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Tips for Coping with Caregiver Guilt

Caregivers are required, by the nature of their duties, to make personal decisions for a loved one – and that can come with a lot of stress and guilt, wondering if they are making the best decisions. Take a closer look at what can cause caregiver guilt and how you can cope with this guilt...
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Senior Living Terminology

It’s no secret that senior living has evolved by leaps and bounds over the past decade. As senior communities have become more active and engaging places to live, the terminology associated with senior living has changed to better reflect today’s care and living options. For many families and seniors starting their search for senior living,...
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How to Find Peace During the Holiday Season

The sun has faded, the leaves have changed, and winter is here. With the winter comes chilly days, longer nights, and a season of busy-ness surrounding the holidays. When we consider the holiday season, we often assume it will be a time of peace and joy, and they definitely can be. As fun and exciting...
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How Caregiving Can Jeopardize Your Retirement

A recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that family caregivers are often placed in circumstances that endanger their financial future and retirement plans. Learn more about the report and how caregivers in America are facing a financial burden that may jeopardize their retirement plans. Caregiving and the Workplace An estimated 45 million...
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The Impact of Caregiving on Health

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, an estimated 65.7 million Americans (29% of the adult population in the United States) serve as family caregivers for a relative. Estimates suggest that the number of caregivers in the U.S. will continue to rise as the Boomers age and the Alzheimer’s epidemic continues. Family caregivers are the...
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Emergency Planning for Caregivers

10,000 people turn 65 each day in the United States. For the first time in American history, there are more than 50 million seniors and many of these seniors are providing unpaid care for a senior loved one or aging parent. In fact, many caregivers are facing their own personal health concerns while caring for...
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10 Tips for Visiting a Loved One in Memory Care

You know moving your loved one into a memory care community was the right move. It was good for your loved one, it’s good for your family. You trust the community to care for your loved one well and you feel comfortable about your decision. So, why do you still feel uncomfortable when you visit?...
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6 Signs Your Senior Loved One Needs a Caregiver

For many family members, it can be hard to watch a senior loved one age and become unable to take care of their homes and themselves. In fact, when family members deny that their loved one needs care, the results can be downright dangerous causing in-home accidents, falls, fires, and more. Taking the step to...
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