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Our Elderly Care Tips for Coping with Long-Distance Caregiving

When your loved one’s health begins to fail, your priority becomes finding the best elderly care possible. But this is often stressful, especially if this task is compounded by the fact that you don’t live close enough to visit on a consistent basis. While this a challenging situation, it is possible to get the help you need to devise a realistic care plan that keeps your loved one safe and gives you peace of mind.

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Top-5 Telemarketing Scams that Target Seniors

You may see your elderly loved ones as adoring and trusting family members, but scammers frequently see seniors as low-risk and lucrative targets for elder fraud. Each year, about five million American seniors fall victim to some form of fraud, with telemarketing scams being one of the most common deceptions

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Gentleness Is Important to Personal Care

Given the sensitive nature of personal activities, caregivers need special skillsets in order to perform these tasks. One particularly important quality—that is often overlooked—is gentleness. And not just physical gentleness, but emotional gentleness, too.

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What Skills Matter Most for Personal Care?

If you have a loved one who needs in-home care, you’ll need to determine which type of care they need. The two most common types are companion care and personal care. Both types of care require different skills from caregivers. But the physical aspects of personal care can be particularly skill intensive. So if you’re looking for a personal caregiver to care for a loved one, here are the skills that matter most.

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