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Medicare Basics Every Caregiver Should Know

If you’re a caregiver for someone enrolled in or about to be eligible for Medicare, you may not know much about the program and what it offers. This article provides an overview of Medicare and information to keep in mind so your loved one can make the most... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Rehabilitation for Stroke Survivors?

What are the effects of a stroke? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a stroke occurs when something blocks the blood supply to a part of brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. The CDC states that someone in the... Read more

Elderly Care Tips Every Caregiver Should Know

Even if caregiving isn't something you've thought about yet, chances are likely that you may find yourself in that role at some point. According to a survey by the National Caregiver Alliance and the AARP Public Policy Institute, roughly 34 million adults... Read more

Tip for Caregivers: Confusion isn’t Always Dementia

When you care for an older person, it's not always easy to differentiate between different changes in behavior and understand what they mean. This is especially true when it comes to knowing the difference between confusion and dementia. Here are some tips... Read more

What Should You Do If You Have a Complaint About Hospice Care?

Hospice care is focused on helping a patient stay comfortable during his or her final days, according to eldercare.gov. It's for terminally ill patients, but also helps comfort the patient's family. Hospice care aims to treat the symptoms, but not the illness... Read more

Advanced Illness: Feeding Tubes and Ventilators

Families caring for chronically or seriously ill loved ones are ultimately faced with very difficult decisions as the end of life approaches. An acute event such as a stroke or heart attack, or the natural progression of neurological diseases such as... Read more

Caring for Someone with Huntington’s Disease

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), Huntington's disease (HD) is an inherited disorder that causes brain cells (neurons) to progressively break down. This means that the symptoms of Huntington's disease (HD) get... Read more

Dental Care for Patients with Dementia

Maintaining good dental hygiene for people with dementia can be difficult, but it's important to make it a part of your daily care routine. According to the Alzheimer's Association, prevention will be the goal of dental care in the early stages of dementia... Read more

Caregiving Tips on Cultural Diversity: How to Care for Seniors with Different Cultures

If you are caring for a senior from a different culture, here are some caregiving tips to help you bridge the cultural gap. How can I adapt my caregiving role for seniors of different cultures? An article titled "21st Century Caregivers: Diversity in... Read more

Assistive Technology: An Overview for Caregivers

If you're caring for a loved one, you may have heard a doctor or therapist recommend assistive technology for day-to-day activities. Assistive technology devices, also called adaptive devices, can make a world of difference for both you as a caregiver and... Read more




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