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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?


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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 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?

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


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How do I help a Parent who doesn't want help?

I have a 93 year old father, who is rapidly declining in his health. I have a 72 year old mother who makes me feel as though she wants me to put my life on hold to take care of them, even though I have a family of my own... more


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Senior care information?

Hi Care.com Community, Does anyone have trusted online sites/resources to recommend for learning more about senior care options and cost?  I'm just getting started in this process and am getting frustrated by the fragmented options out there. Thank you all in advance :)