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    Elderly Caregiver Advice

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    Elderly Caregiver Advice

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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Is My Elderly Loved One Capable of Living Alone at Home?

April 7, 2023 Living alone as an older adult can be a challenging experience for many reasons. As the body ages, it can become increasingly difficult to perform everyday tasks, such as cooking and cleaning, creating feelings of frustration, loneliness, and isolation. As these feelings compound, it can make a stressful situation even more challenging for those affected. Seniors also may not have access to the same support systems or...
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Making Your Home Safe for an Aging Parent

March 10, 2023 As our parents age, their health and mobility can decline and make it difficult for them to remain safe and independent in their homes for as long as possible. It's essential to make sure that both their physical and mental environment is safe and secure. Taking the time to assess your parent's home and make necessary changes can help ensure that they are safe and can remain...
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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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What is Non-Emergency Medical Transportation?

September 6, 2022 The thought of transportation via ambulance can often elicit a sense of fear. This makes sense since ambulance transport is used in times of significant medical need. However, did you know that medical transportation can also occur during non-emergency situations? It's true! Traveling using a medical vehicle can indeed be used to save lives and provide effective treatment on the road, but this doesn't have to just...
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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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Caring for a Disabled Person

July 6, 2022 Caring for a family member with a disability, regardless of if they are a child or an adult, can be taxing, to say the least. Read on to find tips for caregivers of those with disabilities. Tips When Caring for a Disabled Person The foundation of a healthy family dynamic can most often be found in a balanced combination of care, information, support, empowerment, and advocacy. These...
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