a little clarity during these trying...
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