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Creating a Safe & Comfortable Home Environment for Aging Parents

As our parents age, it is essential to ensure that their living spaces are safe, comfortable, and supportive of their changing needs. Here are some tips to help create a safe and comfortable home environment for aging parents:   Reduce tripping hazards: Remove tripping hazards such as throw rugs, electrical cords, and clutter. Install handrails…
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How to Create Fun for Frail Seniors

As a caregiver, you are focused on your loved one’s safety, finances, medical treatment, nutrition and therapy. You busy yourself with doing everything in your power to keep them comfortable. You worry about their reduced energy level, increasing fatigue, physical weakness and variable mental status. But do you know how important it is for them…
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Tips for Organizing Health Information

A trip to the emergency room made me realize why caregivers are advised to organize heath information. When Mom broke her hip, I called an ambulance. When it arrived, I confidently recited Mom’s Medicare number. When asked what medications she took, I pulled out our basket of pill bottles. At the hospital, the questions got…
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Siblings & Caregiving

The doctor has informed you that your mother can no longer live independently. You feel that assisted living would be the best solution, but your sister strongly disagrees. It seemed that at one time you were able to communicate with her, but not any longer. Ideally, providing care for an elderly parent would be a…
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