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Is your elderly parent malnourished? Here's how to tell and what to do

With age comes change — and a lot of those changes can make eating a healthy, well-balanced diet more challenging. Loss of mobility, a change of social situation, chronic health problems like diabetes or heart disease, and tight finances all make it tougher for older adults to buy and prepare... more

November “Senior Sense”: When Siblings Share The Caregiving For An Aging Parent, Will It Be Welfare Or Warfare?

“It shouldn’t have to be this hard,” said Kelly, a 55-year-old woman caring for her 89-year-old father with Parkinson’s disease. “After all, my sister and I both love my father. Why can’t we agree on things?” Kelly wanted to respect her father’s wishes to remain in his home... more

How to know when it's time for a nursing home

Many caregivers and families make a huge effort to keep their loved one at home for as long as possible. But there may come a time when the scales tip and a nursing home is the best choice. It’s one of the hardest decisions to make about a loved one’s care, and... more

Top 11 Caregiver Duties to Know

Creating a care plan, managing medications and assisting with meals are just a few of the typical caregiver duties and responsibilities. Caregiver duties are wide-ranging. One moment a caregiver may be shopping for meals or cleaning the carpet and the next they could be discussing medication dosage with the pharmacist... more

What is a nursing home?

A nursing home is a long-term residential facility for people who need around-the-clock medical care. It is usually staffed with skilled nurses and aides 24 hours a day. It is often considered the next step after an assisted living facility (though many residents enter nursing homes directly, without having been... more

How Much Does a Home Care Aide Cost?

The pay rate for home care aides differs based on geological location, job requirements and more. Once you have clarified your in-home care needs, you'll then be able to identify providers and learn what the costs would be for each provider. Of course, having family, friends or volunteers provide... more

What 'Succession' and Sumner Redstone can teach us about planning ahead for senior care

Many of us have read the titillating and tragic story of Sumner Redstone, the former executive chairman of Viacom, and the litigious financial power struggle that has embroiled his family. Redstone’s story was a key influence on the HBO hit series Succession, which involves a lot of money, a pugnacious media mogul... more

9 Strategies to Help a Parent Who Refuses Care

Start by prioritizing problems, taking it slow and accepting your limits when it comes to helping a loved one age well. 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... more