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Family caregivers can derive important personal and professional benefits when they supplement their senior caregiving with paid in-home non-medical care services.

Home Care Helps Lessen Personal and Professional Cost of Caregiving

You’ve not been the same since your dad got sick. In fact, you’re not feeling the best lately either. Last time you were at the doctor your blood pressure was up. And the stress of worrying about whether or not Dad is safe is keeping you awake at night and making it harder to focus at work.

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Resources Could Help Caregivers Talk to Seriously Ill

It’s no surprise that senior loved ones sometimes avoid necessary end-of-life discussions. If you’re a family caregiver, be prepared for the inevitable tough talks that may be needed with older family members. The Home Instead Senior Care® network’s 40-70 Rule program can help when it’s time to start discussing these sensitive subjects.

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Caregiving a Great Job for ‘Seasoned’ Citizens

Employment for many people who have reached retirement age is no longer an option, and a job has even become a necessity in some cases. The Home Instead Senior Care® network offers caregiving opportunities for seniors who like to help other seniors.

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Alzheimer’s Caregiving: How to Help Prevent Your Loved One’s Needs from Adversely Affecting Your Own Health

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Tips to Help Spouses Survive 4 Stressful Caregiving Situations

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Why You Deserve a Good Night's Sleep

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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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Parkinson's Caregivers Benefit from Respite Help

Senior illnesses and conditions take a toll on caregivers as much as older adults. The advanced stages of diseases such as Parkinson's may require that seniors receive around-the-clock assistance, which many times falls to family members. Family caregivers must guard their own health and look to respite care when necessary.

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Caring for a Difficult Older Adult

Being a caregiver is never easy, but if you've spent much of your adult life trying just get along with a parent or another older adult you're close to, being thrust into the role of his caregiver may be excruciating.

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Providing Care and Support for a Spouse

The care of a spouse surely has its rewards. One advantage is that the partner who is need of care or assistance is already comfortable with the caregiver. You know each other's idiosyncrasies, habits

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