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The list of topics and issues caregivers face is seemingly endless. As a professional, you want to be able to provide research-based answers and information that can be used to aid caregivers as they strive to provide the best care for their aging loved one. Utilize the information in these sections to educate yourself, and share the resources with others who might find them beneficial.

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Caring for the Entire Senior- Mind Body and Soul - Webinar

Dr. Amy D'Aprix outlines the physical and emotional signs of aging, such as loss of energy or changes in mood that can inadvertently increase the risk of an older adult losing their independence.

Hospice Care: 5 Tips to Help Your Patients Choose the Right Provider

Preparing to Serve a Growing Senior Population

Barely 60 years. That was the average life expectancy when today’s 80-somethings were born. Exceeding that expectation by 20 years is a feat accomplished through healthy living, advanced medicine, and positive economic development.

Tips to Help Older Adults Improve Diabetes Management (U.S. Version)

Tips to Help Older Adults Improve Diabetes Management (Canadian Version)

Home Health vs. Home Care: Understanding the Differences

Home Health Care vs. Home Care: Understanding the Differences (CA)

Home Instead Senior CAREGiver helps an elderly woman in her own home.

Tips for Helping Alzheimer’s Patients Who Lack Proper Family Support

For individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, having loving spouses, children or grandchildren devoted to caring for them can make all the difference in the world. To senior care professionals, it’s usually quite obvious when such a strong support system is absent. Not only is it heartbreaking, it also makes it difficult to ensure those Alzheimer’s patients receive the care they need.

Health care professional talking with a family caregiver.

Guidance for Assessing Family Caregivers

As a health care professional, you assess patients all the time. And until recently you may not have been asked to assess the patient's family caregiver, except to identify that person as a contact or resource when developing a discharge plan.

Doctor gives a diagnosis of dementia to an elderly woman.

Patients with Dementia Deserve a Dignified Diagnosis

Every individual with Alzheimer’s has a diagnosis story. Receiving the news marks the beginning of a drastic life change for the individual and his or her family, and the way a doctor communicates that change can hugely impact the nature of their Alzheimer’s journey.

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