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TIPS FOR DISCUSSING LONG TERM CARE OPTIONS

Create a List Write down all your concerns. Does a loved one make mistakes with medication? Are you worried that their home has become overwhelming and unsafe?   Is your loved one physically, cognitively, emotionally or financially at risk? Is your loved one isolated from social contact? Has there been an increased susceptibility for fall? Educate

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Celebrate Independence Day: Tips for Independent Living

  Watching your loved one advance in their years can be both heart-warming and heart-rending, especially as your worries of them living alone are increasing as the days go on. Your loved one may not want to move out of their home, as they find themselves perfectly capable of being independent! However, as your loved

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Writing an Eldercare Plan

  The term eldercare plan means different things to different people depending on their point of view and what needs to be accomplished. In healthcare it traditionally refers to the document outlining how patient care is delivered. The care plan details medical treatments, nursing care, assistive accommodations and therapeutic interventions needed to achieve or maintain

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7 Safe Driving Tips for Senior Citizens

The greatest thrill imaginable for a young person is getting a driver’s license and setting off on the open road. A driver’s license represents freedom, independence and mobility. Later on in life, we depend on this freedom and mobility to survive. The ability to drive becomes so much more. Driving allows us to travel to

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Home Hacks for Seniors with Rheumatoid Arthritis

  This inflamed joint lining leads to a breakdown of cartilage and bone sometimes causes joint deformities. RA affects approximately 1.5 million people in the United States according to the Arthritis Foundation. Women are three times more likely to develop the disease than men. Onset typically occurs between thirty and sixty years old for women

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Ten Fun Activities for Senior Citizens in Monmouth County

So where in Monmouth County, New Jersey is all the fun? The following is a list of ten different and interesting senior citizen-friendly activities to enjoy with a group of friends or alone. Grape Beginnings located in Eatontown, New Jersey guides participants through the winemaking process. Their new 6,000 square foot winery is set up

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Top Features of the Best Assisted Living Communities

  Assisted living communities have come a long way since their inception in the mid 1970s. They were created as a response to limited care options available to seniors at the time, as there was no intermediary level of care between supported home care and nursing home placement. Over the years, assisted living communities have

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Senior Living Options

As adults age, their ability to take care of themselves can diminish rapidly. Sometimes there is a medical issue, which results in inability to complete activities of daily living. Other times, a home can become too much to maintain or difficult to maneuver around. What are the senior living options available to families in New

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How to Recognize Caregiver Stress

Caregiver stress is often used to describe changes in mood and behavior that occur when providing care for a loved-one on a long-term basis. Unalleviated stressful conditions cause the caregiver to experience feelings of prolonged fatigue and frustration. The progression from stress to burnout to depression can happen quickly. Long-term detrimental effects can occur if

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Traveling Tips When Flying and Vacationing with Senior Citizens

  When vacationing, special considerations need to be made when traveling with a senior companion. The goal is to make the trip as easy as possible and decreasing the potential for mishaps… while maximizing the fun! To ensure a pleasant traveling process, follow these tips on your next adventure. Before the Trip: Plan ahead! Make

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