In-home care

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Top technology for seniors: Devices and apps to boost wellness, safety and happiness

Though seniors are becoming more technology savvy all the time, many are still skeptical about the latest devices. A 2019 study published in the journal Healthcare analyzed older adults’ perspectives on technology intended to allow them to age in place and found that while seniors were eager to learn new technology, they also expressed frustration with it... more

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Why most senior caregivers are household employees not independent contractors

The senior caregiver you've hired is most likely a household employee, not an independent contractor. Here's why: "The vast majority of in-home senior caregivers are classified as employees because they don't meet the independent contractor criteria; therefore, the employer must administer the payroll and tax process, withhold the taxes correctly and remit... more

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5 alternative transportation options for seniors who are no longer driving

My mom was always a great driver — as far as I know, she never got a single traffic ticket in her six decades behind the wheel. But when she started getting lost on the familiar route to her hair salon, we knew it was time to take away the... more

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Top 11 caregiver duties to know

Caregiver duties are wide-ranging. One moment a caregiver may be shopping for meals or cleaning the carpet and the next they could be discussing medication dosage with the pharmacist, or arranging transportation for a specialist appointment. The caregiver, whether a professional or a family member, is responsible for ensuring continuity... more

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9 strategies to help a parent who refuses care

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 clothes. Your grandmother refuses to move to an assisted living facility "because it's... more

Is non-medical home care right for your loved one?

When it comes to finding care for your aging loved ones, you want to make sure you find the right type of care, as well as the right person for the job. But given that there are a ton of options out there, from in-home CNA care to adult daycare... more

Watch April’s journey to becoming a professional senior caregiver

Divorce, unemployment, a new city: April had a lot of struggles. That’s when she asked herself: “What is within me? What can I do to support my family? And that’s how I became a caregiver.”  Watch her story:   How does care keep you whole? Tell us at #mycarestory. more

Are your senior parents able to live at home? Here's how to tell

Do you assist an aging adult who wants to stay in their own home? As an adult child, you want the peace of mind to know that your parents aren't going to fall, get burned, have a car accident, forget to take their medications, or become a victim of... more