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Advice For Caregivers

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Caregiver Resolutions for the New Year

Even if taking care of an elderly loved one is something you are doing quite happily and willingly, there is no question that it has a great impact on your life.  In fact, research conducted by the National Institutes of Health shows that being in a caregiving role creates chronic physical and psychological stress which […]

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Holidays with Elderly Parents

If you live a distance from your aging parents, the holidays may be the first time you have seen them in a while.  While this is a time for joy and celebration, it can also be a time for you to assess your parents and their health.  Really take the time to look at your […]

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Occupational Therapy for an Aging Parent

Occupational therapy is a form of rehabilitation which helps people learn to manage the performance of activities required in their daily lives.  This type of therapy is typically performed when people have suffered a physical or mental illness that has impacted their ability to perform routine tasks, but could also be useful for those whose […]

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Help Your Aging Parents Beat the Blues When They are Home Alone

Do you have an elderly parent that spends a great deal of time home alone? Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for senior citizens to experience feelings of isolation and loneliness. As people age, they face a number of unpleasant issues, such as vision and hearing loss, a loss of the ability to drive, and physical aches […]

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Most Important Things to Know About Medical Alert Systems

Selecting a medical alert system for a loved one is a very important responsibility.  If this is your first time selecting such a system, you may be wondering how to narrow your options.  If so, you should know the main information you need to make a decision falls into five major categories.

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What to Look for When Buying a Medical Alert System

It is estimated that approximately 75% of all medical alert monitoring systems are purchased by adult children for their aging parents.  If you fall into this category, it follows you have likely never purchased a medical alert system before.  With so many choices available, how do you know which is right for your loved one’s […]

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Building a Stronger Relationship with Your Aging Parent

Because independence is strongly valued in American society, it is not as common as it once was for children to continue to live with their parents into adulthood.  However, over time, there has been an increase in aging parents moving in with their children.  As the baby boomer generation grows older, the number of multi-generational […]

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Caring for a Loved One Long Distance

Guide to Caring for Elderly Parents from Long Distance

Caregiving for elderly parents over a long distance is a challenge even in the best of times – when your parents are reasonably healthy and you and your siblings are still talking to each other. Even so, a major concern is the struggle to figure out when you need to be with your aging parents […]

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Long Distance Care of Aging Parents

Top Resources for Long Distance Care of Aging Parents

Long distance caregiving of your elderly parents requires planning for a crisis. You can actually start that planning before your next visit by searching online for the many local resources that are available for your parent. Taking that list of resources with you during your next visit, you can add to the list by personally […]

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Defining Sibling Roles in Caregiving for Elderly Parents

Taking care of elderly parents who live in another state requires family members to work cooperatively. In fact, the more your brothers and sisters (or siblings) participate in the caregiving of your aging mother and father, the less alone any one sibling caregiver feels in their role, especially if they live closest to your parents.

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Comparing Medical Alert Companies is Like Going To a New Restaurant

Comparing medical alert companies can be difficult because you are actually comparing service companies.  Our goal is to use our industry knowledge and experience to act as a personal shopper and researcher for you while you are comparing medical alert systems.

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Activity Monitoring Explored

Activity Monitoring (also known as  inactivity monitoring) is a premium service offered by many medical alert monitoring companies.  The point of this service is to be sure that your loved one is moving around freely throughout the day.  Just because they have their  medical alert button or pendant with them does not guarantee that they […]

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