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Grandparents watching their granddaughter blow bubbles

Babysitting as Grandparents

If asked to take on a childcare role with grandchildren, grandparents may begin to feel worried and stressed about these new responsibilities. But while many areas of childcare may have changed from the past, many areas have remained the same over time. With some conversation and ground rules set, the babysitting experience can be rewarding for grandparents, and a godsend for working parents.

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06/06/2019

7 Tips to Help a Loved One Bathe

If our loved ones need assistance with bathing, it can be an uncomfortable experience for them to involve us, but it may be necessary for their health and well-being. We should be open with our loved ones about their bathing needs, and, if necessary, enlist the assistance of a doctor in stressing the importance of receiving help in this area. We can ask our loved ones their preferences regarding who they would like to have help them with this task. If the task falls to us, we can follow these tips to help make the experience go smoothly.

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06/06/2019

Recognizing the Signs of Financial Abuse

It is important for all of us to know the signs of financial exploitation so we can help prevent this from happening to our loved ones, such as our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or dear friends. There are several warning signs to look for and then to question further.

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06/06/2019

A stressed caregiver struggling with receipts and calculations

Reducing the Financial Fatigue of Caregiving

There are many rewards of caring for a loved one, but caregiving can also come at a cost. According to several studies, the average female caregiver loses more than $324,000 during their lifetime in wages, pensions and Social Security benefits, due to their caregiving responsibilities.

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By Sonya Edwards | 06/06/2019

An older adult holding up her credit card

Protecting a Loved One from Financial Exploitation

Financial exploitation or abuse of older adults occurs when a person’s resources are used by another for personal profit or gain, or when actions are taken that deprive an older person of the benefits entitled to them. No one is immune. This sort of theft can happen to anyone regardless of social standing and education levels.

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06/06/2019