The Long Distance Caregiver

                        The Long Distance Caregiver By Terri Murphy   Being a long distance caregiver has a unique set of problems.  The emotional drain of being too far from your loved one to provide any direct care can be devastating.  It is hard to describe the fear that envelops you when the phone rings, hoping that it is not yet another crisis with a parent.  It is something that you...

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Relocation Stress Syndrome

Do you have a family member that isn't adjusting well to a new move? It might actually be something a little more serious, there might be a diagnosis for their anxiety, confusion and over all decline. This article from "A Place For Mom" spells out the details of Relocation Stress Syndrome, tips to avoid it and how to help treat it if your loved one is suffering from RSS. Over the past decade, medical professionals have increasingly been diagnosing and...

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The Challenges for the Working Caregiver

The Challenges for the Working Caregiver By Terri Murphy   At a time when companies are trying to increase productivity, reduce their costs and enhance the quality of their products or services, there is a growing crisis in corporations today that is preventing them from reaching their goals.  Few companies realize the implications that working caregivers have on their internal costs and the company’s bottom line.  Still fewer companies even know where to look for these hidden costs.  Only one...

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The Best Residential Flooring Options For Senior Citizens

Preventing falls is often on the top of the list when it comes to family concerns, and it can become a huge undertaking when renovations get involved. One of the biggest topics of concern is flooring and what type of flooring is best suited for a "fall risk" senior. This article from "The Spruce" lays out all of your options, with the pros and cons of each flooring choice. We are not affiliated with "The Spruce" but check them out...

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What Happens When Someone Dies Without a Will?

Handling and preparing for end of life can be so confusing, it can add to the stress if your loved one hasn't prepared with a will. Although creating a will can be time consuming and a little confusing there are plenty of resources for tips and advice to make that process easier. Here is a  list of reasons to pursue a will and what happens if you have a loved one pass away without a will. This article is from...

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Celebrate Father’s Day with senior-friendly fun

Father's Day is this weekend (June 17th), here are some ideas for your dad (or father figure) that will make his Father's Day the best ever! Another great article from Daily Caring. Celebrate Father’s Day with senior-friendly fun Enjoying a fun activity together or giving a thoughtful gift are wonderful ways to show how much you care about the important men in your life. Get ready for a meaningful Father’s Day celebration with this round up of 18 senior-friendly activity...

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Top 10 Financial Scams Targeting Seniors

Financial planning is often one of the most difficult steps when dealing with an aging loved one. Adding the risk of financial scams that are targeted towards seniors it can become a slippery slope towards disaster. Here are the top 10 scams that are often targeted towards seniors. This article is from "The National Counsel on Aging", we are not affiliated with the NCOA, we just like them!   Financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re now...

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The 7 Deadly Emotions of Caregiving: How To Cope

Dealing with emotions as the role of caring for a loved one can be difficult and everyone processes emotions very different. Daily Caring has published The 7 Deadly Emotions, tips on how to avoid getting trapped in an emotional cloud when it has become your to make the best choices for your loved one. We are not affiliated with Daily Caring, we just like them! An important part of managing caregiver stress is dealing with the strong emotions that inevitably...

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Make Your Home Safe as You Age

Make Your Home Safe as You Age  By Terri Murphy  As you get older, certain features of your home that you have never thought about before may become a bit more challenging, such as high shelves and long narrow stairways.  To the rescue are professionals known as Aging in Place Specialists.  They are usually builders, designers, or architects who can help you remake your home to avoid potential problems, or at least give you a better idea of what you...

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How To Avoid Strained Siblings Relations When A Parent Has Alzheimer’s

Sibling relations are often the most difficult to handle in times of high stress, we may even revert back to our teenage years and begin arguing all over again, these tensions can be extremely high when it comes to an aging or ill parent. This article from dailycaring.com touches on just that, we are not affiliated with daily caring, we just like them. Let us know if this article helped you at all. HOW TO AVOID STRAINED SIBLING RELATIONSHIPS WHEN...

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