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What are the pros and cons of live-in care vs. assisted living?

My elderly grandma wants to live at home, obviously, and we have the potential to hire a live-in caregiver. She's willing to have taxes paid out, etc, but I'm concerned about the legality of the rate of pay. We'd offset part of her salary for room/board... more


Checklist: Questions to ask an assisted living community

Here are some things to ask and contemplate when choosing an assisted living community. Make sure you take your time, ask many detailed questions, and if possible, try to bring a trusted friend or family member with you during a visit or consultation. Cost and contracts Does the contract disclose all the... more


Alzheimer’s and dementia care: 6 options that'll work for any family

Experts agree that choosing the right Alzheimer's or dementia caregiver or facility can be tricky for families, as it’s easy to get swayed by the cheerful décor of the building or promises made by a sales manager. But the less glamorous touches, such as the training level of the staff, the... more


How to talk through plans with a loved one who's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or dementia

There are so many decisions that need to be made as your family member progresses through the different stages of dementia. Do they want to stay at home as long as possible with live-in care, or move to assisted living or a nursing facility? Who should be in charge of finances... more


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What qualities do you look for in an assisted living center?

I have started to look for assisted living centers for my mother. Any advice?I just want to be prepared when that time comes.


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How long do you try to put off moving your parent to an assisted living center?

I really don't want to put my mother in an assisted living center. But she is getting to the point that she needs help. How can I put this off a little longer?


Everything you need to know to become a qualified CNA

If you’re thinking about a career in the medical field, researching how to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA) is a good first step. It can open the door to many other opportunities such as becoming a Registered Nurse or Licensed Nurse Practitioner, and takes just weeks to complete the... more


In-home care vs. assisted living: What's best for your family?

Adults don't all age the same way at the same time, so having an open and honest conversation with the senior in your life can help determine the best type of care to suit their needs. Two common options for seniors who require care are private, in-home care from... more