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Plan Ahead to Take a Senior on Vacation

Inter-generational vacations can be fun for the entire family. But you'll want to plan ahead, and you may need support if an older adult is traveling with you.

Older workers bring leadership, experience and skills to do the job.

Seniors Working Longer After Recession

The recent recession has left many seniors in a financial quandary. If you are an older adult in such a position, why not consider a caregiving career?

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Seniors Looking Good, Feeling Young

Growing older has never been better, according to recent research. People tend to feel about 13 years younger than they are. Why not put that youthful energy to good use by volunteering or signing up to as a Home Instead CAREGiverSM?

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Seniors at Risk with Too Many Doctors

Older adults often find themselves with more than one doctor managing their care. Research shows that seniors can put themselves at risk with multiple medications from several doctors. Check out the practical advice below along with the Home Instead Senior Care network's Senior Emergency KitSM at www.senioremergencykit.com

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Safety Tips Help Seniors Enjoy Summer Grilling

Grilling and summertime go hand-in-hand. Your senior can still continue with favorite summer pastimes such as cookouts with a little extra help from a family member or professional CAREGiverSM.

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Assistance Can Keep Seniors at Home; Assessment May Help

Older adults who begin to show signs that they need help around the house don't necessarily need to think about leaving. Assistance can help keep seniors home longer than they otherwise could without help.

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Seniors Planning a Reunion Should Start Early, Seek Help

Family reunions are great ways for seniors to connect with other generations. Family caregivers can play an important role ensuring that older adults get the kind of reunion they want. The support of a professional CAREGiver could help as well.

Television ads that promote the many pharmaceuticals on the market can cause confusion for both seniors and their family caregivers.

Drug Ads May Confuse Seniors

Drugs offer many life-saving benefits that keep seniors healthier longer. But ads that promote the many pharmaceuticals on the market can cause confusion for both seniors and their family caregivers. Make sure to confer with doctors about any medications a senior is taking and check out www.SeniorEmergencyKit.com for more resources.

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Increasing Disability Doesn't Have to Sideline Seniors

There's nothing like a disability to take the sizzle from a senior's life. If you're a family caregiver and have a spouse with a disability, consider professional respite care to help provide you and your loved one support.

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Caregivers For Seniors Need More Support

We often don't understand the many aspects of informal caregiving, including the positive effects it has on the person needing care and the potentially negative consequences it can have for an informal caregiver.

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