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Treasuring Independence by Caring for Our Veterans

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On July 4, 1776, the United States claimed independence from England by issuing its “Declaration of Independence.” Today, July 4 is celebrated as a national holiday where families gather to barbecue, celebrate freedom, watch fireworks and enjoy their day off. In addition to participating in festivities, we have a duty as Americans to honor those who have made sacrifices to preserve our freedom and independence. While this duty is often forgotten, there are unsung heroes who serve our veterans not only on this holiday but every day of the year. At the forefront of our borders and in the face of…

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Swapping Care from North to South: A Snowbird’s Guide

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Nearly a century ago, the term “snowbird” described seasonal workers who moved south for the winter. Today, there are about two million snowbirds migrating every year for the same warmer winters in the South. These snowbirds, however, are typically retired from work completely. Some places in the North, like New York, are infamous for formidable winters with chill, blizzards, snow and icy hazards. Cold environments like these threaten the health and safety of seniors who may already have health issues. Instead of facing risks like pneumonia, falls atop icy surfaces and other hazards of northern winter weather, some seniors choose…

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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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