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Useful Agreements

If you've combined households or if you're considering such a plan, there are several types of agreements that may benefit you and your family.

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Additional Resources

Online is often a good place to begin looking for help with senior-care issues. Here is a list of 15 resources and experts you may find useful.

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Too Close for Comfort? Calculator

Whether your senior loved one should live with you or stay in his or her own home is an emotionally charged decision. But it's important to understand both the financial and emotional impact, as well as some of the options available to you. Use this tool to help you see the financial impact of either move.

The physical limitations of aging often make shopping, cooking and dining a challenge for many seniors who want to stay healthy.

Cooking Under Pressure

The Home Instead Senior Care® network is arming seniors and family caregivers with nutrition resources for healthy aging.

Pay close attention to warning signs that your senior loved one is not getting proper nutrition.

10 Warning Signs of Poor Senior Nutrition

So how do you know if your senior's diet fits the bill? These 10 warning signs are red flags that may signal a potential problem.

Home Instead Senior Care® research reveals that caring for an older person who has three or more nutritional risk factors is tied to increased stress levels.

Feeling the Heat: Caregivers Under Pressureā„ 

Family caregivers are feeling the heat in the kitchen in more ways than one. Home Instead Senior Care® research reveals that caring for an older person who has three or more nutritional risk factors is tied to increased stress levels.

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Getting Organized

Before seniors and their family caregivers think about the types of healthy meals they need to prepare, they must first overcome the obstacles of shopping. Here are some tips to help make a caregiver's next trip to the grocery store a successful one.

A great source of soluble fiber, oatmeal has been shown to help lower blood cholesterol and may reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Being Prepared

They may seem like common staples for any healthy diet, but the following 12 foods hold special nutritional value for seniors. These items are also versatile enough to be used in a variety of recipes.

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Breakfast Recipes

Try these tasty recipes to start your senior loved one's day off right.

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Lunch Recipes

Lunch doesn't have to always be between two slices of bread. Keep it interesting with salads and something a little different.

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