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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


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


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How Much Does a Home Care Aide Cost?

The pay rate for home care aides differs based on geological location, job requirements and more. Once you have clarified your in-home care needs, you'll then be able to identify providers and learn what the costs would be for each provider. Of course, having family, friends or volunteers provide... more


Home Health Care vs. Home Care: What’s Right for You?

Caring for an aging parent or relative isn’t always easy physically or emotionally. But with the average U.S. life expectancy up to age 79 in 2013 — compared to 68 in 1950 — it’s increasingly becoming the new normal for families to be raising kids and taking care of... more


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The Home Care Options Guide: Medicare-Certified Home Care

This type of home care is usually covered by Medicare or Medicaid and the nurses can offer skilled or unskilled care. Medicare-certified home care, also known as skilled care, or visiting nurses, offer a range of services including wound care, pain management, infusion therapy, rehabilitation therapies and medication management. If... more


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GOING THE EXTRA MILE

DO YOU FEEL THAT ONE SHOULD PAY YOU MORE FOR DOING EXTRA WORK/HOURS IN THEIR HOME EVERY TIME OR PERIODICALLY. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU CAN SEE THAT ITS NEEDS TO DONE


What's Wrong With Hiring My Senior Caregiver as an Independent Contractor?

Learn why senior caregivers don't meet the independent contractor criteria and how to file taxes for household employees. The senior caregiver you've hired is a household employee, not an independent contractor. Here's why: "Senior caregivers are classified as employees and don't meet the independent contractor criteria; therefore, the employer... more


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The Cost of Senior Care

Review the estimated costs of different types of elder care as well as what might be covered by Medicaid and Medicare. You've done the research, and talked to friends, family and trusted doctors. You and your elderly parent have decided which type of care is best. But, there's so much... more