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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

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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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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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


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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?


It’s Not About the Fountain in the Lobby

The decision has been made. All the discussion, negotiation, and stalling is over. A few tears have been shed. But finally, your elderly mom or dad is moving out of the family home. He or she will be going to a facility that offers daily assistance and monitoring.  And... more

6 Common Questions About Assisted Living Communities

Spend time researching and visiting communities to ensure a proper fit and appropriate level of care before you or a loved one makes the move.     Taking a tour is a good starting point for learning about an assisted living community, but that alone won't give you enough... more

Alexa, Will You Help My Mom’s Caregiver?

The Amazon Echo may usher in more devices that act as virtual caregivers for America’s growing senior population. We can use the Amazon Echo’s voice-activated virtual assistant, Alexa, to organize a calendar, learn about the weather or today’s news, and even to book travel. But the technology also has the... more