Adult Day Care

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Adult day care is for seniors who need extra help or supervision during daytime hours so caregivers can work or rest. Adult day care centers typically operate during regular business hours — though some…

Companionship Care for Seniors

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Companionship care is a level of senior in-home care provided for elderly individuals who do not require in-home medical care or services such as home health care. A senior companion may…

Guide to Senior Care Options

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As one gets older, it can be difficult to face the challenges that come with it. According to the Congressional Budget Office, research estimates show that “more than two-thirds of…

What are Geriatric Care Management Services?

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The process of working through care options for seniors is often overwhelming for families. It may be difficult to know what the best choices are. It may be especially stressful…

Palliative Care

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The aging process can be difficult and complex. In addition to the usual symptoms associated with getting older, many seniors suffer from serious medical conditions which, if left untreated, may…

Activities of Daily Living

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Every day, individuals need to do certain tasks in order to stay safe, clean, and healthy. These tasks are referred to as the activities of daily living (ADLs). This guide covers…

What is Independent Living?

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Senior independent living communities are full-service accommodations for elderly individuals who want to live on their own with minimal upkeep. Although these facilities are marketed toward healthy and mobile seniors enough to…

About Nursing Home Care

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A nursing home is a residence for seniors who don't need ongoing medical care like in a hospital or skilled nursing facility but can't live independently because they need help available at…

About Respite Care

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Respite care provides temporary support for families who care for a loved one. Some services offer in-home caregiver visits, while others offer stays at assisted living facilities or nursing homes. Respite care stays vary in length, from…

All About Senior Care

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Senior care is a broad term used to describe a variety of specialized services and supports designed to assist elderly individuals (usually defined as those aged 65 and older) with their…

Senior Medication Management

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Medications are a critical part of maintaining a high-quality life for many seniors. Seniors may take multiple medications for their chronic (expected to last a long time) or acute (sudden onset) conditions. They may…

Guide to Memory Care

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Memory care facilities offer 24-hour assistance and deliver more comprehensive, personalized care than most other forms of senior living. Larger residential care communities — those offering multiple levels of care…