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Circles of Care: How to Set Up Quality Care for Our Elders in the Comfort of Their Own Homes

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My parent needs help, but refuses to consider a nursing home That’s the dilemma facing millions of baby boomers today. How can we ensure responsible, compassionate, even uplifting care for our aging parents at home? Mindfulness is key, Ann Cason writes. Good care begins with watching and listening, with entering the elder’s world and accepting it. Drawing on decades of experience in caring for the elderly, Cason helps us understand how old age feels and how we […]

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A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents–and Ourselves

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When Jane Gross found herself suddenly thrust into a caretaker role for her eighty-five year-old mother, she was forced to face challenges that she had never imagined. As she and her younger brother struggled to move her mother into an assisted living facility, deal with seemingly never-ending costs, and adapt to the demands on her time and psyche, she learned valuable and important lessons. Here, the longtime New York Times expert on the subject of elderly care […]

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How to Start a Home-Based Senior Care Business (Home-Based Business Series)

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Everything you need to know to start and run a profitable, ethical, and satisfying home-based business in the field of senior care. This book covers the range of senior care businesses that are increasingly in demand. It discusses the businesses that can be set up by those with special qualifications, such as nursing, social work, or other health and human services degrees, as well as those that can be run by individuals with no special training but […]

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Moving the Elderly to a Home For the Elderly

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The Basic Truth We will all grow old some day and there is need for us to be mindfully prepared. The elderly are our loved ones and even as we had moved out earlier to live separately, there are times when we are faced with the option of bringing them back to live with us again or choosing to send them to places where they will dearly be cared for. While some may not welcome the idea […]

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9 Realities of Caring for an Elderly Parent: A Love Story of a Different Kind

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When the End Is Near Are you worried about what will happen when Mom and Dad can no longer care for themselves? If the whole job of caregiving falls to you, this will be your essential playbook for managing their end-of-life period. 9 Realities of Caring for an Elderly Parent covers topics from keeping your parent safe in their own home, organizing their financial records, and de-cluttering while preserving memories to the aftermath including pre-designed funerals, acting […]

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Help the Elderly Remain Active and Healthy – 7 Special Tips to Help a Senior Live an Active Life

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If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you have an elderly parent or other loved one who you’re worried about. You want this person to be active and healthy, but he or she just does not seem motivated to do much anymore. WELL, YOU AREN’T ALONE. There are thousands of caring sons, daughters, caregivers, and friends who are committed to helping elderly people lead the highest quality of lives possible. I imagine you have tried a variety […]

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The Complete Eldercare Planner, Revised and Updated Edition: Where to Start, Which Questions to Ask, and How to Find Help

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The only guide you’ll ever need to manage the care of your aging family FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED As our population shifts and ages, the care needs for our elders continue to change and evolve. Today’s generation of family and professional caregivers faces new decisions and challenges, as well as previously unavailable options. This thoroughly revised and updated 2009 edition of The Complete Eldercare Planner equips you with reliable, up-to-the-minute information to help you plan and manage […]

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