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Using Resources to Help Choose Home Care

Home health care agencies can provide care to a loved one right in his or her own home. They offer a wide range of services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy and skilled nursing care. Receiving care in the home still offers the same effective care one would receive in a hospital or nursing facility, while typically being more cost-effective and convenient. Finding which home health agency to use for a loved one can be a daunting task. However, there are resources out there that can help ease the stress of finding the best home health care for a loved one. 

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By Alyssa Ciancibello | 11/13/2019

Millennials, the New Generation of Caregivers

For years, millennials have been regulars on the news for supposedly “killing off” mainstays of industry and culture, from homeownership to buying once standard items like napkins, breakfast cereal and diamonds. But one thing that millennials can’t be accused of killing off? Unpaid caregiving. Every year, more and more millennials step up to take charge of caring for a loved one, providing physical, personal and emotional care and support, often while attending school, working one or more jobs, taking care of young families and navigating student loan debt. 

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By Julie Hayes | 11/13/2019

Can You Actually Buy Happiness? Reflections on Emotional Spending

Have you ever felt down and out – and then headed to the mall? Have you ever felt overwhelmed, angry, or isolated – and then cheered up with a purchase on eBay? Do you use shopping as a way to celebrate an accomplishment or recover from a disappointment? Have you ever subscribed to the idea that shopping is a stress-relieving therapy and even cheaper than a visit with a psychiatrist? If so, did shopping in those moments actually make you feel better in the long run?

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By Lisa Weitzman | 11/13/2019

Aging in Place: When is the Right Time to Right Size?

Deciding whether to continue to live in the home we have lived in for decades is a difficult decision. Not only are there financial considerations to think about, but we also need to factor in health and safety issues, such as whether our home can be easily navigated as we age. If we are caring for an older loved one, we may wonder if the home they’re in right now is still right for them based on the changing needs of their health and care. As the holidays approach and family comes together, it may be the right time to have the “Right Sizing” conversation with a loved one that could open the doors to knowing if it is the right time for them to move.

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By Sonya Edwards | 11/13/2019

There's No Place Like Home: Creating Safe Environments for People With Late Stage Allzheimer's

For someone with Alzheimer’s or another memory disorder, home may not always be the safest or most convenient place to live. As caregivers, we can help a loved one make modifications so they can continue to live safely in familiar surroundings.

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10/11/2019