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The Dangers of Unrecorded Care

If an elderly loved one is receiving care from a family member or hired caregiver, how do you know their needs are consistently being met? Can you be sure they are safe? Do you know they are being well taken care of? When care is recorded, the answers to these questions are ensured. Hopefully, for the caregivers helping seniors in your families, documenting their care is a habit. Documented care means detailed written and oral communication between caregivers, health professionals, agencies, insurance agents and families about the treatment of a senior citizen receiving long-term care. Under the supervision of caregivers,…

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Daddy’s Not-So Little Girl: Daughter Caregivers and their Fathers

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This Father’s Day, we celebrate the men in our lives who raised us, provided for us and helped mold us into the people we are today. A great dad can be a family leader and hero in their children’s eyes. But if you are a family member providing long-term care for your father, you might need to be reminded that you are a hero too. Family members may be the most immediate option for providing or managing long-term care. They are intimately connected to the seniors they love. They know details about their health, character, preferences, finances and future plans….

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TRUST: Its Important Role in Senior Care

Family caregivers are usually well aware of why they are the preferred providers of their senior loved ones’ long-term care. They are trusted, familiar and in the best cases, proven to have the genuine love and concern caregiving requires. Because of the nature of these relationships, it can be hard for seniors and families to open this close circle of trust to additional help. But when caregiver burnout or financial constraints limit the amount of long-term care a family can provide, sometimes the only option left is to trust someone else with the task. Good senior care requires a patient-centered…

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10 Senior Benefits to Remember for Financial Planning

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Whether it is done independently or with the help of trusted advisors, seniors must organize their finances in the case of a crisis, but more importantly, before a crisis happens. The dreaded “health crisis” – a situation where a senior suddenly suffers injury or illness that requires treatment in a hospital – is usually what spurs families to organize the senior’s finances, health coverage, further treatment and living arrangements. The drawn-out task of reorganizing a senior’s life after a health crisis is painstaking and sensitive to error; which can happen easily if done in a hurry. With financial planning done…

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Choosing In-Home Care Versus Senior Housing

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The needle of Mary’s sewing machine dipped in and out of her favorite apron. Her wrinkled hands shifted its fabric under the antique tank of metal that slowed to a stop as she looked at Emily and winked. Mary was mending the apron so Emily, who had been her caregiver for the past three years, could use it again while preparing their meals. Emily treasured these small moments. They reminded her why she loved her job. Emily knew it was hard for Mary to sew with her newly worsening arthritis, but she also knew she would never give up her…

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