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Harvard Study: More Employers Need to Support Senior Caregivers

Harvard Study: More Employers Need to Support Senior Caregivers

As more and more Baby Boomers reach retirement age, their children are feeling the strain. But according to new research, family caregivers aren’t the only ones in trouble. In a new study, the Harvard Business School says that employers are facing a “caregiving crisis,” a crisis that’s bleeding US businesses of talent, productivity, and profit. The authors’ solution to this problem? More employers need to support and/or subsidize senior caregiver services for their workers.

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3 Things to Look for in Experienced Senior Home Care

3 Things to Look for in Experienced Senior Home Care

If you’ve never cared for an elderly loved one, you might think that anyone can provide home care services. But if you’ve provided care for a parent or grandparent, you know that high-quality care takes a unique mix of skill, patience, and experience. It’s an important point for anyone hiring home care services: high-quality senior home care means experienced senior home care.

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Christmas at Mom's isn't the Same

When Christmas at Mom’s Isn’t the Same Anymore

The reality is that changing traditions can be a sign that your elderly loved one needs additional help at home. The holidays are an excellent time for families to talk about Mom or Dad. Planning before the need arises, can save you and your family from panic, guilt, and unneeded stress.

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Caregiver Providing Breakfast For Senior Care

Your Elderly Parent’s Unhealthy Habits - How to Intervene

The reality is, changing the long-time habits of aging parents is extremely difficult. There is no simple way to do it, and some seniors refuse to change. As the family caregiver, you’re already taking on all of Dad’s care duties while juggling a life with kids, a job and your own household. Choosing to tackle your parent's unhealthy habits can compound the degree of difficulty, especially when no progress is made, and instead, you and your parent are always butting heads.

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Daughter Helping Her Elderly Mom Who Refuses Home Care

What to Do When Your Aging Parents Reject Home Care

People can be stubborn, especially parents who may be insecure of a type of "role reversal" happening. Your parent not only refuses to leave home, but Mom or Dad is rejecting the very idea of a professional caregiver. So how do you get them on board when they want to stay home but don’t want help from a professional caregiver? Here are five ways to find a caregiving compromise.

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