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4 Ways to Survive the Sandwich Generation Years

4 Ways to Survive the Sandwich Generation Years

Are you juggling caring for an aging parent with caring for young children? If you feel pulled in many directions, you’re not alone. Research from the Pew Research Center revealed that 1 out of every 8 Americans between the ages of 40 and 60 is raising a child while caring for a parent. We call them Sandwich Generation caregivers.

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5 Tips for Helping Caregivers Manage Holiday Stress

5 Tips for Helping Caregivers Manage Holiday Stress

For weary family caregivers, the added demands on an already overstretched schedule can be too much. It can easily turn a favorite time of year in to one a family caregiver dreads.

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5 Tips for New Family Caregivers

5 Tips for New Family Caregivers

If you’ve recently found yourself in the role of family caregiver, you probably have lots of questions and concerns. 

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Celebrate Fall Prevention Awareness Day by Taking Steps to Prevent Falls

Celebrate Fall Prevention Awareness Day by Taking Steps to Prevent Falls

The ninth annual Fall Prevention Awareness Day takes place on the first day of fall. This year that date is September 22nd. That date is also the kick-off of Fall Awareness Week.

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Creating a Caregiver Back-Up Plan for a Senior

Creating a Caregiver Back-Up Plan for a Senior

When you are the primary family caregiver for a senior loved one, you probably know their medical history as well as you know your own. You can easily explain the details of their treatments and medication schedule. But what would happen if you were suddenly unavailable to provide that care? How would others know what your aging family member needs, especially if your loved one has memory loss?

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Does a Senior Have Depression or the Holiday Blues?

Does a Senior Have Depression or the Holiday Blues?

As the air gains a chill and the twinkling lights start to shine, we know it’s time to prepare for the holidays. This jolly season brings plenty of joy and cheer, but it can also bring a host of stressful triggers that may impact your senior loved one.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Moving to Assisted Living

Frequently Asked Questions about Moving to Assisted Living

Moving is tough at any age. For older adults, however, the transition can be both physically and emotionally difficult. This generation of seniors didn’t move around much. As a result, they may have lived in their current home for many decades. Parting with it isn’t easy.

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Helping a Senior Transition from Hospital to Home

Helping a Senior Transition from Hospital to Home

If a senior loved one will soon be discharged from the hospital, planning for a smooth transition home is important. Being prepared can help prevent a trip to the emergency department and the risk for being re-hospitalized.

 

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How to Conduct a Home Safety Audit for a Senior

How to Conduct a Home Safety Audit for a Senior

When a senior loved one lives alone, especially in an older home, adult children often worry about their safety. A fall on the stairs or in the bathroom may leave the senior with no way to call for help. A fire that occurs in the kitchen when your older family member is preparing dinner can have dangerous consequences.

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How to Recognize Seasonal Depression in a Senior

How to Recognize Seasonal Depression in a Senior

Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, can affect people of any age. From children to seniors, SAD leaves people feeling blue. It occurs most often in the winter months following the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Knowing how to spot the signs that you might need to intervene and get help for a senior loved one is important.

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