Tips for the Long-Distance Family Caregiver

Some families live close together. Others move to new states seeking better employment opportunities, cheaper colleges, or a lower cost of living. When you live hours from your mom and dad, it’s hard to know if they’re doing well on their own. How can you tell if your parents need help or if they’re okay?…

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Why Do Elderly Couples Often Need Home Care Assistance?

Aging at home may be your parents’ goals, but sometimes a helping hand is needed to make sure everything goes as planned. Home care assistance helps older adults with ADLs and IADLs. The common reasons that older adults require home care is to ensure they: Get out of bed safely Take a shower and dress…

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Home Health Care Nurses Can Administer Medications That Family Caregivers Can’t

After your mom’s illness or surgical procedure, you plan to provide the care she needs. She wants to return to her bed and bathroom as quickly as possible. You’ll help her with bandage changes, medication management, or whatever else is needed. Can you provide everything she needs, or is it time to address her need…

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Four Ways to Make it Easier for Your Senior to Accept Help

Accepting help is not easy for a lot of different people, including possibly your senior family member. If that’s the case, you might want to try some of these ideas to help her to adjust to you hiring senior care providers. Not all of these might work right away, so there could be some trial…

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