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Did Your Aging Parent Purchase an On-Exchange Health Plan?

When it comes to the state of health coverage in America today, there's really only one thing everyone agrees on: the system is confusing. With passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many more Americans now have coverage than before, but providers and insurers have shifted more of the cost burden onto consumers in response.

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3 Critical In-Home Services Every Caregiver Needs to Know About

As any caregiver will tell you, providing in-home care for aging parents or for loved ones who are dealing with cognitive memory loss, is more than a full-time job. Often, fatigue, stress and financial strains can become an issue for even the most patient caregivers. That can reduce not only the quality of care that you are able to provide, but negatively affect your own health, too.

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The Little Lies We Tell Aging Parents Who Are Suffering from Dementia

Many of us who deal with aging parents suffering from dementia have faced the difficulty of imparting to them bad news, or of trying to convince them to accept care that they need when they can no longer live independently. Sometimes, these conservations can become quite heated.

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Figuring out the Basics of In-Home Caregiving

For many adult children, it gradually becomes obvious thatmom and dad aren’t safe living at home alone. Small signs begin to add up— scorched pots from meals that have been forgotten on the stove, dirty laundry that has piled up for weeks, burned out bulbs that have never been replaced. 

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Help Your Aging Parents Make the Right Choices about Senior Care

There comes a time when many adult children realize that their aging parents are no longer able to take care of themselves. A lot of heartache and agonizing decision-making can result—especially when mom and dad are loath to admit that they need help.

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Powerful Tools for Long-Distance Caregivers

The chances are good that, at some point, you will be in the position of having to provide some sort of care for a loved one—a child, spouse or parent. It’s even more likely that you’re going to find yourself trying to oversee the care of an aging parent who lives out-of-state.

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Things Every Adult Child Needs to Know about Eldercare

As an adult, you appreciate how well your parents took care of you when you were a child. Now that they are growing older, you want to do the same for them.  You've read enough about caregiving to know that caring for an aging parent will have a profound effect on your life, but as every family has a different experience, you're still not quite sure what to expect.

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Find the Right Senior Support Services for Your Parents

While there are many things we can plan for in life, even the unexpected, but just as many that we cannot even begin to anticipate. When your parents’ health begins to deteriorate, there are a lot of things that you’ll need to consider and accommodate.

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Make Sure Mom and Dad Are Ready for All Their Future Care Needs

It can be a challenge to make sure that your parents are well-taken care of as they get older—especially when you have to take into account their future care needs. There are so many different scenarios and situations to consider.

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Shingles Impacts Future Care Needs of Elderly Adults

Since there are multitude of factors to take into account when considering future care for your loved ones, learning about preventative steps that can be taken now will go a long way towards ensuring better health later.

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