So, the time is right and you are actively considering a move to a retirement community. For some, the idea may be exciting. To others, the mere thought is stressful or frightening. Either way, it is a significant life decision and one that needs to be th
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A family caregiver contract is a legal contract in which a family member is paid to care for the aging senior member of the family. Once an unspeakable or even unthinkable topic, there is a growing interest in the family caregiver contract.
Elder care can be unpredictable and intermittent. What once used to entail a few weeks or months now often extends for years. As the needs of a change, so do the responsibilities of the caregiver...and the increased demand creates chronic stress.
Remodeling a bathroom for an elderly parent can make life not only safer, but also more enjoyable. Plus, it’s a wise investment for any home, given that anyone can experience temporary disabilities, such as surgery or broken bones.
Nearly 66 million Americans provide care for a seriously ill, disabled or aging person. This can be a real challenge, particularly when that person has been diagnosed with a chronic illness. Here are some tips that will make the process easier.
If you’re one of the 66 million Americans who care for an aging, disabled or seriously-ill family member or friend, you’re probably run ragged trying to keep up. Now, a handy online source can help make your life a lot easier.
We are an aging population that’s living longer and healthier than previous generations. So it’s important to plan and prepare for those years when we may need assistance of some kind. That assistance may come from a non-Medicare home health care agency.
For those who want to age at home, having a good plan for the future in place is important. This may allow the aging adult to enjoy the comforts of home for as long as possible. You may no longer need to stay in a nursing home to receive good care.
There are many challenges we face with aging and taking medications, but these obstacles can be overcome by caregivers. Here are the six most common challenges that caregivers face when dealing with their patient and medications.
When considering the cost of home care vs. assisted living costs, there are many factors to take into consideration. Although many realize the need for financial preparation, most do not investigate the cost and options of future care needs.