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Planning for Care

It's always good to get out ahead of the curve. Advanced planning can go a long way toward easing stress for both the senior and the caregiver. And, in the event of an emergency, all parties will be prepared to manage through what could be a difficult situation.

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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.

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

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.

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

Senior Care Resources You Can Trust

A short list of resources available to help you meet your senior care needs. It includes a that guide will provide family caregivers with answers to a number of caregiving questions including: Who provides home care and what do they do? Are all home care companies the same? What questions do you ask when looking for a home care company? How much does home care cost?

Decreased Strength and Mobility a Sign That Seniors May Need Assistance

Decreased strength and mobility are unwanted signs of aging. But these issues don't have to cost an older adult his or her independence, or force a move from home. Help is available to ensure that seniors can be safe wherever they are in spite of their limitations.

15 Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Home Health Care Worker From an Agency

When you hire an in-home health care worker from an agency rather than independently, you usually work closely with agency staff instead of job applicants. These questions can help you navigate the agency hiring process

Handyman Help Available: Here's Where

Seniors who live alone, especially widows, can find that their homes become more difficult to manage as they age. That's why family caregivers who can't be there to help should assist their loved ones in finding the resources to take care of those home improvements that can keep them safe and comfortable at home.

How to Help an Older Adult Age in Place

The great majority of older adults say they'd prefer to live out their days in their own home. For many, this desire is so strong that they'll insist on staying in the face of what seems to be an impossible situation

Advance Preparation Helps Senior's Doctor Visits Go More Smoothly

Going to the doctor is a nerve-wracking experience for many people. That's why it's important that a senior be prepared and take along a family member, friend or professional caregiver as a second set of eyes and ears to make sure everything goes smoothly. If you're not able to go with a family member to the doctor, why not enlist the services of a professional CAREGiver?

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