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Explaining the Costs and Benefits of Respite Care

Families in need of home care often look inward to help their loved one. But it’s a turbulent journey for family caregivers, and like anyone else, they need a break. Burnout is real and so are its consequences. That’s why families often seek respite care. This guide will outline the benefits and costs of respite care so you can better understand this invaluable resource.

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8 Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Professional Caregiver

The decision to retain home care services is a big one. Will Mom or Dad be OK with someone coming into the home? Will they get along? Is it the right fit? Just like any new relationship, the partnership between a care recipient and caregiver undergoes an initial awkward “getting to know you” phase. That’s common. Think of finding a professional caregiver like a matchmaking service. There are questions you can ask to help increase the odds of a better match.

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Elderly Care Options — Home Care Nurse or Home Care Helper?

Elderly Care Options — Home Care Nurse or Home Care Helper?

As more elderly adults are choosing to live independently, family members and caretakers must make important choices about their daily care. In the majority of these situations, the primary caretakers are working children of the elderly that have limited time and ability to provide daily care. Many turn to outside home care providers for help. The first thought for many is to hire a home care nurse. This is a viable but costly option if the situation is truly in need of a home care nurse. But to many, a home care nurse is not what is needed for their daily care. Options may not be limited to a home care nurse but may include or only require a home care helper. It may just be a matter of evaluating your needs.

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Alzheimer’s Care Challenges: Handling Dementia & Anger

Handling anger is one of the biggest challenges when caring for a person who’s suffering from Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Sound anger prevention and coping strategies can make Alzheimer’s care much easier for loved ones and caregivers alike.

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Flu Prevention for the Elderly

The flu is serious business. It is can be dangerous for anyone to get the flu, but for the elderly it is especially concerning.

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