Caregiver Tips for Senior Financial Planning
Caregiver Resources | August 5, 2016

Caregiver Tips for Senior Financial Planning

There are always a few things people wish they had done differently in caregiving – but financial planning is often one of the biggest regrets that people experience. In order to help people avoid the financial mistakes that others have made before, we want to share a few of the different tips that are able to help you get the most out of your time. Tip #1 – Start The Conversation Early It is going to be tough to be a caregiver to a loved one – but it is something that many of us are going to take on in the future. In most families, money is a taboo topic. You want to make sure that the conversation begins early, to learn more about your love …

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Creative Ways to Lower Caregiver Stress
Caregiver Resources | June 9, 2016

Creative Ways to Lower Caregiver Stress

Study after study reveals the negative effects long-term stress can have on the body and mind. As a caregiver for a loved one, you have one of the most stressful jobs in the world: you care for someone who can no longer care for himself or herself on their own. The symptoms of stress are easily identified as issues arise with your sleep pattern, you have headaches, and your appetite is affected: either you begin losing weight or you end up overeating as an emotional eater. Then there is the anxiety, irritability, mood swings and ongoing tension – nobody ever said being stressed out was going to be fun. Stress Reduction the Creative Way There …

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Two Types of Family Caregivers
Caregiver Resources | March 31, 2016

Two Types of Family Caregivers

Even though they might appear similar to the outside world, no caregiving situation is the same. Each of them are a little different. Even though the exact circumstances surrounding a caregiving situation are unique to each party, the responsibilities tend to fall into familiar categories that are relatively easy to categorize. These include the “gradual” mode and the “crisis” mode. Type #1 – The Gradual Mode Of Caregiving During the gradual process, a senior transitioning into assisted living is just that – a gradual process. In many cases, family members find it difficult to determine that their loved ones rely on them more and more. Most l …

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Vital Provisions for the Future
Caregiver Resources | March 21, 2016

Vital Provisions for the Future

We might not like to think about it, but the truth is that there will be a time that our loved ones are unable to take care of themselves as they once could. This means that they will be unable to make their own decisions, and need family members and loved ones to step in for them. Oftentimes there are sharp disagreements between people when this happens. If you have no preparations in place, this could be a very difficult situation where everyone wants something different and they end up fighting with one another. This is why it is a good idea to plan ahead before something does happen. There are four important factors to cover, and we will …

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Helping Seniors Avoid Scams
Caregiver Resources | March 11, 2016

Helping Seniors Avoid Scams

Older people with money – it is the dream for many scam artists. The elderly are often more susceptible to becoming victims of a scam, primarily because they live alone, are too trusting, or do not have someone watching over their finances. Another important factor is the fact that most elderly people who live alone feel isolated. This means that they feel isolated and are happy to have someone talk to them…even if that is someone who is trying to separate them from their money. These are a few suggestions to take from this situation. Tip #1 – Check To See If The Damage Is Done The first thing that you can do is to determine whether your love …

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What To Do When Your Parents Refuse To Listen To Your Advice
Caregiver Resources | February 4, 2016

What To Do When Your Parents Refuse To Listen To Your Advice

Chances are that our parents always hammered home the fact that we had to listen to them – but what happens when the roles are reversed and they refuse to listen to us? Oftentimes adult children have the notion that they know better than their parents do, especially when it comes to medication, health, caregiving, housing, diet, and a wide range of other important considerations. These are just a few steps to take if you notice that your parents are not listening to you. The following tips that we have included come after discussions with professionals who have dealt with situations like these countless times. Keep in mind this particular adv …

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Considerations before Becoming a Caregiver for Your Parent
Assisted Living | January 12, 2016

Considerations before Becoming a Caregiver for Your Parent

Are you thinking about becoming a caregiver for your mother or father? You face some important considerations for such a hefty decision. While it can be rewarding to provide the necessary care for a parent, there are heavy demands and responsibilities as well. If you have a parent who is getting on in years and who requires additional care due to a chronic condition or simply due to their age, you may also find you have a parent who is already afraid that you will put them into an assisted living facility or a nursing home. Many elderly individuals prefer their autonomy and want to remain as independent as possible. Yet, there can come a poin …

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How to Make Respite Care Work for a Loved One with Dementia
Dementia Care | August 5, 2013

How to Make Respite Care Work for a Loved One with Dementia

The National Center for Biotechnology Information conducted a study, which proved that exposing dementia patients to respite has a positive effect on their behavior and memory. You might have been worried or feeling guilty about leaving your loved one with dementia for a respite care stay. However, this finding has proved that it can be beneficial for the health of your loved one. Despite this, you may face difficulties when using respite, especially if it’s for the first time. Some patients of dementia may refuse to leave home or leave their caregivers even for a short while. Others might request to go home while at the memory care respite f …

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