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How to File for Social Security

If you are nearing retirement age, you’ve probably started thinking about filing for social security. There are nearly as many myths floating around out there as facts about what social security is and does. Before you make any decisions, you need to understand exactly what social security is and how… Read more

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Bathing Tips for the Elderly

Once an individual can no longer bathe themselves because of things like a risk of falling or mobility issues, they’ll need assistance to get the full benefit of the experience while staying safe. Bathing the elderly is one of the typical tasks of being a caretaker but it’s not always… Read more

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How to Become a Caregiver & Is It Right for You?

Are you interested in learning how to become a caregiver? Before you get started, you need to understand just what the term “caregiver” means. While it does refer to providing assistance to clients, the level of care isn’t the same. Some positions require special training, education, or certification. If you… Read more

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Taxes on Social Security Benefits Explained

Is Social Security taxed after 70? It might be. This is a question many people ask. Unfortunately, there isn’t a universal answer, because everybody’s situation is different. It doesn’t depend on your age, but on your income. We all pay a lot into the Social Security System. The total Social… Read more

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Family and Elder Mediation Services

Elder mediation has been around for years, but it has started to gain popularity rapidly over the past two decades. As a person ages, they face several transitions that can cause disputes or problems within the family dynamics. This is where elder mediation comes in. Common situations that can benefit… Read more

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Some Tips for Becoming a Better Home Health Aide

A home health aide performs an important service to their clients. They provide part-time to round-the-clock assistance to seniors or others who are ill or injured. In-home care might include respite care to give the regular caregiver a break. It could include medicine reminders for a client who is recovering… Read more

Hiring a Caregiver

Hiring a Caregiver for In-Home Help

Hiring a caregiver to care for your loved one is a big decision. Every person involved has to be a part of the process of deciding when is the right time to hire professional help. There’s a lot to consider including where to look, how your loved one will respond,… Read more

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What Does Power of Attorney (POA) Stand For?

If you have ever seen the letters “POA,” you have probably wondered, “What is a power of attorney?” In essence, this is a legal document that enables another person to act on your behalf in the event that you become mentally or physically incapacitated. It is a binding legal document… Read more

ADLS and IADLS

What Does ADLS and IADLS Stand For?

ADLS and IADLS are common terms in the senior care industry. It is important that you know what these terms mean. ADLS stands for activities of daily living, and IADLS stands for instrumental activities of daily living. These are the basic tasks that a person must be able to accomplish… Read more

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Why an In-Home Caregiver is a Better Option

According to an AARP-published study conducted by Penn Schoen Berland for The United States of Aging, about 90 percent of seniors prefer to live in their homes. Their desire to stay in the home they love and remain near their family and friends make having an in-home caregiver a better option… Read more

What Caregivers Do

What Do Caregivers Do: Roles and Responsibilities

The large majority of calls an in-home care agency receives come from family members of the person in question. They want to know what do caregivers do and what can they do to help me? The role of a non-medical caregiver isn’t common knowledge. It isn’t something a lot of… Read more