Resources and Tips for Family Caregivers

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Help Your Parent Feel Loved with a Senior Safety Alert System

Senior safety alert systems present an opportunity to help an aging parent. Many children of aging parents participate in their loved one’s care by helping to schedule doctor’s visits, providing rides to appointments, and picking up prescriptions. Senior safety alert systems provide yet another opportunity for children to help their parents with a health-related task. In spending just a few hours helping your parent decide on a medical alert device, test it out, and set up a Circle of Care, you can help them feel safe, cared for, and less lonely.

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Do You Need a Home Alert System for Seniors?

Home alert systems can be a great comfort for seniors ageing in place. Many are easy to use, easy to set up, and provide much-needed security. In most cases, these systems work by contacting a central monitoring station when a sensor is triggered. Similar to a medical alert system, a home alert system for seniors will automatically call for help if the device senses an intruder.

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Long-Term Care Facilities vs Home Care: Which is Best for Your Parent?

At some point in the near or distant future, you will need to have an honest conversation about your parent’s care needs. Sometimes, this conversation may result in a medical alert system for in-home and on-the-go use. But when physical and social wellbeing degrades, considering alternative living options becomes crucial to senior health.

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How to Recognize Senior Loneliness Before It Becomes a Problem

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

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

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

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

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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Generational Divide: 9 Tips for Connecting with a Younger Caregiver

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

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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