Every state has an Aging Services Division dedicated to providing frail seniors with home and community-based services, so that they can continue living in their own homes. Many states also offer caregiver assistance programs that provide family caregivers with information, counseling, and respite services.
When saving for college, paying a mortgage, investing in a retirement account, most Americans understand why it’s important to plan for the future. But when it comes to caring for an aging loved one, most families don’t have a plan until there is a problem. This article will help you set up a caregiving plan for your family.
Many myths, or misconceptions, persist about nursing facility life. This guide is for patients and their families to know the difference between the myths and the realities of life in a nursing facility.
As they age, your parents will begin to need more and more help. But how do you know when to step in? Here are nine signs that your parents may need help right now, and who you can reach out to for that help.
43% of individuals requiring long-term care are younger than the age of 65. By the time an individual reaches the age of 75, there’s a 50% chance they’ll need long-term care. Long-term care includes a wide range of medical and support services provided over an extended period of time.
This report updates national and individual state estimates of the economic value of family caregiving using the most current data available.
Caregiving in the U.S. 2015 Provides surprising insight into today's family caregivers. The study identifies challenges for family caregivers, more support needed.
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