Resources and Tips for Family Caregivers

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Caregiver Tips for Celebrating Independence Day with Senior Loved Ones

Independence Day is a wonderful time to celebrate with family. But elderly loved ones may have special needs. Here are several tips on keeping seniors safe while celebrating July 4th.

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Tips for Staying Sane in a Multigenerational Household

Nearly 20% of American households now have several generations living together under one roof. Here are tips for happy, healthy living in a multigenerational household.

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Family Caregivers: 20 Tips to Protect Your Mental Health

Many family caregivers do an excellent job of taking care of their loved ones, but who is taking care of the caregivers? Here are 20 caregiving tips to protect mental health.

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How to Choose a Professional Caregiver for Your Elderly Loved One

Choosing a professional caregiver for your elderly loved one can be difficult. These tips can make it easier to get the caregiving seniors need for better health and peace of mind.

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Fun Family Games for Seniors with Dementia

There are fun, family games to play with seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s that can help them stay cognitively active and alert, while enjoying quality time with loved ones.

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Inexpensive Ways to Make Caregiving Easier

Many family caregivers are unpaid, devoting their time, energy, and money to taking care of those they love. That might mean that they wind up working fewer hours outside the home, taking extended time off from paid positions, or otherwise taking a financial hit. Finding affordable ways to ease the caregiving burden can help make overall day-to-day living easier for everyone.

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7 Tips for Selecting a Medical Alert System for an Aging Loved One

Do you have an aging loved one you are concerned about? Are you worried they may fall or need help and be unable to get to the phone? Does your loved one tend to wander and get lost? With more than 36 million falls reported in the senior community each year, there’s no question that this is a valid concern. However, there are many other times a senior may need assistance, too. Here are 7 tips to help you find the best medical alert system for your elderly loved ones.

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Steps Caregivers Can Take to Help Prevent Falls

25% of Americans over the age of 65 fall each year. In fact, falls are the top cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for seniors. If you are a caregiver or have an older loved one or neighbor in your life, you can take positive steps to help with fall prevention.

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Self-Care for Caregivers: Tips for Preventing Burnout

When you are caregiving for seniors, whether a professional caregiver or one who has chosen that role to take care of a family member, you’re at risk of burnout. Read more about the signs and symptoms, as well as tips to prevent caregiver burnout.

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The Sandwich Generation and the Pandemic: How Life Has Changed

The COVID pandemic of the last few years has affected almost everyone in some way. For some, those changes are much more pronounced than they are for others. One group hit particularly hard is known as the “sandwich” generation—a group of individuals who are “sandwiched” between taking care of their aging parents as well as their own children.

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