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  1. Geriatric Care Managers Explained
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- In recent years private Professional Geriatric Care Managers (PGCM) have emerged as a great option for seniors and their families to help coordinate the proper level of care services required.
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  2. Home Care Accreditation Agencies Explained
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- With the number of older people that are living to advanced ages increasing so quickly, it is not surprising we have also seen a rapid increase in home care providers to meet their needs.
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  3. Choosing a Home Care Provider
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- Finding the best home care provider for your loved one will require preparation, effective research and some interviewing.
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  4. Home Care for Alzheimer's Patients
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- Alzheimer's home care allows the patient to remain in comfortable surroundings with the people they love, and is often preferable to assisted living or nursing facilities.
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  5. Home Health Care Explained
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- Home health care is a great option for seniors who require special assistance while recovering from illness, injury or medical procedures.
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  6. Warning Signs That Home Care Could Be Required
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- When children are young, they rely on their parents for nurturing, comfort, sustenance, support, training, and so many other things. As parents grow older, these roles may reverse.
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  7. How-To: Discussing Home Care Options With An Aging Parent
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- Sometimes after visiting or talking to a parent, many adult children find themselves wondering if their mom or dad might benefit from having some help around the house.
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  8. Home Care 101: The Facts On The Basics
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- Home care provides seniors who live at home with medical and non-medical assistance, allowing the senior to live independently for as long as possible, depending on their medical condition.
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  9. Handling Sudden Changes as a Caregiver
    Apr. 07, 2011 -- By preparing ahead of time, you and your loved one will be better able to handle sudden changes and care needs.
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  10. When a Loved One Resists Care
    Oct. 22, 2010 -- At some point, you may want to care for those who've cared for you in the past. Everyone needs help getting through hurdles in life at some point.
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  11. Senior Friendly Bathroom Improvements
    Apr. 15, 2010 -- Caregivers have an important responsibility in being sure that safety comes first. The bathroom is one area that can often be problematic.
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  12. Caring for a Parent or Loved One: The Basics
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- Model caregivers who seem to take everything in stride and don't sweat the small stuff do not belong to a super race of caregivers.
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  13. Veteran's Administration (VA) & Home Care
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- According to the Veteran Journal, home health care is one of the few veteran benefits not linked solely to service-related disabilities or serving in combat.
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  14. Older Americans Act (OAA) & Home Care
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- Few people have heard of the Older Americans Act (OAA). It was enacted in 1965 and mandates many of the home and community-based services available for older Americans.
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  15. Managed Care Organizations & Home Care
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- Figuring out what, if anything, managed care organizations pay for home care can be difficult for seniors and caregivers.
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  16. Support Groups For Caregivers
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- Coping with the stress and responsibility of your role as a caregiver can feel overwhelming at times.
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  17. Respite Care Explained
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- Caregiving is a demanding, stressful job and is nearly impossible to do alone. Getting assistance along the way is essential to your health, and your resilience is critical for your loved one.
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  18. Remodeling With Seniors In Mind
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Tasks like climbing stairs, navigating hallways and reaching high cabinets are tasks we take for granted, but for some seniors, it can be a challenge they are unable to overcome.
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  19. Disability Friendly Home Improvements
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- With some simple retrofitting, an everyday home can become more accessible for a loved one with a disability.
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  20. Stairs, Ramps & Railings For Senior Accessibility
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- With advanced age, steps become a challenge, and soon a challenge becomes an impossible task.
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  21. Fall Prevention Ideas For Seniors
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- According to the National Center for Accident Prevention and Control, the number one cause of death in people over the age of 65 is falling.
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  22. Home Safety Renovations
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Allowing for a little help from the family, many safety home improvements for seniors can be installed in a weekend or less.
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  23. Senior Friendly Home Remodeling Ideas
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Remodeling for a senior's needs has become a growing trend thanks in part to the abundance of these average homes and the rising population of seniors.
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  24. Aging-In-Place Remodeling
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Instead of moving to Florida or another popular retirement destination, many homeowners are embracing the idea of "aging-in-place remodeling" or "universal design."
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  25. Kitchen Remodeling For Wheelchair Accessibility
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Upgrading a kitchen for wheelchair accessibility needs to be planned to accommodate accessibility in general, and the specific needs of the individual or individual family members.
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  26. Cell Phone Options For Seniors
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Because of expensive rate plans and complicated bills, many seniors either don't have a cell phone or neglect to use it as often as they should.
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  27. Walkers & Canes Assisting Seniors
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Canes and walkers help increase mobility, but when a patient uses the incorrect equipment, these devices can do more harm than good.
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  28. Motorized Scooters Move Seniors
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- For seniors who have lost some of their mobility, a motorized scooter can become an electric equalizer.
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  29. An Overview Of Medical Alert Systems
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Loss of independence is a very common fear, but a medical alert system can give a senior more freedom of movement.
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  30. Handy Medication Management & Reminders
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Prescription medicines help treat diseases and improve the quality of life, but only if a patient takes their meds on time every day.
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  31. Long Distance Family Caregiving
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Nowadays, families are increasingly spread across the country, sometimes the world, complicating your ability to provide the proper assistance.
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  32. Watching Your Own Well-Being As A Caregiver
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- In the case of family caregivers, the job is done out of love, because they care and because their loved one will be more comforted by the familiar face of a family member than a stranger. The question is: Who is caring for the caregivers?
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  33. Managing The Stress Of Caring For A Loved One
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- One of the job hazards of caregiving is the vast amounts of stress that come with it. Fortunately, there are ways to recognize and manage caregiver stress.
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  34. Support Groups Aid Caregivers
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Coping with the stress and responsibility of your role as a caregiver can feel overwhelming at times.
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  35. Medigap & Home Care
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- It's no secret that most seniors enroll in Medicare for Federal health insurance coverage. What many Americans don't know, however, is that 10 million of them rely on Medicare Supplemental Insurance - or Medigap - for protection against the costs Medicare doesn't pay.
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  36. Medicaid & Home Care
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Medicaid is a Federal program that helps individuals of any age pay for medical and long-term care. It also provides benefits to those with very high medical bills or who must pay for nursing home care.
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  37. Private Health Insurance & Home Care
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- According to recent studies, up to 40 percent of Americans between 18 and 64 need some kind of home care. One of the main problems those who purchase home care insurance face is finding a policy affordable enough to keep as the years pass.
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  38. Medicare & Home Care
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- If you're a senior suffering from a chronic health condition or recovering from a major illness or injury, you might need home health care. Many families mistakenly assume that Medicare will pay for all home health care services or supplies you require.
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  39. Emergency Preparedness
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- There are several items you can get and procedures you can follow to better safeguard against your elderly loved one falling victim to an in-home emergency.
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  40. Transportation Options For Your Aging Loved One
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Frequency of transportation needs, proximity to public transportation or family members with vehicles, and income all play into local transportation options for seniors aging at home.
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  41. Deciding What Is Best For Your Parents
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Parents growing old and declining physically or mentally can be a gradual process that goes virtually unnoticed for some time, or it can be a sudden change that causes difficulty when it comes to choosing the right care options for them.
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  42. Activities Of Daily Living (ADLs) Explained
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) are terms used by health professionals in the senior care industry to help measure a person's level of functioning in performing everyday tasks and chores.
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  43. Electrical Home Improvements For Senior Safety
    Apr. 12, 2010 -- As the aging process continues throughout our lifetimes, our needs are always changing. And as we change, so, too, must our homes. This demand for efficiency and safety in the home is at its greatest when seniors get sick.
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