Caregiver Resources

Finding Care: At the End-of-Life November 4, 2014

For individuals nearing end-of-life, choosing where to spend their remaining time may depend on their particular situation. Often, there may be a predetermined hospice plan of care, but for some, families should consider their options before the time arrives.

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Medicare Open Enrollment – Terms to Know October 28, 2014

Today, there are more than 43 million Americans 65 years or older, with the majority relying on Medicare insurance plans to cover medical expenses. From hospital stays, to home care, to prescription medication plans, choosing the right plan to cover your health needs and wants can be difficult.

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Support Home Care and Hospice by Joining the National Observance October 12, 2014

Most caregivers spend their time worrying whether their loved ones are safe in their homes or if they require more care than they are able to provide. The constant worry often causes burnout and family complications. But home care services and other resources, give caregivers relief during these stressful times.

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For Caregivers: 4 Tips for Dealing with Guilt Over Taking “Me” Time September 16, 2014

Whenever she talks about self-care for caregivers, Amy Silbaugh likes to use what she calls “the airplane analogy:” In the event of an emergency during a flight, oxygen masks fall from the aircraft’s ceiling.

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Top 3 Questions to Ask a Caregiver September 9, 2014

Caring for a loved one is a physically, emotionally and spiritually demanding job. And the warning from experts is clear: The only way to avoid burning out is to take a break.

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