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4 common in-home senior care challenges, and how to overcome them

It can sometimes be hard for someone to accept that they need extra help at home. Wanting to stay independent, feeling nervous about having someone they don’t know caring for them — these are common concerns for aging adults and their families. Here’s how to overcome these and other in-home... more


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my daddy has early dementia and his health is failing! We have inhouse care for him right now but not sure how long that will last. My question

is what are some steps to take to get ready for a nursing home???


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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

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

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


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advice on hiring 24 hour care -

it is becoming evident that my dad will need 24 hour care - a nursing home isn't an option right now.  what do i need to know about hiring a live in caretaker?  any tips on having a person in the home?  tip on payments or what... more

Top tech devices that help seniors live at home comfortably and safely

Though seniors are becoming more technology savvy all the time, many are still skeptical about the latest devices. But when someone wants to age in place instead of leaving their home, technology can be a lifesaver. No matter whether you're the child of an aging parent or the caregiver... more

5 requirements to qualify for Medicare Home Health Care

You are doing everything you can for your aging parents, but sometimes it comes to the point where that is not enough. After a hospitalization, or to simply maintain or slow the decline of their health, Mom or Dad may need skilled therapists and nurses. This new twist in caring... more