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      Why Hiring a Professional Caregiver Might Be Your Best Option

      As seniors age, daily life can become more difficult. Whether it's harder to get around, their social life isn't as it once was,...


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      What Is a Caregiver?
      By Michael Watson On January 1, 2019

      What Is a Caregiver?

      "Caregiver" or "caretaker" refers to anyone who provides care for another person. There are different types of caregivers that...


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      Unique Challenges Faced by Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers

      As seniors age, they may require more care than ever before. Whether it is assistance with personal care or simple companionship,...


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      Tips to Care for Your Grandparent

      Adults are living longer, which means grandchildren become prime caregiving candidates. While caregiving has advantages for...


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      Keeping Up with a Senior's Changing Needs

      If you’re taking care of an aging loved one, either in person or from afar, it can be difficult to know exactly what his or her...


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      INFOGRAPHIC: Caregiver Stress Fact Sheet

      Family caregivers often provide care to their elderly loved ones. Caring for a loved one is a tremendous responsibility,...


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      The Rise of Male Caregivers: Expanding Home Roles

      Gender roles continue to dilute as more men assume household responsibilities and provide care for parents or spouses. In 2012, ...


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      6 Books for Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers

      Caring for a senior with Alzheimer's or dementia is a demanding task. To make caring for a loved one easier, we have compiled a...


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      Conversations to Have with Your Senior Before Vacation

      When there is a senior who is an important part of your life, there is often an important decision to be made as to whether the...


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      How Caregivers Can Enrich Family Bonds

      Taking care of an elderly loved one can be stressful for the entire extended family. Unfortunately, in some cases family...


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      Taking a Vacation without the Caregiver Guilt Trip

      Taking care of Mom now that she's gotten older is so fulfilling. After all, she took great care of you for many years. However,...


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      Long-Distance Caregiving: The Perspective of a Cancer Caregiver

      I was only 6 weeks old when my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. For years, I never understood what that meant. I never knew...


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