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The 10 Most Common Mistakes Made on Care.com

Whether you're a caregiver or searching for care, avoid these all-too-common slip-ups. At Care.com, we know that the process of finding the perfect nanny -- or the perfect nanny job -- can be a little overwhelming. So, we want to make it as simple for you as possible. As more... more


18 Quick and Easy Meals for Seniors

Poached eggs, salmon wraps, southwest chicken salad and more. If you're concerned you or the senior in your life isn't getting enough nutrition, there may be a number of reasons, such as grocery shopping or cooking are too difficult, or meals just aren't as fun to eat... more


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Do you think I am being scammed?

I was offered a job taking care of a dog for 4 hours a day $25 dollars an hour.  I am being mailed a check that I must cash immediately so I can pay "supplies of dog crate, bedding and food".   I must inform immediately that I received... 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?


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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

The first steps are taking a trip to your doctor and local DMV. If you have difficult walking, or you use a cane, wheelchair, walker or other device to get around, then you're probably eligible for a handicapped parking sticker. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to get a... 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


12 Part-time Jobs for Seniors

Try your hand at freelancing, event planning or customer service, to name just a few. 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... more