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Resources and Tips for Family Caregivers

How to Recognize Senior Loneliness Before It Becomes a Problem

by Matt Myers

Though we live in an age where we can easily communicate with friends and family, humans are lonelier now than ever before. A 2018 survey found that nearly half of U.S. adults reported feelings of loneliness “sometimes” or “always".

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Convincing a Parent to Wear Their Medical Alert System

by Matt Myers

Medical alert systems are crucial in an emergency, but not all parents are immediately keen on the idea. This resistance can have a variety of roots – from thinking the system is ugly to feeling insecure about age and health.

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How to Support a Parent Through the Loss of a Spouse

by Matt Myers

It’s never easy to support someone through the loss of a spouse. It’s even harder when the lost spouse is also your parent. Comforting a surviving parent can help you deal with your own loss, but while some conversational topics are helpful, others can be harmful.

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How to Take the Car Keys Away from Elderly Parents

by Matt Myers

In most families, there will come a time to discuss when to take the car keys away from an aging parent. Family caregivers may begin to fear that their loved one is no longer safe behind the wheel or that they are endangering others by continuing to drive.

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How to Know When It’s Time to Take Smartphones Away from Seniors

by Matt Myers

Each winter, media outlets rush to make predictions for the coming year, trying to stake out territory in not-yet-realized trends. Late in 2019, the Washington Post published its annual In/Out List for 2020, and something there caught our attention.

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Bridging the Generational Divide: 9 Tips for Connecting with a Younger Caregiver

by Deborah Swanson

Would you like to connect with your caregiver but don't know how to start? Here are some tips to get you on the right path!

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5 Ways You Can Help A Loved One on Their Injury Recovery Journey

by Dr. Brent Wells

These 5 ways to provide emotional and physical support can make your loved one’s injury recovery much easier (and faster).

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Four Resources Designed with Caregivers in Mind

by Max Gottlieb

Looking for caregiving resources? Here are four great community resources to help caregivers!

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Working While Caregiving? New Caregiving Support is Here

by Sonja Wright

Caregiving and working full time is tough. But a new report from AARP shows that more employers are stepping up to support their employee caregivers.

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Will a Robot Take Your Caregiving Job?

by Andre Caceros

Will a robot take your job? Read on to learn about how the world is shifting towards this reality and how it is affecting seniors and caregiving.

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