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    How can I convince my father to accept a caregiver?

    I really want to hire someone to help my father during the day when I'm at work but he is resistant to the idea.  He say's he's fine at home but I'm afraid he's going to have an accident by himself.  How do I convince ...

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    How to lighten your holiday chores. What are your Holiday helps and hassells?

     

    During the holidays caregivers seem to have twice (at least) as much to do as non- caregivers.  In addition to the usual extra duties that come with the season, caregivers have to make plans which take into account the needs of frail elders.  

    If you could delegate just ...

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    Cataract Surgery Is Helping Seniors Live Longer

    The surgery vastly improves vision in seniors -- which, in turn, could help prevent falls and other injuries that put their lives in jeopardy.

    Image via Unsplash/@lottemeijer.

    Eyes are the windows to the soul -- and apparently they're also the answer to extending life for senior citizens.

    A new study from the National Bureau of ...

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    Would you consider becoming a Senior Care Auditor after caregiving?

    Senior Care Auditors typically are former informal caregivers and all types of nurses who like working with seniors but do not want to have to do the ‘heavy lifting’ often required in other types of nursing practice.  The service can include providing personal care services, but that is not the ...

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    What are your thoughts about informal caregiver credentials/certification?

    Family caregivers are being encouraged by insurance providers to get educated and Medicaid formulating policies with the same intentions in mind.  It is a widely held belief that all caregivers, informal and professional alike, need more education prior to undertaking the responsibilities of primary care for a frail elderly person, since ...