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18 Quick and Easy Meals for Seniors

Many caregivers worry whether their parents are eating enough and getting a balanced diet. These are valid concerns, given that appetite decreases for older adults as they become less physically active. The diminishment of taste and smell also dampens the desire to eat. Food just doesn't taste as good... more

9 Strategies to Help a Parent Who Refuses Care

What can you do when your mom or dad won't accept needed assistance?Your mother resists in-home helpers, insisting you can wait on her. Your frail father won't stop driving. Your aunt denies the need for a personal care aide, in spite of her unwashed hair and soiled... more


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How much does companion care usually cost?

I'd like to hire a caregiver for my mother, but she doesn't need an in-home nurse or any medical care. How much would it cost to hire someone just to help her go on errands, take her to her piano lessons and keep her company during the week?

12 Part-time Jobs for Seniors

Some of the top jobs where older citizens can earn additional income.     Retirement is changing. People are working past 65 and many seniors are staying in or returning to the workforce, either full time, part time or as consultants or independent contractors. According to a study from the... more


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How do you decide when someone with Alzheimer's should go into assisted living?

My mother has Alzheimer's and I'd like to keep her at home for as long as possible as It gets worse, how can I determine when she needs to go into an assisted living home?

How to Get a Handicapped Parking Permit

Learn the ins and outs of obtaining a handicapped parking sticker.         When you have a disability, there are little things you can do to make your life easier. For example, do you have trouble walking or do you use a cane, wheelchair, walker or other device... more

Sample Adult and Senior Care Contract

When you create an adult and senior care contract, we suggest including these house rules to present to and discuss with your new caregiver.     Hiring an adult or senior caregiver to help your aging loved one is a big step for your family. You found someone you think... more

Senior Care Certifications 101

Learn where to get senior care certifications and why they're important. You enjoy working with seniors and have plenty of experience providing companionship, assistance, and care. Maybe you've cared for your own parents or grandparents, or worked at an assisted living facility or nursing home. You know you... more