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In-Home Care: When It's Time to Find Help

At some point in life, you may be faced with the challenge of providing care for a parent, spouse, or close friend. The active, self-sufficient person you knew for many years may slowly begin requiring additional help. How do you know when the time is right to engage in-home care?

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10 Strategies and Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving

Long-distance caregiving can be a strenuous and sometimes heart-wrenching situation for family members and their senior loved ones. Adult children who reside in another state may struggle to provide proper care for an elderly parent while managing travel time and expenses as well as work and family commitments.

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Building Trust with Your Home Care Agency

Trust is an important part of any relationship, and it’s particularly important in the relationship between you and your home care agency. When trust is present, a caregiver can work with the care recipient and his or her family to ensure quality care and quality of life. But without trust, that collaborative side to caregiving becomes difficult to maintain.

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What to Know About Fractured Hips Among the Elderly

If your loved one has suffered a fall, there are a range of outcomes. With luck, all that's bruised is pride, but seniors are usually more delicate than the general population, and one in five falls results in a severe injury, such as broken bones or head injury. One specific injury that's often a result of a senior fall is a hip fracture. Over 300,000 seniors are treated for hip fractures every year, and 95 percent of hip fractures arise from a fall.

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