Cost of Long Term Care: 5 Ways Estimates Help Seniors and Caregivers

Planning ahead to pay for long term care helps seniors and caregivers Long term care options for seniors are becoming more expensive. But family caregivers still need help caring for their older adults. That could mean hiring in-home care help, needing home health aides, or moving them to assisted living or a nursing home. Understanding future … Read moreCost of Long Term Care: 5 Ways Estimates Help Seniors and Caregivers

Signs of Alzheimer’s or Normal Forgetfulness?

Worried about someone’s memory or cognitive function? Do you wonder if your parent or spouse’s increased forgetfulness or strange behavior is a normal part of aging or if they’re signs of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia? It’s easy to make that assumption, but it’s important to get more information before thinking the worst. There are big … Read moreSigns of Alzheimer’s or Normal Forgetfulness?

How to Estimate Long Term Care Costs to Make Care Decisions Easier

Cost is a major factor in long term care decisions Paying for senior care is a major source of stress for family caregivers, often because costs can spring up suddenly. As your older adult needs more and more help, you’ll probably need to choose between different long term care options, like hiring in-home care vs … Read moreHow to Estimate Long Term Care Costs to Make Care Decisions Easier

4 Tips to Get Siblings to Help Care for Aging Parents

Caregiving can be extra stressful when siblings aren’t supportive When caring for aging parents, the last thing you need is more stress or resentment because of issues with your siblings. But getting siblings to help with parents can bring up old family arguments, cause sibling rivalries to flare up, and generally add to your burden. … Read more4 Tips to Get Siblings to Help Care for Aging Parents

3 Ways to Get Immediate Help with Caregiving: Meals, Transportation, Chores

While the majority of family caregivers say their role has given them a sense of purpose, it’s no secret that caring for an aging loved one comes with many challenges.  Whether navigating insurance, coordinating care, or running errands, it may feel like your caregiving to-do list is never ending. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated … Read more3 Ways to Get Immediate Help with Caregiving: Meals, Transportation, Chores

The Positive Effect of Therapy Dolls for Dementia

Baby dolls for Alzheimer’s patients are therapeutic A helpful, non-drug way to calm and soothe agitated seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia is to give them a soft, lifelike baby doll to cuddle. These therapy dolls can even be effective in calming someone with severe agitation or other significant behavioral challenges. We explain why therapy dolls … Read moreThe Positive Effect of Therapy Dolls for Dementia

3 Tips to Choose Between Assisted Living vs In-Home Care

Assisted living vs in home care is a tough choice When your parent or spouse needs assistance in their daily life, many families face a tough choice – assisted living vs in-home care. Choosing between assisted living and home care involves many factors, both personal and financial. It’s a complex decision and the answer depends … Read more3 Tips to Choose Between Assisted Living vs In-Home Care