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Caregiving

CaregivingRelief for Caregivers
Improve the lives of caregivers and seniors with the support of adult day care. Get to know how the senior in your care can have a good experience in this growing segment of the senior care market.

Overcoming Difficult Challenges is Long-Distance Caregiving
Long-distance caregiving is a growing trend with difficult challenges for adult children. The Pew Research Center estimates that 1 in every 8 American adults between the ages of 40 and 60 is raising children of their own and caring for aging parents.

What to Do When a Seniors Care is Too Much for the Family
It is exhausting caring for a senior loved one, but a Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) can help sort issues for the family and provide guidance for a better care plan for everyone.


LTC

LTCNew Areas of Reform on the Long Term Care Labor Force Crisis
There is a growing consensus that America’s long-term care (LTC) system faces a crisis in providing sufficient health care and social needs to an aging society. A major concern is the impending disparity between the increasing demands of health care needs and the decreasing supply of the LTC workforce. This guide provides you with a summary of the LTC labor force issue and brings together the available information on current and future labor market needs.

What You Need to Know about Long-Term Care
Get to know what long-term care truly means with this white paper. It’s an overview of all aspects of long-term care and a great resource for you, your loved ones, and your senior clients.

Assessing Your Needs for Long-Term Care
Create a true care needs picture with this assessment form for you or a loved one. It will help you understand what level of care you need.

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Senior Housing

Senior HousingHow to Find the Right Assisted-Living Facility
There can be many benefits to moving into assisted-living communities, particularly if you need only a minimum amount of care. But because such places are not as well regulated as nursing homes, you need to be careful when choosing one.

The Right Way to Find Homecare for a Senior
An adult child who is caring for an aging parent may suddenly find that the job of caregiving is too much to handle. In this situation, the adult child often seeks a person to provide home health care assistance.

The Consumer’s Guide to Home Safety for Seniors
Create a safe and functional home environment for yourself or a loved one with this comprehensive guide of home improvements, tips to finding the right contractor, checklists for safety improvements for every room.

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Senior Transitions

Senior TransitionsHow to Cope Successfully During a Senior Move
Leaving your old home and moving to a new one is stressful under the best conditions, but for seniors moving can be especially difficult.

How to Make Downsizing Less Stressful
Whether you are moving into an apartment, a smaller house or assisted living, there are ways to simplify and expedite the process. Start slowly and don’t be afraid to ask for help.

How You Can Exit the Hospital Successfully
The transition from hospital to home is one of the most critical periods in a patient’s recovery. Patients can do more to avoid readmissions to the hospital.


Tools & Checklists

Tools and ChecklistsNursing Home Checklist
A straightforward list of questions to ask of nursing homes and useful tips that give you a better perspective of what to look for as you compare them.

Assisted Living Administrative Worksheet
Getting answers and keeping track of answers is easy with this list of questions for the administrative staff at any assisted living facility. Asking these questions upfront will help and individual and their families make a more informed decision and find the right living community.

Assisted Living Cost Worksheet
Worksheet to help you estimate your costs for an assisted living community.

 

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