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Assisted Living At Home - Supplementing what Medicare covers

Assisted Living At Home - Supplementing what Medicare covers

After a level of care assessment, here is an option for Katy’s father. This could help him stay at home or delay the need for a move into a facility. Here are the action steps: 1. Ask the doctor...
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Assisted Living At Home - Providing Long Distance Care for Loved Ones

Assisted Living At Home - Providing Long Distance Care for Loved Ones

This week is about a daughter named Katy from Florida. Her dad lives in Oregon, has incontinence and memory loss, and Katy, like many long-distance family caregivers, thinks that it is time to move into an assisted living facility. The problem is that Katy can’t be here, nor can she get here (COVID restrictions) to do the legwork and paperwork needed to move him, and, in the meantime, he needs around-the-clock care. What could Katy do?
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Assisted Living At Home - What Is a Care Assessment?

Assisted Living At Home - What Is a Care Assessment?

n the previous weeks, I discussed what Katy (a long-distance caregiver in Florida with a dad in Oregon) could do to care for her dad. COVID-19 restrictions made it almost impossible for her to move her dad into an assisted living facility. I recommended the free level of care assessment offered by the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) that sparked a few questions. So today is a good day to answer the question.
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Assisted Living At Home - Struggling with Incontinence

Assisted Living At Home - Struggling with Incontinence

Last year, I had to relocate for work so my mother moved in with my brother and sister in- law. In the past few months, my mother has been struggling with heavy incontinence. Now my sister-in-law wants my mother to move into an assisted living facility because she cannot deal with the smell of urine on the furniture from my mom’s accidents. My mom is devastated about the need to move, are there other options?
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Female caregiver reading a book to an elderly man in a wheel chair

As our parents grow older, it can create stress on the adult children of aging parents.

The world is changing; we live longer than we ever have before and, by the year 2030, one in five Americans will be over the age of 65!
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Young man helping his aging mother to bed

Overnight adult care products that will make your life easier

For aging adults and their caregivers, waking up to wet pajamas and bedding is not a great way to begin the day. The good news is there are many things you can do to reduce and even stop overnight leaks.

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Young woman helping an elderly woman walk

10 things you can do to help reduce the risk of falling at home

Here are a few simple things you can do to help reduce the risk of trips and falls in the home.
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Middle age daughter comforting her elderly mother

7 Steps To Take When an Elderly Parent is Unexpectedly Hospitalized

An unexpected hospitalization for an aging parent can be a stressful process for their adult children. Here are some steps you can take to ensure you are advocating for your elderly father or mother.

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