How To Deal With An Exceptionally Difficult Parent

…a 2 minute read

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Before we start let me make this point first…

EMPATHY (…the rare ability some humans possess to walk in someone else’s shoes) will always, always be your most effective weapon against the negativity, toxicity, anger, and personal attacks that may come your way from an elderly parent or a loved one you’re caring for.

How To Easily Upgrade Your Home and Make it Safer as You Age

a one minute read

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Let me start by saying you don’t need to hire a contractor to remodel your home in order to make it senior friendly and safe.

Making your home a safer environment for a aging parent, or even for yourself is just smart thinking, and to do it the way I’m going to show it’s smart execution.

I’m going to share a few tips that fall into the DIY category, meaning you can take care of most of these yourself in a couple of weekends, and with a month’s worth of Starbucks budget 🙂

How To Pay For The Cost of Senior Care At Home With Your Life Insurance Policy

…a one min read and a 2:42 min video

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You read correctly!

You can turn your existing Life Insurance policy into a dedicated Long Term Care Benefit account to help you fund your senior care or that of a parent or loved one, it will pay for Home care, Assisted Living, Nursing Home and Hospice Care.

In less than 5 minutes from now you’ll know how to do this!

How To Have Difficult But Constructive Elder Care “Family Planning” Conversations

…a 2 minute read

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Most people think of “family planning” as a road map to parenthood but it’s also an important aspect of elder care and senior living. Planning ahead for where and how your parents will live as they lose independence is an important part of elder care family planning. It takes a village to raise a child; it also takes a village to care for our parents in their elder years. This month, we’ll focus on elder care and best practices designed for optimal quality of life for seniors.

Florida Families Find Hope In The “RAISE” Family Caregivers Act

…a 1 minute read.

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RAISE Family Caregivers Act – Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage.

Over 37 billion hours of care to loved ones were provided in 2013 by family caregivers… an estimated value of $470 billion.

Here’s the thing, of those 37 billion hours of care, almost 100% were provided out of love, necessity and obligation, but none of them had any productivity value, on the contrary. All those hours were taken away from someone else’s job, time with family, and lifestyle in general.

CAREGIVING STATS AND FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOUR PARENTS ARE OVER 75 YEARS OLD

a 1 minute 45 sec read…

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Let’s start with this quick fact, which I find critical in understanding a future that may very well resemble yours.

“When asked if they had a choice in taking on the responsibility to provide care for their loved one, half of caregivers self-reported they had NO choice in taking care of their caregiving responsibilities.”

But what’s this got to do with you

Noise Pollution: A Health Hazard in Elder Care

Be aware of noise pollution when caring for the elderly. In my last post, I wrote about music as a beneficial form of therapy for the elderly who suffer from memory disorders, which begs the question: what about the sounds…

Support Groups Help Deal with Caregiver Burnout

Support groups are invaluable for caregivers who feel overwhelmed by their responsibilities. Make them a priority in routine caregiver self-care. ATTENTION! Free Report Reveals Secret Formula For Getting Elder Care at Home …without going broke in the process! The number one rule of…

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