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Toll of Caregiving Widespread, Study Says

Asking for help when the burden of caring for a loved one gets to be too much isn’t a sign of weakness. Many are faced with that stress. Home Instead CAREGiversSM are often called to provide respite care to families and are specially trained to work with all types of situations.

Creating Safe and Enjoyable Family Gatherings for Those Affected by Dementia

Whether it means crowding around the dining room table to devour platefuls of steaming roast, mashed potatoes and grandma’s famous green bean casserole, or sitting in the living room strewn with gift boxes, bows and wrapping paper, the holiday season is a special time for many families to gather together.

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.

Research: Seniors May Add Years by Quitting Smoking

Don’t give up the battle to quit smoking, seniors. Nearly every study shows that for each day of continuous smoke-free living, you will live longer no matter how long you have smoked.

Support Can Help Stressed-Out Spouses of Cancer Patients

For those who are taking care of a spouse who is seriously ill, a good piece of advice is to make sure that caregiver stays as healthy – physically and mentally – as possible. That’s why respite help is so important. Home Instead CAREGiversSM are often called to give weary family caregivers a break.

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