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The stresses of a caregiver’s daily life can become overwhelming and lead to caregiving crisis without proper planning, resources, networking and utilizing stress management tools available here at the Senior Care Society. One of the key elements in functioning as a loving caregiver is to be able to handle the inevitable stress that accompanies your job as a caregiver, particularly of caregivers to those suffering from the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.

Medical Acronyms Every Senior Should Know

Published: 12/11/2012 by Carrie Steckl, Ph.D in Caregiving

From “CNA” to “VA,” medical care is replete with acronyms that can make communication with hospital staff and other medical personnel stressful and confusing. To take some of the murkiness out of medical care, here are some key acronyms every senior should know:

Medicare and Medicaid: Four Key Distinctions

Published: 08/31/2012 by Carrie Steckl, Ph.D. in Caregiving

If you’re over 65, chances are you’re familiar with Medicare – most seniors rely on Medicare to cover a sizable portion of their medical costs. But if you’re younger than 65 and caring for an aging parent, Medicare might be difficult to understand in the context of managing your loved one’s finances.

Maximize Safety on the Road

Published: 08/17/2011 by Senior Care Society in Caregiving

Aging does not automatically equal total loss of driving ability. There are many things you can do to continue driving safely, including modifying your car, the way you drive, and understanding and rectifying physical issues that may interfere with driving.