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Family and Caregiver Support

Family caregivers tend to their loved ones’ safety, health, and wellness while juggling many responsibilities. When caring for elderly parents becomes overwhelming, it’s time to seek help. Find caregiver support to help you navigate the issues affecting caregivers with aging parents.

Signs Your Aging Parents Need Help

How do you know when it’s time to step in and help your aging parents? Mood changes, difficulty with familiar tasks, accidents, and poor personal hygiene are just a few of the warning signs. If your aging parents’ health and safety are at risk, it’s time for an honest conversation.

Common Medical Conditions in Seniors

Older adults are at higher risk for certain medical conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia, COPD, and bone fractures. Learn about common diseases among seniors, and find information on symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment options.

Must-Know Facts About Pneumonia in Elderly Adults
By Angelike GauntJune 25, 2020 • 7 min read
What You Need to Know About Elderly Urinary Incontinence
By Merritt WhitleyJune 20, 2020 • 11 min read
Hip Fractures in the Elderly: Prevention and Treatment
By Angelike GauntJune 5, 2020 • 7 min read
A Doctor’s Guide to Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Seniors
By Leslie KernisanJune 26, 2020 • 9 min read

Senior Living Options and Amenities

Senior living includes a variety of styles, features, and layouts. From resort-like communities to smaller, residential facilities, many senior living options are available to fit individual care needs, preferences, and budgets.

Choosing a Senior Living Community

How do you know what to look for in a senior living community? Key factors to consider include your aging parent’s needs, location, cost, amenities, and the type of care offered. An in-person or virtual tour provides opportunities to ask questions and get a sense of the community.

6 Tips for Touring Senior Communities Virtually and In-Person
By Kara LewisJuly 22, 2020 • 3 min read
7 Steps to Choosing the Right Assisted Living Facility
By Kara LewisAugust 26, 2020 • 5 min read
A Comprehensive Guide to Assisted Living Regulations
By Noah BandtMay 14, 2020 • 10 min read

Cost of Senior Living and Paying for Senior Care

The cost of senior living varies depending on location, community amenities, apartment size, and how much assistance your loved one needs. Financing options are available to help pay of senior care, including Veterans benefits, long-term care insurance, reverse mortgages, and more.

Veteran Senior Care and Veterans Benefits

If your aging loved one is a veteran or a veteran’s surviving spouse, they may qualify for Veterans benefits that may offset the cost of senior care. Veterans Aid & Attendance is a benefit that can help pay for in-home care, assisted living, and memory care.

Veterans Benefits: Does the VA Pay for Senior Care?
By Danny SzlauderbachMay 1, 2020 • 8 min read

Helping Seniors Move and Adjust to Senior Living

Moving a loved one to senior living can be emotional and sometimes stressful. Planning ahead can make the move smoother. Hiring professional senior moving assistance and downsizing help may also reduce stress. Get tips to make your loved one’s transition to senior living easier.

6 Practical Things to Consider When Moving an Aging Loved One
By Claire SamuelsApril 18, 2020 • 5 min read
7 Steps to Help Your Family Member Transition to Memory Care
By Kara LewisJuly 24, 2020 • 3 min read
Helping Seniors Move: Design and Downsizing Tips for Senior Living
By Claire SamuelsJuly 25, 2020 • 8 min read

Senior Health & Wellness

Healthy lifestyle choices lead to improved physical, cognitive, and mental health. Staying physically active, eating a balanced diet, preventing common accident hazards, and maintaining meaningful relationships can help seniors stay healthy and live independently longer.

Senior Safety

Senior safety is a priority for many families and caregivers. If your aging parents live at home, there are steps you can take to help prevent injuries and reduce fall risks. Learn how to keep your loved one safe while aging in place.

Elder Law and Legal Issues

Caring for elderly parents often goes beyond caring for their health — it may also mean protecting their assets and finances. As a family caregiver, you may be responsible for your aging parents’ finances and legal matters. Understand important caregiver and elder law issues.

Technology and Products for Seniors

Innovative technology and products for seniors make staying connected with aging parents easier than ever. New technology for seniors also helps ensure their safety with products such as senior monitoring systems, medication dispensers, caregiver apps, and more.

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