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You can read all the caregiving books, blogs and articles you want, or attend every last caregiving seminar and workshop offered, but you still might feel lost about what to do or where to turn in your new role as caregiver... especially when the Medicare, Medicaid, and other financial/legal paperwork starts flooding your mailbox.

Caregiving: Financial Issues & Options

Published: 04/11/2012 by Michelle Seitzer in Caregiving

“The average family caregiver for someone 50 years or older spends $5,531 per year on out of pocket caregiving expenses in 2007 which was more than 10% of the median income for a family caregiver that year.”

Warning Signs of Unsafe Driving

Published: 08/17/2011 by Senior Care Society in Challenging Topics

Sometimes unsafe signs can come up gradually, or a recent change in health may hasten problems. Even if the individual warning signs seem minor, together they can add up to a substantial risk. If you are concerned about your own driving or concerned about a friend or loved one, keep an eye out for these warning signs.

Senior Care Acronyms Every Caregiver Should Know

Published: 12/14/2012 by Carrie Steckl, Ph.D. in Caregiving

From “AAA” to “SNF,” the senior care arena is filled with acronyms that can make coordinating senior care feel like completing a New York Times crossword puzzle. To take some of the mystery out of senior care, here are some key acronyms every caregiver should know.

Six Tips for Working with Home Care Aides

Published: 11/19/2012 by Carrie Steckl, Ph.D. in Caregiving

So, you’ve decided to bring in a home care aide – congratulations! You’ve taken a big step toward reducing your caregiving load while also providing some extra care and new experiences for your loved one.

Bettering Your Communications with an Aging Parent

Published: 01/12/2012 by Carrie Steckl, Ph.D. in Challenging Topics

We at Senior Care Society have a host of valuable information you may find useful when caring for an aging loved one. In the following article we would like to give you some tips that we have found helpful when problems arise in family relations due to the difficult adjustment seniors may experience as they transition from independent adult to a senior who needs assistance in their daily living needs.

Preparing & Safeguarding Your Home for Alzheimer’s Disease

Published: 02/09/2012 by Carrie Steckl, Ph.D. in Caregiving

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease although very serious does not necessarily mean you will no longer be able to care for your loved one at home. But, it does mean that you will have to prepare yourself in numerous ways, the Senior Care Society is here to help you with those preparations; physically, medically, and emotionally

Does It Ever Get Easier? Encouragement for New Caregivers

Published: 03/30/2012 by Michelle Seitzer in Caregiving

The first day, month, and year of anything new can be a discouraging time. A new job, new school, or bringing home a newborn -- these life events are exciting, terrifying, challenging, and rewarding all at once. Riding the proverbial learning curve can leave you frustrated on the worst days and exhilarated on the best.

Ten Things Caregivers Need to Know about Respite

Published: 09/19/2012 by Carrie Steckl, Ph.D. in Caregiving

If you ever need a break from caregiving, you need to understand what respite care can offer you.

Resources for Culturally Diverse Families

Published: 11/21/2012 by Carrie Steckl, Ph.D. in Caregiving

It is crucial for culturally appropriate information and services to be available and accessible in a multitude of languages. Another under-recognized circumstance is extreme long-distance caregiving. Our mobile society now includes caregivers who are caring for parents and grandparents who live in another country.