Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

Making Medicare Work for Assisted Living Residents

Young women sitting beside bed and holding hand of older man laying down.

What does Medicare cover when it comes to aging? As caregivers and family members it is important to know what to expect when the time comes for extended health care services or moves into assisted living homes.

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Creativity, Eldercare, and Caregiving: Are they related?

Creative Outlet for Caregivers

What I wish I knew about family caregiving early on is that the 24/7 ongoing responsibilities never let up. We do many things for our elders in the caregiving years. We rush to the hospital in the middle of the night and we spend countless hours

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How to Deal with Incontinence in the Elderly

Causes of incontinence in elderly

It’s never easy to talk about incontinence.  In fact, many choose simply not to talk about it - not with their healthcare providers or with their family.  Incontinence, on its own, is not overly debilitating, however its effect on quality of life is massive and

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Make Your Morning Routine a Snap!

Morning routines with a senior can be cumbersome. If you have a mom or dad that needs help getting dressed and completing the morning routine, adaptive clothing is a great asset to add to your morning routine. Cut you time down in the morning with

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Moving into Long Term Care: What to bring

Moving a loved one to a long term care facility can be stressful. Follow this packing checklist to help make the move smoother. Bring your sturdiest clothing. Long Term Care facilities have industrial washers and put them to hot temperatures to make sure that clothes are

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What Should I look for In Adaptive Apparel?

Adaptive clothing for seniors

Adaptive apparel should be designed with one goal in mind - to make dressing easier. Whether you are a caregiver, someone who struggles with independent dressing, or are simply purchasing for a loved one, there are some important questions to consider.  Many people ask questions like, “What

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Family Caregivers: Who Will Take Care of You?

Eye looking upwards pondering who will take care of them when they are older

There is no shortage of posts written on the topic of family caregiving and self-care. You know the drill. Get a good night’s sleep. Eat right. Exercise. Stay social, and so on. These well-meaning messages may fall short of the big picture. If you have

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10 Things You Need to Know About Assisted Living

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on changingaging.org, written from the perspective of a patient who spent over 10 years in an assisted living facility. Before you sign the contract, check the Exclusionary Clause. This is the “We can throw you out if” list.

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