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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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Senior Dietary Restrictions: Resource Guide

How Seniors Can Plan for Their Best Life in Older Age

Tips for Client Social Engagement

The Ins and Outs of Long-term Care Insurance

Healthy elderly woman.

Helping Seniors Live Longer

Just a century ago, you could expect to live until age 50. That’s it. It was “end of the road,” not “over the hill” as we call it today. But thanks to advances in health care and overall standards of living since 1900, the current average life expectancy has risen to 78.4 in the U.S. and 81.5 in Canada, according to the CIA World Factbook.

Depressed elderly woman.

Recognizing and Reporting Elder Abuse

Older adults deserve to age with dignity, respect, and as much independence as possible. But factors such as isolation or decline in physical and mental health can put seniors in a naturally vulnerable position. Unfortunately, a senior’s vulnerability can lead to elder abuse.

Senior woman speaking to her doctor

Improving Communication Between Seniors and Doctors

During a recent webinar on patient/doctor communication, Dr. Amy D’Aprix, Executive Director of the DAI Foundation, shared the following story:

“My father was referred to a urologist because he was having trouble urinating. I spoke with him right after the appointment and he said to me...

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