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Caregiving Just Got Easier

by Senior Care Society on 01/27/2012 - 05:40 am
Tag: Caregiver Advice

Caring for a loved one can be a time consuming task as you organize appointments, tracking health conditions and give updates to friends and family every time something changes.  Senior Care Society recognizes these challenges and that is why we have developed the Family Portal.
The Family Portal is a FREE on-line tool for caregivers and their families to collaborate on caring for a loved one.  No longer does the caregiver have to be the keeper of all things.  With your Family Portal you can:

Save time and money by communicating announcements via your Family Portal.  Family members get email alerts and can enter comments about the announcement.
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Are You On The List?

by Senior Care Society on 01/22/2012 - 07:08 am
Tag: Caregiver Advice

Many people don’t ever think they will be placed in a long-term care facility until there is a crisis and they need it now.  This is a common problem many caregivers and their loved ones are faced with.  Since no advance planning was done, many people must settle on what available and as a result may not get the type of care or accommodations they would have wanted for their loved one.
 
I know this conversation is a difficult subject for many to discuss with their parents or loved one but one that needs to take place.  Think of it as insurance, something everyone should have but not something everyone ever uses.  This will help you ease into the conversation ...

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It's Time to Tango!!

by Senior Care Society on 01/18/2012 - 07:13 am
Tag: Caregiver Advice

Did you ever Tango?  Well if you have mostly likely it was the dance variety introduced in the early 19th century.  Today Tango also refers to a free mobile video communications service that allows you to connect with friends and family to conveniently capture and share life’s every day moments. Tango lets you see a smile while you hear the laughter that goes with it; lets you see the twinkle in her eye that accompanies her words.  It is a great application to communicate with your loved ones. 
 
I have personally used it to share visits with my father-in-law when he was in the hospital.  It was a great way to allow him to spend some time communicating w ...

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Nursing Home Abuse

by Senior Care Society on 01/17/2012 - 05:45 am
Tag: Caregiver Advice

Although the majority of nursing homes provide good quality care to their patients, nursing home abuse is shockingly common. Although there are no national figures to report at this time some experts attest that for every case of nursing home abuse that gets reported or detected approximately five more go unreported. There are also recent studies that indicate there are between one and two million Americans which are age 65 or older that have been neglected or abused either physically, emotionally or financially by a nursing home, care taker, family member or friend which they depended on for their care and well being.
 
Read our article on Nursing Home Abuse Warning Signs to learn mo ...

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The Warning Signs of a Bad Home Healt...

by Senior Care Society on 01/12/2012 - 04:27 am
Tag: Caregiver Advice

We at the Senior Care Society know all too well that while the majority of health care workers in the field are qualified and good caring people, there are some bad apples in the bunch that you will need to be wary of. Therefore, we would like to provide you with the following warning signs to watch out for and what you will need to do to find a qualified and trustworthy home health care worker.
 
Read this article to learn how to spot a bad home health care worker.

The Sandwich Generation

by Senior Care Society on 01/10/2012 - 09:57 am
Tag: Caregiver Advice

Are you caught in the middle of caring for your parents and your children?  If so, you are not alone.  You are part of a fast going trend known as the Sandwich Generation.  With the number of baby boomer retiring at the rate of 10,000 a day and Americans living longer this is quickly becoming an issue for many Americans aged 40 to 60. 
 
Pew Research Center estimates that just over 1 of every 8 Americans aged 40 to 60 are raising a child and caring for a parent.  Additionally, 7 to 10 million adults are caring for parent from a long distance.  Read more in this article titled “Caught in the middle: Sandwich caregivers juggle caring for elderly ...

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Caring for a Parent with Dementia

by Senior Care Society on 01/09/2012 - 08:54 am
Tag: Dementia

At the Senior Care Society we know both from professional and personal experience how hard it can sometimes be when caring for a loved one, and that is why we are here to offer you helpful hints that you may find a blessing. We offer useful guides, tips, listings and information to make your care giving experience a labor of love that will enhance your life as well as that of your loved one. The following article provides you with some useful tips on caring for a parent with dementia.
                   Caring for a Parent with Dementia
 

10 Best Places to Retire

by Senior Care Society on 01/02/2012 - 06:37 am
Tag: Retirement

As we roll into the new year, you may begin thinking about your finances.  The one question that we all struggle with is how much do I need for retirement.  The answer to this question can be driven by the type of life you want to have in your retirement years.  Do you want to travel?  Where do you want to live?  Well  U.S. New has a nice website that helps you determine some of the best places to retire based on your needs or desires.  They list 18 different key factors that will help you decide.  Examples include best place to retire for military families, sunniest locations, single seniors and historic places to name a few.  Use this link to le ...

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