Senior care

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Helping our loved ones enjoy their golden years to the fullest.

How to help LGBTQ seniors stay connected and supported by their community

Certain aspects of aging can make it challenging for any senior to remain socially engaged and active in their communities. But older LGBTQ adults face a higher risk of social isolation compared to the general population, according to the “Aging with Pride” report by the LGBT+ National Aging Research Center... more

New senior care survey reveals lasting impacts of the pandemic on older adults and family caregivers

With summer on the horizon and the light at the end of the tunnel of a global pandemic becoming brighter every day, families whose older loved ones receive professional senior care are now grappling with the aftermath of the pandemic, according to data from the new Care.com 2021 Senior... more

9 ways sandwich-generation caregivers can manage stress

The "sandwich generation" is made up of people who are simultaneously taking care of their children and helping their aging parents. Predictably, this causes a lot of stress. At times, it can feel impossible to manage everything. You're only one person, after all! "I don't think I handle... more

Summer safety tips for seniors: How to help older adults stay healthy when it's hot outside

The summer months are a time of fun, adventure and relaxation for many, but they can also be a source of stress for older adults and their caregivers. As we age, our physiology changes in ways that boost sensitivity to summer’s heat, humidity and sun exposure. In fact, according to... more

How to juggle parent and kid care in the summer months

Navigating life in the sandwich generation is tough enough during the cooler fall, winter and spring seasons, but the challenge becomes even greater during summer. That’s because for many people who are balancing child-rearing and eldercare, the months between September and May provide somewhat of a built-in safety net: school... more

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These senior care certifications and trainings can improve your career

You enjoy working with seniors and have plenty of experience providing companionship and assistance. Whether you work in a family home, in a skilled nursing facility or with a senior health agency, you are committed to the care of elders. So where do you take your senior care career from... more

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Senior caregivers: How much should you charge for your services?

You’re almost ready to work with a new client. You’ve done the interview, visited the home and discussed the responsibilities you’ll take on. There’s just one thing: The client wants to know how much you’ll charge for your in-home senior caregiver services.   Figuring out what you should be paid... more

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Yes, you can take a vacation — even if you're caring for aging parents. Here’s how

Family caregivers may often daydream about vacation, but actually taking a break is often a different story. How could you ever get away when you have so much responsibility? Who would take care of your parent? How would your parent feel if you left? How would you feel leaving them... more