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If caring for your loved one has become too demanding or if it is just unsafe to leave the senior home alone for a period of time, it may be time to consider a new living arrangement.

Most seniors think that where they live is an all or nothing affair: stay at home or be sent to a nursing home. But to the contrary, there are a whole host of services and housing options available today that can fit a wide range of needs and life styles—including remaining in the family home.


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Family, Friends and Caregivers Important for Ill Seniors

Many adult children have encountered the challenge of long-distance caregiving as senior loved ones cope with a chronic illness. One solution is respite help by way of a strong local support network or a dependable professional caregiving company like the Home Instead Senior Care® network.

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Help for Long Distance Caregivers

Caregiving responsibilities can occur without warning, so without proper planning, it can create a crisis situation, particularly if you live far away.

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Why Move Out? Seniors Can Find Help at Home

Many options exist for seniors who need help as they age. While care facilities can play a valuable role, there are alternatives. A growing and popular plan is to help a senior remain at home with non-medical caregiving assistance.

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Seniors in Transition Will Benefit From a Little Extra Help

Don’t force assistance on a senior loved one who has been an independent soul, but gently let him or her know that you’re there to help. A professional caregiver might be the best option for a senior who doesn’t want to impose on families for help.

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7 Ways to Investigate Your Loved One’s Needs During a Holiday Visit

Planning is the best way to prepare for the unexpected, including making sure that the proper documentation for your loved one is in order and that someone in the family knows where it is.

Planning Can Better Prepare Families

Family caregivers often live in fear of an emergency call that an older loved one needs assistance. The Senior Emergency KitSM can help caregivers be prepared. Visit www.SeniorEmergencyKit.com for resources that include checklists and worksheets for medications, conditions, allergies, doctors, health advisors and important documents.

Planning for care resources now can help you avoid major issues later and prepare families and their aging relatives for whatever lies ahead.

Involving Siblings and Seniors in Eldercare Planning

In many instances, the responsibility for caring for a senior relative tends to fall on one person who becomes the Primary Family Caregiver, usually the spouse, the grown daughter of the senior

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Energy Audit Checklist and Tips

When performing an energy audit, first conduct a walk-through to identify maintenance and home improvement issues that could be creating energy problems. Consider the following suggestions and tips from the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Home Instead Senior Care® network.

Having a good plan of care in place may avert a potential crisis during a highly stressful and emotional time, so it is better to be prepared than caught off guard.

Putting Together a Plan of Care

Perhaps one of the most difficult conversations you'll have as a caregiver is talking about end of life preparations. For many seniors, this conversation is as hard as the one about

You may feel that having your parent live with you is best. But consider a few factors before you make the move.

How to Care for Aging Parents

If you're one of the millions of baby boomers caring for aging parents, you know just how overwhelming it can be. Keep these helpful tips in mind to make it easier on both you and them.

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